NetApp FlexClone

FlexClone technology creates exact, virtual copies of data volumes, files, and LUNs without additional storage space.

NetApp® FlexClone® technology instantly replicates data volumes and datasets as transparent, virtual copies—true clones—without compromising performance or demanding additional storage space.

You can use each cloned volume for essential business operations such as:

  • Testing and bug fixing
  • Fast, efficient provisioning of server and desktop images
  • Platform and upgrade checks
  • Multiple simulations against large datasets
  • Remote-office testing and staging
  • Creating market-specific product variations

FlexClone technology lets you create dataset replicas of entire NetApp Data ONTAP® volumes as well as individual file or LUN replicas. It reduces the cost, storage footprint, and complexity of environments that support new-product development, software and penetration testing, or deployment of virtual server infrastructures.

NetApp FlexClone efficiency and virtualization mean you can afford to create all the clones needed to improve productivity, develop and test applications faster, and get to market sooner.

Learn about how NetApp FlexClone can help you get more out of your data: FlexClone Datasheet (PDF).

To see how much you can save using all our efficiency features, try the NetApp Storage Efficiency Calculator.