TMCNet:  NetApp announces enhancements to NetApp E-Series platform

[November 28, 2012]

NetApp announces enhancements to NetApp E-Series platform

Nov 28, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- NetApp, Inc., a provider of storage and data management solutions, has announced enhancements to its NetApp E-Series platform, designed for high-performance applications and data-intensive workflows. The updated E-Series platform forms a foundation for performance-optimized application workflows in critical vertical markets, including healthcare, security, media and entertainment, and high-performance computing markets such as oil and gas, manufacturing, and government.


The new features, in the latest update to the NetApp SANtricity storage management software for E-Series, include the addition of SSD cache for improved performance, a broadening of network interface support for E5400 storage system for increased connectivity and network flexibility, and new mirroring and replication services for greater data protection.

The enhanced platform provides NetApp and our OEM partners with a trusted foundation for building storage systems that deliver performance for the most challenging big data workloads.

Organizations dealing with large, complex datasets can accelerate their workflows with new SSD cache capabilities in the NetApp E-Series platform. SSD cache enables customers to automatically store blocks of hot data on solid-state drives for rapid access that improves application performance. For capacity or retention requirements, less often accessed data is stored on more cost-effective, larger-capacity HDDs.

SSD cache enables intelligent storage tiering and provides faster access to critical application data and cost-effective density for longer retention periods. By providing streamlined access to the right storage medium for the right use at the right time, the E-Series platform enables OEMs to build performance-optimized, high-capacity, cost-effective solutions that accelerate innovation, analysis, and workflows for the most demanding customers.

Having a flexible infrastructure helps organizations adapt as infrastructure needs change. With the E-Series updates, customers and OEMs can now use new 10Gb/s iSCSI and 6Gb/s SAS network interfaces on NetApp E5400 systems, providing the broadest network interface selection available for dedicated workload solutions. These interfaces optimize the customer environment for connecting hosts and extending replication capabilities between E-Series systems.

Enhanced data protection features help E-Series and OEM customers deliver a dedicated, highly available, application-specific infrastructure. Updates include additional mirroring, copy service techniques, and dynamic disk pools to secure data. This security technology enables big data customers to maintain business operations and reduce storage systems costs. The E-Series redundant components, automated path failover, and online administration keep organizations productive.

"NetApp's E-Series platform is deployed in the world's most demanding data-intensive environments," said Brendon Howe, vice president, product and solutions marketing, NetApp. "These dedicated workload environments require proven and versatile storage that delivers high-performance and scale without high cost. With features such as SSD cache support, petabyte-scale capacity, and improved data protection, our E-Series platform will help organizations accelerate innovation and speed insight to action." http://www.datamonitor.com Republication or redistribution, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without prior written consent. Datamonitor shall not be liable for errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon

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