NetApp Steps on the Gas

Arthur Cole

NetApp doesn't want to be left behind in the high-speed networking world.


The company is bumping up its line of FAS appliances with improved I/O and cache performance, along with a new set of Storage Accelerator Appliances designed to overcome network bottlenecks.


On the way out are the FAS3020, 3040 and 3070 models in favor of the FAS3140 and 3170, which offer capacity increases ranging from 25 percent to 150 percent, depending on configurations. Both new devices feature the Performance Acceleration Module that uses PCIe and solid-state disk technology to bring 16 GB onto the storage controller for as little as 18 watts.


The Storage Accelerator line is available in capacities ranging from 104 TB to 1.1 PB. The units run NetApp's Ontap operating system and support SAS, Fibre Channel and SATA disk drives.

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