The NetApp® E-Series and EF-Series storage systems have more than 1 million installations worldwide, and some of the world’s largest companies run on these systems. The NetApp EF570 array was also chosen as a 2018 StorageReview Editor’s Choice Award winner. The following new product enhancements are now available and further strengthen and innovate the product line.

These new features provide the following benefits.

Extreme Performance

  • Achieve consistent microsecond (µs) response with the 100Gb NVMe/RoCE host interface for EF570 and E5700 systems. Up to 1M IOPS, latencies below 100µs, and positioning for extremely low latency workloads such as Oracle databases, Microsoft SQL Server, and data analytics. Both the 100Gb NVMe/InfiniBand (shipping since October 2017) and NVMe/RoCE host interface cards are powered by Mellanox technology.
NetApp EF570

“NetApp has been a leader in supporting Mellanox NVMe-oF network controllers on their E-Series arrays, most recently with NVM/RoCE,” said Rob Davis, vice president of Storage Technology at Mellanox. “We look forward to continuing our partnership of innovation with NetApp.”

  • Accelerate Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases—up to 20 times faster.
  • Expand options with multiple high-speed host interfaces, including 32Gb FC, 25Gb iSCSI, 12Gb SAS, 100Gb InfiniBand, 100Gb NVMe/InfiniBand, and now 100Gb NVMe/RoCE.

Proven Simplicity

  • Reduce system cost and improve rack density with SANtricity container microservices (OEMs only). A Docker container service allows approved OEM partners to embed applications (such as GPFS and Lustre) on E-Series and EF-Series storage systems.
  • Simplify management of large E-Series and EF-Series installations with SANtricity Unified Manager. Discover, organize, and manage as many as 500 NetApp E2800, EF280, E5700, or EF570 systems with a simple web-based interface.

  • Protect against today’s security threats with Common Criteria security.

Unmatched Value

  • Gain affordable performance with 32Gb FC and 25Gb iSCSI host interface options for EF280 and E2800 systems.
  • Take advantage of leading price/performance for small and medium organizations.

To learn more, watch this video from an industry analyst at Evaluator Group talking about the benefits of E-Series for databases, or visit the EF-Series webpage.

Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara is a senior leader of product and solution marketing at NetApp with 25 years of data management and data storage marketing experience. Before joining NetApp over 10 years ago, Mike worked at Adaptec, EMC and HP. Mike was a key team leader driving the launch of the industry’s first cloud-connected AI/ML solution (NetApp), unified scale-out and hybrid cloud storage system and software (NetApp), iSCSI and SAS storage system and software (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. Mike also published a book through FriesenPress titled "Scale-Out Storage - The Next Frontier in Enterprise Data Management", and was listed as a top 50 B2B product marketer to watch by Kapos.

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