Data Fabric Solution Essentials: Suite of Three Starter Kits from NetApp

By CIOReview | Friday, October 16, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: NetApp is coming up with all-new ‘Data Fabric’ solutions and services that offer data management capabilities to hybrid cloud firms which will be implemented with the help of its partners and service providers.

Customers will be exposed to hybrid cloud concept with the starter kits collectively named ‘Data Fabric Solution Essentials’. It includes 3 common applications for moving, managing and protecting data across locations:

Application Acceleration Solution Kit: It comprises of four-node flash and disk cluster that can be deployed for Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle Databases. NetApp all-flash and clustered Data Open Network Technology for Appliance Products (ONTAP) capabilities are also part of the kit; which protects against data loss, provides consistent performance and manages data across flash, disk and cloud resources.

OpenStack Solution Kit with FlexPod: This kit sets the stage to run OpenStack private cloud with full set of capabilities, also communicating the associated costs. Internal business clients can now be presented with significant benefits of public cloud while maintaining the data control.

Snap-to-Cloud DR solution kit: This one’s significance lies in visualizing the value of cloud at times of disaster recovery operations. Cloud hosted DR operation reduces data center space and storage resources, saves money and offers much more flexibility. Added advantages includes one-year license for NetApp Cloud ONTAP software, installation services and three years of support.

NetApp also released four new ‘Data Fabric Enablement Services’ for its hybrid cloud customers, namely, Cloud Sourcing Strategy Workshop, Service Catalog Design, Service Platform Design and NetApp Private Storage for Cloud Implementation Service.