NetApp End of Life Modelle 2017

Many popular FAS models go 2017 End of Life

Again this year 2017, many storage models go from NetApp End of Life. This year there are unfortunately a lot of storage systems that were very popular with small and medium-sized companies. This is a difficult decision for many SMEs. Should they replace the hardware and buy new storage systems or should they decide against it and keep their storage systems.

Keeping the old hardware because it still serves very well is a tempting thought, because new acquisition means new investment costs. Especially if the capacities of the existing storage are still sufficient and the performance is not a limiting factor, the new investment does not seem sensible. The only obstacle is the lack of support from the manufacturer.

But what can medium-sized companies do to avoid having to buy new storage systems, but still get support for them?

The TPM Alternative

What many companies do not know, especially in the SME segment, is that there are very good alternatives to classic manufacturer maintenance. These alternatives are called TPM (Third Party Maintenance). A TPM company is a manufacturer of independent maintenance providers that specializes in hardware maintenance with its own technicians, spare parts warehouses and logistics. In other words, a TPM is a maintenance specialist that is not tied to the End of Life dates. As long as the hardware specialist still has enough spare parts in stock, they can also offer hardware maintenance. As a rule, TPM companies can maintain and support hardware for at least seven to ten years after the EOL expires.

One of these TPM companies is Hardwarewatung.com. With more than 45 spare parts warehouses in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, they can not only offer EOL hardware maintenance throughout the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). They can even guarantee service levels of up to four hours (Call-to-Repair), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Which NetApp Systems go 2017 End of Life

If you want to see the full End of Life list for NetApp hardware, please visit our End of Life Center

2017 End of Life NetApp
Manuf. Model End of manufacturer support (some dates may be estimated) hardwarewartung.com Support bis (minimum)
NetApp DS2246 DS2246 Shelf 2.5" SAS Disk Expansion 24 Slot 30.04.2017 30.04.2024
NetApp DS4243 DS4243 Shelf 3.5" SAS/SATA Disk Expansion 24 Slot 30.04.2017 30.04.2024
NetApp FAS2020 FAS2020 Single Controller Filer 12 Slot 30.06.2017 30.06.2024
NetApp FAS2020HA FAS2020HA Dual Controller Filer 12 Slot 30.06.2017 30.06.2024
NetApp FAS2040 FAS2040 Single Controller Filer 12 Slot 31.10.2017 31.10.2024
NetApp FAS2040HA FAS2040HA Dual Controller Filer 12 Slot 31.10.2017 31.10.2024
NetApp FAS3140HA FAS3140 Dual Controller Filer 31.03.2017 31.03.2024
NetApp FAS3140 FAS3140 Single Controller Filer 31.03.2017 31.03.2024
NetApp FAS3160HA FAS3160 Dual Controller Filer 31.03.2017 31.03.2024
NetApp FAS3160 FAS3160 Single Controller Filer 31.03.2017 31.03.2024
NetApp FAS3170HA FAS3170 Dual Controller Filer (2 Controllers, 1 Chassis 6U) 31.03.2017 31.03.2024
NetApp FAS3170 FAS3170 Single Controller Filer (1 Controller, 1 Chassis 6U 31.03.2017 31.03.2024
NetApp FAS6040C FAS6040 Filer Head Clustered (HA) 30.04.2017 30.04.2024
NetApp FAS6040S FAS6040 Filer Head Single 30.04.2017 30.04.2024
NetApp FAS6080 FAS6080 Filer Head Single 30.04.2017 30.04.2024

NetApp DS2246

The NetApp DS2246 Expansion Shelf was a bestseller. It accommodates 24 Small Form Factor SAS 2.5″ disks in just two height units and achieves an excellent performance to capacity ratio. Compared to the DS4243 Disk Shelf, the DS2246 doubles storage capacity per height unit. At the same time, it reduces power consumption by 30-50 percent. Unfortunately, the disc size for the popular Expansion Shelf is limited to 2.5″ SAS 10k RPM discs with 450GB to 900GB. Despite the small disks, the NetApp DS2246 is still in use at many companies and provides excellent services.

With the End of Life date on 30.04.2017, many companies will have to consider whether they want to purchase a new storage system or a maintenance contract for a TPM.

Netapp DS2246 end of life 2017
NetApp DS2246 Tech Specs
Specification DS2246
End of Life Date 30.04.2017
Rack units 2U
Drives per enclosure 24
Drive form factor 2.5” small form factor
Performance disk drives 450GB, 600GB and 900GB at 10k RPM
Controllers supported with FAS2040, FAS2050, FAS/V3070, FAS/V3100 series, FAS/V3200 series, FAS/V6000 series, and FAS/V6200 series

NetApp DS4243

The NetApp DS4343 is a 24-compartment disk shelf for SAS or SATA hard drives on four height units. Either 7.2k RPM SATA disks with 1TB to 2TB high-capacity or 3.5″ SAS 15K RMP with 300GB, 450GB or 600GB can be used. The use of 100GB Solid State Disks (SSD) is also possible.

The End of Life date is also set for 30.04.2017.

NetApp DS4243 End of Life 2017
NetApp DS4243 Tech Specs
Specification DS4243
End of Life Date 30.04.2017
Rack units 4U
Drives per enclosure 24
Drive form factor 3.5” large form factor
Performance disk drives 300GB, 450GB, and 600GB at 15k RPM
High-capacity disk drives 1TB, 2TB, and 3TB at 7.2k RPM
Controllers supported with FAS2000 series, FAS2200 series, FAS/V3070, FAS/V3100 series, FAS/V3200 series, FAS/V6000 series, and FAS/V6200 series

NetApp FAS2020 und FAS2040

The NetApp FAS2020 Filer makes it possible to manage server and application environments on a small budget. The FAS2000 series are highly scalable systems for medium and large enterprises. The storage system offers a cost-effective solution for data protection with intelligent management software and integrated data access at block and data access level. The storage server requires only two height units and is cluster-capable. In the cluster, performance can be doubled while ensuring secure redundancy. With 10/100/1000Base T Ethernet and 4/2/1 Gigabit FB (Fibre Channel) interfaces, up to 12 internal SAS disks can be added and with a dual SAS port, additional DS4243 SAS or SATA expansions can be added.

The End of Life Dates for FAS2020 are scheduled on 30.06.2017 and for FAS2040 on 31.10.2017.

NetApp FAS2020 End of Life 2017
NetApp FAS2020 Tech Specs
Specification FAS2020 FAS2040
End of Life Date 30.06.2017 31.10.2017
Rack units 2U 2U
Max. Number of Internal Disk Drives 12 12
Max. Number of external Disk Drives 56 124
Onboard Fibre Channel Ports 4 ports of 1, 2, or 4Gb (auto sensing) 4 ports of 1, 2, or 4Gb (autosensing)
Onboard GbE Ports 4 4
Disk Shelves Supported DS14mk4 FC, DS14mk2 FC, DS14mk2AT Each w/14 low-profile slots for FC and SATA disk drives DS14mk4 FC, DS14mk2 FC (only supported in Data ONTAP 8.1 with ESH4 shelf module), DS14mk2AT Each w/14 low-profile slots for FC and SATA disk drives DS4243 With 24 slots for SAS or SATA disk drives
Disk Drive Support Disks Supported on New Configurations SAS: 144GB, 300GB disks FC: 144GB, 300GB disks SATA: 250GB, 500GB, 750GB disks Disks Supported for Legacy (Controller Upgrade) Configurations FC: 36GB, 72GB, 144GB, 300GB disks SATA: 250GB, 320GB, 500GB, 750GB disks Disks Supported on New Configurations FAS2000 SAS: 300GB, 450GB, 600GB disks External FC: 300GB, 450GB, 600GB disks Internal SATA: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB disks (2TB internal FAS2020 and FAS2040 only) External SATA: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB disks (3TB external FAS2040 only)

NetApp FAS3140, FAS3160 and FAS3170

The NetApp FAS3100 storage server is a six-height storage system that is cluster-ready. The capacities range from the smallest system, the FAS3140, to 420TB with 420 discs, the middle model, FAS3160, 672TB with 672 hard disks and up to 840TB at 840 disks for the largest expansion of the FAS3170. Up to 60 disk shelves can be connected. The NetApp FAS3100 Series also offers Double Parity RAID-DP for more data security and capacity utilization than RAID5 and RAID 1 + 0.

The End of Life date is 31.03.2017.

NetApp FAS3170 End of Life 2017
NetApp FAS3100 Series Tech Specs
Specification FAS3140 FAS3160 FAS3170
End of Life Date 31.03.2017 31.03.2017 31.03.2017
Rack units 6U 6U 6U
Max. Number of Disk Drives 420 672 840
Max. Raw Capacity 840TB 1344TB 1680TB
Number of additional Disk Shelfs 30 48 60

NetApp FAS6040 und FAS6080

The NetApp FAS6040 and FAS6080 filers are highly scalable storage systems designed to address the largest data center application environments. With up to 1176TB of storage capacity, they are only suitable for large companies that require access to high capacity and very fast access times. The FAS6000 Series can meet multiple requirements – SAN, NAS, primary storage, and secondary storage – in a single platform. Supported protocols include FCP, NFS, CIFS, HTTP, and iSCSI.

The End of Life date is also set for 30.04.2017.

NetApp FAS6080 End of Life 2017
NetApp FAS6000 Series Tech Specs
Specification FAS6040 FAS6080
End of Life Date 30.04.2017 30.04.2017
Rack units 6U 6U
Max. Number of Disk Drives 840 1176
Max. Raw Capacity 1680TB 2352TB
Compatible Disk Shelfs DS4243, DS2246, DS14MK4, DS14MK2-AT, DS14MK2 DS4243, DS2246, DS14MK4, DS14MK2-AT, DS14MK2
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