Highly optimized, scalable, and flexible operating system for unified enterprise data management.
Network Appliance FAS and V-Series solutions are based on Data ONTAP 7G, a highly optimized, scalable, and flexible operating system that can handle mixed SAN and NAS environments. Data ONTAP 7G provides a fully virtualized data management environment based on breakthrough NetApp FlexVol™ technology, which provides the highest levels of management simplicity, utilization, and performance.
Flexibility and Ease of Management
Data ONTAP 7G provides a unified storage software platform that dramatically simplifies data management. This platform combines multiprotocol access with a simple, easy-to-use management interface, resulting in a storage system that integrates seamlessly into your Windows®, UNIX®, and Web environments. Data ONTAP 7G includes NetApp leadership FlexVol technology, which pools storage resources automatically and enables you to create multiple flexible volumes on a large pool of disks. This flexibility means you can focus on managing data, not hardware, and make changes quickly and seamlessly. Additionally, Data ONTAP 7G combines the "just-in-time" storage advantages of thin provisioning with policy-based control for optimal application-level flexibility. The result is that you can add storage when and where you need it without disruption and at the lowest incremental cost.
Superior Storage Utilization and Scalable Performance
Data ONTAP 7G incorporates innovative NetApp FlexVol technology to provide the industry's highest levels of storage utilization. Since FlexVol volumes can access all available physical storage in the system, dramatic storage utilization improvements (up to 2X) are possible. Also, FlexVol volumes may be spread across all available disk spindles to provide maximum performance for I/O-intensive applications and to eliminate disk media hot spots.
Highest Levels of Application Availability and Reliability
Data ONTAP 7G includes industry-leading NetApp Snapshot technology as a standard feature. NetApp Snapshot allows you to protect your data and achieve rapid application recovery with minimal overhead and maximum scalability. Disk array protection is further enhanced by our innovative double-parity RAID, RAID-DP, which safeguards data from double disk failures while providing the performance that even the most demanding applications require.