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Primary Use Cases

Big Data Analytics

Achieve consistent high performance. Access your data more frequently. Scale with compute and storage decoupled. 

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Video Surveillance

Meet the challenges of increased surveillance-data throughput, retention, and retrieval.

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Technical Computing

Optimize performance for petabyte-scale, data-intensive applications.

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Backup and Recovery

Get cost-effective, reliable, fast storage for backing up heterogeneous environments.

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Models & Specifications

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IOPS 1,000,000 IOPS 300,000 IOPS
Average Latency

<100µs up to 185,000 4K random write IOPS

<140µs up to 100,000 4K random read IOPS

<200μs up to 800,000 4K random read IOPS

<300μs up to 1,000,000 4K random read IOPS

n/a
Sustained throughput Up to 21GBps Up to 10GBps
Maximum drives 120 (EF570 with 4 expansion shelves) 96 (EF280 with 3 DE224C expansion shelves)
Maximum raw capacity 1.8PB 1.5PB
Drive types supported SSD
• 800GB, 1.6TB, 3.8TB, 7.6TB, 15.3TB
• 1.6TB FIPS
• 3.8TB FDE
SSD
• 800GB, 1.6TB, 3.8TB, 7.6TB, 15.3TB
• 1.6TB FIPS
• 3.8TB FDE
Form factor[1] Base system: 2U/24
Expansion shelf: 2U/24
Base system: 2U/24
Expansion shelf: 2U/24
System memory 32GB, 128GB 16GB, 64GB
Host I/O ports Base I/O ports:
4 ports 16Gb FC
4 ports 10Gb iSCSI (optical)

Optional add-on I/O ports:
8 ports 32Gb FC
8 ports 10Gb iSCSI (copper)
8 ports 25Gb iSCSI (optical)
8 ports 12Gb SAS
4 ports 100Gb InfiniBand (iSER or SRP)
4 ports 100Gb NVMe over InfiniBand[2]
4 ports 100Gb NVMe over RoCE[2] (Ethernet)
Base I/O ports:
8 ports 16Gb FC
8 ports 10Gb iSCSI (optical)

Optional add-on I/O ports:
4 ports 10Gb iSCSI (copper)
8 ports 12Gb SAS
8 ports 32Gb FC
8 ports 25Gb iSCSI
System management SANtricity System Manager 11.50 (web-based, on-box)
High-availability features

Dual active controller with automated I/O path failover

Automatic load balancing and path connectivity monitoring

Dynamic Disk Pools technology and traditional RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10

Redundant, hot-swappable storage controllers, disk drives, power supplies, and fans

Automatic rebuild after a drive failure

Mirrored data cache with battery-backed destage to flash

Data Assurance (T10 PI ANSI standard to ensure data integrity)

Proactive drive health monitoring that identifies problems before they create issues

NetApp Active IQ

Online SANtricity OS upgrades and drive firmware upgrades

Online configuration changes

Up to six-nines availability (with appropriate configuration and service plans)

Dual active controller with automated I/O path failover

Automatic load balancing and path connectivity monitoring

Dynamic Disk Pools (DDP) technology and traditional RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10

Redundant, hot-swappable storage controllers, disk drives, power supplies, and fans

Automatic rebuild after a drive failure

Mirrored data cache with battery-backed destage to flash

Data Assurance (T10 PI ANSI standard to ensure data integrity)

Proactive drive health monitoring that identifies problems before they create issues

NetApp Active IQ

Online SANtricity OS upgrades and drive firmware upgrades

Online configuration changes

Up to six-nines availability (with appropriate configuration and service plans)

Host operating systems Apple macOS
CentOS Linux
IBM AIX
Microsoft Windows Server
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Oracle Enterprise Linux
Oracle Solaris
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Ubuntu Linux
VMware ESX
Apple macOS
CentOS Linux
IBM AIX
Microsoft Windows Server
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Oracle Enterprise Linux
Oracle Solaris
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Ubuntu Linux
VMware ESX
Included software features

SANtricity synchronous and asynchronous mirroring

SANtricity volume copy

SANtricity thin provisioning

SANtricity Snapshot

SANtricity Cloud Connector

SANtricity synchronous and asynchronous mirroring

SANtricity volume copy

SANtricity thin provisioning

SANtricity Snapshot

SANtricity Cloud Connector

Security features

Drive encryption (FDE/FIPS) support [3]

Native encryption key management

External encryption key management (KMIP-compliant)

Role-based access control and audit log

LDAP support

SAML support to enable Multi-Factor Authentication

Common Criteria certification in progress

Drive encryption (FDE/FIPS) support [3]

Native encryption key management

External encryption key management (KMIP-compliant)

Role-based access control and audit log

LDAP support

SAML support to enable Multi-Factor Authentication

Common Criteria certification in progress

System capabilities

Dynamic Disk Pools and Traditional RAID coexistence

Dynamic volume expansion

Dynamic capacity expansion for DDP or RAID volume group

Dynamic capacity contraction (DDP only)

Dynamic RAID-level or segment size migration (traditional RAID only)

Embedded system event monitoring

Full Stripe Write Acceleration (FSWA) to accelerate system write performance (for qualifying workloads)

Dynamic Disk Pools and Traditional RAID coexistence

Dynamic volume expansion

Dynamic capacity expansion for DDP or RAID volume group

Dynamic capacity contraction (DDP only)

Dynamic RAID-level or segment size migration (traditional RAID only)

Embedded system event monitoring

Full Stripe Write Acceleration (FSWA) to accelerate system write performance (for qualifying workloads)

Management enablers

NetApp SANtricity Performance App for Splunk Enterprise[4]

VMware vSphere Storage APIs—Array Integration (VAAI)

Microsoft Windows Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX)

NetApp SANtricity Performance App for Splunk Enterprise[4]

VMware vSphere Storage APIs—Array Integration (VAAI)

Microsoft Windows Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX)

Open management

NetApp SANtricity Web Services embedded REST API

NetApp PowerShell Toolkit APIs

NetApp SANtricity Secure CLI

NetApp SANtricity Web Services embedded REST API

NetApp PowerShell Toolkit APIs

NetApp SANtricity Secure CLI

System maximums

Hosts/partitions: 512

Volumes: 2,048

Maximum DDP capacity per system: 6PB

Maximum DDP volume size: 2PB

Maximum RAID volume size: 30 drives

Snapshot copies: 2,048

Mirrors: 128

Hosts/partitions: 128

Volumes: 512

Maximum DDP capacity per system: 6PB

Maximum DDP volume size: 2PB

Maximum RAID volume size: 30 drives

Snapshot copies: 512

Mirrors: 32

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Dimension and Weights EF570 Base System EF570 Expansion Shelf EF280 Base System EF280 Expansion Shelf
Height 3.47" (8.81cm) 3.47" (8.81cm) 3.47" (8.81cm) 3.47" (8.81cm)
Width 19" (48.26cm) 19" (48.26cm) 19" (48.26cm) 19" (48.26cm)
Depth 19.27" (48.95cm) 19.27" (48.95cm) 19.27" (48.95cm) 19.27" (48.95cm)
Weight[5] 51.63lb (23.42kg) 46.896lb (21.27kg) 51.63lb (23.42kg) 46.896lb (21.27kg)
Power and Cooling EF570 Base System EF570 Expansion Shelf EF280 Base System EF280 Expansion Shelf
kVA

Typical: 0.522

Maximum: 0.665

Typical: 0.265

Maximum: 0.379

Typical: 0.522

Maximum: 0.665

Typical: 0.265

Maximum: 0.379

Watts

Typical: 546.18

Maximum: 658.53

Typical: 262.76

Maximum: 375.12

Typical: 546.18

Maximum: 658.53

Typical: 262.76

Maximum: 375.12

BTU

Typical: 1863.64

Maximum: 2247

Typical: 896.57

Maximum: 1279.96

Typical: 1,863.64

Maximum: 2,247

Typical: 896.57

Maximum: 1,279.96

  1. The base system and expansion shelves can be configured with a minimum of six SSDs.
  2. NVMe over Fabrics support requires the 128GB EF570 storage system.
  3. Hardware and software for at-rest data encryption are not available in certain countries, including Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, and other Eurasian Customs Union countries.
  4. Available from Splunk’s website.
  5. System weights will vary depending on drive count and type.
  6. *NetApp EF570 all-flash system is the storage industry’s price/performance leader as demonstrated by SPC-1 and SPC-2 benchmark tests as of September 19, 2017.

Multiple Business Advantages

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Maximum Efficiency

Eliminate overprovisioning. Reduce costs dramatically by cutting space, power, and cooling—up to 95%.

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Modular Scalability

Support for up to 1.8PB of raw capacity in modular 2U building blocks delivers superior data access with low-latency performance.

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Enterprise-Proven Platform

Benefit from 1 million systems—flash-optimized fourth-generation EF-Series arrays are designed to work in the most demanding environments.

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Advanced Data Protection

Guard against data loss and downtime events—locally and long distance—with advanced data protection.

Software

NetApp SANtricity software lets you achieve maximum performance and utilization of your EF-Series all-flash arrays.

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Software Features
System management SANtricity System Manager 11.50
High-availability features Dual active controller with automated I/O path failover
Automatic load balancing and path connectivity monitoring
Dynamic Disk Pools technology and traditional RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10
Redundant, hot-swappable storage controllers, disk drives, power supplies, and fans
Automatic rebuild after a drive failure
Mirrored data cache with battery-backed destage to flash
Data Assurance (T10 PI ANSI standard to ensure data integrity)
Proactive drive health monitoring that identifies problems before they create issues
Online SANtricity OS upgrades and drive firmware upgrades
Online configuration changes
Host operating systems Apple macOS
CentOS Linux
IBM AIX
Microsoft Windows Server
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Oracle Enterprise Linux
Oracle Solaris
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Ubuntu Linux
VMware ESX
Included software features SANtricity synchronous and asynchronous mirroring
SANtricity volume copy
SANtricity thin provisioning
SANtricity Cloud Connector
SANtricity Snapshot
SANtricity SSD cache
Security features Drive encryption (FDE/FIPS) support[1]
Native encryption key management
External encryption key management (KMIP-compliant)
Role-based access control and audit log
LDAP support
SAML support to enable Multi-Factor Authentication
Common Criteria certification in progress
System capabilities Dynamic Disk Pools and Traditional RAID coexistence
Dynamic volume expansion
Dynamic capacity expansion for DDP or RAID volume group
Dynamic capacity contraction (DDP only)
Dynamic RAID-level or segment size migration (traditional RAID only)
Embedded system event monitoring
Full Stripe Write Acceleration (FSWA) to accelerate system write performance (for qualifying workloads)
Open management NetApp SANtricity Web Services embedded REST APIs
NetApp PowerShell Toolkit APIs
NetApp SANtricity Secure CLI
Management enablers NetApp SANtricity Performance App for Splunk Enterprise[2]
VMware vSphere Storage APIs—Array Integration (VAAI)
Microsoft Windows Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX)
  • [1] Hardware and software for at-rest data encryption are not available in certain countries, including Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, and other Eurasian Customs Union countries.
  • [2] Available from Splunk’s website.

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