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NetApp mitigates tech silos, helping customers to modernize effectively

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Grant Getz

Even if the price seems appealing, be careful about what storage solution you decide on. Ask yourself whether the solution is really revolutionizing the data center at an economical price, or is it adding silos and complicating the environment under the guise of simplification? NetApp offers a solution that breaks down silos at an unbeatable price. (No false promises about customization.)

Seeing past the hype

Some companies force their customers to select performance criteria at the time of deployment and remain with that choice forever, which creates silos for their data. NetApp offers a flexible storage solution that adapts to the changing needs of data. With competitors forcing rigid predetermined criteria, customers must decide where to store their data from day 1 and leave it there indefinitely. This is not an ideal solution, because data parameters change over time.

NetApp understands the flexible needs of data and solves this problem by offering a mix of storage technologies within a single cluster. NetApp offers fast flash storage, capacity flash, and even disk storage that is significantly cheaper than flash. NetApp customers can mix and match these technologies, allowing them to move data efficiently and automatically to keep their hot data fast and their cold data economical and within reach. This approach ensures that customers always have access to the storage technology that best suits their needs, rather than being locked into a single, inflexible solution.

The following figure illustrates the customizable NetApp® portfolio.

Netapp Ontap performance zone and balance zone Aff devices

Platforms and features

  • AFF A-Series for extreme performance
  • AFF C-Series for high-capacity flash performance
  • FAS for economical feature-rich storage
  • FabricPool automated tiering across the NetApp portfolio
  • ONTAP® cluster managed as a system

With FabricPool tiering you can reduce your primary storage footprint by up to 90%. That's like going from a McMansion to a tiny house—but without sacrificing any of your data. Your hot data stays available with lightning-fast access, while the rest is automatically tiered to more cost-effective storage that's ready for you when you need it.

In addition, by using ONTAP S3 on C-series and FAS, the cost of flash on performance tier arrays can be reduced. And it can also serve as a certified destination for Splunk Smart Store's cold data, a general S3 storage repository, and a disk backup destination for various backup solutions such as Rubrik, Commvault, and Veritas NetBackup.

Protect your data while saving money

With the NetApp ONTAP One all-inclusive software suite, you get top-tier ransomware protection included at an amazing price point. You don't have to pay extra for the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your data is safe from those pesky ransomware attacks. With ONTAP One, you get the best of both worlds—cost savings and protection from cyberthreats.

You might be thinking, "But ransomware protection is expensive, isn't it?" Well, not with NetApp. We believe that everyone deserves the best protection for their data, and that's why it's part of our all-inclusive software solution. So if you want to keep your data safe and secure, while also saving money, NetApp FabricPool with ONTAP One is the solution for you.

Take a step in the right direction

A solution that puts your data in silos is not future-proof, is not built for performance, lacks essential data protection and security features, is difficult to move, and has no anti-ransomware capabilities. In contrast, NetApp FabricPool and the ONTAP One all-inclusive software suite provide ease of management and lower cost per GB. And the solution is feature-rich, making it a great choice for customers who are looking for a reliable and future-proof data management solution.... Let's break it down a bit further:

netapp mitigates tech silos performance ONTAP cluster flow diagram

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Grant Getz

Grant Getz is an Outbound Product Manager for ONTAP. Prior to NetApp Grant was awarded as a Top 50 Tech Visionary for his work as the product manager for a data services platform. He also founded his own start-up, a music app that allowed users to contribute to a shared playlist regardless of platform or app. He has a passion for bringing products to the market that impact the future business and building a product vision that changes the status quo. In his free time, Grant enjoys high-end sports cards, and spending time with his friends and family.

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