NetApp® Cloud Volumes Service is a fully managed cloud storage solution that is available for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). For Microsoft Azure, NetApp and Microsoft have created a first-party service called Azure NetApp Files that offers a high-performance file-service environment for the Microsoft Azure cloud. These services support NFS v3 and SMB, can grow to 100TB, and run file shares at peak performance while providing the best data protection and security in an organization’s preferred cloud provider.
- No need to rewrite apps, because each volume provides POSIX compliance shares required by a broad range of file-based workloads, including web and rich media content, as well as vertical specific (oil and gas, EDA, media and entertainment).
- Easily and quickly import data to and from on-premises and other storage repositories via NetApp Cloud Sync.
- Maintain business continuity with no data loss, fast failover, short recovery times, and nondisruptive upgrade processes.
- Schedule tasks to meet the most demanding file share needs with automation and orchestration capabilities.
The Cloud Volumes Service is a great fit for developers, line of business engineers, database admins, and application architects who consume storage capacity but don’t want to administer it. The service can also be used by IT and cloud architects in search of file services in the cloud.
An additional version of Cloud Volumes is Cloud Volumes ONTAP®, a storage service offering for AWS and Azure that operates on top of cloud compute and cloud storage, giving users a traditional storage experience with a complete NetApp ONTAP experience in the cloud. Cloud Volumes ONTAP allows users to configure and manage ONTAP and all the cloud resources associated with it. Cloud Volumes ONTAP is a great fit for infrastructure and storage admins who are looking to manage all the details of their storage infrastructure.