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Drive Extreme Performance for Analytics and HPC Workloads

Mike McNamara
Mike McNamara

Today NetApp announced the all-flash midrange EF600, NetApp’s first all-flash NVMe EF-Series platform. The NetApp® EF600 can accelerate access to your data so you can derive value from it faster. Get the most powerful performance, smart value, and trusted simplicity in dense, 2U enterprise packaging. The EF600 is ideal for performance-sensitive workloads such as Oracle databases, real-time analytics, and high-performance computing applications on top of a BeeGFS high-performance parallel file system.

The EF600 all-flash NVMe array combines extreme IOPS (up to 2M), response times of less than 100 microseconds, and up to 44GBps of bandwidth with leading, enterprise-proven availability features, including:

  • NVMe/IB, NVMe/RoCE, and NVMe/FC support, offering low latency and superior investment protection
  • Redundant components with automated failover
  • Intuitive storage management with comprehensive tuning functions
  • Full-function NetApp SANtricity® Web Services embedded REST API
  • Advanced monitoring and diagnostics with proactive repair
  • NetApp SANtricity Snapshot™ technology, volume copy, and Dynamic Disk Pools

Combined, these capabilities offer industry-leading price/performance, configuration flexibility, and simplicity in a compact package to help you make decisions faster, more actionable, and more secure.

The EF600 offers proven, fifth-generation hardware reliability, leveraging more than 1 million installations worldwide. With tested solution designs for Oracle databases, Microsoft SQL Server, HPC with BeeGFS, and real-time analytics, you can be confident that your critical business applications built on the EF600 systems will work flawlessly so that you can focus on growing your business. For more information, visit the EF-Series page.

Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara is a senior product and solution marketing leader at NetApp with over 25 years of data management and cloud storage marketing experience. Before joining NetApp over ten years ago, Mike worked at Adaptec, Dell EMC, and HPE. Mike was a key team leader driving the launch of a first-party cloud storage offering and the industry’s first cloud-connected AI/ML solution (NetApp), unified scale-out and hybrid cloud storage system and software (NetApp), iSCSI and SAS storage system and software (Adaptec), and Fibre Channel storage system (EMC CLARiiON).

In addition to his past role as marketing chairperson for the Fibre Channel Industry Association, he is a member of the Ethernet Technology Summit Conference Advisory Board, a member of the Ethernet Alliance, a regular contributor to industry journals, and a frequent event speaker. Mike also published a book through FriesenPress titled "Scale-Out Storage - The Next Frontier in Enterprise Data Management" and was listed as a top 50 B2B product marketer to watch by Kapos.

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