NetApp Simplifies Hybrid Cloud Operations
June 22, 2022
introduced solutions to provide enterprises with more simplicity, more
security and more flexibility for their hybrid multicloud environments.
These new capabilities include improved ransomware protection, hybrid
cloud storage in a single subscription, unified management in a single
user interface, and close collaboration with VMware to help transition
workloads to the cloud.
As enterprises acquire public cloud services to augment their existing
on-premises data centers, these combined infrastructures become more
disparate, inconsistent and fragmented over time. These multicloud silos
are inherently more complex to manage due to dealing with multiple
Today, NetApp is delivering a unified and consistent hybrid multicloud
experience, allowing customers to run and manage a single platform that
spans from on-premises to the world’s biggest public clouds.
“As organizations today explore the promise of hybrid multicloud
environments, they are keen to avoid complexity, security, and cost
efficiency challenges,” said Ronen Schwartz, senior vice president,
Cloud Volumes Service at NetApp. “With NetApp’s simplified management
and consumption experience, organizations can enjoy improved security,
manageability, speed of operations, and cost savings - ultimately
allowing them to be more responsive to the growing needs of their
business by delivering capabilities faster, and keeping data available
and protected no matter where it lives.”
Simple, secure, and flexible enhancements to NetApp’s hybrid cloud
Industry-Leading Hybrid Cloud Simplicity Experience –
By delivering everything "as a service," NetApp simplifies and
optimizes hybrid cloud environments with new capabilities, including:
Hybrid cloud Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) in a single, flexible
subscription with Keystone. Organizations can flexibly move workloads to
and from the cloud in a single contract.
In addition to managing and monitoring data storage, protection,
governance and tiering across multicloud environments, Cloud Manager can
now manage Keystone services, track software licenses, monitor
infrastructure health and provide proactive recommendations that
optimize costs and data protection with automated actions.
"Organizations today are looking for flexibility both on-premises as
well as across cloud providers and are investing in as-a-service
consumption models to help achieve this," said Scott Sinclair, practice
director at ESG. "NetApp's approach with Keystone is targeted at that
need; offering hybrid cloud simplicity and flexibility that allows users
to accelerate their IT objectives with management, orchestration, and
billing wrapped into a single subscription and experience. Keystone's
transferable subscription model also supports future cloud migration
planning to any major cloud provider, with enterprise-level storage
capability and integrated data protection."
Cyber Resilience for Today’s Hybrid Cloud –
The rise of ransomware over the past few years is a growing problem for
enterprises. IDC’s 2021 Ransomware Study: Where You Are Matters!1 found
that more than one third of organizations worldwide have experienced a
ransomware attack or breach that blocked access to systems or data in
the 12 months prior.
With NetApp’s new, powerful, built-in cyber resilience capabilities that
include anti-ransomware, data protection and security - organizations
can mitigate unauthorized user access and threats to data from
ransomware attacks. Customers can protect a multitude of workloads,
enterprise apps, virtualized workloads and modern containerized
applications against security breaches, quickly detect attacks and
rapidly recover data before experiencing any impact to operations.
Accelerating Enterprise Cloud Transformation –
is empowering customers to “modernize to the cloud” using a supplemental
datastore for data-intensive, storage demanding workloads running in a
single or across multicloud environments. NetApp is the only cloud
storage service provider today to be certified and become supported for
use as an external supplemental datastore for VMware Cloud environments
running in the largest public clouds.
“Organizations across all industries rely on the combination of VMware
and NetApp as the platform of choice for delivering business-critical
workloads,” said Narayan Bharadwaj, vice president of Cloud Solutions at
VMware. “NetApp is now able to deliver the same levels of
enterprise-class data management that our mutual customers have enjoyed
for decades on-premises to workloads running in any of the major public