Electronic Design Automation (EDA)

Costs continue to increase while cycle times shrink. Both are creating unprecedented challenges for EDA design, and the need for modern, high performance workflows has never been greater.


New technology demands new solutions for EDA

Recent growth in compute and storage demands for 5nm and 3nm processes have overrun the most common EDA infrastructure approaches. These new 3nm process require four times the storage and computation of a 5nm.

New cloud solutions are now required to keep up as on prem solutions are being outstripped of capacity.  NetApp helps manage those requirements with powerful cloud technology solutions focused on new common environment data management approaches.

NetApp solves the data management challenges for chip design with just-in-time solutions for hybrid cloud

New approaches to EDA workflows

Traditional EDA workflows are strained to support the levels of compute and storage that leading-edge process technologies— like 10nm, 7nm and 5nm— require. Meeting these increasing performance, scalability, and cost demands— as well as the geographically distributed nature of design teams— requires the underlying infrastructure to be simple to use, flexible, scalable and secure.

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NetApp solutions expand as EDA requirements grow

On-premises and in the cloud. Requiring low effort, ONTAP supports transparent development of a self-managed hybrid and on premises environment. Using existing infrastructure and staff, ONTAP provides a seamless pathway to:

  • Simplify the transition to a cloud-ready data center
  • Modernize infrastructure with flash and cloud, without creating silos
  • Deploy emerging applications with enterprise-grade data services
  • Radically change the economics of your data center
  • Move data to run optimally at the edge, in the core, or in the cloud
  • Use one set of tools to manage and protect data, wherever the data is
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Unlock the best of cloud

We were asked by the world's biggest hyperscalers—Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and IBM—to build data management and storage solutions in their clouds because of our success, reliability, and uptime.

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A lineup of world-class cloud data solutions

Wherever your EDA journey takes you from existing on-premises solutions to self-managed or fully managed cloud services, NetApp provides industry leading storage solutions with the highest levels of flexibility, security and scalability.

Trusted by some of the largest technology companies

Learn what NetApp is doing to help drive new capabilities for EDA in the cloud.

We looked for a cloud storage solution that could integrate with on-premises deployment. That is the main reason we came to NetApp. We examined a few vendor products and checked their offerings. NetApp was the most mature. It had capabilities on the cloud that competitors couldn’t offer.

Nir Boyarsky, Mellanox storage team leader


The power and rack space results were easily measurable, and we expect to see about 30% savings in the data center giving us capacity for more cores. We've accelerated engineering's development timelines and continue to improve the throughput for customers.

Sriram Sitaraman, Group Director of Information Technology, Synopsys


Data storage solutions on your terms

Feeling locked in by your storage vendor? NetApp Keystone offers flexible pay as you go cloud consumption models whether you build or buy, on premises or in the public cloud. And always on your terms.

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