NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) has announced enhancements to cloud-connected NetApp ONTAP data management software. The vendor also announced a more flexible NetApp Keystone Flex Subscription service and a new NetApp SolidFire Enterprise SDS solution.
With these updates, NetApp intends to help organizations globally unlock the best of cloud. It would help organizations optimize performance and security and reduce costs. It would also help them extend data management from on premises to any cloud, and consume hybrid cloud infrastructure as a service.
“Digital transformation has accelerated to the point where projects that used to take years to accomplish now need to be completed in months or even weeks,” said César Cernuda, President of NetApp. “With its rich data-centric software innovation, NetApp is uniquely positioned to help organizations quickly adapt and sustainably transform in today’s hybrid cloud world. Now, we make it easier for them to develop applications in the cloud, move applications to the cloud, or create cloudlike experiences on premises.”
The new features and capabilities that NetApp has added to its NetApp ONTAP software include:
- Enhanced NetApp ONTAP software capabilities that offer greater consolidation, deeper cloud integration, and continuous data availability for improved simplicity, efficiency, and protection of business-critical enterprise applications.
- Updates to NetApp Keystone Flex Subscription, providing a fast, flexible path to a cloud-enabled data center with ‘pay-as-you-grow’ subscriptions for a cloudlike experience on premises. The Keystone Flex Subscription also offers public cloud integration available through the NetApp partner ecosystem.
- The new NetApp SolidFire Enterprise SDS solution, providing a simple and automated foundation for private cloud with NetApp Element software as standalone software-defined storage that can be deployed on any hardware.