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NetApp ONTAP AI Storage Arrays

 

AFF A-Series Storage Arrays

ONTAP AI is a reference architecture design from NetApp combining AFF A-series storage arrays, NVIDIA DGX A100 Universal AI appliances and NVIDIA Mellanox Ethernet switches for fast connectivity. These elements have been tested and optimised together ensuring a seamless AI training experience, and offers a host of advantages including the following.

Thoroughly tested
Accelerates time to results
Allows independent scaling of compute and storage
Minimizes deployment risks
Eliminates design complexities
Provides a range of storage options for various performance and cost points

The solution comes integrated with Mellanox Spectrum Ethernet switches, which provide the low latency, high density, high performance, and power efficiency demanded by AI environments.

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AFF A-Series Storage Arrays

ONTAP AI is a reference architecture design from NetApp combining AFF A-series storage arrays, NVIDIA DGX A100 Universal AI appliances and NVIDIA Mellanox Ethernet switches for fast connectivity. These elements have been tested and optimised together ensuring a seamless AI training experience, and offers a host of advantages including the following.

  •   A massive throughput of up to 300Gbps and 11.4 million IOPS in a 24-node cluster
  •   30TB solid-state drives (SSDs) with multi-stream write (MSW)
  •   100Gb Ethernet together with 32Gb FC connectivity
  •   High density with 2PB in a 2U drive shelf
  •   Scaling from 364TB (2 nodes) to 74PB (24 nodes)
  •   ONTAP 9.7, with a complete suite of data protection and replication features

AFF A-Series systems, from entry-level to high- end, 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 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.

AFF A-SERIES SYSTEMS
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Feature AFF A800 AFF A700 AFF A400 AFF A250
Best For Most demanding workloads requiring ultra-low latency Performance-driven workloads & mission-critical applications requiring high resiliency Most enterprise applications that require best balance of performance and cost Mid-size business and small enterprises that require simplicity and best value
Maximum Scale Out 24 nodes 24 nodes 24 nodes 24 nodes
Maximum SSDs 2880 5760 5760 576
Maximum Effective Capacity 316.3PB 702.7PB 702.7PB 35PB
Controller Chassis Form Factor 4U 8U 4U 2U
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