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Fully integrated cloud backup and restore service

Cloud Backup delivers seamless and cost-effective backup and restore capabilities for protecting and archiving Cloud and On-Premises ONTAP data.

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NetApp Cloud Backup is an add-on service for Cloud Volumes and on-premises ONTAP clusters that delivers backup and restore capabilities for protection, and long-term archive of your data. Backups are automatically generated and stored in an object store within your cloud account, independent of volume Snapshot copies used for near-term recovery or cloning, so that you can effortlessly restore data anytime and to anywhere you need it. By preserving storage efficiencies and performing block level incremental updates forever, Cloud Backup guarantees minimal data footprint to transfer, leading to optimal bandwidth consumption, reduced performance impact on production land meeting SLA.

To maintain high levels of security backup copies are stored in your own object storage. As well, data is end to end encrypted with AES-256-bit encryption at-rest and with TLS 1.2 HTTPS connections when in-flight. Integrated into NetApp Cloud Manager, Cloud Backup can be easily enabled and scaled to keep your data safe and compliant, eliminating the complexities of backup and gain more flexibility at lower costs. All from a single endpoint.

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How it works

  • 1

    Choose your Cloud Volumes or on-premises ONTAP cluster

  • 2

    Set your backup retention policy for the selected volumes

  • 3

    Sit back and relax, no need to configure anything else

Why Cloud Backup

Automated set-and-forget backup service that protects you against data loss.

Complex Architecture to manage which requires steep learning curve.


Simple & intuitive cloud-based backup service enabled with a click of a button.


Performance stress and inability to meet backup windows for large data sets due to file level operation.


Block level incremental forever backup with storage efficiencies preserved.


Doesn’t fit the new cloud mindset.


API driven - fully integrated through Cloud Manager for unified user experience and automation.


Expensive and non-scalable.


Automatically shifts backup data to the public cloud where it is less expensive to maintain, infinitely scalable and without any management overhead.

Use cases

Cloud backup & archive

  • Backups are independent copies of your data volumes used for archive and recovery purposes.
  • Backups are stored on cloud object storage which is separated from primary volumes to meet data protection requirements.
  • Incremental forever, block-based backups, making it a perfect solution for large NAS data sets.
  • Backups are offsite, satisfies 3-2-1 backup strategy.

Disaster recovery

  • Separate location from primary data (object storage).
  • Recoverable to Cloud Volumes ONTAP in region.

Ransomware protection

  • Backups are read only and immutable.
  • Protect against cyberattacks, Insider threats and Accidental deletion.


  • Replace legacy tape solutions.


Simple and cost-effective backup-as-a-service

  • Automated
    • Automated hassle-free backup service
    • Set and forget service with minimal skills and required manhours
    • Less risk of human errors
  • Reliable
    • Backing up to the cloud is reliable and ready to be used whenever you will need the data to be restored.
    • Ensures business continuity and minimizes data loss
  • Backup cost reduction
    • Backups are stored on low-cost object storage.
    • You only pay for what you use.
    • After the initial backup, you are only charged for the changed data on the block level.
  • Cloud technology benefits
    • OPEX vs. CAPEX
    • Mix-and-match BYOL and PAYGO
    • Easy and safe first-step to a cloud strategy
    • Easy to Automate - fit for the new cloud personas such as Cloud Architects, DevOps practitioners, Developers, etc.
  • Incremental and scalable
    • Backups are created incrementally, and can scale as needed, providing more available space on your primary high-performance storage system with less cost.
    • Reduce data and storage footprint
  • Encrypted
    • Data is encrypted with AES-256-bit encryption at rest.
    • Data is encrypted with TLS 1.2 HTTPS connections in transit between ONTAP and the cloud object storage.
  • Instant & granular data recovery
    • Easily recover data volumes from a specific point-in-time.
    • Restore the data to the source system or to a different system.
    • Restore as needed – full volume or individual files using browsable file catalog.

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