Respond fast to shifts in demand with fully virtualized storage servers.
Enable application owners to self-provision storage resources based on SLAs.
Cut costs and protect your business with an efficient, secure, multi-tenant data center.
Incorporate non-NetApp hardware while retaining NetApp data management control.
NetApp delivers software-defined storage today with ONTAP software, OnCommand management, and FlexArray software.
Software-defined storage (SDS) is part of the software-defined data center (SDDC), an evolving architecture and set of technologies designed to speed delivery of IT services to application owners. SDS enables greater operational efficiency, higher availability, and lower cost in both SAN and NAS environments.
SDS does for storage what virtualization did for servers—breaking down the physical barriers that bind data to specific hardware. With NetApp® ONTAP® Storage Virtual Machines:
IT infrastructure teams become more responsive
Application owners become more autonomous
Business decision makers become more flexible
NetApp delivers SDS with ONTAP software; the industry’s most comprehensive application integration; and programmable APIs for seamless workflow automation. SDS capabilities are woven into our products, not added later as a separate management layer. We enable SDS through:
Application self-service for fast user access to storage services, applications, and workflows
Fully virtualized storage servers for dynamic resource provisioning based on service levels
Deployment across a wide range of multi-vendor hardware and cloud service providers for platform flexibility
NetApp is delivering the benefits of software-defined storage through products that include:
Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker 2016 Q3, December 2016 (Open Networked Enterprise Storage Systems revenue) [*]