SolidFire all-flash storage: purpose-built private cloud

NetApp® SolidFire® all-flash storage allows you to be your own cloud service provider with simplified, API-driven storage at scale. Consolidate workloads with guaranteed performance, manage storage and compute independently, and make a next-generation software-defined data center (SDDC) your reality.

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Why NetApp SolidFire?

Deliver powerful, scalable results

Bring the simplicity of the public cloud on premises so you can create an automated, self-service private cloud and provided data services on demand to your entire organization. NetApp SolidFire all-flash storage helps you get closer to the speed and simplicity of business in the cloud while keeping your data on premises.

As the foundation of your private cloud infrastructure, SolidFire enables dynamic scaling, predictable performance, automated simplicity, and flexible deployment, helping you meet the most demanding requirements in today’s competitive global economy. Powered by NetApp Element® software, SolidFire consistently delivers performance to hundreds of applications—even through boot storms and unplanned events—while providing agile, automated private cloud storage solutions for the modern SDDC.

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Thanks, Gartner, we could get used to this 

For the third year in a row, NetApp has been recognized by Gartner as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Primary StorageJeff Vogel, Roger W. Cox, Joseph Unsworth, Santhosh Rao, "Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage," October 11,2021.

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We’ve been working at this—and delivering on it—for 10+ years: our vision of extending ITOps into a unified hybrid cloud with consistent data services everywhere.

Give your business an advantage

Explore the key benefits of this purpose-built, private cloud all-flash storage system.

  • Offer policy-based application self-service for users with 15 times faster deployment of DevOps services and virtual machines.
  • Manage your storage without deep storage expertise and with up to 67% less operating cost, reducing the cost of application development.
  • Reduce risk of human error associated with complex administrative tasks.
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  • Future-proof your storage with an easier transition to a full SDDC.
  • Get the same SolidFire scale-out storage capabilities and feature set regardless of the deployment method selected.
  • Standardize the hardware across your data center with the software-defined storage (SDS) option.
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  • Guarantee performance for every workload.
  • Manage performance in real time without affecting other volumes.
  • Reduce cost and complexity by enabling hundreds of workloads to coexist on a single cluster.
  • Eliminate 93% of performance-related storage problems
  • Enjoy guaranteed storage efficiency with no decrease in performance impact.
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  • Adapt to changing business demands as needed by scaling capacity up or down, on demand, without disruption or downtime.
  • Allocate and manage independent pools of performance and capacity to prevent overprovisioning and stranded assets.
  • Spend up to 92% less administrative time managing the growth of storage.
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  1U Storage NodeEach H610S storage node includes Element software and is available as an encrypted or non-encrypted appliance.  Element software is also available as software-only NetApp SolidFire Enterprise SDS, on prevalidated hardware configurations.SolidFire Enterprise SDS is currently supported on HPE DL360, HPE DL380, and Dell R640. Details are available on the  IMT.
Drives 12x 960GB 2.5" SSD 12x 1.92TB 2.5” SSD 12x 3.84TB 2.5” SSD
System Memory/Read Cache 256GB 512GB 768GB
Raw Capacity 11.52TB 23.04TB 46.08TB
Effective CapacityThe SolidFire effective capacity calculation accounts for NetApp SolidFire Helix data protection, system overhead, and global efficiencies including compression, deduplication, and thin provisioning. SolidFire customers typically achieve an effective capacity range of 5 to 10 times the usable capacity, depending on application workloads. 19.64TB 39.28TB 78.57TB
Performance per node 100,000 IOPS

Data: (2) 10/25GbE iSCSI SFP28

Mgt: (2) 1GbE RJ45

Typical Average Watts,
depends on I/O load
353.1W 393.1W 423.1W
Weight 18.37 kg (40.5 lbs)
  FIPS 140-2 Certified Node
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SolidFire Enterprise SDS (eSDS)

Element software enables SolidFire to deliver a flexible, predictable, and automated storage system that dynamically scales.

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