NetApp brings new mid-range storage system, IT News, ET CIO
Hybrid cloud data services firm NetApp has announced NetApp ONTAP 9.6, a new midrange, end-to-end NVMe AFF A320 storage system and new services for businesses.

According to the company, the cloud-connected flash solutions, coupled with Data Fabric strategy, provide operational efficiency and protection needed to support innovation, add performance and power technologies such as artificial intelligence or 5G networks.

With NetApp solutions, this Data Fabric can deliver applications that engage users and can provide analytics that turns insights into a competitive advantage.

“As enterprises evolve to new, more data-centric business models where data is a key strategic resource, data availability requirements are on the rise,” said Eric Burgener, research vice president, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, IDC.

ONTAP 9.6 includes the following enhancements:

  • Expanded NVMe over Fibre Channel (NVMe/FC) ecosystem now includes VMware ESXi, Microsoft Windows, and Oracle Linux hosts, in addition to Red Hat and SUSE Linux, with storage path resiliency. Organizations can experience NVMe/FC performance for most workloads.
  • FabricPool now supports Google Cloud Platform and Alibaba Cloud, in addition to Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and IBM Cloud Storage. Organizations can lower the cost of primary storage by automatically tiering cold data to any major public cloud or to a NetApp StorageGRID private cloud.
  • NetApp FlexCache software now supports NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, allowing organizations to experience the benefits of FlexCache in hybrid cloud deployments.
  • Over-the-wire encryption for NetApp SnapMirror technology and FlexCache increases security for data replication and remote caching.
  • NetApp MetroCluster IP support for entry-level NetApp AFF and FAS systems now makes business continuity a cost-effective option for organizations, taking advantage of existing customer IP networks between sites.

With AFF A320 system, customers will be able to use the benefits of AFF A8000 NVMe system to the midrange market, which includes: Acceleration of traditional and emerging enterprise applications such as artificial intelligence and deep learning, analytics, and databases with extremely low latency; Reduction in data center costs by consolidating applications with a powerful system; Future-proof their environment with NVMe technology, 100GbE Ethernet, and cloud integration.

“With NetApp ONTAP, organizations can overcome the challenges introduced by these data-intensive technologies and cutting-edge innovations with a powerful solution that maximizes the value that organizations can derive from data,” said, Joel Reich, executive vice president, Storage Systems and Software, NetApp

(Excerpt) Read more Here | 2019-05-13 10:01:03
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