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Why NetApp for data management

NetApp data management solutions help you drive simplicity and efficiency by using software management tools designed to work together, leverage insights to make better-informed decisions, and boost performance, resilience, and protection.

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With nearly limitless scaling and lower capital expenditure, public cloud has raised the bar on expectations for IT service delivery. Businesses today are under pressure to become more efficient, respond quickly to new opportunities, and improve customer experiences. They also need to effectively manage and protect their data wherever it resides—on premises and in the cloud—while reducing costs, increasing security, and operating with existing IT staff. To address these challenges, enterprises must modernize their IT infrastructure and integrate new types and uses of data into their existing environment.

For their digital transformation to succeed, these businesses must have access to the right data, at the right time, and in the right place—seamlessly.

NetApp helps build your data fabric

NetApp is uniquely positioned to help you build your data fabric and enable data-driven digital transformation. We work with you to modernize your IT environment by bringing the enterprise-grade data services you rely on into the cloud, and the simple flexibility of cloud into the data center. As a cloud-led, data-centric software company, only NetApp can help build your unique data fabric, simplify and connect your cloud, and securely deliver the right data, services, and applications to the right people—anytime, anywhere.

Your data fabric ensures your data is always on, always available, and easily consumed. It frees your developers to build anywhere. And it delivers a unified data experience, whether your data is in the world’s biggest clouds, in your own private cloud, or on your premises in traditional storage. It evolves with your business and acts as a digital transformation roadmap, advancing your relationship with data to generate new opportunities.

Your data fabric allows you to:

Discover and integrate

Understand the state of your data, applications, systems and services. Stitch everything together to gain control.

Automate and optimize

Define your rules so the fabric can take care of itself. Monitor the state of your fabric and react.

Protect and secure

Backup and restore your data. Simplify compliance, preserve integrity, and control access.

Not surprisingly, NetApp® data management solutions play a key role in building out your data fabric. They empower you to deliver one consistent data experience—on your premises and across private and public clouds—with unprecedented flexibility, simplicity, and control. Our solutions remove the complexities of hybrid multicloud to accelerate business critical applications, build private clouds to gain speed and agility, and fuel data-driven innovation on your choice of clouds.

NetApp data management for hybrid cloud

Whether you are focused on running your current environment better, growing with new capabilities, or transforming with cloud, you must ensure the right data is available at the right time in the right place.

Seamless data management across edge, core, and cloud

NetApp® ONTAP® is the industry’s most powerful, most efficient cloud-connected storage operating system. With 25+ years of software innovation and real-world hardening, ONTAP helps you create a smart, powerful, and trusted storage infrastructure that reduces costs, accelerates critical workloads, and protects and secures data across your hybrid cloud. NetApp is the only provider able to offer the same storage operating system running both in the enterprise data center and natively as a first-party service with the biggest public clouds, including Google, Amazon, and Microsoft.

NetApp® Cloud Volumes ONTAP® (CVO), our software-defined storage offering in the cloud, delivers advanced data management for your file and block workloads. CVO helps optimize your cloud storage costs and increase application performance while enhancing data protection, security, and compliance.

Lastly, NetApp® ONTAP® Select offers robust enterprise software-defined storage (SDS) services that are easily deployed on your choice of commodity hardware from the comfort of your own data center. It combines cloudlike agility and granular capacity scaling with many of the same benefits offered by dedicated storage systems based on ONTAP data management software, including flexibility, resilience, and locality.

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NetApp solutions for building private clouds allow you to grow by adding new capabilities to your current environment. Deliver new applications and services faster, and run existing workloads more efficiently, essentially building a foundation that brings the power of cloud-native data services on your premises. Our portfolio of private cloud infrastructure products is designed to perform at scale with simplicity and operational efficiency.

NetApp® Element® software  delivers agile automation for your private cloud through scale-out flexibility and guaranteed application performance so you can build clouds to accelerate new services:

  • Achieve nondisruptive system expansion with instant resource availability.
  • Deliver predictable performance to hundreds of applications on a single platform.
  • Drive your business forward with automated operational simplicity.
  • Provide flexible deployment models to fit your next-generation center needs.


Designed to run NetApp® SolidFire® storage, Element software is the easiest way to simplify and automate data management at scale for your private cloud infrastructure. SolidFire is a 100% programmable platform that delivers unmatched agility and guaranteed application performance. With the ability to mix node clusters, you can build your private cloud architecture at any scale. SolidFire is ready to meet your business needs as required.

NetApp data management for dedicated, high-bandwidth applications

High IOPs, high throughput, and low latency. NetApp® SANtricity® software lets you achieve maximum performance and utilization of NetApp® E-Series hybrid-flash and NetApp® EF-Series all-flash arrays for heavy-workload applications, including data analytics, video surveillance, and backup and recovery.

With SANtricity, configuration-tweaking, maintenance, capacity-expansion and other tasks can be completed while the storage stays online. SANtricity also provides strong data protection, proactive monitoring, and certified security—all accessible via the easy-to-use, on-box System Manager interface.

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Integrated data management with NetApp

As the cloud storage specialists, NetApp empowers customers to simplify and integrate data management across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate their digital transformation. Together with our partners, we provide a full range of hybrid cloud data services to help global organizations unleash the full potential of their data to expand customer touchpoints, foster greater innovation, and optimize their operations.

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