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NetApp looks to help enterprises with hybrid cloud environments

By Catherine Knowles
Thu 9 Jun 2022

NetApp has announced new capabilities and solutions to provide enterprises with more simplicity, security and 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 centres, these combined infrastructures become more disparate, inconsistent and fragmented over time, NetApp states. These multicloud silos are inherently more complex to manage due to dealing with multiple disparate environments.

To combat this, 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.

NetApp senior vice president cloud volumes service, Ronen Schwartz says, "As organisations today explore the promise of hybrid multicloud environments, they are keen to avoid complexity, security, and cost efficiency challenges.

"With NetApp's simplified management and consumption experience, organisations 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."

NetApp senior vice president and general manager Asia Pacific and Japan, Sanjay Rohatgi, says, "Today's launch comprehensively addresses the challenges that organisations across Asia Pacific have been experiencing in the last two years complexity of management, security risks, and cumbersome migration of workloads to the cloud.

"To that end, NetApp is working hand in glove with our partners to speed up the deployment of these solutions to deliver a unified and consistent hybrid multicloud experience for our customers."

Enhancements to NetApp's hybrid cloud portfolio includes the following.

Hybrid cloud simplicity experience

By delivering everything 'as a service', NetApp aims to simplify and optimise hybrid cloud environments with new capabilities, including Hybrid cloud Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) in a single, flexible subscription with Keystone.

Organisations 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 optimise costs and data protection with automated actions.

Cyber resilience for 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! found that more than one third of organisations worldwide have experienced a ransomware attack or breach that blocked access to systems or data in the 12 months prior.

With NetApp's new, built-in cyber resilience capabilities that include anti-ransomware, data protection and security - organisations can mitigate unauthorised user access and threats to data from ransomware attacks, the company states.

Customers can protect a multitude of workloads, enterprise apps, virtualised workloads and modern containerised applications against security breaches, quickly detect attacks and rapidly recover data before experiencing any impact to operations.

Enabling enterprise cloud transformation

NetApp is working to help customers to 'modernise 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.

VMware vice president of cloud solutions Narayan Bharadwaj says, "Organisations across all industries rely on the combination of VMware and NetApp as the platform of choice for delivering business-critical workloads.

"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 clouds."

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