NetApp FlexArray Storage Virtualisation Software

Increase the flexibility and ROI of your existing arrays with the industry’s only unified storage virtualisation platform.

NetApp® FlexArray software virtualises your existing EMC, HP, Hitachi and NetApp® E-Series arrays to streamline operations and achieve the competitive advantage your enterprise needs.

Unify and simplify IT operations. Expand support to both SAN and NAS workloads. A software-defined storage infrastructure simplifies and accelerates provisioning and data management.

Deliver proven efficiency and ROI. Reduce capacity requirements on existing arrays by more than 35%. Increase usable storage capacity for a greater return on assets. Transform your existing arrays to create storage that spans private, public and hybrid clouds.

Provide superior storage functionality and performance. Eliminate planned downtime and perform maintenance tasks during business hours. Deliver continuous data availability for critical applications.

FlexArray runs on the FAS8020, FAS8040, FAS8060 and FAS8080 EX systems. Purchase and activate FlexArray at any time.

FlexArray Storage Virtualisation Software Supported Configurations

FAS models

FAS8020, FAS8040, FAS8060, FAS8080 EX
Purchase and activate FlexArray at any time
Data ONTAP® versions Data ONTAP 8.2.1 and later (clustered Data ONTAP and 7-Mode)
Arrays EMC, HP, Hitachi, NetApp E-Series (see Interoperability Matrix Tool for details)
Also supports NetApp FAS disk shelves (SSDs and HDDs)
Protocols FC, FCoE, iSCSI, NFS, CIFS/SMB
Additional software Supports all Data ONTAP software except SnapLock® Compliance (see FAS8000 for more details)
Number of disks plus array LUNs
  • FAS8020: up to 480
  • FAS8040: up to 720
  • FAS8060: up to 1,200
  • FAS8080 EX: up to 1,440
Flash portfolio Flash Cache™: With FAS8000/FlexArray plus storage arrays or NetApp FAS disk shelves
Flash Pool™: With FAS8000/FlexArray plus NetApp FAS disk shelves