By Ingo Fuchs, Senior Manager Solutions Marketing Data ONTAP, NetApp
Other vendor claims to have SDS or be first are unfounded – NetApp storage solutions have been built on the same principles as SDS. The foundation for NetApp’s SDS capability is Data ONTAP, which allows us to deliver the richest storage management on the broadest range of hardware.
Given our history we have outlined three considerations companies need to know about SDS:
NetApp’s latest release, version 8.2.1, of clustered Data ONTAP has capabilities that perfectly match the core tenants of Software-Defined Storage:
Last week, NetApp announced new and updated technologies to its OnCommand Portfolio. As part of clustered Data ONTAP, NetApp’s OnCommand Workflow Automation is a free offering that integrates with 3rd party orchestration solutions to provide policy-driven service delivery, and includes more than 50 workflows.
We welcome others in the industry to join along and help customers and partners today solve real business needs, without complicating the IT challenges organizations face today. Customers can realize significant advantages in agility and speed with storage services delivered as a software layer that can be abstracted from underlying hardware.