NetApp announced that the company is bringing the simplicity and flexibility of the cloud to the data center with updated software data. NetApp also announced a more flexible NetApp Keystone Flex Subscription service and a new NetApp SolidFire Enterprise SDS solution. The enhancements will allow businesses to be able to optimize performance and security, reduce costs, easily extend data management from on-premises to any cloud, and consume hybrid cloud infrastructure as a service.
The new features and capabilities 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.
César Cernuda, President, NetApp, said,
“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. 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.”