NetApp today announced a new version of clustered Data ONTAP, version 8.2. The new software gives organizations and cloud service providers the capability to rapidly and cost effectively deliver new services and capacity with maximum application uptime.
Nondisruptive operations with greater than five-nines reliability (99.999%), providing continuous data access during scheduled downtime and dynamic load balancing without disruptive data migrations
Seamless scalability with up to 69PB of storage and 24 controller nodes, 49,000 LUNs, 12,000 NAS volumes supporting over 100,000 clients and single container up to 20 PB
Proven storage and operational efficiency within a unified and multi-tenant architecture that meets the needs of enterprises, small, and midsized businesses
New features in 8.2 include:
Quality of Service (QoS):Isolate hot workload, set workload performance maximum; multi-tenant consolidation
Next generation backup: Volume based SnapVault for fast backups, compression and dedupe savings preserved over the network
Better nondisruptive operations:Controller upgrade without volume move maintaining access to data, Support for Microsoft Hyper-V over SMB 3.0 providing continuous availability
Ease of deployment: 1-node cluster, 2-node switchless cluster configuration, 7-Mode to Cluster Migration Services, Improved OnCommand support
Higher scaling: 49,152 LUNs in 8-node cluster, 12,000 volumes in 24-node cluster, Infinite Volume support for NFSv3, 4.1/pNFS and SMB 1.0 file support, 400TB aggregates, 100K NFS clients, Support for Microsoft® BranchCache v2
Virtualization Enhancements:Hyper-V over SMB 3.0 with continuously available shares, VMware vSphere® storage APIs for array integration (VAAI) with block (SAN) protocols
Upcoming SANbytes blog posts will drill down into each of the new features listed above.