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NetApp BlueXP tiering

Expands primary storage capacity, lower overall storage cost

NetApp® BlueXP tiering automatically frees up flash storage capacity without impacting applications or workflows, providing you with complete control over managing data growth for your infrastructure.

Cold data management at its brainiest

BlueXP tiering expands primary storage capacity by automatically moving cold data from on-premises ONTAP clusters to object-based storage, saving up to 70% of your overall storage footprint. It allows you to spend less up-front and grow cost-effectively.

Continuously free up primary storage capacity so that there's always room for more data 

NetApp BlueXP tiering delivers real savings on overall storage footprint, streamlining your hybrid multicloud environment.

Continuous Capacity

On average, BlueXP tiering lets you recapture 80% of available high-performance storage and saving up to 70% of the overall storage footprint.

Simplify cold data management

Deploy BlueXP tiering with zero application or workflow impact. Take the work out of data tiering and simplify your ITOps using predefined tiering policies or an intuitive customization wizard to automate routine procedures. Gain visibility to tiered cold data.

Complete Control

Free up high-performance storage capacity for critical workloads. Develop a data tiering strategy tailored to your needs. Data is tiered to your object storage of choice, either on-premises or in the cloud. Maintain granular control with customizable tiering policies. BlueXP tiering offers a simple first step to improving your hybrid multicloud infrastructure.

With BlueXP tiering, you have more capacity

Infrequently accessed(cold) data is discovered and moved to lower-cost, object-based storage, which recaptures high-value primary storage capacity.

Step 1: Set Up

Identify your ONTAP® flash storage and connect it to the object storage of your choice

Step 2: Tier

Check your dashboard for guidance, assign tiering policies to volumes

Step 3: Benefit

Free up capacity on primary storage tier

Continuously free up valuable primary storage capacity

NetApp BlueXP tiering automatically moves infrequently accessed(cold) data to object storage, delivers real savings on both storage footprint and staff/operational costs.

See how much of your data is cold

BlueXP tiering identifies how much of your data is cold, and the capacity that can be captured

Policy-based tiering to meet your needs

Select from pre-defined policies. You can add volumes to tier, find data movement efficiencies, and automate scheduling - all in a few steps. 

Your savings, your dashboard

Your tiering dashboard gives you an overview of the tiering environment with additional saving opportunities.

Unified tiering management

You can access all tiered instances and environments from a single access point for a comprehensive view. NetApp BlueXP tiering requires no software or hardware to install or manage.

See for yourself.

NetApp customers found the answers to meet their economic, IT simplification, and infrastructure management needs with BlueXP tiering. See what they’re saying—then calculate the savings for yourself.

Connecting the on-prem device to object storage on AWS allows us to not only save money but also scale our on-prem environments.

Marcus Masching, Head of IT Computing Services, Festo

We have over 130 scientists doing ongoing research on missions that impact everything from climate change to solar physics and all sorts of amazing things. The NetApp solution allows them to more easily collaborate and be much, much more effective.

Alex Green, IT systems architect, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, CU Boulder

Object storage is a viable option for many use cases and worth going for it. All you need is talking to your personal contact at SVA.

Andreas Müller, Product Manager Managed Cloud Services, SVA

For me, NetApp benefits are data management, ease of use, and support. Active IQ is brilliant. I have never seen a vendor with such proactive support.

Director for Data Center and Managed Services, European Media Company

Your choice of cloud

Review our documentation to learn how to tier cold data to your choice of cloud object storage.

BlueXP: Unify hybrid multicloud management

BlueXP delivers a unified experience for storage and data services across on-premises and cloud environments. Its intuitive UI, AIOps-powered insights and automation, flexible consumption parameters, and integrated protection provide the operational simplicity and security required for today’s hybrid multicloud world.

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