ONTAP: Your foundation for a seamless hybrid cloud
Nothing else in the industry helps you create a rock-solid foundation for your hybrid cloud storage environment like NetApp® ONTAP® enterprise data management software. Our latest version of ONTAP combines new levels of simplicity, flexibility, and security to deliver powerful data management capabilities, proven storage efficiencies, and leading cloud integration, so you can seamlessly manage all the data moving throughout your enterprise.
ONTAP allows you to flexibly deploy storage on your choice of architectures—hardware storage systems, software-defined storage (SDS), and the cloud—while unifying enterprise data management across all of them. Accelerate your enterprise applications with flash, without compromising on the essential data services that you need. And seamlessly manage your data as it flows to wherever you need it most to help you make the best possible decisions for your organization.
ONTAP makes it easy to create an environment that is smart, powerful, and trusted that spans flash, disk, and cloud and is ready to handle your future requirements.
Smart: Simplify operations and reduce costs
Streamline data management
Whether you’re adding new workloads or managing your existing environment, it’s important to simplify your processes to maximize the productivity and responsiveness of your staff. ONTAP gives you a common set of features across deployment architectures, which simplifies operations so that your IT team can focus on strategic business priorities. Unify data management across a hybrid cloud that can span flash, disk, and cloud running SAN, NAS, and object workloads. Easily move your data within or between storage clusters, or to the cloud—wherever it is most useful. ONTAP is the foundation for a data fabric that gives you flexibility, choice, and control across your storage environment.
Deploy workloads in less than 10 minutes
Built-in application workflows enable you to quickly and confidently provision storage for key workloads in less than 10 minutes—from power-on to serving data. These workloads include Oracle, SAP, SQL Server, and virtual desktops and servers. Years of NetApp experience and best practices are integrated into the System Manager wizard and factory configurations, enabling you to quickly set up your new configuration just by answering a few questions.
Get proven storage efficiency
With ONTAP, you get a comprehensive, industry-leading portfolio of storage efficiency capabilities. Inline data compression, deduplication, and compaction work together to reduce your storage costs and maximize the data you can store. Plus, you can multiply your savings with space-efficient NetApp® SnapshotTM copies, thin provisioning, replication, and cloning technologies.
Tier automatically to cloud
Deliver high performance to your applications and reduce storage costs by automatically tiering cold data from the performance tier to a private or public cloud. FabricPool frees up space on your existing NetApp® AFF all-flash systems or NetApp® FAS infrastructure, so you can consolidate more workloads. For new all-flash purchases, FabricPool enables you to buy a smaller initial AFF configuration.
Maximize investment protection
ONTAP gives you the flexibility to create an integrated, scalable storage environment by clustering storage controllers from different families—AFF and FAS systems—and from different generations. You can grow your system with the latest hardware, continue to use your older hardware, and connect all of it to the cloud. When it’s time to retire a storage system, you can simply upgrade the controllers and keep data in place on the existing disk shelves.
Get simple, powerful management capabilities
NetApp enterprise data management software is designed to manage hybrid clouds. You can centrally monitor the health of your environment by viewing metrics on capacity utilization, performance, availability, and data protection. It can also help automate your storage processes and integrate them into your data center orchestration platform for end-to-end service delivery for your private and hybrid cloud services.
In addition, NetApp® Active IQ® is a digital advisor that uses AIOps to simplify and automate the proactive care and optimization of your NetApp environment. Continuous risk assessments, predictive alerts, prescriptive guidance, and automated actions help prevent problems before they occur, leading to improved system health, higher system availability and improved security.
Powerful: Respond to changing business requirements
To support your critical applications, you need a storage environment that delivers high performance and availability. But you also need the versatility to scale and adapt as your business changes. ONTAP delivers on all these requirements with flash performance for scalable, nondisruptive operations.
Get flash optimization
ONTAP delivers the high throughput and low latency that enterprise applications require, while providing comprehensive data services. ONTAP is optimized for flash, including AFF systems with NVMe solid-state drives (SSDs) and NVMe over Fabrics. AFF running the most recent versions of ONTAP provide up to twice the throughput of the same workloads compared to running on prior ONTAP releases, while still delivering consistent submillisecond latency.
ONTAP running on NetApp FAS systems improves the performance of HDD storage by automatically caching hot read data in flash. This provides a balance between performance, capacity, and cost that is appropriate for many workloads.
Deliver consistent performance
To maintain high customer satisfaction, adaptive quality of service (QoS) helps you deliver consistent performance by automatically adjusting storage resource levels to respond to changes in workloads (number of terabytes of data, priority of the workload, and so on). Adaptive QoS simplifies the implementation of policies to keep your workloads within prescribed minimum and maximum throughput targets.
Stay ahead of business changes with seamless scalability
You can start small and grow with your business by using high-capacity SSDs or HDDs to scale your storage environment. Storage systems that run ONTAP can handle SAN, NAS, and object workloads that range from a few terabytes up to 176PB. You can scale by adding capacity to existing storage controllers or scale out by adding controllers to seamlessly expand your cluster up to 24 nodes.
ONTAP also supports massive NAS data containers that are easy to manage. With NetApp ONTAP FlexGroup, a single namespace can grow to 20PB or 400 billion files while delivering consistent high performance and resiliency.
Future-proof your data infrastructure
ONTAP lets you design and deploy your storage environment across the widest range of architectures, so you can match the approach that’s right for your evolving business needs:
You can move your data seamlessly between architectures to place it in the optimal environment for performance, capacity, and cost efficiency.