Description of FAS Systems

The FAS family is a unified storage systems family with integrated data protection, robust data management, and built-in storage efficiency for virtualized, shared infrastructure and business applications. FAS storage is excellent for data management efficiency, virtualized infrastructure, shared workloads, and IT as a service delivery. FAS systems are often referred to as “filers.” FAS systems can be configured with a variety of media types including hybrid (Flash, SSD, SAS, and SATA) as well as all flash configurations.

Detailed information on the individual options within the FAS family is available at:


NetApp’s OpenStack Block Storage drivers interact directly with Data ONTAP and are abstract to the specific FAS platform. Any given hardware platform supported by a version of Data ONTAP that in turn is supported by a particular OpenStack Block Storage driver. Refer to the section called “Data ONTAP Configuration” for more information on prerequisites for Data ONTAP.

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