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NetApp All Flash FAS Storage Arrays
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NetApp All Flash FAS Storage Array

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Best For

  • Big Data Analytics
  • High-Performance Workloads
  • Microsoft Database
  • OpenStack
  • Oracle Database
  • SAP and SAP HANA
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • Virtualization

As businesses strive for faster time to market and greater customer satisfaction, they must improve the speed and responsiveness from key business operations. IT leaders recognize the benefits of all-flash storage for delivering consistent, low-latency I/O to critical workloads. As flash goes mainstream and more types of workloads run on allflash storage, it is also critical for a solution to deliver enterprise-grade data management capabilities for a shared environment. However, many all-flash array solutions lack robust data management, effective data protection, seamless scalability, and deep application integration.

NetApp All Flash FAS (AFF) systems address enterprise storage requirements with high performance, superior flexibility, and best-in-class data management. Built on ONTAP data management software, All Flash FAS systems speed up your business without compromising on the efficiency, reliability, or flexibility of your IT operations. As an enterprise-grade all-flash array, it accelerates, manages, and protects your business-critical data, now and in the future, enabling an easy and smooth transition to flash for your datacenter. With AFF systems, you can:

Accelerate the speed of business:

  • Built on the flash-optimized NetApp WAFL (Write Anywhere File Layout) system, ONTAP FlashEssentials enables consistent submillisecond latency and up to 4 million input/output operations per second (IOPS). It can meet the demands of a multitude of workloads in a shared environment.
  • The All Flash FAS system delivers 4 to 12 times higher IOPS and 20 times faster responses for databases than traditional HDD systems do.
  • The All Flash FAS system improves productivity and customer satisfaction and opens up new business opportunities enabled by the lightening-fast speed.

Simplify IT operations while transforming data center economics:

  • Compared with traditional HDD systems, with All Flash FAS, you can reduce power consumption and rack space by up to 11 times and slash support costs to a third by eliminating performance tuning.
  • You can get flash at the cost of HDDs thanks to NetApp data reduction technologies, enhanced with new inline data compaction.
  • As the industry’s leading all-flash storage that supports both synchronous and asynchronous replication, All Flash FAS can support all your backup and recovery needs with a complete suite of integrated data protection.

Future-proof your investment with maximum deployment flexibility:

  • The All Flash FAS system is ready for the data fabric. You can move data between the performance tier and the capacity tier, on the premises or in the cloud.
    • All Flash FAS offers the broadest application ecosystem integration for VDI, database, and server virtualization.
    • With no more silos, you can nondisruptively integrate flash into your infrastructure and scale out as your requirements grow.

The flash-suited write architecture reduces latency and increases the longevity of SSDs.
The flash-suited write architecture reduces latency and increases the longevity of SSDs.

Make a smooth move to flash. Jump to light speed. Transform your data center economics with enterprise-grade All Flash FAS.

Streamline your flash adoption using the true unified  all-flash array built for both SAN and NAS environments. NetApp AFF8000 systems deliver all-flash performance with best-in-class data management—from flash to disk to cloud.

Move data securely across your choice of clouds. Take advantage of the industry’s most efficient and comprehensive integrated data protection suite—on premises or in the cloud.

  • Transform your data center economics
    Eliminate performance tuning. Get flash for the price of disk, thanks to inline data reduction technologies—including new data compaction with the first all-flash array to support 15TB SSDs.
  • Deploy flash with maximum flexibility
    Integrate AFF seamlessly into the infrastructure with nondisruptive scaling and software-defined access to flash. Achieve long-term compatibilities with our broadest application integration.
  • Accelerate your speed of business
    Realize new business opportunities made possible by flash. Run enterprise applications up to 20 times faster with up to 60% additional boost, fueled by ONTAP 9 storage software.

Key Benefits

  • Transform your data center economics with flash—reduce both power use and rack space by 11 times and cut support costs by 67% compared with an HDDbased data center.
  • Manage data with unified software for both SAN and NAS environments, from flash to disk to cloud.
  • Provision storage and serve data within 10 minutes.
  • Reduce SSD storage by 5 to 10 times on average with inline data reduction technologies.
  • Safeguard your data with the best-inclass integrated data protection suite that is included in the system.
  • Scale out nondisruptively to 24 nodes, 367PB of effective capacity, and 4 million IOPS.
  • Accelerate applications with up to 12 times higher IOPS and 20 times faster response, powered by NetApp ONTAP FlashEssentials.
  • Get flash for the price of disk with NetApp All Flash FAS systems that start as low as $25,000.1

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1 Based on the current promotion, and the “flash for the price of disk” statement is comparing $/GB pricing when using effective SSD capacity, taking into consideration storage efficiency savings.