NetApp is introducing a FAS 3160 in the middle of its mid-range FAS 3000 storage array line. As rumoured back in September the FAS 3160 fits between the entry-level FAS 3140 and high-end 3170 products. The previous 3020 entry-level machine is being 'end-of-lifed', leaving just the two 3100 products. Competing Clariion and AMS …
3000-series and 3100-series
"The previous 3020 entry-level machine is being 'end-of-lifed', leaving just the two 3100 products."
The 3020 is from the 3000-series line, not the 3100-series. There are two 3000-series products left, the 3040 and the 3070. The 3100-series now has three products, 3140, 3160 and 3170. A look at NetApp's product pages could have told you that.
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My understanding, from NetApp, is that the 3040 and 3070 were replaced by the 3140 and 3170. The 3020 was kept on as the entry level to the 3000/3100 line. It is going away leaving a 2-model line-up and the previously presumed gap for a mid-range 3100 model. Now along comes the 3160 and we have a 3-model 3100 line.
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