NetApp SolidFire H610S
All-flash SSD storage for purpose-built private cloud infrastructure
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NetApp SolidFire all-flash storage allows you to be your own cloud service provider with simplified, API-driven storage at scale. Consolidate workloads with guaranteed performance, manage storage and compute independently, and make a next-generation software-defined data center (SDDC) your reality.
Be known for the results, not the infrastructure you manage
These days, it’s not enough to simply provide a killer infrastructure to your application and business stakeholders. As your business seeks to move faster in a hypercompetitive global economy that is fueled by data, you have a much more crucial role. Today, you are the enabler of innovation. Your focus is on delivering business-oriented technology services to your diverse internal users that allow them to pivot quickly when the market demands, to constantly innovate, and to drive differentiation and revenue growth. NetApp SolidFire helps you to be successful in this role.
SolidFire brings the simplicity of the public cloud on premises so you can create an automated, selfservice private cloud and deliver those businessoriented data services on demand to your entire organization. Think of your storage platform as your secret weapon for service creation, your competitive advantage, and your innovation-led growth engine.
Support changing needs
SolidFire simplifies how you grow your infrastructure, eliminating the pain and headaches of forklift upgrades. With the ability to mix nodes within a cluster, it can incrementally scale for performance or capacity, when your business demands it – no resource planning or downtime required. It also readily supports mixed production workloads and the elastic needs of DevOps with advanced software lifecycle management automation and orchestration tools, delivering guaranteed, predictable performance.
Lower operational burden
Powered by NetApp Element software, the SolidFire system consistently delivers performance to hundreds of applications, even in boot storms and unplanned events. Each volume is configured with minimum, maximum, and burst IOPS values through the Element quality of service settings, ensuring uptime across all applications running on a consolidated system.
The Element management frameworks provide both an intuitive web-based UI and a robust REST-based API to automate every aspect of storage provisioning, management, and reporting. Its deep integration with industry-leading cloud, virtualization, and automation platforms minimizes development time and overhead so that you can deploy applications and self-service faster.
Enjoy flexible deployment options
As you move from a traditional storage infrastructure to the next-generation data center, you have more options for consuming storage than ever before. Element software delivers the greatest flexibility for how you can purchase and grow your storage infrastructure to materialize your next-generation software-defined data center strategy. You can harness the Element capabilities either by deploying it through the preintegrated SolidFire appliances or by integrating the standalone SDS with the hardware of your choice from HPE DL360, HPE DL380, and Dell R640. No matter which deployment model you choose, you can expect a purpose-built, all-flash, on-premises private cloud that enables you to easily deliver business-oriented data services on demand.
Why NetApp SolidFire?
Deliver powerful, scalable results
Bring the simplicity of the public cloud on premises so you can create an automated, self-service private cloud and provided data services on demand to your entire organization. NetApp SolidFire all-flash storage helps you get closer to the speed and simplicity of business in the cloud while keeping your data on premises.
As the foundation of your private cloud infrastructure, SolidFire enables dynamic scaling, predictable performance, automated simplicity, and flexible deployment, helping you meet the most demanding requirements in today’s competitive global economy. Powered by NetApp Element software, SolidFire consistently delivers performance to hundreds of applications—even through boot storms and unplanned events—while providing agile, automated private cloud storage solutions for the modern SDDC.
- Offer policy-based application self-service for users with 15 times faster deployment of DevOps services and virtual machines.
- Manage your storage without deep storage expertise and with up to 67% less operating cost, reducing the cost of application development.
- Reduce risk of human error associated with complex administrative tasks.
- Guarantee performance for every workload.
- Manage performance in real time without impacting other volumes.
- Reduce cost and complexity by enabling hundreds of workloads to coexist on a single cluster.
- Eliminate 93% of performance-related storage problems. Enjoy guaranteed storage efficiency with no performance impact.
- Future proof your storage platform with an easier transition to a full software-defined data center.
- Get the same NetApp SolidFire capabilities and feature set regardless of the deployment method selected.
- Standardize the hardware across your data center with the software (SDS) option.
- Adapt to changing business demands on the fly by scaling capacity up or down, on demand, without disruption or downtime.
- Allocate and manage independent pools of performance and capacity to prevent overprovisioning and stranded assets.
- Spend 92% less administrative time managing the growth of storage.
NetApp Element Software:
As you move from a traditional storage infrastructure to a next-generation data center, you have more options for consuming storage than ever before. Even if one consumption model can accommodate IT’s needs today, you should expect to have to deal with change over time. NetApp Element software delivers the greatest flexibility for how you purchase and grow your storage infrastructure, so you can achieve your next-generation data center on your own terms. You can harness these abilities by either deploying Element through the preintegrated SolidFire appliances or by integrating the standalone eSDS with the hardware of your choice. No matter which model you choose, you can select a purposebuilt, all-flash, on-premises private cloud that enables you to easily deliver business-oriented data services on demand to your diverse set of applications.
These days, it’s not enough to simply provide a killer infrastructure for your applications and business stakeholders. As you seek to move quickly in a hypercompetitive global economy that is fueled by data, you have to be ready to innovate, pivot quickly, and differentiate yourself. Storage is such a crucial part of a private cloud that it’s imperative to have innovative, scalable, highperforming storage solutions that can help deliver on-demand services with simplicity and ease. SolidFire outclasses its competition and delivers on this need by:
- Supporting the elastic needs of DevOps with advanced software lifecycle management automation and orchestration tools, as well as supporting mixed production workloads at scale while delivering guaranteed, predictable performance.
- Dramatically reducing the operational burden and cost for support teams with full automation, nondisruptive scaling, and fewer performance issues.
- Being fault-tolerant and purpose-built for multitenancy to support a high volume of users and varying needs.
- Offering as software-defined storage or as an appliance to provide flexible deployment options.
Features and Benefits
|Scale-Out Platform||Shared-nothing, node-based, scale-out architecture that provides the ability to mix nodes while scaling capacity and performance independently.||Enables nondisruptive infrastructure growth on demand in line with your needs. Simplifies capacity planning and eliminates forklift upgrades.|
|QoS||Fine-grained performance control with guaranteed storage QoS and user-defined minimum, maximum, and burst settings for every application.||Simplifies operations and offers predictable application performance within your prescribed IOPS boundaries. Essential to facilitate consolidation at scale.|
|Dynamic Node Rating||An automatic performance rating feature of SolidFire eSDS that projects performance of a range of supported CPU options.||Provides more CPU options for validated eSDS servers and greater choice of performance profiles for eSDS hosts.|
|Multi-Layer Data Compression||Provides transparent inline and postprocess data compression for data reduction.||Reduces the amount of storage that you need to purchase and maintain.|
|Global Deduplication||Performs general-purpose deduplication redundant data, cluster wide.||Reduces the amount of storage that you need to purchase and maintain and increases system performance by minimizing system resources.|
|Thin Provisioning||Allocates data 4KB at a time to minimize the effect of granularity on provisioning and maintaining alignment with the native 4KB allocation format used by many operating systems, applications, and modern disk drives.||Increases efficiency and reduces overhead by using the smallest allocation possible.|
|Protection Domains||A node or a set of nodes grouped together such that any part or even all of it can fail while still maintaining data availability. Enable a storage cluster to heal automatically from the loss of a chassis (chassis affinity) or an entire domain (group of chassis).||Designs HA into the cluster for availability and reliability and can be deployed and managed easily through the Element UI.|
|NetApp SolidFire Helix||A “RAID-less” replication method that spreads at least two redundant copies of data across all drives within a system.||Enables a system to absorb multiple, concurrent failures across all levels of the storage system and repair quickly.|
|NetApp Active IQ||AI-powered digital advisor that provides actionable intelligence to improve system availability, security, and performance.||Simplifies the proactive care and optimization of your NetApp environment, leading to reduced risks and higher availability.|
|Native REST-Based APIs||Creates 100% programmable storage and offers deep integration with management and orchestration platforms.||Reduces risk of human error associated with complex administrative tasks.|
|Key Platform Integration||Standard tools, integrations, and plug-ins into VMware vStorage APIs (VAAI, VASA, vVols, vRealize), OpenStack, CloudStack, Flexiant, and OnApp.||Helps minimize development time and overhead, enables more complete and agile solutions, and makes management seamless.|
|Ansible Playbooks||Full Ansible automation for installation, configuration, and upgrades for SolidFire eSDS.||Enables rapid deployment of applications and services.|
|Inline Data-at-Rest Encryption||Hardware-and software-level data security||Protects against data theft.|
|Local and LDAP Authentication Control and Audit Administrator Access||User authentication.||Provides centralized user management.|
|CHAP Mutual Authentication||Storage client access management.||Manages and enforces storage client access to volumes.|
|VLAN||Network traffic isolation.||Isolates tenant data in flight to ensure that tenants have visibility only to their own data over the network.|
|Logging||Identify and maintain record of user activity.||Enables quick identification of potential security threats by connecting users to their activities.|
|Secure Erase||Cryptographically wipe data at rest.||Enhances security through provable data erasure for the entire drive.|
|FIPS 140-2||Third-party-certified encryption standards.||Offers external validation of encryption practices for customers who require certain levels of security compliance.|
|External Key Management||Third-party key manager for centralized and replicated encryption key management.||Ensures control and high availability by never losing keys.|
|Multifactor Authentication||SAML-based user authentication.||Provides centralized multifactor user authentication.|
|TLS||TLS 1.2 used for secure UI and API communication.||Ensures that all management traffic is protected by strong cryptography.|
|Onboard Key Manager||Self-contained encryption key manager for data at rest.||Allows drive encryption to be managed through Element software without a third-party service.|
|Login and Message of the Day||Login banners are printed in the output before authentication.||Enable organizations and administrators to communicate with system users.|
|Role-Based Access Control||User-level authorization.||Defines different types of access based on different categories of users.|
|Secure Volume Access||Client access and network isolation.||Isolates client data access via preferred virtual networks.|
|Asynchronous Replication||Serialized throttling of snapshot replication that replaces schedule-based RPO. Snapshots are replicated as quickly as the system can keep up. First-in-first-out (FIFO) queue manages retention and keeps source and target synced.||Works for group snapshots to allow consistency groups to be replicated asynchronously. Avoids latency concerns with synchronous replication.|
|NetApp Snapshot||Makes incremental data-in-place, point-in-time copies of a LUN or a volume with minimal performance impact.||Enables you to create frequent space-efficient backups with no disruption to data traffic.|
|NetApp SnapMirror Integration||Provides native NetApp SnapMirror replication for remote backup/recovery and DR with incremental asynchronous data replication between platforms. Managed via NetApp Element UI.||Replicate from SolidFire to NetApp FAS and restore from NetApp FAS to SolidFire to support remote backup/recovery, disaster recovery, and data distribution.|
|Integrated Cloud Backup and Restore||Provides integrated remote backup/recovery and disaster recovery to secondary object stores compatible with Amazon S3 and OpenStack Swift cloud resources and NetApp StorageGrid.||Provides flexibility and efficiency when replicating data to a cloud object store in a public or private cloud to support remote backup/recovery, disaster recovery, and data distribution.|
|ISV Compatibility||Integration with Veeam, Commvault, and NetBackup for third-party backup solutions.||Enables you to use your choice of third-party data protection solutions.|
|1U Storage Node1 Element software is also available as software-only NetApp SolidFire Enterprise SDS, on prevalidated hardware configurations.2|
|Drives||12x 960GB 2.5" SSD||12x 1.92TB 2.5” SSD||12x 3.84TB 2.5” SSD|
|System Memory/Read Cache||256GB||512GB||768GB|
|Performance per node||100,000 IOPS|
Data: (2) 10/25GbE iSCSI SFP28
Mgt: (2) 1GbE RJ45
|Typical Average Watts, depends on I/O load||353.1W||393.1W||423.1W|
|Weight||18.37 kg (40.5 lbs)|
|Certification||FIPS 140-2 Certified Node|
1 Each H610S storage node includes Element software and is available as an encrypted or non-encrypted appliance.
2 SolidFire Enterprise SDS is currently supported on HPE DL360, HPE DL380, and Dell R640. Details are available on the IMT.
3 The SolidFire effective capacity calculation accounts for NetApp SolidFire Helix data protection, system overhead, and global efficiencies including compression, deduplication, and thin provisioning. SolidFire customers typically achieve an effective capacity range of 5 to 10 times the usable capacity, depending on application workloads.
Element Software on NetApp SolidFire
NetApp Element software on SolidFire delivers agile automation of your storage infrastructure through scale-out flexibility and guaranteed application performance so you can build clouds to accelerate new services:
- Achieve nondisruptive system expansion with instant resource availability.
- Deliver predictable performance to hundreds of applications on a single platform.
- Drive your business forward with automated operational simplicity.
- Provide flexible deployment models to fit the needs of your next-generation data center.
|Software or Feature||Function||Impact|
|LDAP/Active Directory||User authentication||Centralized user management|
|CHAP and Access Group||Storage client access management||Manage and enforce storage client access to volumes|
|VLAN||Network traffic isolation||Isolate tenant data in flight to ensure that tenants have visibility only to their own data over the network|
|Logging||Identify and maintain record of user activity||Quickly identify sources of potential security threats by connecting users to their activities|
|Encryption||Hardware and software level data security||Secure data at rest to protect drives from being accessed by bad actors|
|Secure Erase||Cryptographically wipe data at rest||Provable data erasure for the entire drive|
|FIPS 140-2||Third-party-certified encryption standards||External validation of encryption practices for customers who require certain levels of security compliance|
|External key management||Use third-party key manager||Centralized and replicated encryption key management ensures control and high availability—never lose your key availability|
|Multifactor authentication||SAML-based user authentication||Centralized multifactor user authentication|
|TLS||TLS 1.2 used for secure UI and API communication||Ensures that all management traffic is protected by strong cryptography|
|Onboard key manager||Self-contained encryption key manager for data at rest||Drive encryption can be managed through Element software without a third-party service|
|Login and message of the day||Login banners are printed in the output before authentication||These banners enable organizations and administrators to communicate with system users|
|Role-based access control||User-level authorization||Defines different types of access based on different categories of users|
|Secure Volume Access||Client access and network isolation||Isolate client data access via preferred virtual networks|
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