NetApp revamps hybrid cloud solution

NetApp has revealed updates to its hybrid cloud offerings that include new data fabric solutions and services that improve secure movement of data in addition to other service upgrades.

With these new services to its hybrid solution, NetApp aims to allow customers to control, manage, secure, and move data across on-premises and public cloud resources to best meet their needs.

Cloud Sync Service is an on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering that allows users to continuously move data between on-premises storage and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3) in the cloud. It is available on the AWS marketplace. NetApp Private Storage (NPS)-as-a-service expands NPS for the cloud via a growing partner delivery ecosystem that includes Arrow, Faction, ASE, DARZ, ThinkOn, and Equinix.

Cloud control for Microsoft Office 365 is a SaaS offering that allows control and protection of data in Office 365 via Amazon S3 and Azure as well as on-premises storage solutions. The cloud backup solution adds to the existing data fabric solution for cloud disaster recovery so customers can assign hybrid cloud backup targets and search and recover files from on-premises and public cloud repositories.

Additionally, NetApp has launched updates for these other solutions and services:

  • AltaVault: This cloud-integrated storage solution speeds recovery and reduces risk, enabling customers to securely back up data to on-premises and public clouds at up to 90 per cent lower cost compared to traditional on-premises solutions. The new version includes integration with SnapMirror, which makes it easier for customers using ONTAP to back up to AltaVault.
  • StorageGRID Webscale: NetApp’s object-based storage solution for web applications is designed for the hybrid cloud to store and manage massive datasets in a single global namespace. The new version offers a full solution stack integrated and distributed by NetApp. The solution also has improved data protection through support for Amazon S3 versioning and an enhanced user interface, including the capability to simulate the effects of changing data storage policies on billions of objects.
  • SnapCenter: The latest release centralizes data protection and clone management with new application plug-ins, including the capability to create custom plug-ins for third-party applications and databases. The release also includes an intuitive graphical interface with predefined protection relationships and backup policies for cloud-integrated backup, which enables enterprises to protect more of their data across all application environments.
  • Service-Level Implementation from NetApp Professional Services: This service bundle enables enterprises to provide storage services to their users just like a cloud provider. It also delivers processes and procedures that reduce the complexity and cost of storage operations while increasing performance.

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