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New Optimized pricing for Cloud Volumes ONTAP for Google Cloud

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Mike McNamara
Mike McNamara

Companies across all industries are using cloud to propel business growth and innovation. Despite the fast cloud adoption, many traditional enterprise applications still run on premises. Organizations must modernize applications, acquire new knowledge, and update policies. These necessary steps make the cloud journey slow, expensive, and complex.

Enter NetApp® Cloud Volumes ONTAP® software-defined storage, which delivers advanced data management for file and block workloads. With Cloud Volumes ONTAP, you can optimize your cloud storage costs and increase application performance while enhancing data protection, security, and compliance.

Why use NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP for Google Cloud?

You can achieve and surpass your cloud storage goals with Cloud Volumes ONTAP for Google Cloud. The built-in data deduplication, data compression, thin provisioning, and cloning help minimize your storage costs. You also get built-in data security that you control. And even if a failure occurs, your data is still available. By taking advantage of the simple and fast replication across zones, regions, and clouds, you get peace of mind knowing that your data is restorable. You also get enhanced privacy with always-on AI-driven privacy compliance controls, and Cloud Volumes ONTAP gives you the flexibility to manage your storage not just in Google Cloud, but also in AWS, in Azure, or on premises.

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What’s new

NetApp BlueXP is a unified control plane that delivers a simplified hybrid multicloud experience for storage and data services. As one of the cloud-based storage options on BlueXP, Cloud Volumes ONTAP for Google Cloud is now offered in three different capacity-tiered licensing packages. Now you can choose the usage that best supports your workload requirements.

The newest option is Cloud Volumes ONTAP Optimized, which is a capacity-based, cost-optimized licensing package that is ideal for high-capacity storage requirements. With Optimized, you pay only for the consumed storage capacity and I/O usage.

Cloud Volumes ONTAP offers the Optimized package as a low-cost licensing option for use cases that require infrequent access to data or that rely on long-term, large-capacity data storage. For example, suitable use cases are general-purpose file shares, media repositories, archives, backup and disaster recovery, big data, and e-discovery.

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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