Flexible, scalable and optimised for AI

Capable of 100Gb InfiniBand, or 100Gb NVMe over InfiniBand, the NetApp EFseries makes an ideal partner for the HPC and deep learning appliances, such as the NVIDIA DGX-1 where speed of the storage platform is key.

The midrange NetApp EF570 all-flash array is an all-SSD storage system that can turbocharge access to your data and increase its value. Requiring just 2U of rack space, the EF570 all-flash array combines extreme IOPS, sub-100 microsecond response times, and up to 21GBps of bandwidth with leading, enterprise-proven availability features, including:

Redundant components with automated failover

Intuitive storage management with comprehensive tuning functions

Advanced monitoring and diagnostics with proactive repair

NVMe over Fabrics support, providing lowest latency and investment protection

NetApp SANtricity Snapshot technology, volume copy, and remote mirroring for data protection

SANtricity Cloud Connector, enabling backup to the cloud and data mobility across NetApp systems

The all-flash midrange NetApp EF600, NetApp’s first all-NVMe EF-Series platform, can accelerate access to your data so you can derive value from it faster. The EF600 doubles the performance of SAS all-flash arrays. You can accelerate write IOPS and read/write throughput with an end-to-end NVMe storage platform that’s purpose-built for high-performance workloads. Get the most powerful performance, smart value, and trusted simplicity in dense, 2U enterprise packaging to derive faster, more actionable results. Unlock the value in your data and rapidly develop insights that were previously unrealistic for performance-sensitive workloads such as Oracle databases, real-time analytics, and high-performance computing applications on top of a BeeGFS high-performance parallel file system. The EF600 all-flash array combines extreme IOPS, response times of less than 100 microseconds, and up to 44GBps of bandwidth with leading, enterprise-proven availability features, including:

NVMe/IB, NVMe/RoCE, and NVMe/FC support, offering low latency and superior investment protection

Redundant components with automated failover

Intuitive storage management with comprehensive tuning functions

Full-function SANtricity Web Services embedded REST API

NetApp SANtricity Snapshot technology, volume copy, and remote mirroring for data protection

SANtricity Cloud Connector, enabling backup to the cloud and data mobility across NetApp systems

Specifications

NetApp® EF600 All-Flash Array NetApp® EF570 All-Flash Array NetApp® EF280 All-Flash Array
IPOS 2,000,000 IOPS 1,000,000 IOPS 300,000 IOPS
AVERAGE LATANCY <100µs up to 200,000 4K random write IOPS
<100µs up to 150,000 4K random read IOPS
<250µs up to 2,000,000 4K random read IOPS
<100µs up to 185,000 4K random write IOPS
<140µs up to 100,000 4K random read IOPS
<200µs up to 800,000 4K random read IOPS
<300µs up to 1,000,000 4K random read IOPS
N/A
SUSTAINED THROUGHPUT Up to 44GBps Up to 21GBps Up to 10GBps
MAXIMUM DRIVES 24 120 (EF570 with 4 expansion shelves) 96 (EF280 with 3 DE224C expansion shelves)
MAXIMUM RAW CAPACITY 360TB 1.8PB 1.5PB

NetApp AFF A-Series All-Flash Arrays

AFF A-Series systems support end-to-end NVMe technologies, from NVMe-attached SSDs to front-end NVMe over Fibre Channel (NVMe/FC) host connectivity. These systems deliver the industry’s lowest latency for an enterprise all-flash array, making them a superior choice for driving the most demanding workloads and AI/DL applications. With a simple software upgrade to the modern NVMe/FC SAN infrastructure, you can drive more workloads with faster response times, without disruption or data migration.

Accelerate Applications

Speed up your critical applications with the industry’s fastest end-to-end NVMe enterprise all-flash array.

Accelerate artificial intelligence and machine learning applications with lowest latency.

Support 2 times more workloads and cut application response time in half with a modern NVMe-based SAN infrastructure.

Rescue Data Center Costs

Minimize your data center footprint by storing up to 2PB of data in a 4U compact system.

Save SSD storage by 5 to 10 times with inline data reduction technologies.

Reduce power and cooling, rack space, and support costs dramatically.

Simplify IT Operations

Unify data services across SAN and NAS environments, both on the premises and in the cloud.

Set up and configure a complete system and serve data within 10 minutes.

Safeguard your data with best-in-class integrated data protection and seamless cloud backup and recovery.

Specifications

AFF A800 AFF A700s AFF A700 AFF A320 AFF A300 AFF A220
BEST FOR Most demanding workloads requiring ultra-low latency Performance-driven workloads and data center requiring small foot-print Performance-driven workloads and data centers requiring maximum expandability Enterprise applications that require the best performance at value Enterprise applications that require performance and scalability Mid-size businesses that require balanced performance and cost
MAXIMUM SCALE-OUT 24 Nodes 24 Nodes 24 Nodes 24 Nodes 24 Nodes 24 Nodes
MAXIMUM SSD 2880 2592 5760 576 4608 1728
MAX EFFECTIVE CAPACITY 316.3PB 316.3PB 702.7PB 35PB 562.2PB 193.3PB
CONTROLLER CHASSIS FORM FACTOR 4U 4U 8U 2U 3U 2U

Get started in AI faster

Eliminate guesswork with a validated reference architecture that detangles design complexity. With NetApp ONTAP AI proven architecture, you’ll also reduce overall costs while accelerating AI innovation and productivity. At the heart of ONTAP AI is the NVIDIA DGX-1 supercomputer, a fully-integrated hardware and software turnkey system that is purpose-built for DL. The DGX platform leverages the NVIDIA GPU Cloud Deep Learning Software Stack, which is optimized for maximum GPU accelerated DL performance. NetApp AFF systems keep data flowing to DL processes with the industry’s fastest and most flexible all flash storage, featuring the world’s first end-to-end NVMe technologies. The A800 is capable of feeding data to NVIDIA DGX-1 systems up to 4 times faster than competing solutions.

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