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Optimize file sharing in the cloud

Run applications in the cloud easily while avoiding the cost of rearchitecting.

Why NetApp Cloud File Services

NetApp Cloud Volumes transforms file sharing

NetApp® Cloud Volumes is the right storage choice for file sharing in the cloud. Built on NetApp ONTAP®, the leading storage software, Cloud Volumes delivers unmatched performance, availability, and protection for Linux and Windows clients. With Cloud Volumes you can effortlessly scale capacity, improve resource utilization, and dramatically increase user productivity. Deploy Cloud Volumes as a fully managed storage service or as a user managed storage layer on your choice of cloud infrastructure.

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Access files via NFS (v3, v4.1) or SMB/CIFS and reduce management overhead with intuitive management and RESTful APIs.


Prevent unwanted access with inline and data-at-rest encryption. Address strict retention needs with write once, read may (WORM) file locking.


Rapidly create space-efficient copies of production or other data to accelerate application development and QA testing.


Shrink your costs with efficient data reduction and cold data tiering for cloud storage savings of up to 70%.


Improve uptime and performance with guaranteed availability and durability SLAs and your choice of three performance tiers.


Protect your data with in-place NetApp Snapshot copies and instant recovery. Replicate to a remote location for backup and DR.

Effective file sharing in the cloud

File storage is ideal for many enterprise applications, and it’s also commonly used for a variety of general-purpose file sharing workloads such as home directories, e-discovery, and  storage for Linux and Windows virtual machines. Cloud storage can satisfy the scale, availability, and functionality required for your general file sharing needs. The right cloud storage includes the intelligence and automation needed to accelerate innovation with increased operational efficiency.

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Get started on your choice of cloud

Deploy NFS and SMB file services quickly and efficiently on your choice of cloud with either a native cloud storage service or a self-managed storage solution.

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Explore NetApp Cloud Services

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

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