What is a data fabric?


Data fabric is an architecture and set of data services that provide consistent capabilities across a choice of endpoints spanning on-premises and multiple cloud environments.

Data fabric simplifies and integrates data management across cloud and on premises to accelerate digital transformation. It delivers consistent and integrated hybrid cloud data services for data visibility and insights, data access and control and data protection and security.

Why data fabric?

In a world where technology is changing our everyday lives, digital transformation tops the strategic agenda in most organizations. To successfully transform, data is becoming the lifeblood of an organization, seamlessly flowing through it to enable new customer touchpoints through technology, create innovative business opportunities, and optimize operations.

Leaders are under tremendous pressure to harness today’s wealth of data and apply it to create new value across the entire organization—all with limited time, skills, and budget. At the same time, data is no longer locked away on devices hidden behind firewalls. Instead, it is becoming distributed, dynamic, and diverse—and the resulting amount of data is overwhelming and incredibly difficult to manage.

Thriving in this environment requires creating a data-centric organization, which is no small undertaking. It also requires a holistic approach to managing data that is secure, efficient, and future-proof, and provides freedom of choice.

NetApp is building a data fabric for a data-centric world.

What the data fabric can do for you

The NetApp data fabric ultimately helps your organization unleash the power of data to meet business demands and gain a competitive edge. It allows your IT organization to better harness the power of hybrid cloud, build a hybrid multicloud experience, and modernize storage through data management.

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