NetApp FlexArray – Now Delivering SDS for HP Arrays

By Jon Jacob, Product Marketing Manager, FlexArray and All-Flash FAS, NetApp

Everyone wants to get more value from their purchases – whether it’s their personal buys or their business investments– and FlexArray Storage Virtualization Software now let’s you get more value by expanding storage support to include HP arrays.

Since its launch in February, FlexArray has been a strong addition to NetApp's portfolio for Software Defined Storage (SDS), with greater than expected customer adoption. Building on 10-years of experience with V-Series, FlexArray enables our FAS8000 systems to virtualize storage arrays, increasing the flexibility and ROI of those existing investments.

Arrays Supported by FlexArray on FAS8000:

EMC, HP, HDS, NetApp E-Series

Now FlexArray can virtualize HP arrays – 3PAR, EVA, and XP – in addition to EMC, Hitachi, and NetApp E-Series. Once configured, these arrays become part of a NetApp scale-out cluster based on Data ONTAP, with all of the advantages:

  • Unifying and simplifying IT operations
  • Delivering proven efficiency and ROI
  • Providing superior storage functionality and performance

Through the years, customers have used FlexArray and V-Series for a wide range of use cases:

  • Increasing speed and space efficiency of dev/test
  • Improving backup and recovery
  • Adding SAN/NAS gateway
  • Accelerating workload performance 

A growing opportunity is with connecting to the cloud. Used as storage behind FAS8000 systems with FlexArray, the legacy arrays become cloud-ready storage that has proven cloud integration and dynamic data portability of Data ONTAP.

FlexArray, the industry’s only unified storage virtualization platform, has made it easier to get more value out of your HP arrays. Take a look at how it can improve your operations by integrating your existing storage into a NetApp environment powered by Data ONTAP.

For more information on NetApp FlexArray, click here.


This is great.. for HP partners. When can we hope to have the same level of support for the IBM Storwize family ?

There are compellent business cases in the area