NetApp is taking its high-performance all-flash arrays into the mainstream with easy-to-own solutions for the enterprise.
Last week (23rd June), NetApp expanded its all-flash storage array line with new models tailored for enterprise buyers. The All Flash FAS (AFF) 8000 series packs world-class performance and the industry’s best data management in a single solution. It ships with NetApp® Data ONTAP® FlashEssentials innovations, which increase flash performance and efficiency.
All-flash storage changes the way companies do business by dramatically speeding application performance and improving server efficiency. The all-flash choices available from other vendors today, however, lack core enterprise capabilities such as application integration, built-in data protection, and integration with the cloud. The AFF8000 series delivers the benefits that make all-flash systems ready for broad enterprise deployment. Customers also achieve better ROI for the long term as a result of NetApp’s unique ability to seamlessly move data from flash to disk to cloud as it ages.
“As more enterprises deploy and become comfortable with flash, the need for scalable, flash-optimized platforms with a rich set of mature data services will become a key purchase criteria in enterprise storage,” said Eric Burgener, research director of Storage, IDC.
“Enterprises looking to reap the TCO benefits of flash deployment at scale for their primary workloads need to know these solutions can reliably handle dense mixed-workload consolidation. Vendors like NetApp, with a strong portfolio of highly flash-optimized platforms, give buyers the choices they need to meet those requirements.”
Four AFF8000 models are available now and can be ordered as standalone systems and in FlexPod® converged infrastructure solutions. Professional Services, delivered by NetApp or its partners, help users identify those workloads that are best served by all-flash systems.
NetApp also announced new installation and extended support offers for the AFF8000 series. Customers can acquire the new systems at prices starting as low as US$25,000. Risk-free options exist for customers to evaluate NetApp all-flash solutions, available through NetApp and its partners.
Lee Caswell, Vice President of Product and Solutions Marketing at NetApp said: “The AFF8000 line is built to take high-performance flash storage into the mainstream. We help customers achieve better long-term outcomes with a complete set of enterprise capabilities and the unique ability to support data movement from flash to disk to cloud as needs change.”
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