As we discussed in an earlier blog post regarding flash, All-Flash arrays from a variety of vendors are scoring major wins against traditional disk based storage arrays. Flash storage will continue taking over the datacenter as it is present in almost every intelligent device layer in the solution stack. Combine the technology of NetApp flash with the powerful functionality of Mellanox switches and you have once again made the playing field uneven. Pricing for this newest technology continues to drop versus legacy solutions; as a result, it is becoming more and more affordable to deploy everywhere.
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Globally, NetApp’s customers and leading organizations count on NetApp for software, systems, and services to manage and store their data. We help enterprises and service providers envision, deploy, and evolve their IT environments. NetApp has been leading the all-flash storage innovations with the latest SSD technologies. As the first all-flash array to support 15TB SSDs, AFF systems, with the introduction of the A series, also become the first to use MSW SSDs, which further reduce the $/GB cost of SSDs significantly. The table below highlights the powerful capabilities of both the NetApp AFF A700 and A300.
|AFF A700||AFF A300|
|NAS scale-out||1-24 nodes (12 HA pairs)||1-24 nodes (12 HA pairs)|
|Maximum raw capacity: all flash||88.1PB/79.3PiB||70.5PB/62.6PiB|
|SAN Scale-out||1-12 nodes (6 HA pairs)||1-12 nodes (6 HA pairs)|
|Maximum raw capacity||44.1PB/39.1PiB||35.3PB/31.3PiB|
|Cluster interconnect||2 x 40GbE or 8 x 10GbE||2 x 10GbE|
|Per HA Pair Specifications (Active-Active Dual Controller)||AFF A700||AFF A300|
|Maximum raw capacity: all flash||7.3PB/6.5PiB||5.9PB/5.2PiB|
|Controller form factor||Single-enclosure HA: 2 controllers in single 8U chassis||Single-enclosure HA: 2 controllers in single 3U chassis|
|PCIe Expansion slots||20||4|
|FC target ports (32GB autoranging)||32||8|
|FC target ports (16GB autoranging)||64||24|
|FCoE target ports, UTA2||64||24|
|10GbE Base-T ports (1GbE autoranging)||64||24|
Information about all of NetApp’s Data Storage Systems can be found here.
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions and services. These switch products feature the market’s lowest latency with the most efficient cut-through technology, optimized for big data and high performance computing applications. Regardless of the network load or traffic patterns, these switch products handle all incoming data with the lowest latency and transfer the data to the destinations without dropping a single packet. In this blog post, we will be specifically looking at the SX1xxx line of Mellanox switches. The table below lists each of the network latency eliminators, comparing the functionality of each.
|40/56 GbE Ports||12||0||12||36|
|10 GbE Ports||48||64||48||64|
|Switching Capacity||1.34 Tb/s||1.28 Tb/s||1.92 Tb/s||4.03 Tb/s|
|FRUs||N||N||PS and Fans||PS and Fans|
Information about the entire line of Mellanox’s switch systems (10/25/40/50/56/100Gb/s) can be found here.
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