How many TV streaming services do you subscribe to? Three? Five? Seven? I used to subscribe to five because I wanted to watch specific shows on each service. For example, Ozark on Netflix, Pam & Tommy on Hulu, Game of Thrones on HBO Max, The Expanse on Prime, and The Walking Dead on AMC. What if you could subscribe to one monthly streaming service and pick the shows you want to watch, no matter which provider owns and streams the program? That would be amazing, right?
With the recent updates to NetApp® Keystone™, we offer a single-subscription, multideployment hybrid cloud capability for storage services. This capability enables you to simplify and accelerate IT operations and get to your hybrid multicloud environment faster.
Keystone is NetApp’s pay-as-you-grow, storage-as-a-service (STaaS) offering that delivers a seamless hybrid multicloud experience for companies that prefer opex consumption models to upfront capex or leasing. By removing the IT burdens of managing storage infrastructures and going through the lengthy procurement cycle, you can better align storage costs to business needs, accelerate IT operations, and focus on core business operations by managing outcomes, not equipment.
Now, with a unified management console that uses NetApp Cloud Manager and a monthly bill for both on-premises and cloud data storage services, Keystone lets you provision and monitor your hybrid multicloud environment. You can even use the Cloud Manager Digital Wallet to dynamically move storage spending for the ultimate in financial and operational flexibility.
Adopting an as-a-service model for on-premises storage delivers tremendous benefits in simplification, acceleration of IT operations, and digital initiatives, and speeds up IT decision making. Keystone takes those benefits a few steps further in how we embrace hybrid cloud environments. Keystone offers the following key enhancements for the hybrid multicloud.
The following figure shows reallocation of spending across clouds.
The following screenshot shows Keystone native integration with Cloud Manager.
Keystone offers an ideal way to support workload migrations to the cloud. IT simply needs to move the workloads from Keystone on premises to Cloud Volumes ONTAP or Cloud Backup service located within AWS, Azure, or Google Public Cloud—all under the same subscription. As data moves, the cost is also transferable from the on-premises environment to the cloud.
Keystone also supports backup to the cloud, all on NetApp technology. This capability reduces the need to manage multiple data center sites independently.
When cloud bursting occurs, IT can use the same technology on and off premises, which simplifies management of application environments that are spread across hybrid cloud infrastructures.
Monthly subscription-based services are here to stay. I’m not sure if I will ever patent and build a single monthly TV service based on programs rather than on streaming providers. But the good news is that you can have that capability for hybrid cloud storage services with Keystone. Now with a unified management console using NetApp Cloud Manager and a monthly bill for both on-premises and cloud data storage services, Keystone lets you provision and monitor your hybrid multicloud environment. You can even use the Cloud Manager’s Digital Wallet to dynamically move storage spending for the ultimate in financial and operational flexibility.
If you’re interested in Keystone, talk to an expert.
To get hands-on experience with Keystone, request the risk-free test drive lab, Transform Your Data Center with Cloud-like Storage Flexibility.
Jean Banko is Senior Manager, Portfolio Marketing at NetApp. She is responsible for advancing the company’s global marketing strategy and strengthening market recognition for NetApp’s on-premises storage-as-a-service offerings.
As a veteran of the cloud computing, AI, and storage industry, Jean has more than 25 years of experience leading and implementing successful global product marketing, product management, and marketing strategies.