Post by Joseph F. Kovar (thank you)
NetApp’s new FlashRay all-flash array, which was finally delivered after nearly a year of delay, is the company’s first to be designed specifically as an all-flash array. As such, it is the only one so designed by one of the major legacy storage vendors.
Available as a single 11-TB node with a single controller and 16-Gbps Fiber Channel connectivity, FlashRay features a latency of under 0.5 milliseconds. It also features always-on, in-line de-duplication and compression with variable-length block input, as well as always-on thin provisioning. It is initially available with low-cost consumer-grade flash memory, but other technologies are slated to be used as well.
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