After revamping the big model of its entry-level FAS 2000 arrays last November NetApp has boosted the smaller model and introduced combined flash-disk storage volumes. The FAS2220 slots in under the 2240 and its 432TB capacity, storing up to 180TB and starting at less than $8,000. It runs on the latest version of Data ONTAP, v8. …
A good response to EMC bulking up the VNXe and giving it Unisphere. EMC definately fired a shot with it's remote office management suite.
Competition is good.
NetApp: "50 per cent lower capacity guaranteed."
Does it claim to be 50% slower as well?
Re: NetApp: "50 per cent lower capacity guaranteed."
Yeah, they could have worded that quite a lot better.
I think they mean A-SIS would reduce capacity requirements by 50% over rivals.
As far as performance goes, the new bottom end FAS2220 is faster than the 3-year-old midrange FAS3140's I've got here. More cache and more cores, according the the website.
To clarify, "cluster" in this context means scale-out cluster or C-Mode. All FAS models (including the old FAS2020) have supported dual-controller HA clusters for a long time now. Also when they say 8 GigE and 4 SAS ports they mean 4 and 2 per controller.
> "NetApp is the only vendor offering this unique intelligent caching approach in the entry-level storage market."
What about the other guys other there... Nimble, Tintri etc? Getting haughty aren't we, NetApp?
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