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Carol Chan

Many enterprise customers trust the FlexPod® converged infrastructure solution to run their mission critical business. Not only is FlexPod proven for enterprise production, it’s also cloud-ready to work with all major hyperscalers – Amazon Web Services, Azure, and Google Cloud. That versatility makes FlexPod an ideal platform for customers to operate business functions and tackle digital transformation at the same time.


FlexPod customers have always enjoyed top-notch performance, reliability, scalability, and technology innovations from NetApp and Cisco. What sets FlexPod apart from the competition is its continuous advancement in security features and ransomware protection. Customers now have more integrated “out-of-the-box” solutions to safeguard business data where it lives, whether it’s stored in your datacenter or in the cloud. 

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Increase cyber resilience with NetApp ONTAP

Data protection and data security have always been key benefits of NetApp® ONTAP® data management software. FlexPod customers trust the integrated ONTAP Snap technology and solutions – Snapshot™, SnapRestore™, SnapMirror®, SnapLock®, SnapVault®, and SnapCenter® – to protect and secure their business data. These solutions are native to ONTAP, so they are simple to setup and easy to use.

The latest ONTAP 9.11 release is a cloud-enabled data management solution. It brings even stronger data protection and new cyber resilience capabilities against sophisticated ransomware attacks across your entire data footprint. Using the autonomous ransomware protection feature, customers can detect cyberattacks on FlexPod when they happen, to prevent data loss and data corruption immediately. Also, with the new multifactor authentication (MFA) feature, customers can increase security to prevent rogue users or disgruntled employees from damaging the system from within.

Detect ransomware with NetApp Cloud Insights

Cloud Insights provides monitoring service of user behavior and usage patterns. It reports data usage and assesses data compliance with your company’s security policies for on-premises datacenter and hybrid clouds environments

Building on the vast amount of monitoring information it receives, the ransomware detection feature can quickly learn to determine what is a normal condition and what could be a threat when it detects an anomaly. It can also trigger automated responses to protect FlexPod from malicious attacks. Learn more about Cloud Insights.

Improve security with NetApp Active IQ Digital Advisor

Active IQ® Digital Advisor is another tool that can help to improve the overall security of your FlexPod environment. Using advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) techniques, it can uncover security risk factors that could impact the FlexPod system and data.

When a potential issue is identified, Active ID Digital Advisor offers actionable guidance to remedy the problem. By addressing the security issue proactively, you can prevent the problem from happening and avoid unnecessary business downtime.

Visit Active IQ Digital Advisor for more information.

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Carol Chan

Carol Chan is a Senior Product Manager for FlexPod. She joined NetApp in 2018 with 20+ years of enterprise experience. Prior to NetApp, Carol has led product management and marketing at multiple high tech companies including Dell EMC, VCE, Equinix, Sun Microsystems and HPE. Carol has a bachelor degree in Computer Science and MBA from Santa Clara University.

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