The NetApp EF550 Flash Array is an all solid state system using SSDs (solid state devices) with the same controllers and embedded software as the NetApp E5500 and is an update from the earlier EF540 model. The same features of the E5400 and the controller reliability from the stability and maturity are available with the all-SSD model designated EF550. The EF550 is offered by NetApp and not through the OEM channel.
The NetApp EF550 is a modular sytstem with dual controllers. The advanced features available with the EF550 are common with the NetApp E-Series family and include snapshots, remote replication, transparent volume expansion, and storage pooling with thin provisioning.
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