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SolidFire All-Flash Array

Achieve the Next-Generation Data Center

Primary Use Cases


See what your VMware software-defined data center can achieve when you escape the performance and efficiency limitations of traditional storage.

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Private Cloud

Where can you take your cloud when storage works with you—not against you? Discover storage built to enable the demands of your production-ready cloud environments.

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DevOps & SaaS

DevOps is evolving into a mainstream approach for managing a modern, programmable infrastructure. Start your transformation by automating every aspect of storage.

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Managed Cloud & Hosting

Ensure a better hosting and cloud-computing experience by delivering guaranteed infrastructure predictability.

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Models & Specs

  SF4805 SF9605 SF19210 FC Node
SF4805 SF9605 SF19210 FC Node
Storage Node* Storage Node* Storage Node* Fabric Interconnect
Drives (10) 480GB 2.5" SSD (10) 960GB 2.5" SSD (10) 1.92TB 2.5" SSD N/A
System Memory/Read Cache 128GB 256GB 384GB 64GB
Raw Capacity 4.8TB/4.3TiB 9.6TB/8.7TiB 19.2TB/17.4TiB N/A
Effective Capacity** 10 to 20TB/9 to 18.1TiB 20 to 40TB/18.1 to 36.3TiB 40 to 80TB/36.3 to 72.7TiB N/A
Performance per node 50,000 IOPS 50,000 IOPS 100,000 IOPS N/A

Data - (2) 10GbE iSCSI SFP+

Mgt - (2) 1GbE RJ45

Data - (2) 10GbE iSCSI SFP+

Mgt - (2) 1GbE RJ45

Data - (2) 10GbE iSCSI SFP+

Mgt - (2) 1GbE RJ45

Data - (4) 16GB

(4) 10GbE iSCSI SFP+

Mgt - (2) 1GbE RJ45

Average Watts 130W to 230W, depending on I/O load 150W to 275W, depending on I/O load 300W to 450W, depending on I/O load 120W to 200W, depending on I/O load
Weight 17.2 kg (38 lbs) 17.2 kg (38 lbs) 17.2 kg (38 lbs) 16.3 kg (36 lbs)

*Each SolidFire SF-series storage node includes Element OS software and is available as an encrypted or non-encrypted appliance.
**SolidFire’s effective capacity calculation accounts for Helix data protection, system overhead and global efficiencies including compression, deduplication and thin provisioning. SolidFire customers typically achieve an effective capacity range of 5x to 10x the usable capacity depending on application workloads.

Multiple Business Advantages

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Guarantee workload performance.

Deliver predictable performance to hundreds of applications on a single platform—every time.

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Automate your entire storage infrastructure.

Plug into a robust, REST-based API that automates every aspect of storage provisioning, management, and reporting.

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Scale-out without limitations.

Accelerate IT service delivery with a building-block approach to delivering capacity and performance on demand.

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Deliver investment protection.

Eliminate storage refresh cycles and compatibility concerns as you expand your cluster.


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Grow with your business demands by seamlessly and granularly adding capacity and performance for each new business need.
  • Deploy 10s of TBs to multiple PBs.
  • Scale without disruptions or downtime.
  • Mix nodes in the same cluster.
Guaranteed Performance
Optimize your infrastructure by managing performance independent of capacity for complete control of utilization performance.
  • Guarantee performance to every volume.
  • Scale without disruptions or downtime.
  • Use fine-grain Quality-of-Service settings.
Automated management
Set your infrastructure to automatic and respond to business demands rapidly with on-the-fly adjustments.
  • Provision instantly and balance loads automatically.
  • Utilize a comprehensive API.
  • Upgrade regularly and with no interruptions.
Data Assurance
Consolidate with confidence using SolidFire Helix data protection—assurance for protecting your most critical information.
  • Ensure complete data and performance availability regardless of system condition or application activity.
  • Safeguard data with 256-bit encryption.
  • Protect data with both synchronous and asynchronous replication, along with integrated backup/recovery.
Global efficiencies
Maximize TCO with always-on deduplication, compression, and thin provisioning that reduce storage, space, and power costs.
  • Increase effective memory utilization with inline compression.
  • Distribute data automatically (no hot spots) with always-on deduplication.
  • Eliminate performance impact as data is written.

Deployment Models

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All-inclusive Appliance

Accelerate next-generation data-center deployments with a complete hardware-plus-software solution.

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Innovative Licensing

Get the cost and flexibility benefits of software-only storage without the supply-chain, system-integration, and support complexities.

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Buy innovative storage services, powered by SolidFire, from some of the world’s leading cloud and hosting service providers.

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Converged Infrastructure

Dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of your cloud deployments.

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How to Buy


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