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Lift But Don't Shift with NetApp Cloud Tiering

Anthony Lye
Anthony Lye

Is your data center running out of storage space faster than you planned, but you’re not ready to go all in on the public cloud? We’ve got some good news that will help you free up both space and budget in your hybrid cloud environment. 


The NetApp Cloud Tiering service is generally available now on AWS and Azure, with Google Cloud coming soon. Our Cloud Tiering service lets you leverage the benefits of cloud economics while making space available on high-performance NetApp All Flash FAS (AFF) and FAS solid-state device (SDD) storage. 


This NetApp Cloud Data Service uses our FabricPools technology to automatically tier infrequently accessed or inactive (cold) data from on-prem ONTAP clusters to low-cost Azure Blob or Amazon S3 storage in the cloud. 


With NetApp Cloud Tiering, you lift but don’t shift… you can run more workloads on your data center storage clusters, reduce data center costs, and move part of the business from a CAPEX to an OPEX model, all without touching your application layer. Cloud Tiering delivers all the capabilities of the unique FabricPool technology—as well as additional benefits such as automation, reporting, central management, and consumption-based licensing with no up-front costs—at the same cost as FabricPool alone. 


Cloud Tiering service pricing includes PAYGO at $0.05/GB per month and BYOL at $0.04/GB per month or $0.033/GB per month for a 1-year or 3-year upfront commitment. 


Whether you’re tiering decommissioned VMs, replacing SAS, or tiering all your cold data or only snapshots, find out how NetApp Cloud Tiering service can provide the agile on-prem storage you need to extend your data center to the cloud, efficiently and cost-effectively.  

Anthony Lye

Anthony Lye is executive vice president and general manager of the Public Cloud Services business for NetApp. He is responsible for the strategy and execution to further NetApp’s cloud innovation across public cloud, hybrid cloud, and hyperscaler models and to establish the company as the undisputed leader in managing data in a cloud-integrated world.

Anthony brings more than 25 years of diverse leadership experience to NetApp, spanning roles in development, product management, marketing and sales, and as a high-tech CEO twice. He has focused primarily on cloud innovation for the past 15 years, most recently as the executive vice president and chief cloud officer at Guidewire Software, and at Oracle where he was the senior vice president and general manager of CRM. His background includes leading teams worldwide and hands-on experience building applications and platforms working directly with the developer community.

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