NetApp Hyper Converged Infrastructure
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Introducing NetApp Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) — break free from the limits of today’s hyper converged infrastructure solutions to deliver guaranteed performance, increased agility, and easy automation. Your Bridge to the Next-Generation Data Center. Transform your IT infrastructure with the enterprise-scale hyper converged infrastructure solution from NetApp. Run multiple applications with guaranteed performance to confidently deploy NetApp HCI across your entire data center. Break free from the limits of today’s hyper converged infrastructure solutions that can’t consolidate all of your workloads, force you to scale in ways that strand resources, and throttle the performance required by next-generation applications. Stop making compromises, and instead, focus on innovation that can transform you into a data-centric organization.

NetApp is delivering on all of the promises of Hyper Converged Infrastructure. Now you can run multiple applications with guaranteed performance to confidently deploy HCI across your entire data center. Unleash the true power of your infrastructure by simplifying management and independently scaling both compute and storage resources. And NetApp Hyper Converged Infrastructure is Data Fabric ready out-of-the box so you can access all your data across any cloud — public, private or hybrid. Transform and empower your IT organization so you can move faster, drive operational efficiency, and reduce costs. Realize the true promise of an enterprise-scale hyper converged solution with NetApp HCI. One of the biggest challenges in any data center is delivering predictable performance, especially in the face of proliferating applications and workloads — many of which can be extremely resource intensive.

Confidently Deploy All Your Applications

One of the biggest challenges in any data center is delivering predictable performance, especially in the face of proliferating applications and workloads — many of which can be extremely resource intensive. Any time you have multiple applications sharing the same infrastructure, the potential exists for one application to interfere with the performance of another. Important applications, such as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and database applications, have very different I/O patterns that tend to impact one another. NetApp Hyper Converged Infrastructure provides the solution for IT predictability challenges with unique Quality of Service (QoS) limits that allow the granular control of every application, eliminating noisy neighbors, meeting unique performance needs, and satisfying all performance SLAs.

Transform And Empower Your IT Operations

The holy grail of IT is to automate all routine tasks, eliminating the risk of user error associated with manual operations, while freeing up resources to focus on higher value assignments that drive business. NetApp Hyper Converged Infrastructure allows IT departments to become more agile and responsive by simplifying Day 0 deployment and ongoing management from Day 1 forward. The NetApp Deployment Engine (NDE) eliminates the majority of manual steps it takes to deploy infrastructure while the vCenter plug-in makes management with the VMware environment simple and intuitive. Finally, a robust suite of APIs enables seamless integration into higher-level management, orchestration, backup, and disaster-recovery tools. Enterprises are under tremendous pressure to harness today’s wealth of data and apply it to create new value across the entire organization — all with limited time, skills, and budget.
NetApp Hyper Converged Infrastructure

AFF All-Flash

Designed specifically for Flash, the AFF A series All-Flash systems deliver industry-leading performance, capacity density, scalability, security, and network connectivity in dense form factors. With the addition of a new entry-level system, the new AFF A series family extends enterprise-grade Flash to midsize businesses and to fit any budget. At up to 7M IOPS per cluster with sub millisecond latency, they are the fastest All-Flash arrays built on a true unified scale-out architecture. The AFF A series allows customers to complete twice the work at half the latency as compared with the previous generation of AFF systems.

As the industry’s first All-Flash arrays to provide both 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40GbE) and 32Gb Fibre Channel connectivity, AFF A series systems eliminate the bandwidth bottlenecks that are increasingly moved to network from storage as Flash gets faster and faster. NetApp has been leading the All-Flash storage innovations with the latest SSD technologies. As the first All-Flash array to support 15TB SSDs, AFF systems, with the introduction of the A series, also become the first to use MSW SSDs, which further increase the usable capacity of SSDs significantly


Secure your intellectual property and confidential information, comply with industry and government regulations, and preserve your reputation by avoiding a publicized data security breach. Safeguard your data with enterprise-grade continuous data protection for NetApp-to-NetApp and heterogeneous deployments. Choose NetApp backup and recovery solutions to safeguard your critical data. Drive operational efficiencies by reducing backup time, improving data recovery, and cutting infrastructure, tape, and administrative costs.

Direct backups between NetApp systems minimize the need for external infrastructure and appliances. Increase your application availability with our industry-leading ability to failover to a Snapshot copy. NetApp FlexClone technology leverages Snapshot copies for development and testing. NetApp backups transfer only new or changed blocks — shrinking your backup windows, minimizing network traffic, and reducing disk capacity requirements by up to 90%.

Hybrid Flash

NetApp Hybrid Flash Storage Arrays E-Series systems running SANtricity are built for dedicated, high-bandwidth applications like data analytics, video surveillance, and disk-based backup that need simple, fast, reliable SAN storage. Accelerate your data analytics by 50% or more to deliver business insights — and results — faster. Build your data lake on the most open, scalable platform in the industry. Maximize Hybrid Flash performance and price. Support high-IOPS or bandwidth-intensive applications with the same system.

Gain the performance efficiency you need. Run dedicated apps on NetApp Hybrid Flash Storage Arrays E-Series. Examine the compelling data-protection and reliability benefits of NetApp Hybrid Flash Storage Arrays E-Series. Achieve consistent high performance. Access your data more frequently. Scale with compute and storage decoupled. Run applications — like Couchbase and MongoDB — with up to 33% less infrastructure compared to commodity servers. Power video-surveillance, cyber-security, and HPC workloads to achieve optimum levels.

ONTAP FlashEssentials

FlashEssentials is what’s boosting the performance and efficiency of AFF. It encapsulates flash innovations and optimization technologies based on the flash — suited WAFL file system in ONTAP software, including coalesced writes to free blocks, maximizing performance and the longevity of flash media. A random read I/O processing path that is designed from the ground up for flash. A highly parallelized processing architecture that promotes consistent low latency.

Enhanced built-in quality of service (QoS) that safeguards. SLAs in multi workload and multitenant environments. Inline data reduction technologies, including inline compression, inline deduplication, and inline data compaction, that reduce the SSD storage required and total spending on flash systems. NetApp ONTAP and OnCommand management software provide automated tools to further simplify management of storage operations.

Unified Flash

With NetApp AFF, your investment is protected if your performance and capacity needs change or if your cloud strategy evolves in the future. NetApp AFF systems eliminate performance silos in your datacenter. They seamlessly cluster with hybrid FAS systems, enabling workloads to transparently move between high-performance tiers and low-cost capacity tiers. Seamlessly adapt as your needs change with the only all-flash array that allows you to intermix different controllers, SSD sizes, and next-generation technologies so your investment is protected.

AFF is data fabric ready, with proven cloud connectivity. FabricPool allows you to move data automatically between AFF and the cloud storage tiers to maximize performance and reduce overall storage cost. Optimize data management for enterprise workload environments with leading application integration into Oracle, Microsoft, VMware, SAP, OpenStack, and much more.