A SolidFire all-flash storage system is comprised of discrete hardware components (drive and nodes) that are combined into a single pool of storage resources. This unified cluster presents as a single storage system for use by external clients and is managed with NetApp Element software.
Using the Element interface, API, or other management tools, you can monitor SolidFire cluster storage capacity and performance, and manage storage activity across a multi-tenant infrastructure.
A Solidfire system provides the following features:
Offers high performance storage for your large scale, private cloud infrastructure
Provides a flexible scale that lets you meet changing storage needs
Uses an API-driven storage management Element software interface
Guarantees performance using Quality of Service policies
Includes automatic load balancing across all nodes in the cluster
Rebalances clusters automatically when nodes are added or subtracted
SolidFire deployment options
SolidFire offers different deployment options: