NetApp Flash Technology

NetApp’s plug-and-play, portfolio-wide flash-based storage options scale IT performance, efficiency and flexibility.

Flash-based storage improves I/O performance and efficiency for many applications, including database acceleration, server and desktop virtualisation, and cloud infrastructure. NetApp® end-to-end flash options – hybrid Flash/HDD systems, server-based caching and all-flash arrays – optimise enterprise storage for application-specific and shared storage environments.

Our flash-based solutions help you:

  • Speed overall IT performance.
  • Boost responsiveness of performance-critical applications.
  • Reduce power costs and over-provisioning.
  • Use more high-capacity, low-cost SATA drives.
  • Improve utilisation of your data centre space.

NetApp’s out-of-the-box deployment protects existing IT investments: Achieve your flash-based goals without changing your IT infrastructure management processes. Rely on NetApp’s proven, trusted enterprise-class reliability.

NetApp integrates flash technology across all our FAS, V-Series and E-Series storage platforms, optimised to leverage each platform’s strengths, as well as offering dedicated all-flash arrays.

NetApp intelligent caching flash solutions include:

  • Virtual Storage Tier (VST) technology, NetApp’s automated storage tiering (AST) approach for systems using the NetApp Data ONTAP® storage OS
  • Flash Cache controller-attached PCIe intelligent caching for FAS and V-Series systems
  • Flash Pool SSD-based intelligent caching for FAS and V-Series systems
  • Flash Accel software, which extends the value of VST and our Data ONTAP OS to enterprise servers
  • SSD Cache PDF intelligent caching for E-Series systems

NetApp all-flash storage solutions include:

  • EF550 flash array for performance-driven applications with sub-millisecond latency requirements
  • FlashRay groundbreaking architecture that has been purpose-built for flash to deliver an optimal combination of high performance, storage efficiency, scalability, availability and QoS

To find out how NetApp can help you deploy flash storage in the best ways for your environment, contact your NetApp representative.