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.
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
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
Each SolidFire storage node includes the Element OS software and is available as an encrypted or non-encrypted appliance.
|Storage Node||Storage Node||Storage Node||Storage Node||Fabric interconnect|
|Drives||(10) 480GB 2.5" SSD||(10) 960GB 2.5" SSD||(10) 1.92TB 2.5" SSD||(10) 3.84TB 2.5" SSD||N/A|
|System Memory / Read Cache||128GB||256GB||384GB||768GB||64GB|
|Raw Capacity||4.8TB / 4.3TB||9.6TB / 8.7TB||19.2TB / 17.4TB||38.4TB / 34.8TB||N/A|
|Effective Capacity*||10 to 20TB / 9 to 18.1TB||10 to 20TB / 9 to 18.1TB||10 to 20TB / 9 to 18.1TB||10 to 20TB / 9 to 18.1TB||N/A|
|Performance per node||50,000 IOPS||50,000 IOPS||100,000 IOPS||100,000 IOPS||N/A|
|Networking||Data - (2) 10GbE SFP+ iSCSI||Data - (2) 10GbE SFP+ iSCSI||Data - (2) 10GbE SFP+ iSCSI||Data - (2) 10GbE SFP+ iSCSI|
|Management||(2) 1GbE RJ45||(2) 1GbE RJ45||(2) 1GbE RJ45||(2) 1GbE RJ45|
|Average Watts||130W to 230W depending on IO load||150W to 275W depending on IO load||300W to 450W depending on IO load||300W to 450W depending on IO load||120W to 200W depending on IO load|
|Weight||17.2Kg (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.