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SANtricity software: Boost performance, maximize uptime

When proven storage meets brilliant software, it’s a beautiful thing. NetApp® SANtricity is designed to deliver industry-leading performance, reliability, and simplicity to E-Series hybrid-flash and EF-Series all-flash arrays.

Why NetApp SANtricity software?

Powerful software for proven storage systems

High IOPs, high throughput, and low latency. SANtricity® software lets you achieve maximum performance and utilization of your E-Series hybrid-flash and EF-Series all-flash arrays for heavy-workload applications, including data analytics, video surveillance, and backup and recovery.

With SANtricity, configuration-tweaking, maintenance, capacity-expansion and other tasks can be completed while the storage stays online. SANtricity also provides superior data protection, proactive monitoring, and certified security—all accessible via the easy-to-use, on-box System Manager interface.

Key benefits

For applications such as backup and recovery, technical computing, video surveillance, and big data analytics, SANtricity software offers industry-leading performance, uptime, and protection.

Performance. Your dedicated apps demand it

Performance-optimized SANtricity® software delivers data—with high IOPs, high throughput and low latency—to all your data analytics, video surveillance, and backup apps.

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Uptime. Your business doesn’t miss a beat

Complete all your management tasks while the storage stays online. Tweak configurations, perform maintenance, or expand capacity without disrupting I/O.

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Protection. You and your data can rest easy

 SANtricity software delivers superior data protection, proactive monitoring, and certified security—all via the easy-to-use, on-box System Manager interface.

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Primary use cases

From big data analytics, video surveillance, and high performance computing (HPC), to backup and recovery, SANtricity software is ready to help you get things done.

Big data analytics

Achieve consistent high performance, access your data more frequently and scale with compute and storage decoupled.

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Video surveillance

Meet the challenges of increased surveillance-data throughput, retention, and retrieval.

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Optimize performance for petabyte-scale, data-intensive applications.

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Backup & recovery

Get cost-effective, reliable, fast storage for backing up heterogeneous environments.

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Boost performance
Accelerate performance for high-IOPS, low-latency applications and high-bandwidth, high-throughput applications.
Maximize uptime
Realize best-in-class reliability with automated features, online configuration, state-of-the-art Dynamic Disk Pools technology, and more.
Gain flexibility
Simplify storage-management chores. Gain the flexibility you need for advanced tuning of all E-Series storage systems
Manage anytime, anywhere

Manage your NetApp E-Series system - anytime, anywhere. Our on-box, web-based interface streamlines your management workflow. 

Keep your data safe and sound

Unprotected data is a disaster waiting to happen. And traditional data protection approaches aren’t keeping pace with IT complexity and growing threats. With NetApp, you can be confident that your data is secure on premises and in the cloud without sacrificing application performance. Plan backups and disaster recovery. Increase privacy and compliance. Prevent ransomware. Stay ahead of emerging threats. Smart, right?

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NetApp SANtricity software lets you achieve maximum performance and utilization of your E-Series Hybrid-Flash Storage Systems and EF-Series Flash Storage Arrays.


Software Features
System management SANtricity System Manager 11.50
High-availability features Dual active controller with automated I/O path failover
Automatic 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
Data Assurance (T10 PI ANSI standard to ensure data integrity)
Proactive drive health monitoring that identifies problems before they create issues
Online SANtricity OS upgrades and drive firmware upgrades
Online configuration changes
Host operating systems Apple macOS
CentOS Linux
Microsoft Windows Server
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Oracle Enterprise Linux
Oracle Solaris
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Ubuntu Linux
VMware ESX
Included software features SANtricity synchronous and asynchronous mirroring
SANtricity volume copy
SANtricity thin provisioning
SANtricity Cloud Connector
SANtricity Snapshot
SANtricity SSD cache
Security features Drive encryption (FDE/FIPS) supportHardware and software for at-rest data encryption are not available in certain countries, including Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, and other Eurasian Customs Union countries.
Native encryption key management
External encryption key management (KMIP-compliant)
Role-based access control and audit log
LDAP support
SAML support to enable Multi-Factor Authentication
Common Criteria certification in progress
System capabilities Dynamic Disk Pools and Traditional RAID coexistence
Dynamic volume expansion
Dynamic capacity expansion for DDP or RAID volume group
Dynamic capacity contraction (DDP only)
Dynamic RAID-level or segment size migration (traditional RAID only)
Embedded system event monitoring
Full Stripe Write Acceleration (FSWA) to accelerate system write performance (for qualifying workloads)
Open management NetApp SANtricity Web Services embedded REST APIs
NetApp PowerShell Toolkit APIs
NetApp SANtricity Secure CLI
Management enablers NetApp SANtricity Performance App for Splunk EnterpriseAvailable from Splunk’s website
VMware vSphere Storage APIs—Array Integration (VAAI)
Microsoft Windows Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX)

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