NetApp Rolls Out E-Series of Data Storage Appliances
The E-Series, part of NetApp’s portfolio of block-based, performance-optimized storage appliances, offers Dynamic Disk Pools and the AutoSupport tool.Storage specialist NetApp introduced two hardware platforms, the EF550 all-flash array and the E2700 for small remote or branch offices, and updated a third, the E5500, with enhanced performance, density and modular flexibility. The EF550's scale-up architecture is designed to provide more data access to low-latency performance while remote replication helps enable business-critical applications to be better protected at a remote site. Key applications include database, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and Web services. The E-Series, part of NetApp’s portfolio of block-based, performance-optimized storage appliances, offers Dynamic Disk Pools, Intelligent Cache Tiering with solid state drive (SSD) cache, the company’s AutoSupport tool and remote replication in a simple array. With the E2700, NetApp, by introducing 12G SAS technology, greatly accelerated the appliance’s application performance and allowed IT departments to add storage capacity as their organizations grow without reconfiguring running applications. The appliance also includes support of fabric controller (FC), Internet small computer system interface (iSCSI) and SAS.
"Our product innovation strategy is to deliver the industry's leading portfolio of cloud-integrated and flash-accelerated storage and data management solutions. These solutions satisfy our customers' needs for their multiple workloads and deployment models—either dedicated or as part of a shared infrastructure,” George Kurian, executive vice president of product operations for NetApp, said in a statement. By expanding our EF-Series all-flash arrays and E-Series platforms, we are meeting growing market demand for dense, performance-oriented architectures and delivering superior performance, reliability, efficiency and scale."