A car that drives itself has been a technological dream for decades. What would be better than sitting back or reading the news while your car does the driving for you? Think of Johnny Cab from Total Recall or The Tumbler from The Dark Knight: The car has a brain and can navigate through city roads and highways. Many major car manufacturers have already introduced intelligent technologies in cars and some allow vehicles to drive independently for a short time. These manufacturers are also testing cars with no steering wheels for the future.
Every year 6 million car crashes occur in the U.S., and around 38,000 people die from these crashes. Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are helping reduce the number of crashes, saving lives by equipping vehicles with advanced safety features.
What is the relationship between ADAS and NetApp? NetApp is not building a car, but NetApp is a product technology partner for the iconic Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team. We help them constantly evolve to be a faster, more innovative, and more exciting team and win Formula One races
What’s key to both ADAS and NetApp is data. A massive amount of data is acquired from and ingested by test cars.
Scalability: The storage solution has to scale to handle multiple petabytes of data.
Performance: The solution must be versatile, providing high performance when the data is in use and low-cost storage after the data is archived.
Cloud services: The solution needs connectivity to cloud services for cheap compute and application services.
The NetApp® Keystone™ service gives you almost infinite flexibility in how to run, pay for, and manage your data services. Payment options that adjust to your operating expenses are flexible alternatives to traditional capital-outlay models. And if you need to change your purchasing and operating models down the road? You can do that without switching technologies.
NetApp Keystone Flex Subscription gives you all the operational and financial flexibility you need for your on-premises storage:
At NetApp, we see hybrid cloud used by every customer. Although NetApp offers native integration with major cloud services, our customers do not want to place their data in one cloud service. Customers prefer to have their data within their control. However, their data centers are not designed to handle their growing infrastructure needs at the speed they want. Customers need to add storage space quickly.
NetApp’s partnership with Equinix addresses this challenge. The NetApp Keystone Flex Subscription offers storage hosted by NetApp in a private space within the Equinix data center. You get a single invoice for your storage consumption, space, power, cooling, and networking. Additional benefits include:
Here’s how a Flex Subscription can play a major role in a car manufacturer’s ADAS development cycle and help them to achieve their goals faster.
Digital transformation lets you bring services and controls closer to your customers, employees, partners, and ecosystems. The pace of change in businesses and IT is relentless. To stay on top, you need a digital strategy that focuses on agility and performance, with strategic control points placed next to your users, clouds, and networks. NetApp’s partnership with Equinix addresses gives the automotive industry comprehensive AI-enabled solutions in a service that can connect edge, core, and cloud. The NetApp Keystone Flex Subscription model gives your IT department relief by handling its operational challenges and bringing greater opportunities to your business.
To learn more, visit the Flex Subscription page.
Srinivas Tenneti is a Senior Infrastructure Storage Architect for Keystone. He joined NetApp in 2020 with 20+ years of enterprise experience. Before NetApp, Srinivas Tenneti has worked at Cisco Systems for the past twenty years. In his 20-year-old journey at Cisco, he has worked in Service Provider, Enterprise, Commercial, and IoT markets. He began at Cisco in engineering and spent the last ten years in Solution engineering as Network and Security Architect. He holds dual CCIE certification - Routing & Switching and Security and holds Masters from NC state in Computer Science. Besides, Srinivas is also pursuing a Ph.D. at NC state in mitigating malware propagation in large networks.