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NetApp: New data center modernization, HCI & hybrid cloud offerings

06 Jun 2017

The organisation NetApp offers a range of hybrid cloud data services, next generation data center offerings and data management services.

The company has expanded its Data Fabric services portfolio to include a new enterprise-scale hyper converged infrastructure solution. NetApp also introduced new consumption models, improved all-flash capabilities, and new hybrid cloud offerings in the announcement.

NetApp identifies digital transformation as a top priority and says that global business leaders need new ways to harness their data.

With their new hybrid cloud offerings, NetApp aims to support customers in their transformation by helping them to unify data across a wide range of cloud and on-premises environments.

“Organizations that understand how to derive the full value from their data will see their digital transformations drive greater competitive advantage in the shortest amount of time,” comments Simon Robinson, Research vice president, at 451 Research.

“To succeed, customers need to change their mindsets on data management, to liberate themselves from data siloes and seek approaches that unite data no matter where it resides.”

George Kurian, NetApp, chief executive officer, says that the organizations that are defining the future recognize that unleashing the full potential of their data is essential for effective digital transformation and long-term competitive advantage.

The new additions to NetApp’s Data Fabric portfolio include:

NetApp HCI enterprise-scale hyper converged solution:

The NetApp HCI  solution aims to allow customers to run multiple applications. Built on SolidFire innovation, NetApp HCI gives enterprises, mid-sized businesses, and service providers the ability to consolidate all workloads, scale, and deliver the performance required by next-generation applications.

NetApp OnDemand consumption model:

With the OnDemand consumption model, NetApp aims to bring cloud-like flexibility to on-premises environments.

OnCommand Insight (OCI):

OCI software offers hybrid IT infrastructure monitoring and analytics across the Data Fabric. OCI aims to enable faster troubleshooting as well as optimization of resource usage, cost awareness, and capacity and performance forecasting.

Customers can plan for migrations to the cloud by understanding the resources that applications are consuming on-premises, and can then monitor performance and capacity data of those applications once they are living in the cloud.

ONTAP Select software-defined storage (SDS):

NetApp has updated ONTAP Select, a SDS software that delivers NetApp’s data management platform on commodity servers.

With ONTAP Select, NetApp aims to address the time and space constraints of remote offices and ruggedized deployments with a 2-node, high availability configuration and broader support for VMware vSphere licenses.

NetApp’s NextCredit Program:

NetApp introduces their credit program, NextCredit. NetApp says that customers who purchase eligible AFF A Series models and associated support contracts, upon exercising the renewal terms, will receive a flexible, fixed dollar credit toward future purchase of NetApp products.

According to NetApp, customers can use their credits to upgrade or build out their Data Fabric with new technologies and capabilities, including cloud and SaaS-based solutions, as they become available.

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