NetApp SolidFire

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Agile Scalable

Agile. Scalable. Automated. Predictable.

Fully automated, all-flash array delivers agility and guaranteed application performance at scale out.

SolidFire enables the Next-Generation Data Center

  • Guarantee performance to thousands of apps on one shared storage system.
  • Increase system capacity and performance instantly by simply adding nodes.
  • Automate everyday storage tasks. Enable end-user self-service to shrink administration time by 12x.
  • Eliminate storage refresh cycles and compatibility concerns.
  • Reduce operational overhead and risk with a resilient, self-healing architecture.

The flexible and efficient way to buy

Capacity Licensing unbundles storage software from the hardware, letting you purchase and grow your cloud infrastructure in a way that aligns with your ever-changing data center needs, wherever and whenever that may be.

  • Enterprise-wide license eliminates stranded capacity and enables geographic flexibility
  • Transferrable license lets you add, upgrade or replace hardware at any time
  • Built-in, usage-based discounts drive prices down as capacity grows

Primary Use Cases

Simplify & Automate

Discover storage built to enable the demands of your production-ready cloud environments—enabling self-service IT and accelerating the speed of business.

Build Cloud Hosting Infrastructure

Differentiate your hosted and managed services to increase service and platform revenue. Ensure higher customer satisfaction.

Accelerate DevOps

DevOps is evolving into a mainstream approach for managing a modern, programmable infrastructure. Start your transformation by automating every aspect of storage.

Models & Specs

SF4805 SF9605 SF19210 SF19210 FC Node
SF4805 SF9605 SF19210 SF38410 FC Node
Storage Node* Storage Node* Storage Node* Storage Node* Fabric Interconnect
Drives (10) 480GB 2.5″ SSD (10) 960GB 2.5″ SSD (10) 1.92TB 2.5″ SSD (10) 3.84TB 2.5″ SSD N/A
System Memory/Read Cache 128GB 256GB 384GB 768GB 64GB
Raw Capacity 4.8TB/4.3TiB 9.6TB/8.7TiB 19.2TB/17.4TiB 38.4TB/34.8TiB N/A
Effective Capacity** 10 to 20TB/9 to 18.1TiB 20 to 40TB/18.1 to 36.3TiB 40 to 80TB/36.3 to 72.7TiB 80 to 160TB/72.6 to 145.4TiB N/A
Performance per node 50,000 IOPS 50,000 IOPS 100,000 IOPS 100,000 IOPS N/A
Networking Data – (2) 10GbE iSCSI SFP+

Mgt – (2) 1GbE RJ45

Data – (2) 10GbE iSCSI SFP+

Mgt – (2) 1GbE RJ45

Data – (2) 10GbE iSCSI SFP+

Mgt – (2) 1GbE RJ45

Data – (2) 10GbE iSCSI SFP+

Mgt – (2) 1GbE RJ45

Data – (4) 16GB

(4) 10GbE iSCSI SFP+

Mgt – (2) 1GbE RJ45

Average Watts 130W to 230W, depending on I/O load 150W to 275W, depending on I/O load 300W to 450W, depending on I/O load 300W to 450W, depending on I/O load 120W to 200W, depending on I/O load
Weight 17.2 kg (38 lbs) 17.2 kg (38 lbs) 17.2 kg (38 lbs) 17.2 kg (38 lbs) 16.3 kg (36 lbs)

*Each SolidFire SF-series storage node includes Element OS software and is available as an encrypted or non-encrypted appliance.
**SolidFire’s effective capacity calculation accounts for Helix data protection, system overhead and global efficiencies including compression, deduplication and thin provisioning. SolidFire customers typically achieve an effective capacity range of 5x to 10x the usable capacity depending on application workloads.

SolidFire System At Scale

Expand storage clusters by simply adding new nodes as your business and application demands dictate. SolidFire lets you instantly and automatically grow the capacity and performance of the entire system. No controller upgrades, no interruptions, and no settings to change.

Cluster size 4 Nodes 20 Nodes 40 Nodes 100 Nodes
Effective Capacity 5x* SF4805 28TB 180TB 371TB 942TB
SF9605 56TB 361TB 742TB 1.8PB
SF19210 113TB 722TB 1.4PB 3.7PB
SF38410 226TB 1.4PB 2.9PB 7.4PB
Effective Capacity 10x* SF4805 56TB 360TB 742TB 1.8PB
SF9605 112TB 722TB 1.4PB 3.6PB
SF19210 226TB 1.4PB 2.8PB 7.4PB
SF38410 452TB 2.8PB 5.8PB 14.8PB
4K Random IOPS SF4805 200K 1M 2M 5M
SF9605 200K 1M 2M 5M
SF19210 400K 2M 4M 10M
SF38410 400K 2M 4M 10M
kW at Max IO load SF4805 0.7 kW 3.6 kW 7.2 kW 18 kW
SF9605 0.8 kW 4.2 kW 8.5 kW 21.2 kW
SF19210 1.8 kW 9 kW 18 kW 45 kW
SF38410 1.8 kW 9 kW 18 kW 45 kW
Rack Units 4RU 20RU 40RU 100RU