back to article NetApp puts MAX Data, er, ONTAP and StorageGRID gets flash acceleration

NetApp has a new version of ONTAP which supports server persistent memory caching, a flash-accelerated object storage system, and its containerised storage provisioner supports NetApp cloud storage in AWS and GCP. ONTAP v9.5 supports MAX Data, auto-tiering data between its server-hosted persistent memory cache and and ONTAP …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Same song second verse

    NetApp in 2015: Oh look we've changed, we've acquired Solidfire.

    NetApp 2018: Have some more ONTAP.

    bye bye solidfire. The most expensive marketing acquisition ever.

    1. WYSIWYG650

      Re: Same song second verse

      yee of little faith, dont cry for NetApp. If NetApp gains significant HCI market share, that investment will be a drop in the bucket. That is a big if and one that I dare say, NetApp planned on from day one.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Same song second verse

        SnapMirror from SolidFire to way mind you

        Is there any better indication they are converting the SF install base to ONTAP? Forget NetApp's HCI. This war was lost before it was even fought.

        1. DSteadman

          Re: Same song second verse

          Support for bi-direction SnapMirror replication/migration between the products was announced in Element 10.3 mid-year.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Same song second verse

      Well well SolidFire was very limited, and it is still. Snapshot amount is very low, multitenancy features are years behind. Low latency performance is way worse than ONTAP, etc etc etc.

      SolidFIre was expensive and gave something. But ONTAP was years front even then, not even speaking now. It's just ONTAP haters don't see reality, they just want to hate ONTAP even that it's fucking solid platform capable more than 99% of competitors.

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