NetApp prices AFF 8000 flash storage at $25,000

NetApp has priced the new models of All Flash FAS (AFF) 8000 flash storage series at $25,000 in the U.S.

“We help customers achieve better long-term outcomes with a complete set of enterprise capabilities and the unique ability to support data movement from flash to disk to cloud as needs change,” said Lee Caswell, vice president, Product and Solutions Marketing, NetApp.

AFF 8000 series ships with NetApp Data ONTAP FlashEssentials innovations, which increase flash performance and efficiency. Companies can dramatically speed application performance and improving server efficiency.
The all-flash choices available from other vendors today, however, lack core enterprise capabilities such as application integration, built-in data protection, and integration with the cloud., said NetApp in a statement. Customers also achieve better ROI for the long term as a result of NetApp’s ability to seamlessly move data from flash to disk to cloud as it ages.

Eric Burgener, research director of Storage, IDC, said: “Enterprises looking to reap the TCO benefits of flash deployment at scale for their primary workloads need to know these solutions can reliably handle dense mixed-workload consolidation. Vendors like NetApp, with a strong portfolio of flash-optimized platforms, give buyers the choices they need to meet those requirements.”

Customers can purchase four AFF8000 models as standalone systems and in FlexPod converged infrastructure solutions, said NetApp.

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