NetApp FlashAdvantage 3-4-5 Makes the All-Flash Data Center a Reality

Guaranteed performance and efficiency combined with extended lifecycles reduces risk of flash adoption for customers

NetApp® (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced the FlashAdvantage 3-4-5 program, which includes the industry’s only guaranteed efficiency reduction of 4:1. This program combined with the company’s new 15TB solid state drives (SSDs) makes flash the ideal workload consolidation platform for customers’ infrastructure needs.

“The adoption of flash is most often dependent on the total cost of ownership to the customer” said Camberley Bates, managing partner and analyst at Evaluator Group. “Programs such as the FlashAdvantage 3-4-5 will help users justify the economic value of flash as they look at effective capacity applied to SSDs that are far larger than today’s biggest capacity hard disk drives.”

“New high capacity drives and the downward pricing trends of flash technologies are changing the expectations and economics of enterprise IT,” said Lee Caswell, vice president, Product, Solutions and Services Marketing at NetApp. “Our FlashAdvantage 3-4-5 is designed to remove barriers to flash adoption so customers can realize the promise of an all flash data center—simply, affordably, and without risk.”

When customers choose a NetApp® All Flash FAS system, the company will offer a guaranteed total effective storage capacity ratio of at least 4:1, with associated remedies in the event the guarantee is not met.

Benefits of the NetApp FlashAdvantage 3-4-5 program include:

  • 3X Guaranteed Performance – Increase performance by at least 3X with NetApp all-flash storage.
  • 4:1 Guaranteed Efficiency – Reduce required useable storage capacity by at least 4:1 with NetApp all-flash storage. Combined with the industry’s first 15TB SSDs customers can fit more than 1PB of data in a single shelf of storage.
  • 5 Ways to Get Started – In addition to the 3X performance guarantee and 4:1 efficiency guarantee, NetApp has developed a range of ways to make it easier for customers to adopt flash including a free risk trial, free controller upgrade program and extended warranties.

The FlashAdvantage 3-4-5 Program is available globally. To learn more about the program, including the 4:1 efficiency guarantee, click here.

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