California based cloud data management solutions provider NetApp has added new solutions to its hybrid-cloud portfolio, most prominent of which is the new release of its proprietary operating system ONTAP.
In the latest ONTAP release, NetApp has brought in enhanced protection against ransomware, expanded data management capabilities along with NVMe/TCP support (referring to being able to provide remote direct memory access for data across an Ethernet).
“Many IT departments are still working to overcome on-premises challenges, like managing the complexity of moving data, protecting against ransomware and ensuring reliable performance for critical applications,” said Puneet Gupta, MD, Marketing and Services at NetApp India.
NetApp will also release new digital wallet capabilities for NetApp Cloud Manager and data services to simplify administration across hybrid cloud.
“IDC’s research shows that approximately 70% of enterprise IT customers plan to modernise their storage infrastructures in the next two years to support next-generation workloads,” said Eric Burgener, Research Vice President, Infrastructure Systems Group at IDC.
However, the key for enterprises will be to optimise workload placement across traditional on-premises and cloud environments, added Burgener.
In terms of the data management software enhancements, the ONTAP will help enterprises to protect against ransomware attacks based on machine learning, and preemptive detection, with faster recovery.
NetApp said that the ONTAP release will also power the upcoming all-flash storage system called NetApp AFF A900.
In terms of the digital wallet capabilities, customers will have more visibility into the data service licenses across hybrid cloud and pre-payment of credits.
NetApp also launched a new on-premise storage-as-a-service offering with native cloud integration. The as-a-service flexibility will help organisations with the freedom to use enterprise-grade data services such as Kubernetes clusters for small workloads.