NetApp Inc. | Working in the Cloud | SKYY
NetApp, Inc. offers hybrid cloud data services for
management of applications and data across various cloud and on-premises
environments. Headquartered in California, the company was founded in 1992, with an IPO in
Last year, NetApp was named the 2018 Google Cloud Technology Partner of the
Year, recognised for its achievements in the Google Cloud Ecosystem, helping
customers build and run applications on Google Cloud quickly and at scale with
the right data strategy.
systems and services to manage and store customer data, NetApp enables businesses,
enterprises, service providers, governmental organisations, and partners to
deploy, transfer and evolve their information technology (IT) environments with
safety. Offering a portfolio of products and services, the company satisfies a
range of customer workloads across different data types and deployment models.
Its data management and storage offerings help manage business productivity,
performance and in turn, profitability, while providing investment protection
and asset utilisation.
FlexPod portfolio includes core enterprise data centres for large clients,
while also servicing medium-sized businesses and branch offices, and more
select data-intensive workloads.
well positioned to take advantage of increasing transfer of data across
multiple Cloud platforms, and the company is increasingly focused on the SaaS
(Software as a Service) piece of Cloud.
In particular, NetApp® Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud Platform,
jointly developed by NetApp and Google Cloud, provides customers with a
powerful file storage service for running applications and analytics in Google
Cloud. This service runs enterprise applications and industry-specific
workloads across numerous fields, including oil and gas, media and
entertainment and life sciences that require high performance and file-based
Over 30 leading global enterprise organizations are already using the
service to move large workloads to Google Cloud - 10 times faster than other alternative
OnCommand management software controls and automates data-storage.
It is a
leader in Cloud SaaS portals, offering built-in monitoring, prediction,
recommendations for optimising configurations and performance - for NetApp
storage systems based on machine-learning capabilities and artificial
analytics and telemetry services that can be installed in the Amazon (AWS)
cloud and on-premises too. Its key Cloud
Data placed using
Cloud Backup can be compressed, encrypted and transferred to object storage
systems like Amazon S3,
Azure Blob Storage or StorageGRID; thus Cloud Backup appears as a transparent
gateway for archiving data to a private or public cloud. There are two modes of
Cloud Backup operation: with local caching or without. Cloud Backup systems
could accept SnapMirror replication from ONTAP systems.
Cloud Volumes Services
This service is
available via Amazon AWS & Google’s public cloud provider and allows the
ability to synchronize data between cloud and on-premises NetApp systems.
NetApp claims they can move huge amounts of data in a way that will not
generate massive ingress and egress charges – via its SnapMirror technology.
NetApp Private Storage
Private Storage (NPS) is based on its Equinix partner
provided colocation service
in its data centers for NetApp Storage Systems with 10 Gbit/s direct connection
to public cloud providers like Azure and AWS. NPS storage can be connected to a few cloud
providers or use on-premises infrastructure. Thus, in the case of switching
between clouds, it does not require data migration between them.
Backup (Previously Cloud Control) is a backup and recovery service for SaaS Microsoft Office365 and Salesforce,
which provides extended, granular and custom retention capabilities of backup
and recovery processes. NetApp is planning
to extend SaaS Backup and recovery service for Google Apps, Slack and ServiceNow.
Cloud Sync is
service for synchronising any NAS storage system with another NAS storage, an
Object Storage like Amazon S3 or NetApp Storage GRID using an object protocol.
Secure is a SaaS security tool that identifies malicious data access and
compromised users. It provides centralised visibility and control of all
corporate data access across hybrid cloud environments for security and
compliance goals. Cloud Secure uses machine learning algorithms to identify the
working community, abnormal user behavior and unusual patterns compare to other
users. Cloud Secure can identify users that have been infected with ransomware.
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