NetApp provides products and services that satisfy a broad range of workloads across different data types and deployment models. The All-Flash Array transforms everything with the most cloud-connected, fully NVMe-enabled all-flash solutions. It features deep integration with critical business applications allowing our customers to quickly provision storage and connect to more clouds for more data services and automatic data tiering.
In addition, HCI solutions accelerate transformation with the highest performing, lowest cost all-flash hyper converged infrastructure. It helps customers build their private cloud bringing public cloud on-premises and develop anywhere, on any cloud with one experience.
Last but not least, NetApp cloud portfolio fuels business growth with extreme performance and advanced data management in the cloud for Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure.
Data is the currency of the new digital economy, and NetApp’s expertise, portfolio, and partnerships are essential in helping customers succeed in a rapidly changing technology landscape. Hybrid cloud solutions are the most common trend these days. For a successful hybrid cloud strategy data management is critical, especially when using multiple clouds.
In a true hybrid environment, enterprises should have the flexibility to move applications across different public and private environments based on their business requirements and cost considerations. Business applications are relatively stateless and can be brought up and down in various environments easily. However, data must be managed differently because it has its own unique characteristics.
Mastering a strong, stable IT operation that is able to move as fast as business demands is key to the design and performance of data centre solutions in a hybrid cloud environment. With the adoption of this model, CIOs everywhere are under pressure to modernise their infrastructure and to deliver tangible business value around data-intensive applications and workloads.
NetApp predicts that a demand for simplicity and customisability will be the number one factor driving CIO decisions in 2020. Therefore, vendors will need to offer modern, flexible technologies with the choice of how to use and consume those technologies so that customers can keep pace with their evolving business models.
The future of the enterprise data centre relies on having a solid data management strategy and architecture. Where data is hosted is critical. It defines choices and options of an enterprise as its cloud footprint grows. To provide IT with the maximum benefit of cloud services, a data management strategy should take into consideration the following aspects:
- Secure control and governance of data regardless of its location
- Access to data where and when applications need it to satisfy business use cases
- Flexibility to migrate data and applications between different cloud providers, to avoid vendor lock-in
- Data compliance with company requirements and the ability to satisfy audit and other governance processes
Data centres will be more dynamic to keep pace with the ever-expanding growth in data which is driven by AI and data analytics. This dynamic approach should be able to address critical enterprise challenges to reduce costs, mitigate risk, and help IT teams succeed in the face of increasing budget constraints.
The NetApp Data Fabric vision combines a strong architecture that simplifies scaling and activation of applications with a defined services management framework that takes the guesswork out of operating an enterprise environment for maximum operational efficiency.
It enables customers to respond and innovate more quickly because data is free to be accessed where it is needed most. In this case, customers can realise the full potential of their data and make the best decisions for their business.