Data Management on AWS is better and native with NetApp ONTAP
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Like any journey, migration to cloud environments also requires you to pack your baggage in a neat and organized manner. The lighter you travel the better it is, but this does not mean losing data. Lightness means optimizing the storage flow in order to improve performance in the transition into distributed environments, and full-security access.
In AWS environments, the best choice is Amazon FSx per NetApp ONTAP for managing the storage of files in blocks, combining the practicality of Amazon FSx with the effectiveness of the data management functions of the NetApp ONTAP service.
Amazon FSx for ONTAP, fully managed and distributed by AWS, is able to satisfy the performance and security requirements by taking advantage of the NetApp Cloud Volumes enterprise data services platform. But there’s more – Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP allows clients to run and execute complete NetApp ONTAP file systems which are fully managed in the cloud for the first time. Thanks to Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, client companies will be able to migrate their on-premise data and workloads to AWS on a large scale, even if their data centers do not use NetApp ONTAP.
But this is unlikely, because there are thousands of data centers which put their trust in NetApp ONTAP. Because it is the leading OS for block and file storage in the sector, according to IDC and Gartner.
"NetApp now provides the storage service to all major IaaS public cloud providers, making it a key enabling factor in the archiving component."
(Andrew Smith, IDC)
Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP – the only autonomous storage system in AWS – provides complete support for block storage and for file storage for Windows and Linux workloads: multiprotocol functionality available for the first time as a fully managed service.
The four advantages of Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP:
- Simplified migration of file-based applications
- Performance and cost optimization
- Real-time data protection
Faster creation and testing of cloud-native apps.
Why are companies choosing Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP?
Why Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP?
- NetApp ONTAP is the leading data storage solution on the market
- The only cloud service which supports both AWS and NetApps APIs allows innumerable integration combinations on AWS
- Guaranteed sub-millisecond response times thanks to an architecture which transforms enormous, distributed files into local files
- Cost optimization and performance increases
- Data protection guaranteed, in all situations.
What do companies want in terms of storage? High-level performance, reliability and Enterprise Data Management. Because, according to IDC, by 2025, 80% of the world’s data will be unstructured. Around 74% of file-based enterprise apps will migrate to the cloud, and within the next 18 months, 59% of companies around the world will be cloud based. (NetApp 20201 Cloud Efficiency Report)
Thanks to NetApp ONTAP’s bursting, backup and restore functions, cloud migration has never been so easy, guaranteeing companies a high level of reliability in completing their tasks and meeting their requirements in terms of performance, security and management of data workflows, taking full advantage of the NetApp ONTAP ecosystem on AWS.
“The efficiency which can be achieved with NetApp ONTAP can generate cost savings of up to 90%”.
(Technology Media and Telecom predictions 2021)
More specifically, Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP has proven itself to be the best storage management choice when migrating corporate workloads, thanks to its numerous functions to support different migration activities: high-level file sharing, management of data generated by apps and databases, software development, data protection, management of the most strategic apps for the business, and the transition of data to hybrid clouds.
In cloud-native workloads, on the other hand, Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP offers a particularly impressive performance when handling workflows involving multimedia files (transcoding, processing and streaming), analytics, and for containerized applications, as well as in application development and testing environments, and for HPC (High Performance Computing).
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