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NetApp AFF A400: one system, all your workloads

Moving to the newest technology doesn’t have to be costly. The NetApp AFF A400, a mid-range NVMe flash system in the AFF A-series, delivers all the versatility you need no matter what types of workloads you are running. On premises or in the cloud, scale up or scale out, SAN or NAS—deploy any way you want. Simply flexible, simply fast, and simply resilient.

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AFF A400: speed, efficiency and versatility

Designed for enterprises that run all types of workloads in both SAN and NAS environments, the AFF A400 meets and exceeds all the demands with a breeze, be it online transaction processing, virtualization, or file sharing. Running as fast as a high-end system that fits into a mid-range budget, it also stands out for its "NetApp signature" cloud integration, which enables easy cloud backup, tiering, caching and more, all built-in with the amazing ONTAP data management software.

Data acceleration technology meets rich data management

Built on the cutting-edge end-to-end NVMe technology, the AFF A400 takes performance and efficiency one step further with a unique hardware acceleration technology. Powered by ONTAP data management software, it has all the built-in data protection and data security you need for the hybrid cloud.

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AFF A400 hardware technical specifications

Per-cluster specifications
Maximum scale-out 2–24 nodes (12 HA pairs)
Maximum SSDs 5,760
Maximum effective capacity 702.7PB
Per-system specifications (active-active dual controller)
Controller form factor 4U
PCIe expansion slots 10
FC target ports (32Gb autoranging) 24
FC target ports (16Gb autoranging) 32 (with FC mezzanine card)
FCoE target ports, UTA2 n/a
100GbE ports (40GbE autoranging) 16
25GbE ports (10GbE autoranging) 16
10GbE ports 32
10Gbase-T (1GbE autoranging) 16
12Gb/6Gb SAS ports 32
Storage networking supported NFSv4/RDMA, NVMe/TCP, NVMe/FC, FC, iSCSI, NFS, pNFS, CIFS/SMB, Amazon S3
OS version ONTAP 9.7 RC1 or later
Shelves and media NS224 (2U, 24 drives, SFF NVMe); DS224C (2U, 24 drives, 2.5" SFF); DS2246 (2U, 24 drives, 2.5", SFF)
Host/client OS supported Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server, 2016, Linux, Oracle Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, macOS, VMware, ESX

AFF A400 benefits

Simplify data management on-prem and in the cloud

  • Set up, provision and manage storage easily with ONTAP System Manager
  • Built-in cloud integration with automatic cloud tiering, back-up and catching, whenever you need it
  • Consolidate your workloads to smaller footprint, lower power cost and easier management
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Accelerate all your workloads

  • Speed up your workloads with the newest NVMe/TCP and NVMe/FC technologies
  • Data acceleration technology provides further boost to your more demanding applications
  • Scale performance and capacity, and future-proof your investment with non-disruptive scale-out
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Protect—keep your data secure and available

  • Meet the strictest SLAs with integrated and application-consistent data protection.
  • Maintain data availability at all time with zero data loss and zero downtime.
  • Safeguard your data from ransomware attacks and secure them in transit and at rest with encryption.
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