Balancing Power and Capacity in NetApp Data Centers with AFF, FlexPod and More
One of the greatest challenges in a data center is balancing the two biggest expenses: power and capacity. Historically, as the two costs increased together, more racks of hardware and more power would be needed. Today, the relationship has changed as compute and storage capabilities increase and power consumption drops.
At NetApp, we are constantly striving to maximize the output of our data centers while reducing rack space and the cost of power and cooling. Along with using NetApp® AFF and FlexPod®, and adopting a cloud-first strategy, our teams have found ways to minimize data center infrastructure by using software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions (where they make sense) and cloud-based storage solutions such as NetApp Cloud Volumes and NetApp Private Storage for Cloud.