The new NVMe entry system, AFF A250: Everything for everyone
The new NVMe entry system, AFF A250
45% more performance, same low cost
AFF A250 is a brand-new, entry-level end-to-end NVMe system with embedded NVMe SSDs on the back end and NVMe over FC (NVMe/FC) host connectivity on the front end.
The AFF A250 array is simpler, faster, and more efficient than its predecessor, the AFF A220 array. Delivering 45% more performance and 33% more storage efficiency, the AFF A250 system enables you to accelerate more demanding applications, consolidate more workloads in a shared environment, and reduce the cost of your data center. It also supports some of the fastest client connectivity on an entry-class system, such as 32Gb FC and 25GbE.
Built on the latest NetApp ONTAP® release, ONTAP 9.8, which enhances our best-in-class cloud integration, the AFF A250 is going to further simplify data management across the hybrid cloud. Better yet, all of these new benefits come at no extra cost. You can expect a similar price to the previous model, AFF A220.
The AFF A250 system runs ONTAP 9.8, which continues to simplify data management with ONTAP System Manager, NetApp Active IQ®, and NetApp Cloud Insights. With the new system, you can provision storage for applications in less than 10 minutes. The AFF A250 also supports single-click ONTAP firmware and OS upgrades. Active IQ now supports new security health checks and one-button remediation. With ONTAP 9.8, AFF A250 systems provide expanded cloud integration such as cloud tiering, caching data to the cloud, and backup to the cloud. In addition, the new AFF A250 system provides 33% more storage efficiency thanks to ONTAP 9.8 enhancements.