SUNNYVALE, Calif.-November 2, 2011
-NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced six high-performing
SPECsfs2008 NFS benchmark results, including a world record,
further validating that NetApp customers don't need to compromise
efficiency and flexibility to achieve high performance. The speed
of business has changed, and companies are required to be more
agile than ever before, while keeping costs down. Innovative and
value-conscious companies need to look at NetApp first for their
high-performance storage needs.
- SPEC, the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation, is an
independent nonprofit that was formed to establish, maintain, and
endorse a broad set of standardized benchmarks. SPECsfs2008
measures file server throughput and response time.
- NetApp conducted the SPECsfs2008 benchmarks on the NetApp®
FAS6200 series, running on the Data ONTAP 8® operating system.
These systems can be combined in a single unified cluster that
enables customers to scale with data in place as their business
- The six new SPECsfs2008_nfs.v3 benchmark results demonstrate
the leading NAS performance, linear scalability, and efficiency
that NetApp storage solutions deliver to customers:
- Performance. NetApp scalable storage
architecture achieves world-record NFS performance for demanding
NAS workloads with 1,512,784 ops per second and an overall response
time of 1.53ms.
- Scalability. NetApp linear scalability enables
companies to start with solutions sized for their current storage
requirements and massively scale to meet future demands. As nodes
are nondisruptively added to the NetApp cluster, performance
increases linearly and the system continues to provide the same
fast response time. This highlights the future-ready scalability
and flexibility of the NetApp clustered infrastructure running Data
ONTAP 8, proven by the six new benchmark results with 4-, 8-, 12-,
16-, 20-, and 24-node clusters.
- Efficiency. NetApp's best-in-class efficiency,
as compared to the public information related to the competitive
product with the next highest SPECsfs2008 NFS result, is
highlighted in the NetApp 24-node benchmark, which used 50% fewer
disk drives and 80% fewer controller nodes while delivering 35%
higher performance and 40% faster response time.
Chris Cummings, vice president of Product and Solutions
"Companies today require IT that
helps grow their business by providing support for enterprise
business applications, big data, and cloud computing. These SPEC
benchmark results validate that NetApp can provide companies with a
high-performance storage infrastructure for their demanding
business-critical workloads that require always-on availability.
Additionally, NetApp delivers on-demand flexibility to start with a
small storage solution and easily, nondisruptively scale as their
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