How Amazon Web Services and NetApp Improve Your Hybrid Cloud

by | Jan 16, 2019 | Data Management

If you want to make the most of a public or hybrid cloud environment, you need the right technology. Access to fast, easy-to-use platforms can lower your development costs, limit resource overheads, improve business operations, and provide resilient, high-performing apps to your end users.

As one of the most popular public and hybrid cloud vendors, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has many tools and technologies to make migration, DevOps, integration, scaling, and management much easier. One of the most powerful tools to achieve this is the NetApp ONTAP Data Management cloud service. In this article, we’ll dig into how NetApp ONTAP can help you as you migrate and manage your data and applications in the hybrid cloud.

The Main Benefits of AWS and NetApp ONTAP Data Management

AWS and NetApp ONTAP can streamline and optimize your project deliveries and operational processes in several ways.

Speeding Up Application Development and Deployment

DevOps teams will enjoy a more efficient designing, development, testing, and deployment process. NetApp ONTAP provides transparent access to data across the hybrid cloud, making it faster and easier to build applications on flexible infrastructure. You can easily customize your AWS cloud infrastructure and streamline your DevOps processes.

Enhancing Data Backup, Restore, and Disaster Recovery options

Complete data backup and rapid restoration are essential to your business continuity and disaster recovery plans. NetApp ONTAP allows you to quickly replicate on-premise data into a secure cloud location, or to backup data between AWS areas. Your business continuity teams can also test the various risk and restoration plans for disaster recovery without impacting the live environment.

Easily Running Legacy and Hybrid Applications Across Environments

One of the issues with legacy IT applications and data is the difficulty of migrating fully to a cloud ecosystem. NetApp ONTAP makes it easier to run those legacy applications across your on-premise data centers and the AWS public cloud, creating a powerful hybrid cloud approach.

Features of AWS and NetApp ONTAP

NetApp ONTAP provides several important features for hybrid clouds.

Deploy and Configure New Storage Systems, Quickly

NetApp ONTAP supports several storage system frameworks including SAP, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, VDI, and VMWare. You can get new instances up and running in ten minutes and customize them to your exact needs.

Manage All Your Data from One Place

Data management can be complicated when you’re dealing with information stored across multiple environments. NetApp ONTAP brings all of your data management together through a unified interface, so you know exactly what’s happening with your data, wherever it is. You can easily spin up or decommission cloud infrastructure to meet demand and capacity needs.

Scale Cloud Infrastructure to Support Business Demand

NetApp ONTAP helps you move data to where it’s needed most so you can reduce latency and enhance speed, performance, and availability. Because ONTAP works across multiple architectures, you can choose the framework that best supports your business goals. This includes:

  • NetApp engineered systems: All Flash FAS (AFF) systems and hybrid disk FAS systems.
  • Converged infrastructure: FlexPod.
  • On commodity servers as SDS: ONTAP Select.
  • In front of third-party arrays: FlexArray.
  • Next to the cloud: NetApp Private Storage (NPS) for Cloud.
  • In the AWS cloud: ONTAP Cloud.

You can also bring together your NAS and SAN workloads into any NetApp ONTAP environment for consistency when you’re delivering data services.

Enjoy Easy Data Protection and Testing

NetApp ONTAP allows you to encrypt, backup, and restore data quickly and easily. You can commission and decommission data storage infrastructure without disrupting your live, production environments.

Red8 is Your Expert for AWS and NetApp Data Management

Here at Red8, we’re experts in implementing and managing AWS and NetApp ONTAP hybrid cloud services. We’ll help you prepare for hybrid cloud migration and setup all the NetApp Data Management services you need. Want to know more? Just get in touch.