AFF A-Series

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Software Features
Features and Software Included with ONTAP Software
  • Efficiency: FlexVol®, inline deduplication, inline compression, inline compaction, and thin provisioning
  • Availability: Active-Active HA pair and Multipath I/O
  • Data protection: RAID-DP®, RAID TEC, and Snapshot®
  • Synchronous replication for disaster recovery: MetroCluster™
  • Performance Control: Adaptive quality of service (QoS), balanced placement
  • Management: OnCommand® Workflow Automation, System Manager, and Unified Manager
  • Scalable NAS container: FlexGroup
  • All storage protocols supported: FC, FCoE, iSCSl, NFS, pNFS, SMB
Flash Bundle
  • SnapRestore®: Back up and restore entire Snapshot copies in seconds
  • SnapMirror®: Simple, flexible replication for backup and disaster recovery
  • FlexClone®: Instant virtual copies of files, LUNs, and volumes
  • SnapCenter®: Unified, scalable platform and plug-in suite for application-consistent data protection and clone management
  • SnapManager®: Application-consistent data backup and recovery for enterprise applications
Extended Value Software (optional)
  • NVMeTM over Fibre Channel (NVMe/FC) protocol: faster and more efficient host connection than original Fibre Channel
  • OnCommand Insight: Flexible, efficient resource management for heterogeneous environments
  • SnapLock®: Compliance software for write once, read many (WORM) protected data
  • Volume Encryption (free license): Granular, volume-level, data-at-rest encryption
  • FabricPool: Automatic data tiering to the cloud
  • SnapMirror Synchronous: Synchronous data replication with zero RPO
  • NetApp Data Availability Services: Cloud native backup solution for NetApp ONTAP storage.

Multiple Business Advantages


Integrate with the cloud.

Respond fast to changing business demands. Seamless, maximum cloud integration; scale-out; and nondisruptive upgrade to NVMe-oF (NVMe over Fabrics) technologies give you the edge.


Accelerate business.

Speed up enterprise applications, AI, and data analytics with up to 11.4M IOPS and the industry’s first end-to-end NVMe support. Optimize performance control with adaptive QoS.


Transform data-center economics.

Conserve power by 15x and footprint by 37x. Leverage the industry’s first support of 30TB SSDs.

Simplify your operations with 10-minute setup and integrated data protection.

Models & Specifications

  AFF A800 Product Demo AFF A700s Product Demo AFF A700 Product Demo AFF A300 Product Demo AFF A220 Product Demo
Print Specs Table print AFF A800 360° VIEW arrow-circle-o-right AFF A700s 360° VIEW arrow-circle-o-right AFF A700 360° VIEW arrow-circle-o-right AFF A300 360° VIEW arrow-circle-o-right AFF A220[2]
Best for Most demanding workloads requiring ultra-low latency Performance-driven workloads and data center requiring small foot-print Performance-driven workloads and data center requiring modular design 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 24 nodes
Maximum SSD 2880 2592 5760 4608 1,728
Max Effective Capacity [1] 316.3PB 316.3PB 702.7PB 562.2PB 193.3PB
Controller Chassis Form Factor 4U 4U 8U 3U 2U
  1. Effective 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.
  2. For information on AFF A200, the predecessor of AFF A220, click here.

Primary Use Cases

Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics

Deliver high performance for artificial-intelligence workloads, Hadoop, and NoSQL databases—including MongoDB and Cassandra.


Enterprise Applications

Accelerate Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, VDI, and SAP to meet your business demands.

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Consolidation and Virtualization

Consolidate all your workloads—including those in a virtualized environment—with a common set of data services.


Engineering and Design Workloads

Simplify and accelerate your applications. ONTAP® FlexGroup provides massively scalable, high-performance data containers.

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How To Buy


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