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E2800 Series Hybrid-Flash Storage Systems

Optimize mixed-workload performance for dedicated applications.

Primary Use Cases

Data Analytics

Achieve consistent high performance. Access your data more frequently. Scale with compute and storage decoupled.

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Disk-based Backup

Back up your applications to disk using your backup software—with up to 33% less infrastructure compared to commodity servers.

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Dedicated Workloads

Power video-surveillance, cyber-security, and HPC workloads to achieve optimum levels.

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Models & Specifications

  e2860 e2824 e2812
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Key Specifications
Type All-flash storage array or hybrid storage array All-flash storage array or hybrid storage array All-flash storage array or hybrid storage array
Form factor 4U, 60 drives (both 2.5" and 3.5") 2U, 24 drives (2.5") 2U, 12 drives (3.5" and 2.5” SSDs)
Maximum raw capacity 600TB system shelf
1.8PB with disk shelves
(using 10TB drives)
76.8TB system shelf
1.4PB with disk shelves
(using 3.2TB and 10TB drives)
120TB system shelf
1.4PB with disk shelves
(using 10TB drives)
Maximum drives[1][2] 180
120 SSD limit
180 with mixed shelves
120 SSD limit
180 with mixed shelves
120 SSD limit
Drives supported 4/8/10TB NL-SAS
900GB, 1.2/1.8TB SAS
800GB, 1.6/3.2TB SSD
900GB, 1.2/1.8TB SAS
800GB, 1.6/3.2TB SSD
4/8/10TB NL-SAS
System memory 16GB/64[3]GB
Included host I/O ports 4 ports 16Gb FC or
4 ports 10Gb iSCSI (optical) or
4 ports 10Gb iSCSI (copper)
Optional host I/O ports 4 or 8 ports 16Gb FC
4 or 8 ports 10Gb iSCSI (optical)
4 ports 10Gb iSCSI (copper)
4 or 8 ports 12Gb SAS
Operating system and system management SANtricity OS 8.30
SANtricity System Manager 11.30
High-availability features Dual active controller with automated I/O path failover
Auto load balancing and path connectivity monitoring
Dynamic Disk Pools technology and traditional RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10
Redundant, hot-swappable storage controllers, disk drives, power supplies, and fans
Automatic rebuild after a drive failure
Mirrored data cache with battery-backed destage to flash
Proactive drive health monitoring
Greater than 99.999% availability (with appropriate configuration and service plans)
Host operating systems Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Apple Mac OS, Oracle Solaris, HP, HP-UX, CentOS Linux, Oracle Enterprise Linux, IBM AIX, VMware ESX
Included software features SANtricity Snapshot
SANtricity volume copy
SANtricity synchronous and asynchronous mirroring[4]
SANtricity SSD cache
SANtricity Thin Provisioning with UNMAP
Dynamic Disk Pools technology
SANtricity Drive Encryption
System capabilities Data Assurance (T10-PI)
Dynamic volume expansion
Dynamic capacity expansion and contraction
Dynamic RAID-level migration
Dynamic segment size migration
System event monitor
NetApp AutoSupport system
Online SANtricity OS upgrades and drive firmware upgrades
VMware vSphere Storage APIs—Array Integration
Microsoft Offloaded Data Transfer
Application plug-ins[5] NetApp SANtricity Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager
NetApp SANtricity Plug-In for VMware vCenter
NetApp SANtricity VASA Provider
NetApp SANtricity Storage Replication Adapter for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
NetApp SANtricity Performance App for Splunk Enterprise
NetApp SANtricity Plug-In for Nagios
Open management NetApp SANtricity OpenStack Cinder
NetApp SANtricity Web Services Proxy (REST and SYMbol Web)
System maximums Hosts: 256
Volumes: 512
Snapshot copies: 512
Mirrors: 32
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DIMENSIONS E2860 System Shelf
DE460C Disk Shelf
E2824 System Shelf
DE224C Disk Shelf
E2812 System Shelf
DE212C Disk Shelf
Height 6.97” (17.70cm) 3.47” (8.81cm) 3.47” (8.81cm)
Width 19” (48.26cm) 19" (48.26cm) 19" (48.26cm)
Depth 38.25” (97.16cm) 19.27” (48.95cm) 21.1" (53.59cm)
Weight E2860: 249.1lb (113kg)
DE460C: 247.4lb (112.2kg)
60.5lb (27.44kg) 63.9lb (28.98kg)
POWER E2860 System Shelf E2824 System Shelf E2812 System Shelf
Typical Maximum Typical Maximum Typical Maximum
kVA[8] 1.284 1.543 0.503 0.674 0.451 0.568
Watts 1,256 1,537 501.4 673.6 451.3 565.4
BTU 4,297 5,258 1,715 2,303.7 1,543.4 1,933.7

DE460C Disk Shelf DE224C Disk Shelf DE212C Disk Shelf
Typical Maximum Typical Maximum Typical Maximum
kVA[9] 1.203 1.466 0.302 0.45 0.25 0.344
Watts 1,174 1,460 298.8 451.9 248.7 343.7
BTU 4,015 4,994 1,022.15 1,545.5 850.55 1,175.5
  1. All models are capable of reaching 180 drives when they are configured with intermixed disk shelves.
  2. Max of 4 shelves are supported.
  3. 64GB system memory is supported with included host I/O ports of either 16Gb FC or 10Gb iSCSI (optical).
  4. Synchronous mirroring is supported with FC only, and asynchronous mirroring is supported with FC and iSCSI.
  5. Plug-ins can be downloaded at no charge from
  6. The E2812, E2824, DE212C, and DE224C nominal voltage range is between 100VAC and 240VAC.
  7. E2812, DE212C weight and power numbers are based on 6/8TB NL-SAS drives.
  8. The E2860 nominal voltage range is between 200VAC and 240VAC. The E2812 and E2824 nominal voltage range is between 100VAC and 240VAC.
  9. The DE460C nominal voltage range is between 200VAC and 240VAC. The DE212C and DE224C nominal voltage range is between 100VAC and 240VAC.
  10. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Multiple Business Advantages

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Ease of Use and Configuration

Easily install and administer E2800 Series storage systems using powerful on-box, web-based NetApp SANtricity® software.

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Affordable Performance

Leverage the lowest acquisition costs for hybrid-flash arrays. Gain an affordable solution for Splunk, Hadoop, data analytics, video, and other performance-dependent applications.

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Enterprise-Proven Platform

Benefit from nearly 1 million systems—hybrid-flash optimized E-Series arrays are designed to work in the most demanding environments.

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Advanced Data Protection

Guard against data loss and downtime events—locally and long distance—with advanced data protection.


Standard SANtricity software features are available with every E-Series storage system.

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Feature Function Customer Benefit
SANtricity Operating System
High Availability
Dual I/O path protection Sustain availability and load balancing in the event of path failures. Gain access resiliency, increase data availability, and load balance for performance by working around path HBA and connectivity faults.
Mirroring Get synchronous and asynchronous volume mirroring, with consistency groups. Protect against site failures through remote mirroring of critical data. For RPO of zero, synchronous mirroring is available for short distances, while asynchronous replication is available for longer distances without slowing local processing speeds.
Data Protection
Dynamic Disk Pools Dynamic Disk Pools (DDP) enables dynamic rebalancing of drive-count changes and increased data protection. DDP significantly lowers data exposure during drive failure. It reconstructs data much faster while protecting performance. Drive failures or additions become non-events.
RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10 Multiple RAID levels offer the flexibility to optimize for your workloads—and they can be changed on the fly. Optimize for your workload performance. You can even change the RAID group or strip size while a volume stays online.
Data Assurance Support for T10-PI standard Data assurance, based on the ANSI T10-PI standard, offers enterprise-grade data integrity and protects against silent data corruption.
Proactive Drive Health Monitoring Detect issues before a drive fails. Proactive Drive Health Monitoring examines drive health and notifies administrators much earlier that a drive is having issues—allowing time for replacement before the drive affects the system.
Background Media Scans Background media scans proactively check drives for media defects and initiate repairs. Improve E-Series and EF-Series system reliability and robustness.
Snapshot Create a point-in-time image of data or a set of related data volumes. Snapshot technology and views provide a look into the data at a specific time, forming the basis for RPO, test and development, and other modifiable datasets.
Volume Copy Create a complete physical copy (clone) of a volume in a storage system. The clone volume is a unique entity that can be assigned to any host and used by applications that require a full point-in-time copy of production data (such as backup, application testing or development, information analysis, or data mining) without affecting the performance of the production volume.
SANtricity Cloud Connector Enable flexible and cost-effective backup and recovery to the cloud from an E/EF-Series system. Supported by the Data Fabric, the SANtricity Cloud Connector is ideal for customers who don’t have an investment in sophisticated backup and DR infrastructure and need simple hybrid cloud backup.
Recovery Guru It provides troubleshooting assistance and procedure guidance. Recover your system faster in the unlikely event of an issue.
SSD Cache Achieve automatic serving of high-reference data by up to 5TB of SSD via data-driven caching. Data-driven caching accelerates applications while providing low-latency SSD access for highly referenced data.
SANtricity Storage Manager
Storage Administration Manage the SANtricity OS and E-Series storage systems and EF-Series all-flash arrays. Intuitive GUI and task wizards automate functionality, making it easy to set up and operate the E-Series and EF-Series systems. SANtricity Storage Manager also provides access to the detailed configuration for experts wishing to optimize manually.
Enterprise Management Window See a combined overview of all E-Series and EF-Series systems, with consolidated host-level administration and alerts, plus access to individual storage system management. The easy-to-use view of all storage systems, with consolidated reporting and host management, speeds common high-level storage maintenance tasks. Respond quickly and easily to systems needing attention.
Array Management Window Manage individual storage systems, diagnose issues, and change configurations. Configure individual volume group attributes, define hosts and access rights, monitor system health and performance, and view event and performance logs. The Array Management window makes it quick and easy to deliver storage value to your enterprise SAN environment.
Online Management Manage all operations online. You can manage your E-Series and EF-Series systems as 'no scheduled downtime' systems. Save yourself the headaches of coordinating service windows while continuing to deliver storage business value.

Optional Software

Affordable, easy-to-buy add-on software is available to enhance your base-system functionality.

Feature Function Customer Benefit
Full Disk Encryption AES-256 encryption and simplified key management protect data throughout the drive’s lifecycle without sacrificing performance. All drives leave the datacenter. With Full Disk Encryption, your data doesn’t have to leave with them—and you also can perform secure instant erase for repurposing systems. SANtricity software also supports FIPS-certified hard drives for security-sensitive customers.
[*] Hardware and software for at-rest data encryption is not available in certain countries including Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and other Eurasian Customs Union countries.

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