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The infrastructure market, and the storage sector in particular, is getting ready for a massive shift in market dynamics. NetApp acquired SolidFire in February 2016 and is looking to transform its business before the Dell acquisition of EMC is finalized in October 2016.


  • This report evaluates NetApp's announcements about its SolidFire product range, and about how the company plans to exploit the current opportunity to make its data fabric the standard data management capability designed for the hybrid cloud environment.

Features and Benefits

  • Discover why NetApp is the brand, and NetApp SolidFire is the product.
  • Learn why separating the performance from the capacity required a new licensing approach.

Key questions answered

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  • What is NetApp's position in the storage market?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • NetApp is the brand; NetApp SolidFire is the product
  • Separating performance from capacity requires a new licensing approach
  • Evolving the software platform sees continued capability added to the AFA


  • Author

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