Two questions for you…
1. Do you like speed? 2. Do you want to pay a lot for it?
If your answers are 1. Hell Yes! and 2. Hell No! – today is your day.
Here comes NetApp’s newest All-Flash dragster – The EF570
Before we get into the specs on this new kit, let’s review a little bit of a history.
NetApp’s E and EF Series storage systems run an OS called ‘SANtricity’. SANtricity has shipped with over a million systems for over 20 Years, and is the #1 ‘SAN only’ OS deployed in the world. In short, this is no new comer to the industry and is a rock-solid enterprise class hardware platform.
SANtricity differs from NetApp’s flagship OS ‘ONTAP’ in that it’s streamlined architecture optimized for:
- low-latency workloads
- big data analytics
- bare metal applications
- price/performance considerations
- highest bandwidth in very dense form factor.
With that being said, let’s get into the newest in the line up:
The EF570 is the successor to the immensely popular EF560.
This newest system is rated for 1 Million 4k IOPS at .3ms of latency. That’s 300 MICRO seconds of latency – at ONE MILLION IOPS.
Oh, and how does 21 GBps of read throughput and and a total max capacity of 1.8PB work for you?
These numbers are up from about 850,000 IOPs at 800 micro seconds of latency and 12GBps of read throughput on the previous gen EF560. Not a bad bump.
I know what you’re thinking though, these are just marketing numbers, how about you show me an independent benchmark.
Take a look at NetApp’s SPC benchmarks below:
Guess who now holds the #1 spot all time in Price/Performance ratio in both SPC-1 and SPC-2 benchmarks?
Spoiler alert: It’s the EF570!
These show an incredible 500k SPC-1 IOPs with an overall response time of .26ms!
The SPC-2 test is focused on throughput. Here you can see an incredible 21GBps throughput on a database query test!
More On Performance
The pace at which NetApp keeps ramping up the performance on the EF platform is pretty staggering. Check out this comparison graph on the history of the EF lineup on OLTP workloads:
What else is new?
An all new HTML5 management interface that’s now easier than ever with SANtricity 11.4.
New host interfaces: 100Gb NVMe over InfiniBand, 32Gb FC, 25Gb iSCSI, 12Gb SAS, 100Gb IB
Yes that’s right, NetApp now has NVMe front-end interfaces. More on this to come in a future blog post!
When Can I Get It?!?!
The new EF570 starts to ship this October and is available for order today.