A New Milestone in the Clustered Data ONTAP Journey

By Mike McNamara, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Data ONTAP

NetApp has hit a new milestone with having recently shipped over 1 Exabyte (an Exabyte is 1,073,741,824 GB) of clustered Data ONTAP storage. As organizations move to keep pace with today’s data growth and meet expectations for IT, companies have turned to clustered Data ONTAP to rapidly and cost effectively maintain flexible storage infrastructure.

This milestone marks an important phase for us at NetApp.

For over 20 years, NetApp has set the industry standard with innovations that have transformed business and technology. NetApp has been a key innovator in many fundamental technological areas, clustered Data ONTAP is our flagship operating system. Clustered Data ONTAP addresses the challenges facing growing and dynamic businesses by extending the innovation of NetApp Data ONTAP. Our unified cluster architecture scales and adapts to changing IT needs, reducing risk and cost. Clustered Data ONTAP is designed to eliminate downtime, enabling IT departments to service infrastructure without disrupting access to user data and applications – even during regular business hours. Proven operational efficiency helps simplify overall storage environment and manage storage infrastructure at scale by automating important processes and increasing productivity.

Organizations can add capacity with growth across both SAN and NAS environments – without reconfiguring running applications. We enable organizations to start small and grow big without the disruptive hardware upgrades required by other storage vendors. Clustered Data ONTAP provides up to 24 storage controllers – or nodes – managed as a single logical pool so operations scale more easily. NetApp supports the broadest set of storage protocols and is the only provider to deliver both SAN and NAS data access from a single, unified scale-out platform.

NetApp continues to deliver innovative products that satisfy the current and future demands of our customers. Enabling technologies, such as virtualization and private / public clouds, offer improved levels of agility and efficiency and require storage solutions that can deliver the full value of next generation data centers built on a shared virtual infrastructure. Clustered storage is next generation architecture providing the optimal storage environment to increase scale, efficiency, performance, and up time for enterprises of all sizes.


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