NetApp expands FAS line from top to bottom

NetApp announces a monster all-flash capable FAS8080EX for the high-end and a new entry-level FAS2500.

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Published Wed, Jun 18 2014 12:34 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:16 PM CST

While other major storage vendors have quickly entered the all-flash market via acquisitions, NetApp is finally making its mark with the release of the homegrown, brand new FAS8080EX. NetApp claims this new unified storage array is capable of scaling to 4 million IOPS and is configurable as an all-flash array with a capacity of 4.6PB. Alternatively, configured as a hybrid array, it can scale to over 70PB with more than 600 I/O connections.

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In addition to announcing the FAS8080EX, NetApp has also launched a new entry-level system that is also capable of both NAS and SAN, the FAS2500. This new system has expanded flash support that increases performance and capacity by over 40%. There are three flavors of the new 2500 series with a max configuration up to 576TB and support for FC, iSCSI, NFS, SMB and FCoE.

To date, NetApp has sold a total of just 93PB of flash storage and is trailing competitors like Pure Storage. To improve upon this position and encourage customers to move to the new solutions, NetApp has extended a "90-day payment holiday" program for customers who purchase the FAS2500 or FAS8000 series.

NEWS SOURCE:netapp.com

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