Leveraging 10 years of storage virtualization experience with V-Series, NetApp® FlexArray virtualization software enables FAS8000 systems to provide full storage virtualization of EMC, Hitachi, and NetApp E-Series arrays.
Unify and simplify IT operations. Expand support to both SAN and NAS workloads by virtualizing your current arrays. Keep business operations running smoothly with a common management structure that simplifies and accelerates critical tasks such as data provisioning and protection.
Deliver proven efficiency and ROI. Leveraging NetApp storage efficiency technologies, FlexArray reduces capacity requirements on existing arrays by more than 35% and increases the usefulness of your current storage for a greater return on assets.
Provide superior storage functionality and performance. When virtualized, existing arrays gain the benefits of the #1 branded storage operating system**, NetApp® Data ONTAP®. Eliminate planned downtime by dynamically performing maintenance tasks – even tech refreshes – during normal business hours without impacting users. Transform legacy arrays into cloud-ready storage with the proven cloud integration and dynamic data portability of Data ONTAP
**Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker Q4 2012, March 2013 (Open Networked Disk Storage Systems revenue).
Learn more about NetApp FlexArray storage virtualization software.
|FlexArray Storage Virtualization Software Supported Configurations|
|FAS8020, FAS8040, FAS8060
Purchase and activate FlexArray at any time
|Data ONTAP versions||Data ONTAP 8.2.1 (clustered Data ONTAP and 7-Mode)|
|Arrays||EMC, Hitachi, NetApp E-Series (see Interoperability Matrix Tool for details)
Also supports NetApp FAS disk shelves (SSDs and HDDs)
|Protocols||FC SAN, FCoE, iSCSI, NFS, CIFS/SMB|
|Additional software||Supports all Data ONTAP software except SnapLock® Compliance (see FAS8000 for more details)|
|Number of disks plus array LUNs||
|Flash portfolio||Flash Cache™ and Flash Accel: With FAS8000/FlexArray plus storage arrays or NetApp FAS disk shelves
Flash Pool™: With FAS8000/FlexArray plus NetApp FAS disk shelves