Storage vendor NetApp has introduced its new NetApp Private Storage (NPS) for Cloud solution. NPS for Cloud would enable customers to use multiple clouds and maintain control of their data on a single NetApp data storage device strategically placed in select colocation facilities.
NetApp has tested cloud connectivity with many Equinix locations and with select alternate colocation facilities worldwide. The NPS for Cloud solution would combine cloud elasticity and savings with the performance, availability and control of private, dedicated enterprise storage.
SoftLayer, an IBM company, is the latest cloud provider to partner with NetApp with an NPS for Cloud approach. Other NPS for Cloud solutions currently available are NetApp Private Storage for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and NetApp Private Storage for Microsoft Azure.
Combined with NetApp’s new version of its clustered Data ONTAP operating system, Cloud ONTAP, and its OnCommand Cloud Manager, NPS for Cloud would enable customers to embrace the hybrid cloud while maintaining control of their data and ensuring choice across a blend of private and public cloud resources.
“Hybrid clouds will be the backbone of IT today and tomorrow,” said George Kurian, executive vice president of Product Operations at NetApp. “We help enterprises maintain control of their data as they bridge their on-premises architecture with the cloud of their choice. The NetApp Data Fabric for the Hybrid Cloud is the right architecture for building enterprise-class hybrid clouds. Our software improves the economics, flexibility, and business impact of a customer’s existing infrastructure, while our cloud technology solutions give customers the needed confidence in our ability to help them navigate the future.”