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ONTAP Essentials
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  • Cloud Insights adds ONTAP essentials for all ONTAP customers

    Built-in observability dashboards with full support included at Advisor level and above.

    To see how you can take advantage of ONTAP essentials for your storage, whether it’s on-prem or in the cloud, and for environments of any scale

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About Cloud Insights

NetApp Cloud Insights gives you complete visibility into your infrastructure and applications. With Cloud Insights, you can monitor, troubleshoot and optimize all your resources and applications across your entire technology stack, whether it’s on-prem or in the cloud.

Cloud Insights lets you
  • ic-time-3Find and fix problems faster
  • ic-manage-3Manage resources more effectively to do more with less
  • ic-cloud-CIMeet SLOs and SLAs during and after your move to cloud
  • ic-intelligence-1Detect and protect from ransomware before it impacts your business
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Secure your data

Protect your most valuable business asset – data - from ransomware with early detection and automated responses to threats.

Alert on potential misuse or theft of key intellectual property by malicious parties, both internal and external to your organization

Ensure corporate compliance by auditing access and usage patterns to your critical corporate data on-premises or in the cloud.

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Hybrid cloud visibility

From the public cloud to the datacenter, full-stack visibility of infrastructure and applications from hundreds of collectors available, all in one place.

You don’t need to scramble to find new monitoring tools every time a new platform is introduced into your organization. Comprehensive support for on and off-prem devices paired with an API for ingestion from open collectors like Telegraf, and custom metrics means that wherever your strategy takes you, Cloud Insights has your back.


Integrate Kubernetes

Seamless navigation from Kubernetes pods right down to the infrastructure resources they're consuming.

Advanced troubleshooting through correlation of infrastructure and application performance.

Chargeback of storage and CPU usage to namespace to allow your organization to more effectively run Kubernetes-as-a-service.

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Usage optimization

Optimize resource utilization

Effective resource management lets engineers and administrators proactively reduce waste and maximize utilization as part of their daily workflows to prevent performance bottlenecks and do more with less.

Business unit owners and budget holders can supercharge their decision-making abilities by using the integrated business intelligence reporting studio, making the most of the wealth of metrics collected by Cloud Insights.

Powerful visualization

Where can I reclaim AWS or Azure Waste? Where do I have ONTAP latency issues? Where are there opportunities to right-size my VMware clusters?

A built-in gallery instantly creates dashboards that answer these questions and many more.

Customizing dashboards or creating your own couldn’t be easier, with an extensive set of visualization types and an intuitive dashboard creation interface that lets you apply filter and finders to minimise noise.

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Comprehensive alerting

Less noise, more relevance. Targeted and conditional alerts you can customize precisely.

Email? Slack? PagerDuty? ServiceNow? Find out about breaches in a way that best suits your workflows via open integration with third party messaging and ticketing systems.

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Machine learning

Your infrastructure and applications are too complex to expect administrators to understand all the ways one component could impact another.

That’s why Cloud Insights will automatically build topologies to correlate metrics. This detects where there are greedy or degraded resources, and resource contention.

IQ integration​

Active IQ integration

Active IQ’s predictive analytics directly visible from Cloud Insights. Directly identify Active IQ risks and take advantage of prescriptive guidance.


Intelligent insights

Configuring tools to discover and determine the impact of an issue across your infrastructure can be a complex task. Determining the resolution adds to the complexity.

That’s why Cloud Insights uses AI/ML to enable, integrated intelligent insights that use available correlated metrics determine that an issue has occurred. Then the user is notified, and proactive recommendations are provided to resolve the issue. All without requiring additional configuration.

Editions pricing

There are two types of ways Cloud Insights can collect data in your environment, depending whether the source of the data is infrastructure or a service.
Infrastructure assets include hardware resources in your own data center and cloud providers. To collect from these assets an acquisition unit is required. This is a lightweight VM that you control, and is used to securely transmit data to Cloud Insights.
Service assets are applications and servers in the environment. Metrics can be directly collected from these assets without an acquisition unit.

What do I need to get started?

Key features
Free- with no additional charge
for NetApp Customers
Per MU , Per Month
For 1 Year Subscription
Billed Annually
Per MU , Per Month
For 1 Year Subscription
Billed Annually
Data retention 7 Days 3 Months 13 Months*
Compute & storage metrics NetApp Only Multi-Vendor Multi-Vendor
Active IQ integration
Custom, real-time dashboards
REST API for Integrations+
Cloud & Application Metrics
Full-stack Topology
Proactive Alerting
Kubernetes Topology
Custom Metrics
Data Warehouse & Customizable Reporting*
Cloud Secure User Data Access Auditing
Cloud Secure Ransomware Detection and Protection

* Available for environments of 500 managed units and larger
+API access varies by edition

Pricing is based on the number of Managed Units (MUs) you wish to monitor.
An MU is defined as: Compute: 1 Managed Unit = 2 hosts (virtual or physical)
Storage: 1 Managed Unit = 4 TiB of unformatted external capacity in a physical or virtual storage OR
= 40 TiB of NetApp StorageGRID, Dell EMC ECS, Hitachi Content Platform and IBM Cleversafe unformatted capacity
(doesn’t account for the compute local storage)
Some examples:

  • if you have 100 hosts and 100 TiB of storage, you would purchase (100/2) + (100/4) = 75 MUs.
  • If you have 200TiB of NetApp StorageGRID and 200TiB of other storage, you would purchase (200/40) + (200/4) = 55 MUs.
  • What is a Managed Unit (MU)?


    • General Questions
    • Technical Questions
    • What is Cloud Insights?
      • NetApp Cloud Insights is a monitoring and troubleshooting tool designed specifically for today’s hybrid cloud infrastructure and deployment technologies. 
    • What problems does Cloud Insights address?
      • Comprehensive Visibility - Cloud Insights provides consistent monitoring and troubleshooting workflows across multi-vendor systems and public clouds to maximize your teams productivity.
      • Faster Troubleshooting - Automatically maps the topology, dependencies and correlations in both traditional virtualized infrastructure and container-based platforms to substantially shorten the time it takes to find problems.
      • Ransomware Detection - Provides intelligent ransomware detection and protection with no thresholds or fingerprints to configure and manage.
    • Who is Cloud Insights for?
      • Infrastructure administrators can easily troubleshoot with an automatic correlation engine to identify resource contention cross-platform.
      • IT Operations managers can manage resources at scale, with consistent views of utilization across multiple vendors and providers.
      • DevOps engineers can view full-stack metrics and topology to ensure their applications are running at peak performance.
    • Does Cloud Insights monitor both cloud and my on-premises resources?
      • Yes, Cloud Insights monitors resources across AWS, Google Cloud and Azure along with multi-vendor servers, storage and applications on-premises.
    • How is Cloud Insights licensed?
      • Cloud Insights licensing model is based on the footprint of resources monitored, incorporating host/node instances and GiB of storage into a simple and predictable cost.
    • What are the hardware and software requirements to deploy Cloud Insights?
      • Because it’s SaaS, getting started is easy. One lightweight virtual machine can collect and securely forward metrics to Cloud Insights for even large environments.
    • What platforms does Cloud Insights support?
      • Cloud Insights offers support for over 100 collectors out of the box for a variety of multi-vendor storage, server and application resources, and further support for integration of open agents like Telegraf for all your monitoring needs.
    • Does Cloud Insights integrate with the rest of my tooling?
      • Cloud Insights provides an open and fully documented REST API for integration with a wide variety of third-party systems like ServiceNow or a variety of automation tools, ingestion of custom metrics, and webhooks support for alerting and messaging via third party tools such as Slack, Discord, Teams and more.
    • What size of environment does Cloud Insights support?
      • Cloud Insights offers huge flexibility in terms of scale and is viable for monitoring environments from just a few VMs to global enterprise environments with hundreds of thousands of servers and hundreds of PB.
    • Is my data secure with Cloud Insights?
      • Product and customer data security is of utmost most importance at NetApp. Cloud Insights follows security best practices throughout the release life cycle to make sure customer information and data is secured in the best possible way. Refer to the Cloud Insights documentation and the NetApp Trust Center for more information.

    NetApp treats your monitoring data securely

    Cloud Insights follows security best practices throughout the release life cycle to ensure customer information and data is secured.

    • Security

      Product and customer data security is of utmost importance at NetApp. Cloud Insights follows security best practices throughout the release life cycle to make sure customer information and data is secured in the best possible way. For further details of how we ensure the security of your data click here.

    • Privacy

      As NetApp is a leading provider of data management solution. We take the privacy of customers data with the highest concern. For full details of NetApp’s Privacy Policies and practices for the collection, use, processing, storage, transfer, and disclosure of information that we may collect click here.

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      Cloud Insights performs independent third-party audits and validations from an external Licensed CPA firm of its security, processes, and services, including completion of the SOC2 Type II and ISO 27001 audits. Find out more in the NetApp Trust Center