NetApp SolidFire Guaranteed Performance
In the Next Generation Data Center, raw performance is only half of the solution.
Only NetApp SolidFire combines raw flash performance with the elegance and control of fine-grain Quality of Service (QoS) making guaranteed storage performance a reality.
Just like virtualized capacity, only way better.
Within a NetApp SolidFire storage array, performance and capacity are presented as independent unified pools that are entirely separate from one another. Each storage volume within the system can be allocated an exact amount of capacity and performance, both of which can be changed on-the-fly without migrating data or impacting performance.
Allocate, manage and guarantee storage performance.
Only with NetApp SolidFire, manage performance predictably and independent of capacity.
NetApp SolidFire's patent-pending Performance Virtualization technology allows for the fine-grain allocation of performance without incurring the capacity sprawl and low utilization rates common with traditional disk-based systems.
I/O operations per-second that are always available to the volume. Ensures guaranteed performance regardless of system condition or application activity.
I/O operations per-second that a volume can process over a sustained period of time.
I/O operations per- second that a volume will be allowed to process during a spike in demand. Particularly effective for uneven and latency sensitive workloads.
Eliminate Noisy Neighbors
Degraded performance from one application spike in a typical multi-tenant infrastructure
When multiple applications share the same storage infrastructure, they also share storage performance (both IOPS and bandwidth). One application – or “noisy neighbor” – can easily consume an unfair share of the resources. Leaving mere scraps for others. NetApp SolidFire’s QoS settings eliminate resource contention and variable application performance caused by Noisy Neighbors.
Each volume on the system has been assigned to one of the four levels, providing predictable performance for each application and eliminating the global effect of noisy neighbor activity.
Set firm performance SLAs, for internal and external customers.
With guaranteed storage performance comes firm performance SLAs. This capability has become a key differentiator for public cloud service providers, opening up the opportunity to host a broad range of performance sensitive and business critical applications. Many enterprises are doing the same, offering performance SLAs to internal customers, aiding the migration of applications to a more cost-effective and predictable storage infrastructure.
Guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) at the core
Predictable storage performance to thousands of applications, guaranteed.
Quality of Service is not a feature. It's an architecture.
A system design choice that must be considered from the very beginning. True QoS delivers predictable performance natively, without having to “optimize” or “organize” data layouts to achieve it. Rate limiting, prioritization schemes and tiering algorithms are all afterthoughts which attempt to overcome limitations in storage systems that were never designed to deliver predictable performance in the first place.