AFF A-Series arrays: Cloud-integrated, primed to perform

Need a little (or a lot) more performance for your critical business applications? Our AFF A-Series arrays deliver the award-winning speed and responsiveness your performance-sapping workloads demand.

Why NetApp AFF A-Series?

Rich data services and agile cloud connection made simple

Go ahead, feed the AFF A-Series arrays your biggest demands—data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML)—they simply hum under pressure. Not only do these arrays deliver consistent low latency under the most stressful workloads, but performance won’t suffer when storage efficiency technologies are turned on.

Trustworthy? You bet. AFF A-Series arrays deliver best-in-class integrated data protection and seamless cloud backup and recovery. After all, what good is performance without security?

Meet the newest additions to our A-Series family

Simpler, faster, and more efficient, our newest entry-level and updated high-end AFF systems let you accelerate more of your data and move it in and out of the cloud without a hitch. And like the rest of our A-Series arrays, each is built on the latest NVMe technology at no extra cost.

Key benefits

AFF A-Series all-flash arrays are smart, powerful, and trusted solutions that take advantage of modern cloud technologies to deliver the speed, efficiency, and security your data fabric needs.

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IDC Vendor Assessment

Why did IDC recently name NetApp a Leader in scale-out, file-based storage?

There’s something special about NetApp, alright

Not only is NetApp named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage Arrays, but NetApp is also ranked highest in three out of four use cases in the 2020 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Solid-State Arrays report*.

ONTAP data management software, the power behind AFF A-Series

Unify your data. Simplify your hybrid cloud. Reduce costs. That’s the power of NetApp® ONTAP® software. Designed to give AFF A-Series arrays every advantage possible in the data center and when connected to the cloud. You just won the data management lottery.

Software Features

Data Access Protocols

  • FC, iSCSI, NVMe/FC, FCoE, NFS, SMB, Amazon S3

High Availability

  • Active-active and symmetric active-active (SAN-only) host connectivity
  • Nondisruptive maintenance, upgrade and scale-out clustering
  • Multi-site resiliency for continuous data access

Storage Efficiency

  • Inline data compression, deduplication and compaction
  • Space-efficient LUN, file and volume cloning
  • Automatic data tiering

Data Management

  • Intuitive onboard GUI, REST APIs and automation integration
  • AI-informed predictive analytics and corrective action
  • Quality of Service (QoS) workload control
  • Easily provision and manage data from market-leading host operating systems, hypervisors and application software

Scalable NAS

  •  Large-scale single namespace management with local and remote caching

Data Protection

  • Application-consistent Snapshot® copies and restore
  • Integrated remote backup/disaster recovery
  • Synchronous zero data loss replication

Security and Compliance

  • Multifactor admin access
  • Secure multitenant shared storage
  • In-flight and data at-rest encryption
  • Regulatory compliant data retention

Cloud Integration

  • Seamlessly tier, backup, replicate, cache data to private and public clouds
  • Move data between major public cloud services

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