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CRN's Product of the Year Awards 2023 Winner

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Mike McNamara
Mike McNamara

I am excited to share with you that Google Cloud NetApp Volumes has won CRN’s 2023 Product of the Year Award in the Storage—Software-Defined category. This recognition highlights the exceptional capabilities of Google Cloud NetApp Volumes, validating its position as an innovative solution in the cloud storage industry.

CRN’s Products of the Year Awards are highly regarded because they’re determined by solution providers who work closely with the products and who understand their impact on customers. This unique approach ensures that the awarded products are not only innovative, but they also meet the real needs of businesses and their customers. Let’s delve into the features and benefits that contributed to Google Cloud NetApp Volumes’ win.

Powerful Data Management Capabilities

Google Cloud NetApp Volumes is a fully managed, cloud-based file storage service that offers advanced data management capabilities for migration and management of your enterprise applications, including SAP, Windows, VMware, and Linux-based shared-file workloads. With Google Cloud NetApp Volumes, built on NetApp® ONTAP® data management software and offered by Google Cloud, you get a seamless and unified experience. And with a single point of contact for sales, billing, procurement, and support, your organization can consume Google Cloud NetApp Volumes as it would any other Google Cloud service.

Integration with Vertex AI

One major advantage of Google Cloud NetApp Volumes is its integration with Vertex AI, Google Cloud's machine learning platform that provides an end-to-end workflow for building, training, and deploying machine learning models. This integration enables your organization to tap into previously inaccessible corporate data, including images, videos, audio, and text, providing new possibilities for creative endeavors, scientific research, and business problem-solving. By using Google Cloud NetApp Volumes’ integration with Vertex AI, your business can gain valuable insights and drive innovation while maintaining data privacy and security.

Flexible service levels and backup capabilities

Google Cloud NetApp Volumes offers different service levels to cater to varying workload demands. The service launched with the Premium and Extreme service levels, and we’ve now added the Standard level. The Standard service level is a cost-effective option for less demanding workloads such as file shares, VMs, and development and testing. With three service-level options, your organization can choose the level that best meets your requirements.

We also recently introduced an integrated backup capability for easy full-volume backups. This fully managed backup solution enables long-term recovery, archiving, and compliance. With Google Cloud NetApp Volumes, you have the tools and the flexibility that you need to intelligently protect your data, to minimize risk, and to maintain business continuity.

Expanded availability

To meet customer needs, the availability of Google Cloud NetApp Volumes has recently been expanded from 14 to 15 regions with the addition of Zurich (europe-west6). The Standard service level is also previewing in an additional five regions. This expansion allows businesses worldwide to use the power of Google Cloud NetApp Volumes for their storage needs.

Deploy industry-recognized advanced data management

Google Cloud NetApp Volumes’ recognition as a CRN 2023 Product of the Year is a testament to its exceptional performance, scalability, and advanced data management capabilities. Your business can rely on Google Cloud NetApp Volumes to optimize your storage infrastructure, to protect your data, and to realize the full potential of your cloud-based file storage. With Google Cloud NetApp Volumes’ seamless integration with other Google Cloud services and its commitment to data security, this Google Cloud best-in-class file storage service empowers your organization to thrive in the digital era.

Start making the most of your cloud-based file storage with an industry-recognized advanced data management service. Learn more about Google Cloud NetApp Volumes today.

Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara is a senior product and solution marketing leader at NetApp with over 25 years of data management and cloud storage marketing experience. Before joining NetApp over ten years ago, Mike worked at Adaptec, Dell EMC, and HPE. Mike was a key team leader driving the launch of a first-party cloud storage offering and the industry’s first cloud-connected AI/ML solution (NetApp), unified scale-out and hybrid cloud storage system and software (NetApp), iSCSI and SAS storage system and software (Adaptec), and Fibre Channel storage system (EMC CLARiiON).

In addition to his past role as marketing chairperson for the Fibre Channel Industry Association, he is a member of the Ethernet Technology Summit Conference Advisory Board, a member of the Ethernet Alliance, a regular contributor to industry journals, and a frequent event speaker. Mike also published a book through FriesenPress titled "Scale-Out Storage - The Next Frontier in Enterprise Data Management" and was listed as a top 50 B2B product marketer to watch by Kapos.

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