NetApp FAS and All-Flash FAS Scale-Out NAS Systems
NetApp enterprise storage ONTAP 9 operating system, running on the recently released AFF and hybrid FAS systems, is a focus for the company in Las Vegas. It can now deliver many gigabytes per second of video throughput in a single container scaling to many petabytes, the firm claims.
ONTAP 9 provides “outrageously mature” data management tools that improve efficiencies for virtualized application storage and resiliency for content storage, says the company. “It also offers better application performance than other scale-out NAS offerings in most broadcast media workloads,” NetApp claims.
ONTAP 9 is targeted for general on-premises enterprise use. ONTAP Cloud delivers enterprise-class data management in the cloud, and ONTAP Select offers a software-only data management solution. The latest AFF systems offer 15 terabyte SSDs for small-footprint random I/O operations such as broadcast news, transcoding, and VFX rendering. The AFF and hybrid FAS systems both provide always-on operations, even during upgrades and expansions.
The NetApp StorageGRID Webscale is an object store for managing media repositories across space and time. Up to 16 sites can be centrally managed and independently sized to allow operational flexibility and simple expansion. The system can tier content to digital tape or Amazon S3 cloud storage to best leverage cloud economics while minimizing bandwidth charges. Additional features include self-healing data protection, policy-driven lifecycle management, and software-defined storage deployments.
NetApp E-Series is a storage array supported by Quantum, Pixit Media, Scale Logic, and EditShare file systems. It is claimed as the only production storage platform with 99.999 percent reliability. Operations can choose between RAID resiliency schemes, including Dynamic Disk Pools that dramatically reduce disk rebuild time, provide more consistent performance, and eliminate the need for hot or cold spares. Use of flash in hybrid arrays optimizes support for ancillary transcoding and rendering workflows.
The E-Series storage array will be demonstrated in the ATTO booth, SL9611, and the Scale Logic booth, SL5324.
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