By Jon Jacob, Product Marketing Manager; Ling Wang, Product Marketing Manager
When buying an all-flash system, it’s important to look at what you’re actually getting today:
With NetApp all-flash FAS systems, you’re getting high speed, low latency performance AND leading data management functionality that helps you tackle complicated business requirements. And since it has already been proven extensively in customer deployments, you can trust that you aren’t putting critical operations on a platform that may or may not deliver on uptime promises.
For example, one vendor in this space just recently introduced replication to help customers protect their environment. While that is a good addition, the functionality is limited and only replicates to another all-flash array (that’s a super expensive DR strategy!)
Other all-flash arrays can only support HA pairs and have limited scaling. For instance, a vendor just introduced a configuration that scales to 250TB.
Another vendor can only integrate with all-flash nodes.
Many vendors only offer all-flash systems for FC and iSCSI
Vendors talk about their new high availability capabilities.
With all-flash FAS systems, you know you’re getting high performance and low latency combined with leading data management of Data ONTAP. Plus, all-flash FAS delivers proven, leading capabilities that customers need today – that other vendors have penciled in on their roadmap and wish they had right now.
So it is no surprise that NetApp’s all-flash FAS won the honor of CRN’s “10 Coolest Flash Storage Products of 2014 (So Far).” Delivering a stunning 2M IOPS and consistent sub-millisecond latency, the all-flash configuration of the new FAS8080 EX, the fastest-performing FAS platform launched in June, is sure to impress buyers looking for extreme performance.
With an unmatched comprehensive flash portfolio, NetApp is leading the key conversations in flash storage industry. The upcoming Flash Memory Summit on August 5 - 7 features many NetApp’s speakers and panelists. Just to give you a glimpse -
Read more about all-flash FAS at netapp.com here. Some additional blogs on all-flash solutions can be found below:
Plus, learn how all-flash FAS fits into our broad portfolio of flash solutions, including EF-Series and hybrid systems. See you at Flash Memory Summit!