NetApp extended its Virtual Storage Tiering (VST) strategy by introducing NetApp® Flash Accel™ enabling business applications to run up to 90% faster with new server cache solutions from NetApp and its partners.
Meanwhile, among the slew of touted benefits, NetApp’s VST paves the way for partners to work with company, developing technologies that integrate with the company’s storage management operating system Data ONTAP software.
"This will be an extension of the success of NetApp's ideology with FlexPod. NetApp adopts best-of-breed technology. In this case, it's flash storage acceleration, which leverages technology customers already have on their sites."
With more storage starting to show up in the form of Flash memory that is directly attached to the server, traditional storage vendors are starting to have an issue with relevancy…NetApp this week moved to address that issue head on with its first foray into server-side technologies.
The firm also revealed that it has signed a reseller deal with enterpriseSSD vendor Fusion IO, which hints strongly that Netapp's SAN boxes using Flash Accel will incorporate Fusion IO's PCI-Express SSDs.