NetApp Re­leases New Stor­age Model and Soft­ware for Un­bound Cloud Era

En­abling Flex­i­ble and Ef­fi­cient Data Man­age­ment on a Sin­gle Plat­form

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“ONTAP also pro­vides cus­tomers with the abil­ity to add or re­place stor­age shelves with­out dis­rupt­ing busi­ness and im­proves data se­cu­rity for the cloud sys­tem.”

With more com­pa­nies re­ly­ing on cloud stor­age so­lu­tions, shared stor­age in­fra­struc­ture, and bet­ter data man­age­ment, NetApp has in­tro­duced a new line of en­ter­prise stor­age sys­tems and en­hanced soft­ware to meet the new de­mand.

The first re­vealed prod­uct is NetApp’s new stor­age sys­tem, the FAS8000, which is a disk cab­i­net and also the first en­ter­prise stor­age sys­tem to unify SAN, NAS and stor­age vir­tu­al­iza­tion into a sin­gle hy­brid ar­ray. Be­ing NetApp’s first FAS plat­form de­signed for scale-out stor­age to be built on clus­tered Data ONTAP, the FAS8000 also sports a new stor­age I/O-op­ti­mized ar­chi­tec­ture in­clud­ing the In­tel mi­croar­chi­tec­ture, ex­panded mem­ory, im­proved flash sup­port for bet­ter flash ac­cel­er­a­tions up to three times more flash ca­pac­ity, and low-la­tency per­for­mance for en­ter­prise-class work­loads.

NetApp also un­veiled the new FlexAr­ray vir­tu­al­iza­tion soft­ware, which en­ables cus­tomers to man­age their data more ef­fi­ciently and is back­ward com­pat­i­ble with SAN and NAS with­out com­plex add-ons to the soft­ware, al­low­ing cus­tomers to unify their IT ar­chi­tec­ture un­der one com­mon data um­brella. The cloud-ready soft­ware en­ables the FAS8000 to vir­tu­al­ize and man­age third­party ar­rays, as well as pro­vid­ing cus­tomers with a nine-month pay­back guar­an­tee.

Along with the re­lease of the FAS8000 and the FlexAr­ray vir­tu­al­iza­tion soft­ware, NetApp also re­leased the lat­est ver­sion of the clus­tered Data ONTAP, ver­sion 8.2.1. ONTAP helps cus­tomers elim­i­nate planned down­time and ser­vice their in­fra­struc­ture with­out dis­rupt­ing ac­cess to user’s data and ap­pli­ca­tions. ONTAP also pro­vides cus­tomers with the abil­ity to add or re­place stor­age shelves with­out dis­rupt­ing busi­ness and im­proves data se­cu­rity for the cloud sys­tem.

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