These days, IT leaders are waking up to the benefits all-flash storage delivers to critical workloads. But many all-flash array solutions in the market lack robust data management, integrated data protection, seamless scalability, and deep application integration required to deliver enterprise-grade data management capabilities for a shared environment.
NetApp’s 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, AFF systems can speed up business without compromising on the efficiency, reliability, or flexibility of IT operations. And as an enterprise-grade all-flash array, it accelerates, manages, and protects business-critical data and enables an easy and risk-free transition to flash.
Designed specifically for flash, the AFF A-Series all-flash systems deliver industry-leading performance, capacity density, scalability, security, and network connectivity in dense form factors. With the addition of a new entry-level system, the new AFF A-Series family extends enterprise-grade flash to midsize businesses and to fit any budget.
With AFF systems, you can accelerate the speed of business while increasing operational efficiency by consolidating all your workloads on the AFF systems. Now you can manage a massively scalable NAS container of up to 20PB and 400 billion files with a single namespace using FlexGroup volumes, while maintaining consistent high performance and resiliency.
At up to 7M IOPS per cluster with sub-millisecond latency, they are the fastest all-flash arrays built on a true unified scale-out architecture. With the latest ONTAP software, they get even faster, delivering industry’s best SAN performance for both FC and iSCSI. And as the industry’s first all-flash arrays to provide both 40 Gigabit Ethernet and 32Gb Fibre Channel connectivity, AFF A-Series systems eliminate the bandwidth bottlenecks that get moved to network from storage as flash gets faster and faster. That makes AFF ideal for performance-demanding applications such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MongoDB databases, VDI, and server virtualization, and a great choice for shared environments with a variety of workloads commonly found in a data center.
With NetApp AFF systems, you can dramatically change data center economics by reducing power consumption and rack space to a fraction of what a traditional HDD-based data center needs. They also significantly simplify storage management and cut support costs by eliminating performance tuning.
To find out more about bringing the power, speed and efficiency of NetApp AFF to your data center, ask a Zones account executive to connect you with one of our storage experts today.