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NetApp Introduces Project Astra

by Adam Armstrong
Project Astra

Today NetApp introduced its vision for a for a software-defined platform, Project Astra. Developed with the Kubernetes community, Astra is said to deliver enterprise class easy-to-consume data services, storage, and application and data portability for stateful applications. NetApp sees this platform working with any Kubernetes distribution on any cloud.

Today NetApp introduced its vision for a for a software-defined platform, Project Astra. Developed with the Kubernetes community, Project Astra is said to deliver enterprise class easy-to-consume data services, storage, and application and data portability for stateful applications. NetApp sees this platform working with any Kubernetes distribution on any cloud.

Project Astra

Kubernetes isn’t slowing in popularity. While there is a rush to adopt the technology, many companies can’t leverage Kubernetes to its fullest. Many organizations are looking for a way to store, govern, protect, and replicate the data for both stateless and stateful cloud-native applications with enterprise-class cloud storage and data services. Enter Project Astra.

Purpose-built for and in collaboration with Kubernetes developers and operations managers, Astra bridges the gap between the popularity of containers today, the capabilities and user experience they require, and their ability to deliver true, comprehensive portability. As stated above, NetApp would like to see users’ choice any Kubernetes and then be able to use it on any cloud or on-prem. Project Astra leverages the underlying technology delivered through NetApp’s public cloud partners.

Project Astra benefits include:

  • Discover applications with users’ Kubernetes of choice, whether on premises or in any cloud
  • Integrate and unify applications and data management
  • Deliver NetApp’s expertise in data and Kubernetes both as a service and as built-in capabilities
  • Extend the promise of portability for all workloads, including stateful, data-rich apps

Availability

Project Astra is currently available as a technology preview.

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