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AFF A-Series

: Cloud-integrated, primed to perform

Need a little (or a lot) more performance for your business-critical applications? Our AFF A-Series arrays deliver the award-winning speed and responsiveness your performance-sapping workloads demand.

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Why NetApp AFF A-Series all flash arrays?

Rich data services and agile cloud connection made simple

Go ahead, feed the AFF A-Series arrays your biggest demands—enterprise databases, data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML)—they simply hum under pressure. These arrays deliver consistent low latency under the most stressful workloads, and performance doesn’t suffer when storage efficiency technologies are turned on.

Trustworthy? You bet. AFF A-Series arrays deliver best-in-class integrated data protection, leading cyber resilience, and seamless cloud backup and recovery. After all, what good is performance without security?

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AFF A150: Industry-leading capabilities, entry-level affordability

There’s a new player in the A-Series lineup, say hello to the AFF A150. This system delivers operational simplicity and industry-leading security, all while saving you money. Take advantage of better performance, and future proof your investment with increased scalability and expansion options. This small box packs a powerful punch!

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NetApp once again named a Leader in Gartner® Magic Quadrant™

We're honored NetApp has been named a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Primary Storage. NetApp also ranked highest in two Use Cases in the 2023 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Primary Storage report: Cloud IT Operations and Containers.Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage, Jeff Vogel | Joseph Unsworth | Chandra Mukhyala, 18 September 2023
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Key benefits of choosing the A-series

AFF A-Series arrays are smart, powerful, and trusted solutions that take advantage of modern cloud technologies to deliver the speed, efficiency, and security your data fabric needs.

Smarter than your average storage array

Deep integration with your critical business applications allows the provisioning of storage in minutes. Market-leading data reduction capabilities ensure maximum storage savings. And move your data wherever you need, on premises or in the cloud without a hitch.

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There’s powerful, and then there’s AFF A-Series powerful

Boost the performance of your enterprise apps and AI/ML with the industry’s lowest latency NVMe storage. The dual support of NVMe/FC and NVMe/TCP connectivity lets you choose the best fit to maximize performance with easy integration into your existing SAN. Plus, scale performance and capacity without causing disruptions.

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No other array works as hard to earn your trust

Meet your strictest SLAs with integrated and application-consistent data protection. Optimized tier-one SAN resiliency delivers zero data loss and zero downtime. Automatic ransomware protects against next-gen attacks with industry-leading security enhancement for an extra layer of detection and recovery. And SupportEdge optimizes your systems with simplified, predictive support services.

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ONTAP data management software: the power behind AFF A-Series

Unify your data. Simplify your hybrid cloud. Reduce costs. That’s the power of NetApp® ONTAP® software. Designed to give AFF A-Series arrays every advantage possible in the data center and when connected to the cloud. You just won the data management lottery.

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Software Features
Data Access Protocols
  • FC, iSCSI, NVMe/FC, NVMe/TCP, FCoE, NFS, SMB, Amazon S3
High Availability
  • Active-active and symmetric active-active (SAN-only) host connectivity
  • Nondisruptive maintenance, upgrade and scale-out clustering
  • Multi-site resiliency for continuous data access
Storage Efficiency
  • Inline data compression, deduplication and compaction
  • Space-efficient LUN, file and volume cloning
  • Automatic data tiering
Data Management
  • Intuitive onboard GUI, REST APIs and automation integration
  • AI-informed predictive analytics and corrective action
  • Quality of Service (QoS) workload control
  • Easily provision and manage data from market-leading host operating systems, hypervisors and application software
Scalable NAS
  • Large-scale single namespace management with local and remote caching
Data Protection
  • Application-consistent Snapshot® copies and restore
  • Integrated remote backup/disaster recovery
  • Synchronous zero data loss replication
Security and Compliance
  • Autonomous ransomware protection
  • Multifactor admin access
  • Secure multitenant shared storage
  • In-flight and data at-rest encryption
  • Regulatory compliant data retention
Cloud Integration
  • Seamlessly tier, backup, replicate, cache data to private and public clouds
  • Move data between major public cloud services

NetApp AFF A-Series 

NetApp AFF A900 product

AFF A900

Say hello to the powerhouse of the A-Series.The product images shown may represent the range of product, or be for illustration purposes only and may not be an exact representation of the product.

Meet the A900
NetApp AFF A800 product

AFF A800

Greet the solution for performance-hungry applications.The product images shown may represent the range of product, or be for illustration purposes only and may not be an exact representation of the product.

Meet the A800
NetApp AFF A400 product

AFF A400

Extend a warm welcome to the ideal combination of all that you need at the midrange.The product images shown may represent the range of product, or be for illustration purposes only and may not be an exact representation of the product.

Meet the A400
NetApp AFF A250 product

AFF A250

Check out the all-inclusive, cost-effective midrange.The product images shown may represent the range of product, or be for illustration purposes only and may not be an exact representation of the product.

Meet the A250
NetApp AFF A150 product

AFF A150

Welcome the entry-level model that has a breadth of capabilities.The product images shown may represent the range of product, or be for illustration purposes only and may not be an exact representation of the product.

Meet the A150
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Cloud tiering made simple, smart, and wonderfully frugal

This hands-on lab will show you how easy it is to tier your cold data from a NetApp all-flash system to an on-premises private cloud, and keep dollars from unnecessarily flying out the window.

Risk-averse? Fear not, we removed it from the equation

We believe you should always get predictable, blazing-fast speed from every application even at peak demand. We also believe you should always experience the best effective capacity. That’s why we guarantee both with our NetApp® Keystone® consumption model.

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GigaOm declares NetApp storage a leader

With three leader rankings in storage, our trophy case just got a lot more crowded.

AFF technical specifications

While each AFF A-Series model features the same ONTAP software, they differ in hardware capabilities. From modernizing your IT to moving data in and out of multiple clouds, find the right solution for your data needs in the AFF A-Series.

  NetApp AFF A900 System NetApp AFF A800 System NetApp AFF A400 System NetApp AFF A250 System NetApp AFF A150 System
AFF A900[1] AFF A800 AFF A400 AFF A250 AFF A150[2]
Best for Performance-driven workloads and mission-critical applications requiring high resiliency Most demanding workloads requiring ultra-low latency Most enterprise applications that require best balance of performance and cost Mid-size businesses or remote offices of a large enterprise Mid-size business and small enterprises that require simplicity and best value
Maximum scale-out 24 nodes 24 nodes 24 nodes 24 nodes 24 nodes
Maximum SSD 5760 2880 5760 576 864
Max Effective Capacity[3] 702.7PB 316.3PB 702.7PB 35.2PB 26PB
Controller Chassis Form Factor 8U 4U; 48 internal SSD slots 4U 2U; 24 internal SSD slots 2U; 24 internal SSD slots
Power Consumption (Median) 2450W (with NS224) 1463W 890W (with DS224C)
1240W (with NS224)
491W 300W[4]
Meet the A900 Meet the A800 Meet the A400 Meet the A250 Meet the A150
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Evolve your storage environment with confidence

With NetApp Advance you get our best-in-class ownership experience for NetApp AFF, FAS, and ASA systems.

10,000 employees and contractors seamlessly transition to work-from-home during COVID-19

Bringing its data infrastructure in-house, just in time to confidently respond to COVID-19 demands, was a massive undertaking for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. It involved two data centers and off-site cloud investments using NetApp All Flash products.

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Precisely what is needed

Digitization of measurement and cloud-based data collection is changing how Testo creates testing equipment. A reliable data infrastructure gives engineers and software designers always-available access. Testo developers save time and shorten development cycles.

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A solid foundation for demanding customers

SysAdminOK was founded in 2012 with a clear objective: To offer professional cloud solutions for web projects where demand, availability, performance, and security are critical factors for the business. NetApp is a foundational technology.

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With NetApp AFF, we never worry. NetApp allows us to provide excellent performance to our customers because it’s a reliable system. It’s just always on all the time. It allows us to sleep at night.

Greg Weld, Senior Converged Infrastructure Engineer, Fair Isaac Corp.

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