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Baby Steps to the Cloud

Dave Krenik
Dave Krenik

Move to the cloud with support from NetApp's hybrid multicloud strategy I am in the cloud—several clouds actually. I’m also on the premises. I guess that makes me hybrid multicloud. My family and I like being able to access our photos, music, podcasts, and such from wherever we are on whatever device we happen to be using at the moment. We value the agility that the cloud gives us, along with built-in data protection. Given all these benefits enabled by the cloud, I still prefer to have certain applications on my laptop. I’ve tried SaaS/cloud versions of these apps from other vendors, and I just don’t like how they behave in a browser versus having the app native on my laptop. I should say that data protection is pretty much equal, because my laptop automatically backs up to a disk in our router (and yes, I’ve tested it).

It just so happens that NetApp has a hybrid multicloud strategy that lets companies put whatever workloads they like in which ever cloud (or clouds) they prefer – and keep the workloads that are best served on their premises, on their premises. A lot of folks think this means that SAN workloads, and especially Oracle workloads, should stay on the premises. As it turns out, NetApp enables a lot of SAN workloads (like Oracle databases) to be located in a cloud. For your SAN workloads that are best located on the premises, NetApp enables the use of a cloud for nonproduction use cases: disaster recovery, backup, development, test, and so on.

Make your journey to the cloud make sense. This can mean taking “baby steps.” Start off with some nonproduction workloads to see how easy NetApp makes it to take advantage of the agility afforded by the cloud. Then start moving production workloads to the cloud, or clouds, of your choice – NetApp makes it easy. Invest 84 seconds of your time to learn how to successfully move your SAN workloads to the cloud; watch the video Cloud Connected SAN.

Check out the Oracle Database Solutions webpage to learn how else NetApp can help you reap more value from your Oracle environment.

Dave Krenik

Dave has been bringing solutions to market under various monikers (alliances, business development, solution marketing) for more than 15 years. Before entering the world of tech, he enjoyed a 15-year stint in the wine business.

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