NetApp Unveils New All-Flash Storage Array Designed to Accelerate High-Performance for Enterprise-Grade SAN Applications

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Storage solutions vendor NetApp has announced the NetApp EF560 all-flash array with improvements in storage performance to offer the absolute and consistent latency, bandwidth and IOPS critical to enterprise database and analytics applications. Additionally, the company introduced the new NetApp E5600 hybrid array which leverages the flash optimizations of the EF560 in hybrid configurations using both solid-state drives and conventional disk drives.

“New deployments of server platforms, CPUs, operating systems and enterprise applications are driving IT leaders to rebalance their data center infrastructure and storage performance is a key success factor with these upgrades,” said George Kurian, executive vice president of Product Operations at NetApp. “Our new high-performance all-flash EF560 is exactly what enterprises need to serve their customers faster and provide a better overall user experience.”

netapp-cloud-storageThe hybrid E5600 storage array would deliver increased performance and reliability for more capacity-intensive SAN applications including data warehousing, email and backup. The EF560 and E5600 are available now.

  • NetApp EF560 All-Flash Array – Applications that control key business operations such as databases, analytics and OLTP require both absolute performance and consistent response times in order to speed customer response times, deliver actionable results more quickly, and reach decisions faster. The NetApp EF560 would maximize the value of flash to provide the top SPC-1 Price-Performance value for a storage array with an average response time of under one millisecond.
  • NetApp E5600 Hybrid Array – The E5600 is the newest hybrid entry in the E-Series family offering a mix of flash and disk to provide cost-effective performance for more capacity-intensive applications such as email, SharePoint, HPC, OLAP, data warehouse and video. The E5600 would seamlessly scale to petabytes.

Both the all-flash EF560 and the hybrid E5600 are supported with the latest NetApp SANtricity 8.20 software. NetApp SANtricity 8.20 features multi-core performance and online disk firmware upgrades. And, for database administrators, the all-flash EF560 and hybrid E5600 also offer integration with database management software including Oracle Enterprise Manager, VMware vSphere, Microsoft Systems Center and Splunk.

Additionally, NetApp OnCommand Insight storage management software provides operational best practices for capacity planning and storage utilization. For private cloud deployments, NetApp provides OpenStack block storage (Cinder) drivers for the all-flash EF560 and hybrid E5600 arrays.