|By Marketwired .||
|August 25, 2014 08:01 AM EDT||
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/25/14 -- Software defined storage provides customers with a vision and roadmap to the next generation data center including cloud deployments. NetApp® (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced new solutions that increase and simplify automation of software-defined storage elements and provide fine-grained management of VMware virtual machine data, including evaluation software that interoperates with VMware's Virtual Volumes to help customers achieve more efficient IT operations at a lower cost. Additionally, NetApp is announcing new OnCommand® software with enhanced data protection and improved reporting capabilities, and flash-optimized FlexPod®(1) with VMware Horizon View for end-user computing.
Software-Defined Storage for the Cloud Era
NetApp is a key design partner for VMware's Virtual Volumes, a new data storage architecture designed to enable granular, VM-level management of storage resources and data services, based on application-centric policies. NetApp's solution for VMware Virtual Volumes will deliver advanced policy based software-defined storage management. NetApp's support for Virtual Volumes builds upon NetApp's patented Virtual Storage Console (VSC) for VMware that improves data storage efficiency and reduces cost and complexity in a VMware virtual infrastructure environment.
Also part of today's announcement, NetApp is releasing new offerings for VMware solutions. These new offerings include an update to Virtual Storage Console with one-click clustered configuration enabling simple and quick deployment of clustered Data ONTAP® into vSphere®, NetApp Certification for VMware Horizon View Composer API for Array Integration (VCAI), and via partner Blue Medora®, a new vCenter Operations Management Pack for NetApp Storage that provides end-to-end visibility, analytics and capacity planning for workloads running on NetApp Storage.
"Software-defined storage is a foundation for the cloud that allows NetApp and VMware to deliver agile, simple, and easy scalable IT infrastructures," said Dan Neault, senior vice president, Datacenter Solutions Group, NetApp. "Our new solutions for VMware environments accelerate our customers' businesses with automated, simple, and efficient IT operations. NetApp is focused on simplifying data center deployment, monitoring, management, and automation whether data lives on-premises or in the cloud."
Enhanced Storage and Data Management Software for On-Premise and Hybrid Cloud Environments
As organizations virtualize and create private and hybrid clouds, IT organizations must be able to monitor data center trends across environments. NetApp's updated and patented OnCommand Workflow Automation 2.2 software provides enhanced data protection and integration with VMware vCloud Automation Center to give users more flexibility to create custom storage workflows that are automated for end-to-end service delivery. To simplify implementation, NetApp will introduce later this year a storage automation store with highly customized workflows for Microsoft®, Oracle®, and VMware environments. This will enable customers to more easily create and migrate complex storage services, create catalogs, as well as automate protection of customer applications. Additionally, NetApp's updated and patented OnCommand Insight 7.0.1 software provides intelligence through brokering, monitoring, and reporting to make more informed economic decisions about on premises and cloud-based storage. The new Storage Manager dashboard specifically designed for managers and business analysts provides one view to optimize capacity planning and identify cost saving opportunities.
"VMware and NetApp share the vision that the software-defined data center is the IT architecture of the cloud era. Our partnership continues to evolve to build SDDC technology to significantly improve IT efficiency and performance," said John Gilmartin, vice president and general manager, SDDC Suite Business Unit, VMware. "NetApp's new solutions for VMware environments will help provide our mutual customers with the technology needed to help them meet the challenges of this new era."
New FlexPod for End-User Computing - All Flash
With the introduction of the patented FlexPod Datacenter with VMware Horizon View and all-flash FAS8000 platform, customers now have a cost-effective, all-flash optimized solution for End-User Computing (EUC) in a scalable, industry-leading validated architecture. This new FlexPod integrated infrastructure solution provides users with flash performance for high IOPS/low latency workloads, eliminates planned downtime through non-disruptive operations with clustered Data ONTAP, and reduces implementation risk and speeds up desktop deployments with a validated architecture.
- VVOLs: Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) On Horizon to Deliver Software Defined Storage for vSphere
- FlexPod with all-flash FAS
- Follow NetApp on Twitter
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. Our commitment to living our core values and consistently being recognized as a great place to work around the world are fundamental to our long-term growth and success, as well as the success of our pathway partners and customers. Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.
NetApp, the NetApp logo, Go further, faster, and Data ONTAP are trademarks or registered trademarks of NetApp, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. VMware, vSphere, vCloud, and vShield are registered trademarks and vCenter, VMware View, and vCloud Director are trademarks of VMware, Inc. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such. Use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership between NetApp and any other company.
VMware and VMware Horizon View are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.
(1) FlexPod is a converged compute, networking, and storage solution developed by Cisco® and NetApp.
1 408 419 3098
Organizations planning enterprise data center consolidation and modernization projects are faced with a challenging, costly reality. Requirements to deploy modern, cloud-native applications simultaneously with traditional client/server applications are almost impossible to achieve with hardware-centric enterprise infrastructure. Compute and network infrastructure are fast moving down a software-defined path, but storage has been a laggard. Until now.
Jul. 25, 2016 10:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,652
Continuous testing helps bridge the gap between developing quickly and maintaining high quality products. But to implement continuous testing, CTOs must take a strategic approach to building a testing infrastructure and toolset that empowers their team to move fast. Download our guide to laying the groundwork for a scalable continuous testing strategy.
Jul. 25, 2016 10:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,917
Let’s face it, embracing new storage technologies, capabilities and upgrading to new hardware often adds complexity and increases costs. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Seth Oxenhorn, Vice President of Business Development & Alliances at FalconStor, discussed how a truly heterogeneous software-defined storage approach can add value to legacy platforms and heterogeneous environments. The result reduces complexity, significantly lowers cost, and provides IT organizations with improved efficienc...
Jul. 25, 2016 10:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,939
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.
Jul. 25, 2016 10:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,494
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. He cited examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He also highlighted how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable ...
Jul. 25, 2016 08:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,931
With 15% of enterprises adopting a hybrid IT strategy, you need to set a plan to integrate hybrid cloud throughout your infrastructure. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Steven Dreher, Director of Solutions Architecture at Green House Data, discussed how to plan for shifting resource requirements, overcome challenges, and implement hybrid IT alongside your existing data center assets. Highlights included anticipating workload, cost and resource calculations, integrating services on both sides...
Jul. 25, 2016 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,965
The cloud competition for database hosts is fierce. How do you evaluate a cloud provider for your database platform? In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Chris Presley, a Solutions Architect at Pythian, gave users a checklist of considerations when choosing a provider. Chris Presley is a Solutions Architect at Pythian. He loves order – making him a premier Microsoft SQL Server expert. Not only has he programmed and administered SQL Server, but he has also shared his expertise and passion with b...
Jul. 25, 2016 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,914
Big Data engines are powering a lot of service businesses right now. Data is collected from users from wearable technologies, web behaviors, purchase behavior as well as several arbitrary data points we’d never think of. The demand for faster and bigger engines to crunch and serve up the data to services is growing exponentially. You see a LOT of correlation between “Cloud” and “Big Data” but on Big Data and “Hybrid,” where hybrid hosting is the sanest approach to the Big Data Infrastructure pro...
Jul. 25, 2016 07:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,881
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Yoseph Reuveni, Director of Software Engineering at Jet.com, will discuss Jet.com's journey into containerizing Microsoft-based technologies like C# and F# into Docker. He will talk about lessons learned and challenges faced, the Mono framework tryout and how they deployed everything into Azure cloud. Yoseph Reuveni is a technology leader with unique experience developing and running high throughput (over 1M tps) distributed systems with extre...
Jul. 25, 2016 07:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,087
"We are a well-established player in the application life cycle management market and we also have a very strong version control product," stated Flint Brenton, CEO of CollabNet,, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jul. 25, 2016 07:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,794
We all know the latest numbers: Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from last year, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. We're rapidly approaching a data production of 40 zettabytes a day – more than we can every physically store, and exabytes and yottabytes are just around the corner. For many that’s a good sign, as data has been proven to equal money – IF it’s ingested, integrated, and analyzed fast enough. Without real-ti...
Jul. 25, 2016 07:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,003
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Sagi Brody, Chief Technology Officer at Webair Internet Development Inc., and Logan Best, Infrastructure & Network Engineer at Webair, focused on real world deployments of DDoS mitigation strategies in every layer of the network. He gave an overview of methods to prevent these attacks and best practices on how to provide protection in complex cloud platforms. He also outlined what we have found in our experience managing and running thousands of Linux and Unix ...
Jul. 25, 2016 07:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,746
"Operations is sort of the maturation of cloud utilization and the move to the cloud," explained Steve Anderson, Product Manager for BMC’s Cloud Lifecycle Management, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jul. 25, 2016 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,880
A critical component of any IoT project is what to do with all the data being generated. This data needs to be captured, processed, structured, and stored in a way to facilitate different kinds of queries. Traditional data warehouse and analytical systems are mature technologies that can be used to handle certain kinds of queries, but they are not always well suited to many problems, particularly when there is a need for real-time insights.
Jul. 25, 2016 06:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,750
UpGuard has become a member of the Center for Internet Security (CIS), and will continue to help businesses expand visibility into their cyber risk by providing hardening benchmarks to all customers. By incorporating these benchmarks, UpGuard's CSTAR solution builds on its lead in providing the most complete assessment of both internal and external cyber risk. CIS benchmarks are a widely accepted set of hardening guidelines that have been publicly available for years. Numerous solutions exist t...
Jul. 25, 2016 06:15 PM EDT Reads: 450
Unless your company can spend a lot of money on new technology, re-engineering your environment and hiring a comprehensive cybersecurity team, you will most likely move to the cloud or seek external service partnerships. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Darren Guccione, CEO of Keeper Security, revealed what you need to know when it comes to encryption in the cloud.
Jul. 25, 2016 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,431
We're entering the post-smartphone era, where wearable gadgets from watches and fitness bands to glasses and health aids will power the next technological revolution. With mass adoption of wearable devices comes a new data ecosystem that must be protected. Wearables open new pathways that facilitate the tracking, sharing and storing of consumers’ personal health, location and daily activity data. Consumers have some idea of the data these devices capture, but most don’t realize how revealing and...
Jul. 25, 2016 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,077
"Software-defined storage is a big problem in this industry because so many people have different definitions as they see fit to use it," stated Peter McCallum, VP of Datacenter Solutions at FalconStor Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jul. 25, 2016 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,429
Actian Corporation has announced the latest version of the Actian Vector in Hadoop (VectorH) database, generally available at the end of July. VectorH is based on the same query engine that powers Actian Vector, which recently doubled the TPC-H benchmark record for non-clustered systems at the 3000GB scale factor (see tpc.org/3323). The ability to easily ingest information from different data sources and rapidly develop queries to make better business decisions is becoming increasingly importan...
Jul. 25, 2016 05:30 PM EDT Reads: 776
Using new techniques of information modeling, indexing, and processing, new cloud-based systems can support cloud-based workloads previously not possible for high-throughput insurance, banking, and case-based applications. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, John Newton, CTO, Founder and Chairman of Alfresco, described how to scale cloud-based content management repositories to store, manage, and retrieve billions of documents and related information with fast and linear scalability. He addres...
Jul. 25, 2016 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,008