NetApp Flash Technology

NetApp’s plug-and-play, portfolio-wide flash-based storage options scale IT performance, efficiency, and flexibility.

Flash-based storage improves I/O performance and efficiency for many applications, including database acceleration, server and desktop virtualization, and cloud infrastructure. NetApp® end-to-end flash options—both hybrid flash/HDD systems and all-flash arrays—optimize enterprise storage for application-specific and shared storage environments.

Our flash-based solutions help you:

  • Speed overall IT performance.
  • Boost responsiveness of performance-critical applications.
  • Reduce power costs and overprovisioning.
  • Use more high-capacity, low-cost SATA drives.
  • Improve utilization of your data center space.

NetApp's out-of-the-box deployment protects existing IT investments: Achieve your flash-based goals without changing your IT infrastructure management processes. Rely on NetApp's proven, trusted enterprise-class reliability.

NetApp integrates flash technology across all our FAS, FlexArray, EF, and E-Series storage platforms, optimized to leverage each platform's strengths, and we also offer dedicated all-flash arrays.

NetApp hybrid flash solutions include:

  • Virtual Storage Tier (VST) technology, NetApp's automated storage tiering (AST) approach for systems using the NetApp Data ONTAP® storage OS
  • Flash Cache controller-attached PCIe intelligent caching for FAS and V-Series systems
  • Flash Pool SSD-based intelligent caching for FAS and V-Series systems
  • SSD Cache intelligent caching for E-Series systems

NetApp all-flash storage solutions include:

  • EF-Series is designed for performance-driven applications requiring extremely low latency, IOPS density, >99.9999% availability, and compelling price/performance.
  • All-flash FAS configurations combine low-latency performance with feature-rich management, built-in efficiencies, integrated data protection, scale-out flexibility, and nondisruptive operations.
  • FlashRay is a new architecture that's purpose-built for flash to deliver ultralow-latency performance, inline storage efficiency, and robust management.

To find out how NetApp can help you deploy flash storage in the best ways for your environment, contact your NetApp representative.