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FAS8000 Series

Midrange and Highend comes together

NetApp FAS8000 series storage systems combine a unified, scale-out architecture with leading data-management capabilities. They are designed to adapt faster to changing business needs while delivering on core IT requirements for uptime, scalability, and cost-efficiency.
The series spans three models to enable you to tailor-fit a solution that’s right for almost any environment: FAS8020, FAS8040 and FAS8060. All FAS8000 storage is designed to scale as performance and capacity requirements change. You can scale up—by adding capacity, adding flash acceleration, and upgrading controllers—and scale out. A single cluster can grow up to 24 nodes and 57PB of capacity with ease.

FAS8000 Series

Key features Benefits
Complete business operations faster Leveraging a new high performance, multi-core architecture and self-managing flash acceleration, FAS8000 unified, scale-out systems boost throughput and decrease latency to deliver consistent application performance across a broad range of SAN and NAS workloads.
Streamline IT operations Simplified management and proven integration with cloud providers let you deploy the FAS8000 in your data center and in a hybrid cloud with confidence. Nondisruptive operations simplify long-term scaling and improve uptime by facilitating hardware repair, tech refreshes, and other updates without planned downtime.
Deliver superior TCO Proven storage efficiency and a 2x increase in price/performance over the previous generation reduce capacity utilization and improve long term ROI. FlexArray storage virtualization software lets you integrate existing arrays with the FAS8000, increasing consolidation and providing even greater value to your business.

Technical Details

NetApp FAS Series
Model  FAS8020 FAS8040 FAS8060 FAS8080 EX
Type Unified, Hybrid, Scale-Out Storage, All Flash
Controller form factor 3U 6U 6/12U 12U (2 enclosures)
Specifications per HA Pair
Max. raw Capacity 3840 TB 5760 TB 9600 TB 11520 TB
Max. raw Capacity Hybrid 2.880TB
24TB Flash
48TB Flash
72TB Flash
144TB Flash
Max. raw Capacity All-Flash-FAS 384 TB
Max. Drives (Array LUNs & disks) / SSD 480 / 240 720 / 240 1200 / 240 1440 / 240
Max. Flash Cache 3 TB 4 TB 8 TB 24 TB
Max. Flash Pool 24TB 48TB 72TB 144TB
Specifications for Scale-Out Configurations
Hybrid and Disk-Only Configurations
NAS scale-out 1–24 nodes (12 HA pairs)
Max. drives (HDD/SSD) 5,760/2,880 8,640/2,880 14,400/2,880 17,280/2,880
Max. raw Capacity 34PB 51PB 86PB 103PB
Max. Flash Cache 24TB 32TB 192TB 576TB
Max. Flash Pool 288TB 576TB 864TB 1728TB

SAN scale-out

1–8 nodes (4 HA pairs)
Max. drives (HDD/SSD) 1,920/960 2,880/960 4,800/960 5,760/960
Max. raw Capacity 11.5PB 17PB 28PB 34PB
Max. Flash Cache 24TB 32TB 64TB 192TB
Max. Flash Pool 96TB 192TB 288TB 576TB
Interfaces UTA 2 (8Gb FC/16Gb FC/FCoE/10GbE), Ethernet, SAS

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


Features and software included
with Data ONTAP

Efficiency: FlexVol®, deduplication, compression, and thin provisioning

Availability: MetroCluster and multipath I/O

Data protection: RAID DP® and Snapshot

Performance: Storage QoS

Management: OnCommand Unified Manager, OnCommand Performance Manager, Workflow Automation,
OnCommand API Services. OnCommand System Manager is bundled with Data ONTAP

Extended value software (optional)

FlexArray storage virtualization software

OnCommand Insight


Storage protocols (purchase each storage protocol you require)

A Premium Bundle is available for purchase with FAS8000 systems that includes:

SnapRestore®: Restore entire Snapshot copies in seconds

SnapMirror: Simple, flexible disaster recovery

FlexClone®: Instant virtual copies of files, LUNs, and volumes

SnapManager®  software: Backup/recovery for enterprise applications

SnapVault®: Disk-based backup

See for information on additional software available from NetApp.