IBM DS3500
NetApp E2700

Evolution:

SAN Storage is a matter of trust
Discover the original:
NetApp E-Series.

NetApp E-Series stands for more than 30 years of success and expertise in SAN storage. More than a million systems have been sold today – 350.000 systems only since E-Series became part of the NetApp portfolio. NetApp stands for sophisticated architecture and constant development of E-Series since 2011. The currently 9th generation of SANtricity Software of NetApp E-Series is backwards compatible and can simply be used on the same platform.

  • 2015
  • 2011
  • 2004
  • 1998
  • 1972

New E-Series– now NetApp branded only.

NetApp acquires Engenio from LSI and thus the E-Series and its OEM-Versions.

LSI Logic founds Engenio as a dedicated division for external storage.

LSI acquires Symbios Logic and its technical heritage of NCR E&M Wichita and other leading semiconductors.

With its foundational work, NCR E&M Wichita becomes a pioneer in the field of SCSI.

E-Series in Use

The E-Series is SAN Storage par excellence: fast, simple, reliable and optimized for business-critical applications. Whether in SAN or with a direct connection, NetApp E-Series covers a wide area of applications:

DATABASES AND DATA WAREHOUSING

Best performance starting from entry level up to the largest databases and data warehouses in the world. Seamless integration with Oracle and Microsoft database products.

Collaboration

Improved productivity and communication based on constantly reliable and fast access to data. Seamless integration with Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint.

DATA BACKUP AND RESTORE

Backup and restore at record speed even with big amounts of data, combined with fast scalability, high storage density and simple management. Seamless integration into backup software of leading producers like Veeam, IBM, CommVault and many others.

Virtualization

Optimal performance for virtualized environments, supporting diverse workloads in SAN. Seamless integration of Microsoft and VMware products.

Big Data Analytics:

The text I suggest is: E-Series accelerate your Big Data Analytics. Store new, unstructured data and keep it available—so your Hadoop, NoSQL, and Splunk workloads are always running, faster.

Specialized Enterprise

The text is suggest is: E-Series, enhanced by strategic partnerships, address critical business challenges in specialized workload such as Video Surveillance and Analytics, Cyber Security, Scientific Computing (HPC), and Media & Entertainment.

E-Series in detail

Features, Value, Service

NetApp E-Series offers universal performance and reliability for Enterprise SAN and Data Analytics applications

STORAGE MADE FOR SAN. SIMPLE. FAST. EFFICIENT.

  • Performance-efficient block storage for application-driven workloads, with enterprise functionality, simple and affordable, boasting better performance value for the price
  • Integrated management plug-ins for Oracle®, Microsoft® SQL Server®, VMware®, and Splunk® to streamline and reduce storage administration
  • Improved performance efficiency with easy-to-use and scalable storage, optimized for SAN environments.

The E-Series SANtricity OS delivers superior performance, reliability, and data protection for your application-driven workloads. Installed on close to a million systems worldwide, the SANtricity OS has production-proven its robust operation and ability to deliver the highest data integrity. SANtricity OS Delivers best-in-class reliability with automated features, online configuration options, state-of-the-art RAID, proactive monitoring, and AutoSupport™ capabilities and extends data protection via mirroring, Dynamic Disk Pools, Snapshot™ copies to ensure data integrity and advanced diagnostics.

COMBINING STRENGTHS.

NetApp E-Series enriches existing environments with proven SAN-quality and collaborates optimally with other platforms of the NetApp portfolio:

  • the ultrafast NetApp EF Flash Arrays for the additional performance-kick
  • the NetApp FAS Series as part of FlexPod Select, an integrated reference architecture for Hadoop and Oracle
  • the NetApp FAS Series as part of the Flex Array Suite

FULL TRANSPARENCY IN SAN.

Integration is essential: NetApp OnCommand Insight software not only enables the unified management of all NetApp systems, but also the inclusion of SAN-components of other vendors in a heterogeneous SAN-environment.

“E/EF-Series Product Line”

Entry-Level*

E2700
E2700

768 TB

  • 192 drives
  • 8-16 GB Cache
  • 80K IOPS
  • 8 GB/sec
  • 4-12 Host Ports

Mid-Range* +60%

E5600
E5600

2304 TB

  • 384 drives
  • 24 GB Cache
  • 650K IOPS
  • 12 GBPS
  • 4 - 8 Host Ports

All Flash +60%

EF560
EF560

192 TB

  • 120 SSDs
  • 24 GB Cache
  • 650K IOPS
  • 12 GBPS
  • 4 - 8 Host Ports

NetApp E2700

Use cases
  • SAN Storage for beginners
  • Perfect for small and midsize businesses
  • Simple + performant + economic
Description

The E2700 is our all-purpose SAN entry level product including enterprise features for mid-size businesses, work groups, remote locations and branch offices. As successor of the E2600 and its OEM version IBM DS3500, the E2700 provides lots of new features. Currently our customers benefit from attractive E2700 bundles, providing suitable connectivity, performance and capacity for a variety of applications.

  • SAN- and direct connection via SAS, FC and iSCSI
  • Full application integration
  • Simple migration due to remote mirroring between E-Series and DS-Systems
  • High storage density: up to 192 drives for up to 1152 TB
  • Up to 16 GB Cache Memory
  • Simple management with SANtricity software
  • NEW since January 27, 2015:
    • Even more performance and transmission reliability by Data Center Bridging and 10 Gb iSCSI via optical connectivity
    • Higher storage density: 6 TB NL-SAS-Drives
    • Timesaving and reliable system updates of device firmware online

Further Information:
E2700 Fact Sheet
Technical Specifications

NetApp E5500/E5600

Use Cases
  • San Storage for demanding applications
  • Perfect fit for data centers
  • High performant + flexible + economic
Description

The E5500 and E5600 are our SAN-products specialized for various workloads and databases with high I/O requirements, for high performant file-systems and bandwidth-intensive streaming applications. They are the successors of the NetApp E5400 and its OEM-version IBM DCS37OOP as well as of its predecessors DS3000, DS4000 and DS5000.

  • State of the art controller technology
  • SAN- and direct connection with SAS, FC, InfiniBand and iSCSI
  • Support of Lustre, GPFS, Stornext, BeeGFS and other parallel file-systems
  • Simple migration due to remote mirroring between E-Series and DS-Systems
  • High storage density: up to 384 drives for up to 2.3 PB
  • 24 GB Cache Memory
  • Simple Management with SANtricity software
  • NEW since 27 January 2015:
    • Optimized costs due to low latency and improved I/O-performance
    • Support of multi-cores
    • Higher storage density: 6 TB NL-SAS-drives
    • InfiniBand with 56 Gb and SAS with 12 Gb
    • 60% more IOPS with the new E5600

Further information:
E5500 in the fact sheet
E5500 technical specifications

E5600 in the fact sheet
E5600 technical specifications

NetApp EF550/EF560

Use Cases
  • SAN Storage for top performance
  • Ideal for data centers and high performance computing
  • Highly performant + highly compact + highly economic
Description

EF550 and EF560 are our high-end All-Flash-Storage-Systems for SAN workloads. Highest performance, low latency, high density, highest reliability and an outstanding price-performance-ratio make these systems stand out. In short: Top performance and maximum profitability that perfectly fit applications like database acceleration, transaction-oriented workloads, data warehousing and analyses.

  • State of the art controller technology
  • SAN- and direct connection via SAS, FC, InfiniBand, and iSCSI
  • Supports Lustre, GPFS, Stornext, BeeGFS and other parallel file-systems
  • Simple migration due to mirroring of E-Series and DS-Systems
  • High storage density: up to 120 SSD-drives for up to 192 TB
  • 24 GB Cache Memory
  • Simple Management with SANtricity software
  • NEW since January 27, 2015:
    • Optimized costs due to improved I/O-performance and low latency below 1 millisecond for intensive workloads
    • Support of multi-cores Infini Band with 56 Gb and SAS with 12 Gb
    • 60% more IOPS with the new EF560: 900.000 IOPS in burst-mode and 650,000 IOPS consistent

Further information:
EF550 fact sheet
EF560 fact sheet
Technical Specifications

Value for Customers

NetApp E-Series makes SAN simple

  • Get maximum throughput and IOPS with a storage OS built for performance.
  • Deliver >99.999% availability via a production-proven operating system.
  • Leverage proven, reliable enterprise storage—nearly 1M units installed.
  • Simplify administration and improve data protection with Dynamic Disk Pools.
  • Improve data security with support for FIPS-compliant drives.

Service

No matter if E-Series or EF-Series – NetApp strives to help customers in getting quick results and flawless operation. We offer tailored customer service – from planning and consulting to implementation and local support.

  • Detailed roadmap – the direct road to fast data access
  • Optimal architecture design – the investment with value add
  • Fast implementation and integration – better results in short time
  • Various support-options – efficient application operations

Choose the best-selling SAN system on the planet

Choose the best-selling SAN system on the planet


It is SAN storage behind the world’s largest data warehouses, containing over 200 Trillion transactional records and over 100 Billion unstructured documents à 12.1 Petabytes was loaded in 3 days!

A million E-Series systems have been shipped... and counting!

 A million E-Series systems have been shipped... and counting!


It is SAN storage behind the world’s largest supercomputer.

Our customers have achieved amazing results with E-Series

Our customers have achieved amazing results with E-Series


It is SAN storage behind data transfer rates in excess of 1.2 million records per second at RP Data, NetApp’s newest Epic Story customer.

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