NetApp HCI is a compelling solution for modern datacenters by offering independent scaling of compute or storage nodes, Quality of Service for granular application performance control, multi-tenancy for multiple applications to share the same resources, the ability to scale storage and compute resources independently, and advanced data services including replication and protection domains. However, until now the current minimum NetApp HCI configuration has been 2 compute nodes and 4 storage nodes (2+4).
While the minimum configuration is a great solution, our customers and partners have indicated that a configuration with a smaller footprint for NetApp HCI would be even better in a number of use cases such as:
Stephen Carl is a Technical Marketing Engineer for the NetApp Element OS and NetApp HCI products. Stephen has over 20 years of experience in data management and storage product related roles. Stephen works with product management, engineering, product marketing, and the field helping to provide content to help customers better understand products and their capabilities to solve business requirements.