NetApp explains how its latest ONTAP 9 software simplifies transition to hybrid cloud.
The ONTAP 9 software helps enterprises to quickly integrate traditional and emerging technologies, incorporating flash, the cloud and software-defined architectures to build a Data Fabric foundation across on-premises and cloud resources.
NetApp ONTAP 9 combined with the company’s new 15TB solid state drives (SSDs) makes flash the ideal workload consolidation platform for customers’ infrastructure needs.
NetApp also announced the FlashAdvantage 3-4-5 program. This program makes it simple, cost effective, and low risk for customers to adopt flash.
“As effective flash dollar-per-GB costs drop, flash deployment in the enterprise is accelerating,” said Eric Burgener, research director for IDC’s storage practice.
Users of ONTAP 9 software have three options to meet their needs. ONTAP 9 is targeted for general on-premises enterprise use, ONTAP Cloud.
“Since we started using NetApp clustered FAS systems, they have provided a scalable, stable, high performance environment for our databases, some of which have workloads with up to 1 million changes per second,” said Miroslav Potocky, database storage service manager, in the IT department at CERN.
“By using NetApp infrastructure running ONTAP we are able to provide a solution for our most demanding storage use-cases and support CERN’s research program towards a better understanding of matter.”