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Ask the Experts: What Can I Do with a Data Fabric?


October 2016

Jim Lyons
Senior Marketing Manager

The Data Fabric was unveiled in 2014 as a vision for managing data across hybrid cloud environments. Since that time, NetApp has released new products and solutions that have moved the Data Fabric from vision to reality. So, perhaps the best way to answer the question of "What can I do with a Data Fabric?" is to share the latest technology demonstrations from one of our leading experts: Joe CaraDonna, Senior Technical Director, Data Fabric Services.


Automatically tier cold data from SAN & NAS to the cloud


  • What if you could automatically offload cold data from your all-flash storage tier to AWS or on-premises object storage, freeing up more room for critical workloads? Watch this demo for a sneak peek into the future.
    NetApp FabricPool demo (4:56)


Use cloud-based big data analytics with your on-site datastores


  • Seamlessly synchronize your on-premises datastores with AWS S3 and leverage AWS Elastic MapReduce (EMR) and other analytics tools to gain new insights. This demo illustrates the concept with a use case that features a NASA Mars Rover and the NetApp® Data Fabric Cloud Sync service.
    Data Fabric Cloud Sync Service (7:54)


Backup and restore Snapshot® copies across multiple clouds


  • This demo features a SnapMirror®-enabled AltaVault® backup appliance. It shows how SnapCenter® software can be used to manage backups and restores across multiple cloud platforms and introduces a new searchable file catalog.
    NetApp Backup to Public and Private Clouds (8:56)


Learn More


Check out these resources or join us at Insight Berlin, November 14 – 17, 2016 to learn more.





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