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With NetApp SnapMirror Data Replication discover fast, efficient backup and disaster recovery with array-based data replication. Unified data replication protects your business. Transport data seamlessly and efficiently between NetApp storage systems to support both backup and disaster recovery with the same target volume and I/O stream. Simplify data-protection management across the Data Fabric with cross-platform replication — from flash to disk to cloud. Flexible deployment can slash your overall TCO. Replicate between ONTAP devices, regardless of host protocol or media type, as well as between disparate ONTAP versions. Use FlexClone to create thin clone volumes — rapidly, and efficiently — on secondary storage to accelerate application test and development. Leverage native data format on secondary storage for easy, risk-free DR testing using FlexClone. Efficient operations cut network traffic, shrink your storage footprint. Reduce network traffic by only transporting changed data blocks.

Preserve data-reduction benefits on the primary storage during transport — including deduplication, compression, and compaction. Deliver additional inline efficiencies with network compression. NetApp SnapMirror Data Replication offers efficient, array-based replication for backup and disaster recovery across the Data Fabric. Replicate efficiently to another AFF system or to any other NetApp SnapMirror Data Replication supported system for backup and DR. Deploy Software-Defined storage for your remote or branch offices — and in your data center. Leverage FAS systems’ massive scalability for a central backup repository and data multiuse. Maintain data governance and reduce your data-center costs for secondary storage. Replicate data to and from the cloud to support DevOps and cloud-based disaster recovery. Deliver end-to-end Snapshot-based backup to the cloud leveraging NetApp SnapMirror integration with AltaVault.

NetApp SnapMirror Data Replication Software

NetApp SnapMirror Data Replication software is a cost-effective, easy-to-use unified replication solution across the Data Fabric. It replicates data at high speeds over LAN or WAN. You get high data availability and fast data replication for your business-critical applications, such as Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle, in both virtual and traditional environments. When you replicate data to one or more NetApp storage systems and continually update the secondary data, your data is kept current and is available whenever you need it. No external replication servers are required. SnapMirror delivers powerful data management capabilities for virtualization, protecting your critical data while providing the flexibility to move data between locations and storage tiers, including cloud service providers. Integration with Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware technology helps make the benefits of SnapMirror in a physical server environment equally applicable in virtual environments.

Reduce Network Bandwidth Utilization And Storage Footprint

NetApp SnapMirror Data Replication leverages NetApp ONTAP storage efficiencies by sending only changed blocks over the network. NetApp SnapMirror also uses built-in network compression to accelerate data transfers and reduce network bandwidth utilization by up to 70%. With NetApp SnapMirror, you can leverage one thin replication data stream to create a single repository that maintains both the active mirror and prior point-in-time copies, reducing network traffic by up to 50%. In addition to enabling failover to an earlier point in time (to recover from mirrored data corruption or data loss), it also eliminates the need for a separate infrastructure for maintaining backups at the DR site. You can therefore reduce DR site storage costs by up to 40% (because there is only one baseline copy for both).
NetApp SnapMirror

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.