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NetApp Lays Out All-Flash Storage Array Strategy

Flash technology is widely seen as the future of storage. Until now NetApp has been quiet about its plans for developing all-flash storage systems. But this week the company made it clear it's all-in for all-flash. NetApp said it is developing all-flash storage systems based on a new architecture called FlashRay. The systems are targeted at scale-out flash arrays designed for both file and block storage. NetApp also provided details about the EF540, a new all-flash storage array the company has begun shipping to early adopter customers. NetApp is under competitive pressure from a number of startups developing all-flash arrays. This week NetApp made it clear it's not ceding any market share to those upstarts.