The world’s ongoing climate challenges require innovative business and technical solutions. That’s why at NetApp innovation is in our DNA, leading every aspect of our culture. We are committed to creating energy-efficient technologies that allow our customers to reduce their energy consumption, enabling them to reach their carbon footprint reduction goals.
When the largest public clouds use NetApp products, efficiency is paramount. Which is why our environmental approaches strive to exceed the highest standards. NetApp builds real sustainability into its technology because it matters.
Since January 2022, our customers have averted 87K metric tons of CO2 — without sacrificing performance. This is an estimate based on hypothetical energy saved through ONTAP Storage Efficiency and ONTAP Hybrid Cloud Tiering, multiplied by a global average factor to translate energy usage to carbon emissions. This estimate is not a guarantee of current or future performance for NetApp customers, individually or in aggregate. For more information, please see (here)
The energy needed to store data is not trivial – 10-15% of a data center’s energy alone. But there are good ways to improve efficiency.
There are many benefits to using cloud technologies, including better energy efficiency. AWS reports more than 3x improvement than data centers.
Despite IT’s sustainability challenges – hardware use, data and storage impacts, cloud requirements – companies can implement proven strategies to maximize energy efficiency. Here are four areas where you can prioritize:
One key to improving your energy use is to have better visibility into your on-premises operations and consumption, starting with your storage hardware.
NetApp was the first storage-focused provider to join an MIT consortium that uses PAIA, a streamlined lifecycle assessment methodology.
NetApp provides customers with a free environmental dashboard that shows real-time power consumptions of your arrays.
ONTAP helps reduce the physical capacity needed in data centers, using data reduction, cloning, tiering, and flash technology.
NetApp includes free usage reporting for storage arrays, enabling you to identify power-hungry workloads.
NetApp AI and analytics help you better understand your enterprise data usage, its value, and optimal storage location.
NetApp provides a simple, consolidated view of your on-prem and cloud data. This gives you visibility into your data availability and storage.
NetApp uses AI algorithms to catalog and classify your data, assist in migration projects, reduce storage costs, and improve sustainability.
ONTAP provides a robust file systems framework for visualizing key data points within your volumes, which helps you make better data management decisions.
Cloud energy efficiencies often surpass those in the data center. Use that to your advantage and know when to move storage to the cloud.
Because ONTAP is integrated as a native service in the world’s largest clouds, you get the best of ONTAP wherever you need it, eliminating unnecessary overhead.
Regardless of your cloud landscape, automatically tier infrequently used data with zero application impacts. You can also migrate workloads to the cloud with ease.
Hyperscalers benefit from renewable energy sources, low-carbon construction, optimized cooling, climate pledges, and transparent CO2 emissions.
Automate and continuously optimizes your cloud infrastructure, reducing cloud compute costs by up to 90%, thus reducing your associated carbon footprint.
The NetApp portfolio delivers intelligent cloud services, data services, and storage infrastructure. This integrated approach helps unify your operations across the hybrid multicloud landscape, giving you unprecedented visibility and simplicity.
Monitor, optimize, and secure your cloud resources.
Discovery, mapping, and classification of data.
Manage your data growth to maximize storage.
Make your cloud storage infrastructure more intelligent.
Provide hybrid multicloud unified management with point-and-click simplicity.
Create a storage infrastructure that accelerates workloads and protects data across your environment.
A digital advisor uses AI to provide insights into storage, system availability, security, and performance.
Protect data by using a unified platform to move and store your Kubernetes workloads across environments .
Built by NetApp and Cisco, FlexPod is a turnkey platform for automation, optimization, and lifecycle management.
AFF A-Series arrays deliver best-in-class data protection, leading cyber resilience, and seamless cloud backup and recovery.
EF-Series all-flash arrays support the most demanding applications and workloads like real-time analytics, HPC, and databases.
NetApp was awarded a GOLD medal by EcoVadis. EcoVadis is the leading evidence-based ESG rating agency, providing supplier ratings across the themes of environment, labor & human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. This places NetApp in the top 7% of companies rated by EcoVadis.
NetApp is committed to providing products and services that meet and exceed international standards and achieve continual improvement.
NetApp is committed to meeting customer/partner requirements and increasing customer/partner satisfaction through continual improvement of NetApp’s Solutions, Products, Support, Services, and Business Processes.
Everything we do is to better serve our customers and the world we live in, and that requires leaning into making our operational footprint more sustainable, fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace culture for our employees, and supporting the communities around the world that need it most. Read our latest Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report.
This is PR research conducted in the United Kingdom to better understand data waste. Our findings provide a benchmark for those wanting to understand how to reduce carbon emissions caused by unnecessary data usage and storage.
Learn how NetApp uses PAIA, an industry platform managed by MIT, to estimate the environmental impacts of our products.
Learn more about our e-waste and global take-back programs – greater than 99% of our e-waste is recycled each year.