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AFF A-Series arrays: Cloud-integrated, primed to perform

Need a little (or a lot) more performance for your critical business 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?

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. Not only do these arrays deliver consistent low latency under the most stressful workloads, but performance won’t suffer when storage efficiency technologies are turned on.

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

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A new superhero is coming soon

Ideally suited for enterprises running advanced business applications and databases, the upcoming AFF A900 is the world’s leading high-end storage and data management system delivering unrivaled performance, multi-protocol support (including NVMe/TCP and NVMe/FC), and cutting-edge anti-ransomware solutions for the hybrid cloud. With a high-resiliency design that enables non-disruptive upgrades and advanced RAS capabilities, the A900 system will be your best choice for mission critical workloads.

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Key benefits

AFF A-Series all-flash 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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IDC Vendor Assessment

Why did IDC recently name NetApp a Leader in scale-out, file-based storage?

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Thanks Gartner®, we could get used to this

For the third year in a row, NetApp has been recognized by Gartner as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant™ for Primary StorageGartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage, 11 October 2021, Jeff Vogel, Roger W. Cox, Joseph Unsworth, Santhosh Rao..

As a fitting compliment to this impressive streak, NetApp landed at or near the top of Gartner’s list for server virtualization and VDI, containers, and cloud IT operations in the 2021 Critical Capabilities for Primary StorageGartner Critical Capabilities for Primary Storage, 11 October 2021, Santhosh Rao, Roger W. Cox, Joseph Unsworth, Jeff Vogel.

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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
  • Automatic ransomeware 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
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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 adverse? 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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AFF A800 AFF A700 AFF A400 AFF A250
Best for TechSpecs of additional models, A700s, A320, A300, and A220 can be found here. Most demanding workloads requiring ultra-low latency Performance-driven workloads and mission-critical applications requiring high resiliency Most enterprise applications that require best balance of performance and cost Mid-size business and small enterprises that require simplicity and best value
Maximum scale-out 24 nodes 24 nodes 24 nodes 24 nodes
Maximum SSD 2880 5760 5760 576
Max Effective CapacityEffective capacity based on 5:1 storage efficiency ratios with the maximum number of SSDs installed; space savings will vary dependent on workload and use cases. 316.3PB 702.7PB 702.7PB 35PB
Controller Chassis Form Factor 4U;48 internal SSD slots 8U 4U 2U;24 internal SSD slots

Florida school district gets an A+ in managing student data

By choosing to modernize its infrastructure with a new NetApp AFF cluster, Florida’s Palm Beach County School District consolidated data from four different legacy vendors into one cluster, providing faster services and solutions while reducing the total cost of operations.

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The German stock exchange accelerates workloads with NetApp

To handle the continued growth and manage trading volatility inherent to marketplaces, Börse Stuttgart modernized its infrastructure with private cloud running on FlexPod. The converged infrastructure platform, built with powerful, low-latency AFF all-flash arrays, supports all areas of the exchange.

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A medical center mobilizes more than 3,500 caregivers across five facilities

To better support its mission and to provide clinicians across the system with quick and seamless access to data from its electronic health record (EHR) system and other computing resources, JFK Medical Center replaced an aging IT infrastructure with NetApp technology, including NetApp all-flash systems.

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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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