NetApp bumps up its hybrid cloud tech

NetApp bumps up its hybrid cloud tech
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20 Jun, 2019

Global hybrid cloud solutions provider NetApp has announced a slew of solutions and services that will allow customers to adopt and consume cloud more on their terms.

The new services include the availability of NetApp cloud data services on NetApp HCI, and the ability to expand with persistent storage across other public clouds in the market. Customers will also be able to manage, use and pay for cloud services in a more customised fashion.

“NetApp’s data fabric offerings enable enterprises to seamlessly manage data across a multitude of IT infrastructures, covering on-premises and multiple public cloud service platforms," said Deepak Mohan, research director, infrastructure systems, platforms and technologies, IDC.

Mohan also said that NetApp’s new multi-platform offerings would empower IT teams with the flexibility and the consistency needed to maximise the value potential of their data.

NetApp is one of the few companies that provides a data fabric strategy that can help customers build business on any type of cloud.

“The way organisations invest in and consume IT resources continues to evolve—hybrid multicloud is clearly now the de facto IT architecture,” said NetApp CEO George Kurian.

Kurian also said that NetApp’s partnerships with major public cloud providers, new approaches to create hybrid multicloud environments powered by Kubernetes and data services has created the foundation for customers to drive IT transformation and set the stage for further innovation.

Developers’ solutions

NetApp also announced its Kubernetes service availability on NetApp HCI to provide an automated Kubernetes deployment engine, application marketplace and application orchestration to its customers.

Customers can meet the demands of the business without sacrificing performance for scale limits, freeing developers to move from idea to deployment in record time.

NetApp will also allow high-performance persistent storage into on-premises environments. The feature was previously only available in public cloud platforms. The service will allow for the deployment and management of services across premises in a cloudlike consumption experience.

The company also released the beta version of Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud to enable the availability of fully managed, pay-as-you-go data services across different cloud providers.

In terms of cloud security, NetApp released Ontap for Google cloud, which gives performance and data protection capabilities to run business-critical applications on the Google cloud.