NetApp is announcing many exciting new products at NetApp INSIGHT® 2020, the new NetApp® ONTAP® products include the AFF A250 and FAS500f systems. Both are all-flash NVMe additions to the ONTAP family. AFF A250 introduces a cost effective end-to-end NVMe to entry-level systems, while the FAS500f introduces high-capacity flash to the ONTAP portfolio. Although these two storage systems expand the breadth of the ONTAP portfolio, I am really excited about an enhancement to NetApp’s most successful AFF system: A700 will now offer back-end NVMe storage! With NVMe capability on the AFF A700 system, the entire NetApp AFF A-Series family supports ultra low latency end-to-end NVMe.
With the support for NVMe SSDs on the back end, along with the existing NVMe/ FC (NVMe/FC) front-end host connectivity, the AFF A700 is truly an end-to-end NVMe system. If you already use AFF A700 systems, it’s now easier for you to adopt the newest NVMe SSD technology. And, of course, new AFF A700 customers can take advantage of the latest technology, too. As customers are modernizing their data centers, 100GbE and 25GbE networking are becoming the de facto choices and AFF A700 systems can now connect to high-speed 100GbE and 25GbE host networks as well.
Mukesh Nigam is a Sr. Product Manager in the ONTAP systems group at NetApp. He has more than 10 years of product management experience in enterprise storage and data management. Mukesh was previously at Vormetric Inc, Lucent Technologies and HP in various engineering roles. Mukesh has MBA from Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania and holds undergraduate degree in Computer Science.