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Announcing a game-changing advance in high-performance file storage for enterprises

The new Google Cloud NetApp Volumes is a fully managed storage service for your data and applications

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In today’s fast-paced business environment, it’s crucial to stay ahead of the competition and to build success in the cloud. The cloud offers unparalleled flexibility and scalability, but it also demands robust enterprise data management solutions to unlock its full potential.

Introducing Google Cloud NetApp Volumes

I’m excited to share the latest innovation to emerge from the 5-year engineering collaboration of Google Cloud and NetApp. In a groundbreaking advance, we’ve joined forces to unveil Google Cloud NetApp Volumes, a fully managed file storage service that delivers remarkable performance, simplicity, and security. Now you can easily migrate, deploy, and manage data and workloads in Google Cloud without rearchitecting applications.

Simplify provisioning of enterprise apps

Enterprise customers gain simplicity in provisioning, procurement, and integration with hundreds of Google Cloud services. Based on the industry-leading storage management technology NetApp® ONTAP®, Google Cloud NetApp Volumes lets you automate and scale demanding workloads and applications with just a few clicks, eliminating overprovisioning and optimizing cloud storage costs. With the ability to seamlessly migrate complex, critical enterprise applications, businesses can quickly adapt to changing demands without incurring unnecessary expenses.

Customers are responding favorably. “As an existing NetApp customer leveraging Cloud Volumes ONTAP and Cloud Volumes Service on Google Cloud, we are thrilled to embrace the new Google Cloud NetApp Volumes,” said Anthony Lloyd, VP Technology Services at OpenText. “This fully managed file storage service will provide seamless migration of enterprise applications, like Kubernetes, to Google Cloud without refactoring code or redesigning processes. Ultimately, it will simplify operations across all our IT environments.”

Multiple performance tiers make it easy to calibrate the right trade-off between cost and performance to optimize your infrastructure costs. With Google Cloud NetApp Volumes, you can easily manage your data estate from the Google Cloud console, gcloud CLI, and APIs. It offers seamless integration with Google Cloud services like VPC networking, Identity and Access Management (IAM), and Cloud Logging, and further reduces operational complexities with unified billing, invoicing, and support from Google Cloud.

Intelligently protect data and minimize risk

Data protection is a top priority for any organization, and Google Cloud NetApp Volumes delivers on this front. The high availability, reliability, security, and ease of use that customers enjoyed with NetApp Cloud Volumes Service are now available in an integrated, first-party Google Cloud service. Comprehensive, built-in data protection keeps your data readily available.

The ability to replicate data copies to other regions offers protection against site outages, safeguarding your business from potential disasters. Furthermore, support for continuous availability operations makes sure that your business can survive major infrastructure failures or regional disasters, providing an additional layer of confidence in your cloud infrastructure.

Combined with Google Cloud’s secure-by-design infrastructure, you’ll gain peace of mind as your organization embraces cloud technologies.

Optimize workloads seamlessly across platforms

One of the most exciting features of Google Cloud NetApp Volumes is its ability to smoothly extend and optimize enterprise-grade workloads across both Windows and Linux environments. This functionality extends to demanding use cases like storage-heavy VMware and SAP migrations. Rich support for SMB and NFS protocols, exceptional performance, and low latency allow your applications to perform optimally regardless of the platform.

“NetApp’s innovative offering with Google Cloud sets the standard for enterprise-class features in public cloud file storage, establishing a benchmark for the industry,” said Dave McCarthy, Research Vice President, Cloud and Edge Infrastructure Services, IDC. “The recognition of NetApp’s name alongside the cloud provider in this first-party service underscores its commitment to driving cutting-edge cloud storage solutions that address customer and market challenges.”

Unlock innovation with AI and data

Google Cloud NetApp Volumes integrates with today’s key workloads and essential services like Google Cloud VMware Engine and Google Compute Engine. Artificial intelligence (AI) and data play increasingly vital roles in shaping the future. AI demands extensive storage and compute resources, and this is where Google Cloud NetApp Volumes shines. Your organization can harness the power of more data—Windows data, containerized data, unstructured data—to facilitate generative AI and support large language models. Tap your data and connect with Google Cloud capabilities for generative AI, enabling your teams to collaborate, gain insights, and scale apps to gain true business advantages.

With Google Cloud NetApp Volumes, your organization can confidently navigate the cloud landscape with simplified data management, unparalleled performance, and reliable data protection. It delivers simplified, automated storage that’s integrated into the Google Cloud ecosystem. There’s no better tool to launch, run, and scale your applications on Google Cloud.

Take the next step

We’d love to talk. Schedule a 1:1 meeting or connect with us at booth #225 at Google Cloud Next in San Francisco, August 29–31. Schedule a VIP session at Next with NetApp executives and product experts. For more details, visit the Google Cloud NetApp Volumes overview.

Ronen Schwartz

Ronen Schwartz is senior vice president and general manager of NetApp Cloud Volumes business. He is responsible for accelerating the Cloud Volumes business, building the robust Cloud Volumes platform across hybrid clouds and multiclouds, and expanding NetApp cloud data management services.

Before joining NetApp, Schwartz was executive vice president in charge of technology and ecosystem, operations, and strategy at Informatica, and senior vice president and general manager of Informatica Cloud. In those roles he led product strategy, product management, and go-to-market strategy. During his 14 years at Informatica, he helped lead the company through its own transformation from on premises to the public cloud, from license revenue to recurring revenue.

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