NetApp SolidFire Scale-Out
The World's Most Scalable Primary Storage System.
Performance and Capacity. In Perfect Balance.
Today’s all-flash arrays provide noteworthy performance. But their available capacity and inability to scale is severely limited. This limits most flash arrays to only the most performance-sensitive workloads.
But NetApp SolidFire storage systems combine all flash performance with the capacity and cost effectiveness of disk, making the system suitable to a broad set of enterprise applications. With NetApp SolidFire’s scale-out architecture, you simply manage flexible pools of capacity and performance, eliminating storage islands and the need to deploy different architectures for different workloads.
Easily mix capacity, performance, and protocols within a single all-flash array
Mixed-Node Cluster Support
- Protect your investment and eliminate forklift upgrades by leveraging new technologies in a single cluster with existing NetApp SolidFire storage nodes
- Mix different capacity, performance and protocols within the same cluster to ease infrastructure transitions
- Reshape capacity and performance resource pools as business needs evolve
Bottom line, NetApp SolidFire Scale-Out architecture offers you:
Non-disruptive system expansion / contraction
Expanding a NetApp SolidFire system is as simple as adding 1U storage nodes to an established cluster - all without disrupting service or compromising volume level Quality of Service (QoS) settings.
As nodes are added to a cluster, each delivers an exact amount of additional performance and capacity for a predictable pattern of linear scalability. Data is automatically redistributed in the background across all nodes in the cluster, maintaining perfect balance as the system grows.
Instant resource availability
When new nodes are added to the storage system, their additional capacity and performance resources are added to the overall resources of the cluster. Once added, the additional capacity and performance resources are instantly available to each and every volume within the system - eliminating the need to reallocate volumes over new drives.
Seamless generational upgrades: The end of data migration
Imagine a storage system that never requires a full-scale generational upgrade. With NetApp SolidFire, new nodes with more capacity and performance are simply added to the established cluster, while old nodes are removed and retired. No rebalancing, restriping or volume re-allocation required. And all Quality of Service (QoS) settings remain enforced.
Predictable scale. Without performance degradation.
Simplify storage planning and scale.
The NetApp SolidFire storage system leverages a true Scale-Out architecture that delivers consistent linear scalability of both capacity and performance as the system grows.
Initial implementations begin with a simple 5 node / 5U cluster configuration and scale out easily via 1U node increments, allowing customers to add performance and capacity resources as needs dictate. Eliminate multi-year capacity and performance projections and scale on demand.
- New nodes added as demand dictates
- Performance and capacity instantly available to all volumes
- Additions and removals made without downtime
Systems at Scale.
|Cluster Size||4 Nodes||10 Nodes||20 Nodes||40 Nodes||60 Nodes||80 Nodes||100 Nodes|
|4K Random IOPS||SF2405/SF4805||200K||500K||1.0M||2.0M||3.0M||4.0M||5.0M|
|kW at max IO Load||SF2405/SF4805||0.7kW||1.8kW||3.6kW||7kW||11kW||14kW||18kW|
* NetApp SolidFire's SF3010 / SF6010 / SF9010 Storage System is scalable from 5 to 100 nodes. Groupings of 5, 20,40, and 100 nodes are provided above as examples of system scale.
** Effective capacity calculation incorporates data protection and use of NetApp SolidFire's data reduction algorithms.