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NetApp provides AI-driven data storage solutions with comprehensive protection and security. Discover how NetApp sets the gold standard, whether your storage needs are on premises, in the cloud, or somewhere in between.

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Award-winning solutions

NetApp has earned numerous awards for its forward-thinking data storage solutions. Over the last 30 years, leading analysts like GartnerGartner 2022 Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage, October 17, 2022, Jeff Vogel, Joseph Unsworth, Chandra Mukhyala.

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Proven leader in cyber resilience

NetApp is the only vendor who is validated to store top secret data, listed on NSA's Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) Component List. From proactive detection to disaster recovery, the NetApp cyber resilience solutions have built-in protection to keep your data available and recoverable.

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Superior hybrid multicloud management

NetApp makes it easy to simplify multiple environments with hybrid multicloud solutions and management strategies. Break down silos, improve scalability, and save on costs with a unified approach.

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Stress less about data protection with NetApp solutions

Stop ransomware before it stops you. With the exponential rise in cybersecurity and ransomware attacks, NetApp has doubled down on taking what was already best in the class and making it even better.

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Technology is essential to us. Innovation is a cornerstone. And this is why the partnership with NetApp is so vital. We believe in NetApp’s vision.

Kate Swanborg, Senior Vice President, Technology Communications and Strategic Alliances, DreamWorks

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NetApp has shown us the power of its comprehensive suite of solutions, from all-flash storage systems to all opportunities offered by NetApp cloud data services. The company has helped us capitalize on today’s business opportunities while we innovate for tomorrow.

Andrea Spina, Chief Information Officer, Ducati Motor Holding

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NetApp is our trusted partner. They deliver; they are a key to delivering a robust infrastructure-as-a-service environment, which is the backbone of any software that runs on top of it.

Lalit Patil, Chief Technology Officer, SAP Enterprise Cloud

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NetApp vs competitors: Our award-winning solutions

Read about our award-winning features, ready for your next storage investment on premises or in the cloud.

Unified block, file, and objectThe foundation of storage hardware consolidation, this feature eliminates the inefficiencies of needing multiple hardware silos for structured and unstructured data. It increases resource sharing and decreases waste and complexity.
Scale-outThis feature defers capital expenditure and power costs for storage performance and capacity until it’s needed.
FabricPool cloud tieringInactive data can be natively and transparently stored on low-cost storage outside the primary data center
NetApp Cloud VolumesEntire workloads can easily be moved to and from AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud for disaster recovery (DR), cloud bursting, and analytics. It eliminates the need for bursting or idle DR capacity within the data center.
Block-level backup and restore with storage efficiencyThese features minimize the amount of data that must be stored or transferred over the network for data protection to create a recovery point, saving on costs in the process.
Flexible wide area cachingDistributed datasets require less hardware versus making full replicas or deploying high-bandwidth, low-latency WAN infrastructure.
Dual and triple erasure codingCustomers get more usable data from less hardware than with mirroring or traditional RAID techniques. NetApp’s reliability overheads are typically around half that of some other all flash vendors
Temperature-sensitive compressionCompared with monolithic compression approaches, more data can be stored in the same usable capacity without affecting performance.
CompactionBy significantly increasing the efficiency of data compression for specific datasets, including initialized but unused database regions, more data can be stored on the same hardware.
NVMe over Fibre Channel (NVMe/FC) support, NFS remote direct memory access (RDMA) support, SMB RDMA supportThese features significantly improve client CPU/GPU efficiency for high performance for OLTP-style small-block and AI training workloads versus non-RDMA protocols.
NVMe over TCP (NVMe/TCP) supportCustomers get most of the client benefits of a full NVMe offload with less networking hardware than by using dedicated FC or RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) switching.
Continual improvements to software efficiency and functionalityGet more value out of the storage you buy today every year
Active-active high-availability controllersCustomers get more performance from less hardware than with active-passive high-availability configurations.
30+ years of refining metadata management and read-ahead algorithms in RAM-constrained environmentsMemory requirements for large datasets are significantly reduced compared with approaches that require most metadata to be cached in DRAM for deduplication, and so on.
Dedicated nonvolatile write logging with integrated battery backup and destage to stable mediaThese features offer higher performance, greater resilience, and lower power requirements than with typical battery-backed DRAM memory caches.
High-density TLC NVMe mediaVersus SAS-based SSDs, these media reduce per-gigabyte media power draw and controller CPU load for high-performance OLTP-style small-block workloads.
Large-capacity QLC NVMe mediaThese media draw less power per gigabyte than smaller MLC and TLC SSDs do.
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Infrastructure scaling

The NetApp Keystone portfolio gives you flexible storage-as-a-service on premises, in the cloud, or hybrid cloud. Manage your infrastructure without having to worry about financial risks, storage tasks, or high costs – all with one monthly subscription.

NetApp cloud partners

Discover more about our outstanding partners, delivering performance and security with NetApp: AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.

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SAP and VMware: Trusted NetApp solutions

NetApp enables rapid deployment of SAP software, activating crucial business processes with ease. Moreover, NetApp is the exclusive cloud storage provider for use as a supplemental datastore for VMware Cloud environments, providing a unified approach to consistent data management.

Business sustainability with smooth uninterrupted updates and upgrades

NetApp has focused on balancing comprehensive features, security and performance with ease of deployment, monitoring and ongoing lifecycle operations. The resulting cost-savings come from decades of attention to detail and prudent frugal engineering principles.

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Considering NetApp over the competition?

Ask us how you can get the most out of your data management, both on premises and in the cloud.

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