NetApp All Flash FAS A-Series Software

Gain blazing-fast speed and simple management for your data, wherever it runs best: flash, disk, or cloud.

Simplify, accelerate, and secure your data center using NetApp® ONTAP® 9 best-in-class, enterprise-grade data management software. Built for both SAN and NAS environments, ONTAP 9 safeguards your data using the industry’s most comprehensive integrated data protection and software-based encryption, NetApp Volume Encryption (NVE).

Set up and serve data within 10 minutes. Accelerate compute-intensive applications using FlexGroups to create a massively scalable NAS container managed with a single name space. Monitor and optimize flash storage using automated predictive analytics.

Furthering the innovations in FlashEssentials, flash-optimization technologies built into ONTAP software, the new All Flash FAS (AFF) A-Series systems take the flash performance to a whole new level—delivering nearly twice the work at half the latency compared with the previous generation.

Inline data compaction, a new innovation in data reduction technologies, further reduces storage when combined with inline data compression. For database workloads with small I/O sizes, the space savings could be as high as 67:1.

Features and Software Included with ONTAP Software

Efficiency: FlexVol®, deduplication, compression, compaction, and thin provisioning

Availability: MetroCluster™ and Multipath I/O

Data protection: RAID-DP® and Snapshot®

Performance: Storage quality of service (QoS)

Management: OnCommand® Workflow Automation, System Manager, Performance Manager, and Unified Manager

Scalable NAS container: FlexGroup

Flash Bundle

  • All storage protocols supported (FC, FCoE, iSCSI, NFS, pNFS, SMB)
  • SnapRestore®: Back up and restore entire Snapshot copies in seconds
  • SnapMirror®: Simple, flexible replication for disaster recovery
  • FlexClone®: Instant virtual copies of files, LUNs, and volumes
  • SnapCenter®: Unified, scalable platform and plug-in suite for application-consistent data protection and clone management
  • SnapManager®: Application-consistent data backup and recovery for enterprise applications
  • SnapVault®: Simple, flexible replication for data backup

Extended Value Software (optional)

  • OnCommand Insight: Flexible, efficient resource management for heterogeneous environments
  • SnapLock®: Compliance software for write once, read many (WORM) protected data
  • Volume Encryption (free license): Granular, volume-level data-at-rest encryption

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