NetApp BlueXP

: Unified control plane for your evolved cloud

NetApp® BlueXP is a unified control plane delivering a simplified hybrid multicloud experience that enables the evolved cloud. BlueXP combines an intuitive interface with integrated data services and AI Ops automation for the evolved cloud experience. With BlueXP, you’ll be anything but blue.

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Why NetApp BlueXP?

Unify your operations with visibility and simplicity

BlueXP delivers a single point of control and full visibility into your entire data estate. It lets you deploy, discover, manage, and optimize not only infrastructure and data, but supporting business processes—across multiple clouds and on-premises environments. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the simplicity.


The BlueXP control plane brings together unified management consistency across disparate environments , powerful AI Ops automation, flexible consumption models, and integrated protection. It’s everything you need in today’s cloud-led world.

Management consistency for storage and data services

The BlueXP unified control plane enables you to discover, deploy, manage, and optimize resources and operations seamlessly across your hybrid multicloud environments, with common policies—regardless of location or cloud.

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The power of AI Ops delivers operational and business results

BlueXP provides unified data service capabilities across your various environments for health, protection, governance, observability, and mobility—with integrated AIOps to slash resource loads, reducing overhead and risk.

Flexible consumption that aligns tech and business

The BlueXP integrated digital wallet delivers business value by blending business and consumption models that cut across formerly siloed environments. This way, FinOps gets the financial dynamics they need, while Ops receives the resources they need, when they need them.

Combining data and protection for true cyber resilience

BlueXP approaches cyber resilience from the inside out, providing Zero Trust capabilities to protect both data and infrastructure. Meanwhile, robust data governance, compliance, and protection meet intelligent data and user monitoring to help you protect your data—wherever you need it to be.

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We love a good win-win-win

In its three recent Radar reports, GigaOm ranked NetApp #1 in Primary Storage for Large Enterprises, Enterprise Scale-Out File Systems, and Cloud File Systems.


BlueXP simplifies your hybrid multicloud management experiences into a single unified control plane. This means it delivers full data landscape visibility with increased security controls, management simplicity, investment management and protection, common frameworks and toolsets, and a full spectrum of capabilities.

Enhanced API capabilities and security

BlueXP enables global landscape visibility through API enhancements that include both NetApp and non-NetApp systems. Security improvements in tenancy policies and additional preset RBAC classifications, with customized access, to enables broader unified management and security control.

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Intuitive web-based UI simplifies work

Your generalists can manage your complex environments like a pro, through the BlueXP intuitive canvas, integrated wizards, easy environment discovery, AIOps, policy-driven automation, and recommended actions. You win by reducing risks and optimizing resources.

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FinOps resource management and protection

With our integrated digital wallet, you can manage, monitor, and protect licenses, subscriptions, and resource investments for storage, data services, and NetApp Keystone®, while delivering all the financial dynamics that FinOps requires.

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Consolidate disparate frameworks for operational simplicity

Experience a single way of working with greater agility and faster learning curves. Consolidate NetApp and third-party toolsets and operational frameworks through enhanced integrated API support. Run your business the way you want to.

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Standardized data storage and services

Enable a complete spectrum of data service capabilities across your hybrid multicloud with common operational frameworks, including resource discovery and deployment, observability, protection, governance, mobility, and resource management and optimization.

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New Magic Quadrant, still a Leader

It’s flattering to be #1 in Cloud IT Operations and Containers use cases.GARTNER and Magic Quadrant are registered trademarks and service marks of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission. All rights reserved.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 

Gartner 2022 Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage, October 17, 2022, Jeff Vogel, Joseph Unsworth, Chandra Mukhyala

Gartner 2022 Critical Capabilities for Primary Storage, October 17, 2022, Jeff Vogel, Joseph Unsworth, Chandra Mukhyala 

Don’t just take our word for it

Thousands of global companies have found themselves in your exact situation: struggling to manage their environments. By teaming with NetApp, they’ve been able to streamline management of their data estate, leveraging the feature set introduced with Cloud Manager—and now enhanced in BlueXP. See what they have to say—then realize a new way to work.

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NetApp technology helped with our hybrid multicloud approach by making the data agnostic to the platform that it is running on. Working with the NetApp team to build our data strategy was proven to be a massive success.

—Scott Hunter, Global Infrastructure Services Director, AstraZeneca

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I can move content back and forth very easily. I can replicate data from Azure back on premises again if I need to reverse it. It just became a fairly seamless and simple process when Azure no longer looks like this cloud entity—for our storage, it just looked like a NetApp controller.

—Richard Tayman, CIO and Director of IT for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice

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With Cloud Volumes ONTAP, and the management and orchestration tools, have allowed us to see everything in a single pane of glass and manage all systems.

—Noah Brunn, Manager, IT Infrastructure, Arc’teryx

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Unlock the best of cloud

Did you know that the top three hyperscalers—Amazon, Microsoft, and Google—asked us to build data management and storage solutions in their clouds because of our success, reliability, and uptime? 

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Microsoft Azure

“The work we are doing together to support our customers’ need for hybrid cloud infrastructure has been breakthrough work.”

—Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft

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Google Cloud

“We are very happy to be working with NetApp to deliver joint solutions where we meet the customer on their cloud journey, where they are.”

—Thomas Kurian, CEO, Google Cloud

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“It’s great to have our engineers—and the synergies of our two companies—going all the time.”

—Bill Vass, VP of Engineering, AWS

Learn more about NetApp technologies

NetApp capabilities are innovative, enterprise class, and industry leading. From realizing your evolved cloud goals to on-premises systems, from hybrid cloud offerings to cloud-based storage, services, and cloud-native workloads, NetApp delivers the resources you need to realize your technology and business goals.

Start using BlueXP

Orchestrating your evolved cloud starts with BlueXP: your technology resource and interface access.

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Unify your evolved cloud management

BlueXP is a hybrid multicloud management experience delivered in a unified control plane. It’s all part of enabling your evolved cloud.

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Your storage, your way—in your desired location

NetApp is the industry leader for storage solutions, with the broadest portfolio of systems—including industry-leading NetApp ONTAP® data management software.

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Manage applications and data everywhere

The simplicity of NetApp’s hybrid cloud “as a service” approach helps you leverage the cloud faster.

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Unleash NetApp cloud services

Take advantage of cloud innovation with enterprise data services delivered consistently across your choice of cloud.

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