Flash is powering the digital transformation. New emerging real-time applications will demand even more. NetApp has a vision for integrating new technologies such as NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) and storage-class memory (SCM) to accelerate the digital transformation through nondisruptive integration of these “disruptive” innovations. Figure 1 illustrates the vision of how these technologies work together.

Figure 1) Comprehensive vision for enterprise adoption of NVMe-oF and SCM.

I was privileged to share a bit of the NetApp vision recently at Flash Memory Summit 2017. For the first time, NetApp publicly shared three proof-of-concept demonstrations of how we might use these new technologies. Note the disclaimer at the end of this blog post explaining that these are not committed products with a committed timeline yet, but rather representatives of the overall NetApp vision.


The following video contains both a description of that overall vision and three demos:



To learn more about the NetApp vision for NVMe, SCM, and more, visit the NVMe page on NetApp.com or read Ravi Kavuri’s recent blog series on NVMe:

Disclaimer: NetApp has no obligation to pursue any course of business outlined in this video or any related presentation or to develop or release any functionality mentioned therein. This video and NetApp’s strategy and possible future developments, products, and/or platform directions and functionality are all subject to change without notice. The information in this video is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. This video is provided without a warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or noninfringement. This video is for informational purposes and may not be incorporated into a contract. NetApp assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in this video.


Jeff Baxter

Jeff Baxter is the Chief Evangelist for NetApp’s ONTAP Software & Systems Group. Jeff’s goal is to drive excitement about how the industry-leading ONTAP portfolio solves customer challenges today, while also providing a compelling vision of forward-looking innovation.

Previously, Jeff was in the NetApp Field organization, including serving as Chief Technology Officer for the Americas at NetApp.