The synergies of social, mobile, analytics, and cloud technologies are unlocking new value in big data for enterprise and midsize businesses. This third platform of IT has strong projected growth (7x) through 2020, and the combinations of these technologies are transforming industries by providing faster time to insight, turbocharging digital commerce, and enabling intelligent infrastructure.


NetApp continues to expand its data analytics momentum for technologies like Splunk solutions, or technologies like Hadoop and NoSQL by introducing new products and solutions that help enterprises and midsize businesses streamline their IT infrastructure and costs by more than 35%, boost performance by 50% or more, and simplify deployments.


A new next-generation E2800 all-flash and hybrid array with SANtricity® Storage Manager, a new modern management interface, and new version of the SANtricity operating system, version 11.30, supporting EF560, E5600, and E2700, is now available. The E2800 delivers even higher performance (3x vs. E2700); the lowest acquisition cost for an all-flash array ($12K average selling price for 5TB); and better results for customers running data analytics and other enterprise applications such as media streaming, backup, and video surveillance.


Unlike other storage systems that add file or virtualization layers in the I/O data path, E2800 systems are purpose-built to optimize performance for mixed workloads. A new next-generation controller that is built on Intel processor technology, along with a 12Gb SAS infrastructure, improves IOPS and throughput to help you extract value from your data and take action more quickly.


Figure 1) NetApp E2800 storage array


The E2800 SANtricity Storage Manager offers an improved user experience with an on-box, web-browser-based interface that is modern, simple, and clean. The intuitive interface of the E2800 simplifies configuration and maintenance while providing enterprise-level storage capabilities.



With SANtricity 11.30, we are using analytics to perform automated tuning with our SSD cache. Many areas of the system can be automatically tuned to adapt to ever-changing workloads using analytics data. Customers benefit by having access to far more accurate information about their applications and storage behavior, leading to more accurate and predictable performance.


We are also announcing a new solution for simplified data lake management and data lifecycle mobility with partner Zaloni. The Zaloni Bedrock Data Lake Management Platform provides end-to-end management and governance of data in the data lake. Its data lifecycle management feature gives organizations the ability to define and execute data lifecycle policies to manage and move data across NetApp® storage tiers.


Figure 3) NetApp and Zaloni data lake architecture


In addition, there are new validations with MongoDB and Cassandra NoSQL databases. NetApp solutions deliver high performance, resilience, and scale for NoSQL databases. Shorter time for rebuilds and consistent performance even during failure make sure of adherence to tight SLAs and customer requirements. The NoSQL databases currently validated are Couchbase, MongoDB, and Cassandra. Other NoSQL databases NetApp storage supports include HBase, Redis, and MarkLogic.


Figure 4) NetApp EF560 performance scaling with MongoDB


Updates such as new configurations and pricing for the Arrow preconfigured solutions with E-Series and Splunk are also available. These solutions accelerate Splunk deployments and optimize performance.


Getting value and insights quickly from a range of mixed-workload environments, including data analytics, can differentiate your organization. The all-flash NetApp E2800, new version of SANtricity software, and other enhancements can turbocharge access to your data and increase its value. Get the affordable performance and simplicity you need to always make the best decisions.


Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara is a senior manager of product and solution marketing at NetApp with over 25 years of storage and data management marketing experience. Before joining NetApp over 10 years ago, Mike worked at Adaptec, EMC and Digital Equipment Corporation. Mike was a key leader driving the launch of the industry’s first unified scale-out storage system (NetApp), iSCSI and SAS storage system (Adaptec), and Fibre Channel storage system (EMC CLARiiON ). In addition to his past role as marketing chairperson for the Fibre Channel Industry Association, he is a member of the Ethernet Technology Summit Conference Advisory Board, a member of the Ethernet Alliance, a regular contributor to industry journals, and a frequent speaker at events.