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NetApp AFF A-series

High-performing unified storage

These systems deliver the industry’s lowest latency for an enterprise all-flash array capable of handling your file, block, and object workloads.


Boost the performance of your enterprise apps and AI/ML with the industry’s lowest latency NVMe storage.


Unified storage – file, block, and object – with automated date tiering to save you money and free up valuable space.


The world's most secure storage with built-in data protection to protect, detect, and recover your data - now backed by our Ransomware Recovery Guarantee. [1]

Powerful flash technology


Accelerate applications

Support twice as many workloads and cut application response time in half with a modern NVMe-based SAN infrastructure.


Extend storage capacity by 80%

Increase high-performance storage capacity up to 80% with automatic data tiering.


Defend your data

NetApp is the only enterprise storage vendor validated to store top-secret data.

AFF A-series 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]
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Our guarantees

GigaOm declares NetApp storage a leader

“NetApp offers a comprehensive set of enterprise-grade capabilities that maintain consistency regardless of deployment model.” – GigaOm

NetApp has achieved a bull’s-eye in primary storage.

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Software features

Category Feature
Data Access Protocols
  • FC, iSCSI, NVMe/FC, NVMe/TCP, FCoE, NFS, SMB, Amazon S3
High Availability
  • Active-active controller architecture
  • 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
  • Tamper-proof Snapshots
  • Business continuity across sites
Security and Compliance
  • Autonomous ransomware protection
  • Multifactor admin access
  • Secure multitenant shared storage
  • In-flight and data at-rest encryption
  • Regulatory compliant data retention
  • Multi-admin verification before executing sensitive commands
Cloud Integration
  • Seamlessly tier, backup, replicate, cache data to private and public clouds
  • Move data between major public cloud services

Simplify your storage journey

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The NetApp AFF A-Series helped 10,000 employees seamlessly transition to work-from-home during COVID-19 when VPN usage jumped from 1,000 connections to over 7,000.

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The goal was to be more sustainable while decreasing costs, and the NetApp AFF A-Series delivered. Testo decreased their C02 emissions by 20 tons annually and reduced annual storage costs by 25%.

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The NetApp AFF A-Series provides the foundation for SYSADMINOK’s 1PB storage infrastructure and VMware environment comprised of hundreds of hypervisors and thousands of virtual machines.

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