NetApp has refreshed its three mid-range FAS arrays, giving customers two models with speed and capacity increases and perhaps leaving room for a future top-end 3200. The company has three mainstream dual-controller FAS array product lines: the entry-level FAS2000s, the medium FAS3000s and the high-end FAS6000s. The FAS2000s …
More unexplained acronyms. Excellent!
Fibre Attached Storage. Bit of a misnomer as the shelves are now connected by SAS and NetApp promote FCoE , ISCSI and NFS over 10GbE.
Fabric Attached Storage.....
Feedme a squirrel
getting more ready for cluster mode
Back when the 3270's came out cluster mode was for NFS bulk storage
Now with Ontap 8.1 cluster modes becoming their main development platform so large storage arrays aren't so important because thier preferred setup lets you can now split a volume over several nodes.
I wouldn't be surprised if all these new versions had 10GigE interfaces on the chassis - that'd prove these puppies were designed to run in cluster mode.
Re: getting more ready for cluster mode
They don't. 10GbE and 8 Gb FC are available as expansion cards, presumably so people don't have to pay for them if they don't need them.
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