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NetApp E5400 Storage System – Product Brief

This document is retired and no longer updated. Please see the NetApp EF5700 for the most current product information. Updated January 2nd, 2015 with minor changes. Concise and unbiased 7-page overview of the features and functionality of NetApp E5400/5500.

The NetApp E5400 Storage System comes from the Engenio group at NetApp and consist of a dual controller system up to 384 drives with performance and features to meet the block storage requirements for open systems. The E5400 is an OEM product for NetApp and also offered as part of integrated solutions.  The systems provides advanced features that have evolved over time to provide high-value capabilities to customers.  As a system that combines high performance with advanced features, the E Series meets a wide-range of demands in the market.  As a high performance system, the E5400 supports Fibre Channel, SAS, iSCSI, and InfiniBand connectivity.

The NetApp E5400 is a high performance storage systems implemented with the traditional dual controller architecture. Used in performance demanding environments with need for high availability, the E5400 provide connectivity to hosts using Fibre Channel or InfiniBand.   The system is seen for many usage areas including as SAN attached and direct attached storage in high performance computing and big data analytics environments as well as in traditional SAN environments offered through a number of OEMs.

The NetApp E5400 used as high performance block storage systems should continue with enhancements to the storage system which include moves to faster processor as they become available, increased cache, and support for faster disk drives and solid state disks.

NetApp E5400 Product Brief includes:

  • Product highlights
  • Usage and characteristics
  • Technical specifications
  • Overview of advance features and architecture
  • Strength and weaknesses

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