1 Datasheet disk Shelves and Storage Media for FAS. and V-Series Systems The Challenge The Solution KEY FEATURES. Provide reliability and flexibility Leading flexibility, performance, and Flexibility to Optimize Storage to support a broad set of cross-platform leverage from NetApp application needs Designed for the most demanding envi- for a Variety of Needs The NetApp family of disk Addressing the performance, capacity, ronments, the NetApp Data ONTAP . Shelves and Storage media gives and density needs of different applica- architecture offers a high degree of you the flexibility to optimize for tions can be a tricky balancing act, flexibility and choice in supported disk the highest performance or the especially in shared virtual infrastruc- Shelves and Storage media. From high- highest capacity or to strike a tures where the supported workloads capacity HDD to ultraperformance balance between the two. can change quickly and without solid state drives, NetApp delivers significant lead time.
2 The right drive technology to meet Integrated Flash SSD Support your specific capacity, density, and Choose full solid state disk Storage administrators must constantly performance needs. (SSD) configurations or mixed think ahead to make sure that their SSD and hard disk drive (HDD) architecture is highly available and Our selection of disk Shelves lets you configurations that combine the contains the right amount of HDD optimize for capacity, performance performance of flash with the and new SSD Storage so that they are density, or versatility. You can attach capacity of hard disks. prepared for the growing capacity and different types of disk Shelves to a performance requirements driven by single Storage system to satisfy diverse High Availability and Resiliency modern business applications. requirements without the need to Full redundancy, multipath deploy new Storage systems, making connections, out-of-band Acquiring and supporting separate stor- your infrastructure more agile and more management, and advanced age systems for each workload can responsive to your business needs.
3 Analytics are standard features in quickly exhaust your available budget, NetApp disk Shelves . staff, and resources. Add to this the NetApp is also a leader in the use of ever-present need to optimize power, flash technology to optimize Storage Greater Simplicity cooling, and floor space utilization, and cost and performance. NetApp Flash Use the same Storage media it's clear that Storage hardware needs Pool intelligent caching technology and disk Shelves across NetApp to be more flexible than ever. caches hot data to flash SSD in real FAS and V-Series systems. This time to accelerate performance in allows you to use the same Storage mixed Shelves that use both SSD and media and disk Shelves even as HDD. All-SSD Shelves provide high you upgrade Storage controllers. performance for longer term Storage . Figure 1) The DS4243, DS4246, and Figure 2) The DS2246 disk shelf. DS4486 disk Shelves . The NetApp family of disk Shelves Maintenance Center, the newest NetApp Storage system takes advantage delivers the enterprise-class resiliency addition to our Storage resiliency of the latency and throughput benefits of and availability that you expect when software, performs proactive health SSDs while maintaining the mass Storage leveraging all of the Storage efficiencies monitoring of drives, distinguishes capacity of HDDs.
4 Of NetApp Data ONTAP, the world's #1 between transient events and real Storage operating system1. underlying issues based on drive Flash Pool is compatible with diagnostics, and attempts preventive deduplication, thin provisioning, Plus, the same drives and Shelves work maintenance when necessary. and other Storage features. Existing across multiple system platforms with aggregates can be converted into a nondisruptive controller upgrades for Optimize Performance and Capacity Flash Pool configuration without the utmost in flexibility. All Shelves and Many workloads are characterized by a requiring any data copying, downtime, media are also supported in clustered large dataset with a small hot spot of or disruptions to data access3. Data ONTAP2 configurations. active data that tends to move unpre- Storage Media to Meet a dictably. Examples include databases, Highly Resilient and Available Variety of Needs e-mail, file shares, and home directo- NetApp disk Shelves are deployed ries.
5 Previously, you had to choose For low-latency and high-IOPS applica- using multipath high availability with between Storage media that optimized tions such as OLTP databases, solid Storage controller pairs to improve for performance or for cost. Now it's state drives used either by themselves overall system availability. NetApp HA possible to optimize for both. or in combination with hard disk drives features include: in a NetApp Flash Pool aggregate can As a key component of the NetApp deliver a performance edge and faster Full redundancy, including fans and Virtual Storage Tier, Flash Pool enables completion of business processes that power supplies, is standard in our the creation of a Data ONTAP RAID- generate revenue. disk shelf design. protected aggregate with a combination Alternate control path provides out- of HDDs and SSDs. SSD is used to If extreme IOPS and submillisecond of-band management connections dynamically cache random read and latency aren't required by your applica- from disk shelf to Storage controller.
6 Write operations for hot data to acceler- tions, then consider using 15K RPM. NetApp RAID-DP offers superior data ate throughput while minimizing latency. drives to achieve the highest perfor- protection and performance over Flash Pool keeps track of the cached mance available from hard disk drives. traditional RAID implementations. data to determine how frequently it is Choose small form factor (SFF) drives used and evicts data from cache when to maximize performance density it cools down. With Flash Pool, the (IOPS per rack unit) to conserve data center space. 1. Source: NetApp internal estimates of revenue and Storage capacity in the worldwide open-networked Storage market, as of June 2012. VNX, VNXe, and Celerra NS can run any Flare or Dart operating system. The contribution of these products to the OS share has been estimated based on the proportion of NAS and SAN installations in these products (NAS Dart; SAN Flare). 2. For details about Data ONTAP, see 3. For details about Flash Pool technology, see SELECTION CRITERIA Storage MEDIA disk SHELF.
7 Performance density Performance (10K RPM) density HDDs DS2246. Best performance with hard disk drives Performance (15K RPM) HDDs DS4243. Maximum capacity High-capacity ( RPM) HDDs DS4246. Lowest cost per gigabyte Maximum Storage density DS4486. Highest IOPS for random I/O SSDs DS4243. Lowest latency DS2246. Data security Self-encrypting disk drives DS2246. NetApp Storage Encryption (AES-128 and AES-256) DS4243. DS4246. Flash Pool support Pure SSD shelf: DS2246, DS4243. Mixed shelf: SSDs + HDDs DS2246, DS4246. Table 1) Storage media selection guide. Conversely, you can maximize Storage DS4243 disk shelf density and minimize cost per gigabyte The NetApp DS4243 is 4U high and by using high-capacity disk drives. They supports up to 24 hard disk drives are ideal for infrequently accessed data (high capacity or high performance). and for data archiving or when used in or up to 24 SSDs with 3Gb/sec SAS. combination with Flash Pool or Flash connection. Cache intelligent caching.
8 DS4486 disk shelf See Table 1, Storage media selection The capacity-optimized DS4486 holds guide, to identify the right media and 48 high-capacity disk drives. This disk disk shelf options for your applications. shelf looks like the DS4246 from the DS2246 disk shelf front, but it is slightly longer and uses a tandem disk carrier to enclose twice The NetApp DS2246 is our as many LFF disk drives in 4U of rack performance-optimized disk shelf space. that packs 24 drives in only 2U of rack space by using SFF drives. Compared In contrast to many capacity-optimized to the 4U-high DS4243 disk shelf, the disk Shelves , the DS4486 can be serviced DS2246 doubles the Storage density, from the front, and 10 DS4486 Shelves increases performance density (IOPS in a 42U rack weigh less than 2,000. per rack unit) by 60%, and reduces pounds (910kg). The rack can be sup- power consumption by 30% to 50%. ported by a raised floor in a traditional DS4246 disk shelf data center. The NetApp DS4246 provides an ideal balance between performance and About NetApp capacity.
9 It is 4U high and supports NetApp creates innovative Storage 6Gb/sec SAS connection. It can be and data management solutions that configured with either 24 large form deliver outstanding cost efficiency and factor (LFF) high-capacity disk drives accelerate business breakthroughs. or a combination of SSDs and high- Discover our passion for helping capacity disk drives to support Flash companies around the world go Pool configurations. further, faster at Go further, faster . NetApp disk Shelves and Storage media enable you to build a flexible and efficient shared infrastructure today as your foundation for an agile data infrastructure. All Shelves and media are supported in both Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode and clustered Data ONTAP configurations. Specification DS2246 DS4246 DS4243 DS4486. Rack units 2U 4U 4U 4U. Drives per shelf enclosure 24 24 24 48. High-capacity HDDs N/A RPM 6Gb/s 6Gb/s RPM 6Gb/s 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB 1TB, 2TB, and 3TB 3TB and 4TB. High-performance HDDs 10K RPM 6Gb/s N/A 15K RPM 6Gb/s N/A.
10 450GB, 600GB, and 450GB and 600GB. 900GB. High-security HDDs 10K RPM 6Gb/s 10K RPM 6Gb/s 15K RPM, 6Gb/s N/A. 600GB AES-256 FIPS 3TB AES-256 FIPS 140-2 600GB 128-bit AES FIPS. 140-2 140-2. Ultraperformance SSDs 200GB, 800GB 100GB + 1TB or 3TB 100GB1 N/A. 200GB + 900GB (mixed 200GB + 2TB. shelf). I/O modules Dual 6Gb/s Dual 6Gb/s Dual 3Gb/s Dual 6Gb/s Power supplies Dual, redundant, Dual, redundant, Dual (high-capacity) Dual, redundant, Cooling hot-pluggable, hot-pluggable, or quadruple (high- hot-pluggable, integrated power supply integrated power supply performance), redundant, integrated power supply and fan assemblies and fan assemblies hot-pluggable, integrated and fan assemblies power supply and fan assemblies Drive carrier form factor . Small form factor Large form factor Large form factor Large form factor Drive carrier Single drive Single drive Single drive Tandem drives Enclosure dimensions Height: ( cm) Height: 7 ( cm) Height: 7 ( cm) Height: 7 ( cm). Width: 19 ( cm) Width: 19 ( cm) Width: 19 ( cm) Width: 19 ( cm).