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NetApp Expands Flash Portfolio, Extends Leadership in Enterprise Storage

Source : BUSINESS_WIRE
Last Updated: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 13:00 hrs

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India:In a move to consolidate its leadership in the Enterprise Storage market in India, NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today has announced the availability of the EF540 all-flash array, for today’s extreme performance-driven enterprise applications and its FAS/V6200 Family for Superior Performance, Availability, and Scale for the Enterprise. It also previewed the architecture of its new, purpose-built FlashRay™ product family, which will deliver rich scale-out and storage efficiency features to maximize the benefits of all-flash arrays. The new product introductions extend the comprehensive NetApp enterprise flash portfolio, which maximizes the value of flash across the entire computer network and storage stack, enabling the flexibility to choose the best approach to unique workloads.



With the strongest and broadest flash portfolio in the industry, and a complete line of products, including intelligent caching technologies like Flash Cache™, Flash Pool™, and Flash Accel™, the new EF540 flash array and the forthcoming FlashRay family provide flexibility and choice, and maximize the value of flash across the entire computer network and storage stack. NetApp has deployed more than 36PB of flash in the market to date.

The three new platforms within FAS6200 storage systems family, which NetApp is announcing today - FAS6220, FAS6250, and FAS6290, comes with an increased performance for the most stringent workloads. Enterprises can perform faster and operations can run more efficiently on new high-end, flash-optimized storage systems. With this announcement, NetApp strengthens its enterprise performance for both SAN and NAS.

“Flash technology in storage has greatly increased the business efficiency by transforming the speed with which businesses function”, said Mr. Anil Valluri, President - India & SAARC Operations, NetApp Marketing & Services Pvt. Ltd. “Flash changes everything- applications go faster and are more responsive, business operations finish sooner and the IT efficiency increases. We at NetApp are constantly innovating in the field of flash owing to the business benefits that accrue to our customers.”

Mr. Karthik Ramarao, Director of Strategy and Technology and CTO Asia Pacific, NetApp said “The new all flash based EF540 raises the bar with a much higher sustainable performance for a broad range of applications, an enterprise grade reliability and availability and a robust storage management. This potent combination has the ability to significantly disrupt the enterprise storage market in India.”

NetApp EF540 Flash Array Heads to the Top of the Enterprise-Class

The EF540, built on the proven SANtricityή operating system, is the industry’s first flash array to combine consistent extreme performance with enterprise-class high availability, reliability, manageability, and worldwide support. Designed for performance-driven applications, the EF540 delivers over 300,000 IOPS and submillisecond data access in a highly available, fault-tolerant architecture. It can eliminate storage over-provisioning and dramatically reduces costs by cutting space utilization, power, and cooling. Business-critical database applications can run up to 500% faster than in traditional storage environments, delivering instant response times and enterprise-class reliability.

The EF540 features intuitive storage management and advanced tuning functions, enabling efficient management with minimal effort. The storage system maximizes application value and has a fully redundant architecture designed to eliminate downtime.

NetApp FlashRay Family Defines the Future of Flash Storage

With the introduction of the FlashRay family, NetApp is extending its storage and data management leadership by developing new, purpose-built all-flash storage architecture. The FlashRay™ product architecture is founded on rich scale-out and efficiency capabilities to maximize the benefits of flash arrays. The new product line will combine consistent, low-latency performance, high availability, and integrated data protection with enterprise storage efficiency features such as inline deduplication and compression.

FlashRay will be available in limited beta in the middle of 2013 and will be generally available in 2014. The product line is designed from the ground up to maximize the value of flash. FlashRay continues to execute against a strategy to deliver an intelligent and integrated architecture that is optimized for flash.

Today, NetApp also announced the release of three new platforms within its FAS6200 storage systems family. The FAS6220, FAS6250, and FAS6290 increase the performance and value of its high-end product line for the most stringent workloads.

Availability

The NetApp EF540 flash array and FAS/V6200 product series will be available starting today. The FlashRay product line will be generally available early in 2014.

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About NetApp:

NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. Our commitment to living our core values and consistently being recognized as a great place to work around the world are fundamental to our long-term growth and success, as well as the success of our pathway partners and customers. Use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership between NetApp and any other company. Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com .

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