NetApp brings a new datastore solution with VMware, AWS

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Singapore: NetApp in collaboration with VMware and AWS on Wednesday announced the general availability of Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP with VMware Cloud on AWS.

NetApp claimed that Amazon FSx is the first and only native AWS cloud storage service certified and supported as a supplemental datastore for VMware Cloud on AWS.

With this new datastore solution, NetApp said that enterprises can quickly, easily and cost-effectively move their enterprise, data-demanding workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS.

This allows organisations to scale cloud storage independent of cloud computing to optimize costs, deploy new modern applications with the speed and scalability of the cloud, and maximize the value of their existing IT investments.

Additionally, organisations can gain access to the rich data management, protection, and efficiency benefits of ONTAP utilized by nearly twenty thousand VMware customers running on-premises today.

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP provides fully managed shared storage on AWS with the popular data access and management capabilities of ONTAP.

The solution allows organisations to easily migrate applications and run them on AWS, with ONTAP’s enterprise-grade storage workflows and data management capabilities, regardless of their on-premises storage provider.

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP supplemental datastore for VMware Cloud on AWS is available today.

“Our strong relationship, deep integration and joint innovation with both VMware and AWS hits another milestone, which helps make it easier for organizations to efficiently move enterprise workloads to the cloud,” said Phil Brotherton, VP – Solutions and Alliances, NetApp.

“VMware customers running on NetApp or non-NetApp storage onpremises can now access the enterprise-class public cloud storage services and features of ONTAP, all running on AWS, as the first certified and supported supplemental datastore to VMware Cloud on AWS,” added Brotherton.

“The majority of enterprises today run workloads on a VMware platform. Whether that is on-premises or in VMware Cloud on AWS, they want to be able to leverage consistency in operations and architecture,” said Narayan Bharadwaj, VP – Cloud Solutions, VMware.

“AWS, NetApp and VMware are giving customers the flexibility to buy and configure cloud storage independent of compute to meet the needs of a wide variety of enterprise applications. Our co-innovation will enable customers moving enterprise workloads to the cloud to cost-optimize and better scale their environments,” added Bharadwaj.

“The strong collaboration between NetApp, VMware and AWS is enabling organisations to innovate with greater speed and efficiency while minimizing cost, giving them greater freedom to move workloads between on-prem and multi-cloud environments,” said Sanjay Rohatgi, SVP and GM, NetApp Asia Pacific & Japan.

“We look forward to working with customers across the region to accelerate their move to the cloud and in turn, spur further transformation of their business,” added Rohatgi.

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