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FAS2500 Series

NetApp FAS2500 hybrid storage arrays deliver better ROI, reduce your operational cost, and minimize risks for growth.

The NetApp® FAS2500 series simplifies storage operations and connection to the cloud with a unified architecture that supports a broader set of SAN and NAS workloads. NetApp offers three systems, the FAS2520, FAS2552 and the FAS 2554 in the FAS2500 family to help you find the balance of price, performance, capacity, and features that best fits your needs.

FAS2500 Series

Key features Benefits
Get more from your investment
  • Serves a wide range of SAN and NAS workloads with advanced unified architecture.
  • Meets more business needs with best-in-class data management.
  • Achieves better price/ performance with up to 5x more flash than previous generation.
Reduce IT operational costs
  • Deploy a single unit or a complete cluster faster with System Setup.
  • Reduces storage growth complexity with non-disruptive operations.
  • Automate storage management (provision, protect, monitor) with the click of a button.
Minimize risk and disruption
  • Start small and grow - without disruption - along with your data requirements, minimizing upfront acquisition cost.
  • Connect to the cloud without vendor lock-in.
  • The FAS2500 series reduces your capex with proven efficiency and our 50% guarantee.

Technical Details

NetApp FAS Series
Model FAS2520 FAS2552 FAS2554
Type Unified, Hybrid, Scale-Out Storage, All Flash
Controller form factor 2U/12 drive 2U/12 drive 4U/24 drive
Specifications per HA Pair
Max. raw Capacity1 540 TB 749 TB 864 TB
Max. Drives 84 144 144
Max. Flash Pool 4 TB
Specifications for Scale-Out Configurations
Hybrid and Disk-Only Configurations
NAS/SAN scale-out 1–4 nodes
(2 HA pairs)
1–8 nodes (4 HA pairs)
Max. raw Capacity1 672 TB 2.07 PB 2.30 PB
Max. Drives 168 576 576
Max. Flash Pool 8 TB 16 TB 16 TB
Interfaces2 UTA 2 (8Gb FC/16Gb FC/FCoE/10GbE), Ethernet, SAS

1 Maximum raw capacity depends on the drive offerings. See the Shelves and Media page* on for the most current information.

2 FAS2552 and FAS2554 onboard ports can be configured as either 8Gb/16Gb FC port pair or 10GbE port pair and mixed combinations, FAS2520 onboard ports are 10GBASE-T only

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Included software

Efficiency: FlexVol®, deduplication, compression, and thin provisioning
Availability: MetroCluster*, multipath I/O, and MultiStore
Data protection: RAID-DP®, Snapshot™, and Open Systems SnapVault®
Performance: FlexCache®, Storage QoS, and FlexShare®*
Management: Workflow Automation, System Manager, and Unified Manager

Extended-Value Software (optional)

FlexArray storage virtualization software (FAS 8000 only)
OnCommand® Balance
Storage Protocols (Purchase each storage protocol you require.)
SnapRestore®: Software to restore Snapshot copies in seconds
SnapMirror®: Simple, efficient, and flexible disaster recovery
FlexClone®: Instant virtual copies of databases or virtual machines
SnapManager® suite: Application- and virtual machine–aware backup, recovery, and cloning
SnapVault: Disk-to-disk backup in minutes instead of hours or days