Both storage systems are part of NetApps FAS3000 series, supporting file services, FC SAN, IP SAN and many network configurations.
They also focus on scalability, continuous availability and ease of management. At present, the FAS3000 series is composed of the FAS3020 and the FAS3050.
Both have a storage capacity of up to 84TB and 336 disks, and both are designed to be used for enterprise application infrastructures, such as database, e-mail and messaging, and disaster recovery solutions.
Along with the FAS3000 series, NetApp announced two new V-Series virtualization. Unlike the FAS3000 series, the V-Series works in conjunction with other vendors storage systems.
NetApp executives say the V-Series greatly improves performance, scalability and manageability. The products are designed to be combined with NetApps Data ONTAP 7G software. With both systems, the 3020 supports 50TB, while the 3050 supports 84TB. In general, the 3050 has 60 to 70 percent more performance, in terms of throughput and response time, than the 3020, said Suresh Vasudevan, vice president of product marketing.