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What is a data fabric?

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Why data fabric?

In a world where technology is changing our everyday lives, digital transformation tops the strategic agenda in most organizations. To successfully transform, data is becoming the lifeblood of an organization, seamlessly flowing through it to enable new customer touchpoints through technology, create innovative business opportunities, and optimize operations.

Leaders are under tremendous pressure to harness today’s wealth of data and apply it to create new value across the entire organization—all with limited time, skills, and budget. At the same time, data is no longer locked away on devices hidden behind firewalls. Instead, it is becoming distributed, dynamic, and diverse—and the resulting amount of data is overwhelming and incredibly difficult to manage.

Thriving in this environment requires creating a data-centric organization, which is no small undertaking. It also requires a holistic approach to managing data that is secure, efficient, and future-proof, and provides freedom of choice.

NetApp is building a data fabric for a data-centric world.

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