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NetApp ASA: all-flash SAN array

The days of choosing between performance and efficiency are in the past. NetApp® ASA systems deliver simple, dedicated block storage with superior performance, high availability, and leading efficiency — no trade-offs necessaryThe product images shown may represent the range of products or be for illustration purposes only. They might not be an exact representation of the product.

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Why NetApp ASA systems for SAN?

Simple SAN storage with rock-solid availability.

NetApp doesn't believe in compromise. When it comes to deploying dedicated SAN solutions for your most important workloads, you need guaranteed availabilityTerms and conditions will apply. you can depend on and storage that's easy to manage.

NetApp ASA provides continuous data access with simplified data protection and data management. It scales out nondisruptively to support large-scale SAN environments. ASA systems deliver better effective capacity for any workload, backed by our Storage Efficiency GuaranteeTerms and conditions will apply..

Dedicated block storage ready for the modern world

Meet the new NetApp ASA, an all-Flash SAN storage array that delivers industry-leading availability, superior performance, and simplified data management across your hybrid cloud.

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Key benefits of NetApp ASA systems for SAN

NetApp all-flash ASA systems provide simple, dedicated block storage for your mission-critical enterprise applications, databases, and VMware infrastructure. Receive guaranteed availability and efficiencyTerms and conditions will apply. while maintaining continuous data access to all ASA arrays in a secure environment.

Ensure mission-critical data is secure and always available

Mission-critical operations depend on continuous access to your data, no matter what. NetApp ASA systems maintain high data availability and keep critical applications running with symmetric active-active architecture—backed by NetApp’s Six Nines Data Availability GuaranteeTerms and conditions will apply.. Safeguard data with built-in application-consistent data protection and achieve business continuity with synchronous disaster recovery.

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Superior performance to power your most important applications

Achieve blazing-fast response times across business-critical applications with ASA systems. As a leader in NVMe-oF technology, NetApp supports both NVMe/FC and NVMe/TCP in the ASA A-Series, providing consistent low latency and millions of IOPS in a cluster.

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Efficiency and simplicity that drive down TCO

With NetApp ONTAP® data management software running on ASA systems, you can enjoy storage savings with 4:1 storage efficiency—guaranteedTerms and conditions will apply.. Streamline provisioning and dedicated SAN workload management, including VMware, Oracle, SAP, and Microsoft SQL Server. Take simplicity one step further and let the NetApp BlueXP™ unified control plane tier, cache, and back up your data across your hybrid cloud.

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Recover your data - guaranteed

Your data is your most valuable asset. Trust NetApp to protect your data from ransomware attacks. If we can’t help you recover your data in the event of a ransomware attack, we will make it right.

ONTAP data management software: The power behind ASA systems

You know the power of NetApp ONTAP data management software across the hybrid cloud—but did you know that ONTAP also rocks at block storage? With ASA systems you get ONTAP One for SAN, a single complete software suite that makes deploying ASA systems easy with painless data management, data protection, and high availability for block-only environments. Get everything you need and nothing you don’t.

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All-flash storage paired with a best-in-class ownership experience

With NetApp Advance, you get predictability and adaptability to meet your future needs. Enjoy guaranteed efficiency; free, non-disruptive controller upgrades; and options to shift infrastructure investments to the cloud if and when it’s right for your business.

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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
Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Primary Storage, Jeff Vogel | Joseph Unsworth | Chandra Mukhyala, 18 September 2023

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Software Features
Data Access Protocols
High Availability
  • Symmetric active-active host connectivity
  • Nondisruptive maintenance, upgrade, and scale-out clustering
  • Multi-site resilience for continuous data access
Storage Efficiency
  • Inline data compression, deduplication, and compaction
  • Space-efficient LUN 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
  • Easy provisioning and data management from market-leading host operating systems, hypervisors, and application software
Data Protection
  • Application-consistent NetApp Snapshot™ copies for backup and restore
  • Integrated remote backup/disaster recovery
  • Synchronous zero-data-loss replication
  • Tamper-proof Snapshot copies
  • Business continuity across sites
Security and Compliance
  • Multifactor admin access
  • In-flight and data-at-rest encryption
  • Regulatory-compliant data retention
  • Multi-admin verification before executing sensitive commands
Cloud Integration
  • Seamlessly tier, back up, replicate, and 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 flying out the window.

Risk-averse? Fear not, we removed risk 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 most 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.

ASA A-Series tech specs

ASA A-Series systems are designed for tier 1 SAN workloads with a full range of performance and capacity to meet your needs. Find out which model is the best fit for your SAN.

  ASA A900 product ASA A800 product ASA A400 product ASA A250 product ASA A150 product
  ASA A900 ASA A800 ASA A400 ASA A250 ASA A150
Best for Performance-driven block workloads and mission-critical applications that require high resilience Most demanding block workloads that require ultra-low latency Most enterprise applications running on SAN that require best balance of performance and cost Mid-size businesses and small enterprises that require simplicity and best value for SAN Small and mid-size businesses that require simplicity and best value for SAN
Maximum scale-out 12 nodes 12 nodes 12 nodes 12 nodes 12 nodes
Maximum SSD 2880 1440 2880 288 432
Maximum effective capacityEffective capacity based on 5:1 storage efficiency ratios with the maximum number of SSDs installed; space savings vary dependent on workload and use cases. 351PB 158PB 351PB 26PB 13PB
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 300WEstimate under typical conditions.

Previous model ASA AFF tech specs can be found here

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