The cool part is the content of these volumes is converted into objects (taking advantage of AWS S3). In the short term, it’s all about saving money since S3 is far cheaper than Elastic Block Storage (EBS), but the real deal comes in the fact that information saved in this format is a great deal more re-usable for a major amount of use cases, including index and search, ransomware protection, analytics and so on. Have a look at the videos listed during their session to have an idea of what I’m discussing.

Normally, you can expect this type of turnaround from younger smaller, and more nimble businesses but it’s always refreshing to see it happening to people of the dimensions of NetApp.

Many storage vendors are currently than in the past. NetApp had the guts to interrupt its inner status quo and just started hired individuals using a mindset, designed new merchandise and solutions; but they opened their core products . And this is paying off big time.

Two Words Around NDAS

NetApp Can Be (Additionally ) A Cloud Company

Close the Circle

NetApp had me a few decades back when they presented their Data Fabric vision. Until it has executed 22, However, as is true for any eyesight, it is just good on paper. NDAS, and the address which Dave Hitz gave at the beginning of the session, were what sustained my excitement level, about how they are performing, if I wanted confirmation. He offered clear examples of the cloud goods, their strategy with customers, of partnerships which are all-in using cloud, and of end users that were cloud-native — all while maintaining an eye on customers that were conventional and how to support them in their journey .
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The risk they’re taking will be to cannibalize some of their on-premises earnings or, better, their traditional product sales… but this really is paying off, both in terms of mindshare in addition to overall results. And if we look in the last 3 decades at results and business growth, they seem nothing but positive.
In the end of February 2019, in Storage Field Day 18, NetApp presented yet another instrument directed at incorporating its on-premises solutions together with all the cloud, NetApp Data Availability Services (NDAS). As already mentioned in a previous article , this tool might be somewhat immature, but it has huge potential if produced in the right way.