NetApp SolidFire

NetApp SolidFire

All Flash Storage

NetApp SolidFire is a scale-out high performance all-flash storage system built for the next generation data centre that can not only support thousands of applications within a multi-tenant shared infrastructure, but also guarantee their performance through its volume-level Quality of Service (QoS) controls. In addition, inline data reduction techniques and system-wide automation create substantial capital and operating cost savings relative to traditional disk and basic all-flash storage systems.

NetApp SolidFire

Why NetApp SolidFire

The agility, efficiency, and scalability benefits demonstrated from cloud computing infrastructure have raised the bar on expectations for IT service delivery. The pressure is on IT to: • Rapidly deploy applications and service • Provide more agile and scalable infrastructure • Increase application performance and predictability • Enable automation and end-user self service • Raise operational efficiency and reduce cost SolidFire is architected from the ground up to be the storage foundation of next-generation data centers.

Key Element OS Features Scalable

  • Incrementally grow from 10’s of TBs to multiple PBs
  • Non-disruptive scaling with no downtime
  • Mix node sizes within the same cluster
  • Predictable
  • Guarantee performance to every volume with fine-grain QoS settings
  • Manage performance in real-time without impacting other volumes
  • Allocate storage performance independent of capacity
  • Automated
  • Comprehensive APIs and management integrations
  • Automatic data distribution and load balancing
  • Always-on, inline storage efficiencies include global deduplication, compression and thin provisioning
  • Protected
  • SnapMirror replication across the Data Fabric to FAS systems for disaster recovery
  • Native integrated backup and recovery with real-time replication (Async and sync)
  • Helix RAID-less data protection

NetApp SolidFire Benefits

Consolidate Reduce cost and complexity by safely consolidating mission-critical applications onto a single storage platform. Automate Increase productivity with deep infrastructure integrations. Scale  Dynamically scale storage resources to meet business demands.

All with Guaranteed Performance

NetApp SolidFire Node Specifications

Each SolidFire storage node includes the Element OS software and is available as an encrypted or non-encrypted appliance.

SF4805SF9605SF19210SF38410FC Node
Storage NodeStorage NodeStorage NodeStorage NodeFabric interconnect
Drives(10) 480GB 2.5" SSD(10) 960GB 2.5" SSD(10) 1.92TB 2.5" SSD(10) 3.84TB 2.5" SSDN/A
System Memory / Read Cache128GB256GB384GB768GB64GB
Raw Capacity4.8TB / 4.3TB9.6TB / 8.7TB19.2TB / 17.4TB38.4TB / 34.8TBN/A
Effective Capacity*10 to 20TB / 9 to 18.1TB10 to 20TB / 9 to 18.1TB10 to 20TB / 9 to 18.1TB10 to 20TB / 9 to 18.1TBN/A
Performance per node50,000 IOPS50,000 IOPS100,000 IOPS100,000 IOPSN/A
NetworkingData - (2) 10GbE SFP+ iSCSIData - (2) 10GbE SFP+ iSCSIData - (2) 10GbE SFP+ iSCSIData - (2) 10GbE SFP+ iSCSI
Management(2) 1GbE RJ45(2) 1GbE RJ45(2) 1GbE RJ45(2) 1GbE RJ45
Average Watts130W to 230W depending on IO load150W to 275W depending on IO load300W to 450W depending on IO load300W to 450W depending on IO load120W to 200W depending on IO load
Weight17.2Kg (38lbs)17.2Kg (38lbs)17.2Kg (38lbs)17.2Kg (38lbs)16.3Kg (36lbs)

Two 4ft C13 to C14 power cords included per node (storage nodes and FC nodes). While NetApp provides one power cord type and length with shipment, customers can procure the power cords of their choice from outside vendors. * SolidFire’s Effective capacity calculation accounts for Helix data protection, system overhead and global efficiencies including compression, deduplication and thin provisioning. SolidFire customers typically achieve an effective capacity range of 5x to 10x the usable capacity depending on application workloads.

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