NetApp, a global cloud and data management software company, is expanding its industry-leading hybrid cloud solutions portfolio. The additions provide organizations with simplified consumption, management, security, and deployment of operational flexibility within their hybrid, multi-cloud environments.
New features include:
- Improved protection against ransomware.
- Hybrid cloud storage is unified subscription access.
- Unified management in one pane of glass.
- Close collaboration with VMware to simplify the movement of workloads to the cloud.
When companies acquire public cloud services to complement their existing data centers, the infrastructure is often heterogeneous, inconsistent, and fragmented. By their very nature, these multi-cloud silos have high management complexity due to the need to manage multiple disparate environments.
The New NetApp Update Provides A Unified Hybrid Multi-Cloud Experience
With the update, NetApp offers a unified and consistent hybrid multi-cloud experience. With this, customers can operate and manage a single platform that extends from on-premises to the world’s most significant public clouds.
“Enterprises building out their hybrid, multi-cloud environments today increasingly face new challenges related to complexity, security, and cost-efficiency,” said Ronen Schwartz, senior vice president, Cloud Volumes Service at NetApp. “NetApp’s simplified management and user experience benefits organizations from improved security, management, operational speed, and cost savings. This enables them to respond more quickly to the growing demands of their business by introducing capabilities faster, and delivering and protecting data regardless of location.”
NetApp Hybrid Cloud Innovations In Detail
Industry-Leading, Simple Hybrid Cloud Experience
By delivering as a service, NetApp simplifies and streamlines hybrid cloud environments:
- Hybrid Cloud Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) in a single flexible subscription with Keystone: Organizations can flexibly move workloads in and out of the cloud with a unified contract.
- In addition to managing and monitoring data storage, protection, governance, and tiering in multi-cloud environments, the cloud manager can manage keystone services, track software licenses, and monitor infrastructure health. It can also provide proactive recommendations and optimize costs and data protection with automated measures.
“Enterprises today want flexibility on-premises and across cloud providers, which is why they are investing in as-a-service consumption models,” said Scott Sinclair, practice director at ESG. “NetApp’s approach with Keystone addresses this need, providing a simple and flexible hybrid cloud that enables users to achieve their IT goals faster. It brings management, orchestration, and billing into a single subscription and application. Keystone’s portable subscription model also supports planning for future cloud migrations to any of the major cloud providers and delivers enterprise-grade storage capabilities with built-in data protection.”
Cyber Resilience For The Hybrid Cloud
The rise of ransomware in recent years is a growing concern for businesses. According to the IDC study, Ransomware 2021: Where You Are Matters! Two-thirds of organizations worldwide were affected by a ransomware attack or incident that blocked access to systems or data in the last 12 months.
With NetApp’s new integrated cyber resilience capabilities, including anti-ransomware, data protection, and data protection, organizations can mitigate unauthorized user access and data threats from ransomware attacks. Customers can protect various workloads, enterprise applications, virtualized workloads, and modern container-based applications from security breaches, quickly detect attacks, and recover data before impacting operations.
Accelerating Enterprise Cloud Transformation
NetApp enables customers to “modernize to the cloud” with additional data storage for data-intensive, storage-intensive workloads. These run in a single or across multi-cloud environments. NetApp is the only cloud storage services provider certified and supported for use as an external supplemental data store for VMware Cloud environments in the most considerable public clouds.
“Enterprises across all industries trust the combination of VMware and NetApp as the platform of choice for delivering mission-critical workloads,” said Narayan Bharadwaj, vice president of cloud solutions at VMware. “NetApp can now provide workloads running in any of the major public clouds with the same level of enterprise-class data management that our mutual customers have enjoyed on-premises for decades.”
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