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Managed Shared Storage available with AWS FSx for NetApp ONTAP

by Harold Fritts

Amazon recently announced FSx for NetApp ONTAP, providing a fully managed shared storage offering in the AWS Cloud. Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP gives IT full data access and management capabilities of ONTAP. By combining technologies and expertise from enterprise data center environments and public cloud services, FSx for NetApp ONTAP is designed to serve business-critical, cloud-first application environments.

Amazon recently announced FSx for NetApp ONTAP, providing a fully managed shared storage offering in the AWS Cloud. Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP gives IT full data access and management capabilities of ONTAP. By combining technologies and expertise from enterprise data center environments and public cloud services, FSx for NetApp ONTAP is designed to serve business-critical, cloud-first application environments.

FSx for NetApp ONTAP

FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Organizations are attempting to shrink their overall data center footprints. The focus is to reduce operational costs, increase flexibility, achieve faster data center deployments, leverage existing data center technology investments, simplify disaster recovery, and reduce their carbon footprint. Availability and performance requirements must be adhered to even when working with traditional, native cloud services. There is also the dilemma of deploying a private cloud,  a hybrid cloud or going all-in by migrating all services to a cloud provider. Other considerations are cost, security, management, and support.

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP can help accelerate the movement of business-critical applications to the cloud by addressing critical needs like performance, availability, security, and compliance.

From a performance perspective, FSx for NetApp ONTAP offers sub-ms latencies, 100K+ IOPS per deployment, and multi-GB/s throughput. FSx for NetApp ONTAP delivers high availability and durability across multiple Availability Zones and supports data replication across AWS regions or ONTAP systems by using NetApp SnapMirror replication software.

Security and compliance are always a concern when migrating to a public cloud service. FSx for NetApp ONTAP delivers these services with AWS Key Management Service (KMS), automatic encryption at-rest and in-transit compliance with FIPS 140-2, support for Active Directory, and file access auditing, antivirus scanning, and ransomware protection. Additional security software solutions are available if needed.

A key benefit to NetApp ONTAP users is the ability to move workloads running on NetApp or other NFS/SMB/iSCSI servers to AWS without modifying application code or changing how data is managed.

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP gives organizations the capability to manage their hybrid, multi-cloud environment from NetApp Cloud Manager unifying siloed storage systems on a single-pane console. Integration with NetApp Cloud Insights allows organizations to control the performance, monitor utilization of cloud workloads, and analyze to reduce cloud waste.

Suppose your organization is looking for a seamless migration to the cloud. In that case, FSx for ONTAP brings the full capabilities of ONTAP to a native AWS managed service, delivering a consistent hybrid cloud experience. NetApp ONTAP has provided a complete set of storage and data management features to power primary workloads and build modern applications in the data center. So, what you get in the data center—performance, control, reliability—you can now get in AWS.

For the first time, FSx for NetApp ONTAP delivers full support for block and file storage for Windows and Linux workloads as a fully managed service.

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