NetApp was established in 1992 in the United States and launched its first storage product in 1993. In fact, the company’s first product is the launch of a new information storage architecture. However, in this change in the storage architecture of other major manufacturers of the world (such as IBM and EMC), but in world classifications based on reputable and authoritative references in the world, this product is among the first manufacturers of storage.
NetApp has been having the most powerful and flexible operating system, called DataOntap, in the 7-mode and Cluster-Mode versions, among the most powerful operating systems on the storage devices, and has been introduced as the best operating system for several years. It integrates the entire storage management system in a centralized way, without the need for any other peripheral hardware or software company, and enables the user to operate with only one management console that is similar in all products. Manage the introduced ones! This means that with the introduction of new products, the user will not need to learn and adapt to it and can easily manage new products. Other prominent features of NetApp products are the ability to upgrade hardware from the existing category to the higher end with the least costly and definitive charge. On Unified devices, this advantage will allow the user to access the higher devices with the goal of expanding space, upgrading efficiency, using day technologies, and more. This feature is available in NetApp products due to the use of an integrated operating system and the use of similar hardware in the Disk Shelf category. NetApp also uses the WAFL file system, one of the fastest, to provide faster writing requests. This file system can write requests in the first place and in the closest location, because they are not dependent on the physical location of the disk address. This feature is available in NetApp products due to the use of an integrated operating system and the use of similar hardware in the Disk Shelf category. NetApp also uses the WAFL file system, one of the fastest, to provide faster writing requests. This file system can write requests in the first place and in the closest location, because they are not dependent on the physical location of the disk address.
In addition, using the proprietary NetApp RAID called Double Parity (DP), which is one of the fastest RAIDs with RAID10 efficiency, complements the WAFL data transferring to the disk, as well as the Quick Space Exposure Approach. The security of hard drives is divided into Raid Group categories, which will split the disks and increase the security and efficiency. The disk is added instantly and without the waste of time for Parity Calculation. The concurrent disk in a Raid group is its main advantages.
NetApp index features with 7-Mode OS and some common features with Cluster-Mode:
- The Snapshot capability of 255 times per volume (255000 snapshots per Cluster), the NetApp device supports 1000 space per cluster.
- The ability to supply snapshots without interrupting performance. (Other storage products after generating any snapshot cause significant disruptions in performance and performance levels.)
- The unique controller structure in NetApp supports (FCP, iSCSI, NFS, CIFS, FCoE, FTP, HTTP).
- Unified Storage: All NetApp hardware and software packages are 100% compatible and also have the least amount of cost loss per system upgrade.
- Simplicity: This means that all NetApp collections are compatible and there is no need to learn different operating systems separately for each set.
- Ability to backup simultaneously from various applications and software such as Exchange, SQL SharePoint, Oracle and (SAP SnapManager Software)
- Deduplication: Detects and removes similar files from the zero attribute and a logical data in Background on the Block level.
- High-speed Data Replication: SnapMirror technology in NetApp is one of the fastest information integration software in the world, which needs the least amount of bandwidth than similar software on the market.
- Ability to simulate spaces or LUN in less than a few seconds without the need to copy the physical block.
- The ability to provide all four protocols supported by VMware (NetApp supports all four NFS, FCoE, FCP iSCSI protocols.)