E-Series does not provide dedup as a feature, but it can be used with software that does provide dedup like CommVault's Simpana backup software for example. You can use E-Series drive enclosures behind FAS controllers. The product name for this is Flexarray. With this architecture you can get the best of both worlds, consistent low latency high-perforamance SAN and the rich data management capabilities of ONTAP. FlashRay is a purpose-built all-flash storage array with the new NetApp Mars™ operating system.
The E5600 is an excellent backup to disk target when used with Symantec, CommVualt or Veeam backup software. You can Support SSD, SAS 10k and NL-SAS 7.2k drives in the E5600. Check out the tech specs on NetApp.com
There is no SnapMirror Manager for OnTap type software that can run on SANtricity.
Hopefully quick question. Is it possible to Snapmirror from an E-Series 2824 to a FAS8800. The are both FC and are at different physical locations. There is a 300 MB link between. So I guess Santricity to OnCommand. If not could volumes be copied by another method?