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NetApp EF570 Flash Array – Product Analysis

Last updated July 14th, 2018 for added NVMe support. Comprehensive 12-page analysis covering architecture, functionality, and performance.

The NetApp EF570 Storage System is an all solid-state system using SSDs (solid-state devices) with the same controllers, embedded software as the NetApp E5500, and is an update from the earlier EF540 and EF550. The same features of the E570 and the controller reliability from the stability and maturity are available with the all-SSD model designated EF570. The EF570 is available directly from NetApp or through its channel partners

Competitive multi-platform distributed storage hardware systems include alternatives such as EMC VNX F7000, IBM Storwize V7000 populated with all SSDs, and Hewlett Packard (HP) 3PAR StoreServ 7450c.

NetApp has continued to provide the high performance systems in their midrange systems line with additions and upgrades to the product line. The EF570 is an all solid-state system built on existing controller and embedded software design that provides advanced features that have evolved over time to provide high-value capabilities to customers. The EF570 meets customer needs for high performance, low-latency storage in accelerating applications such as databases, data acquisition, and data analysis. The high performance and advanced features allow the EF570 Series to meet the demands of primary storage without compromising capabilities. As a high performance system, the EF570 supports Fibre Channel, SAS, iSCSI and InfiniBand connectivity.

NetApp EF570 Flash Array Product Analysis includes:

  • Highlights
  • Overview of system
  • Hardware architecture
  • Software architecture
  • Reliability, Availability, Serviceability features
  • Performance
  • Evaluator Group commentary

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