NetApp Outlines Strategy For Data Management Across Clouds

With a vision for an enterprise data management solution, NetApp (NTAP) outlined its strategy to use its clustered Data ONTAP operating system and provide seamless cloud management across any blend of private and public cloud resources. The vision is founded with a universal data platform, the introduction of technology for cloud portability, and continuing to deliver solutions that support customer choice.

“Regardless of the ultimate computing destination, the CIO will maintain ownership of the organization’s data,” said Jay Kidd, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, NetApp. “The introduction of new multicloud architectures makes data governance more complex because data is distributed, and not under direct control. Our vision is to create an enterprise data management solution, with the clustered Data ONTAP operating system at its core, which will span the customers’ data storage landscape, irrespective of data type or location.”

Expanding on the 20 years of ONTAP innovation, NetApp will further integrate its software into existing and forthcoming private cloud, large-scale public cloud, and hyperscale cloud service provider solutions to help organizations optimize IT delivery and harness the speed, flexibility, and economics of the public cloud. It will also utilize its universal data container to make it easier to move data and workloads across instances of Data ONTAP in a multicloud environment, boosting IT efficiency and enabling new, and innovative hybrid cloud architectures.

Building on its ecosystem of cloud providers, application, and technology partner options, NetApp and its global partners will announce new solutions that accelerate the transition to hybrid cloud architectures. These announcements will include deeper integrations for business applications in the cloud, new converged infrastructure reference architectures, secure cloud backup, and disaster recovery solutions. NetApp supports all major cloud operating environments, virtualization frameworks, application deployment models, and cloud management solutions – and in the coming months will announce integrations with flagship providers in each of these key areas, including new contributions to OpenStack and CloudStack, and new partnerships with large-scale hyperscale cloud service providers.

In this video NetApp’s Phil Brotherton talks about the company’s vision for the cloud and how NetApp technology benefits its customers and partners.

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