NetApp Cloud Tiering service extends your on-premises ONTAP clusters to the cloud by combining their SSD storage with a low-cost object storage of your choice to one pool. Without compromising on manageability and performance, Cloud Tiering efficiently manages your storage pool by seamlessly placing your data at the right tier at the right time, based on its usage.
Infrequently-accessed data is moved to the cloud-based object storage, while frequently-accessed data remains on local SSDs. Tiered data is always visible and fully accessible for use without any changes to the application layer. Whenever tiered data is requested, it is brought back to the performance tier for optimal use.
Automatically discovers your on-premises ONTAP clusters and connects them to the object storage service of your choice.
Associate tiering policies to your volumes and data will be placed at the right tier at the right time based on its usage.
All that’s left for you is to manage, monitor and gain visibility on your savings and enjoy the cloud.
Cloud Tiering turns the challenging process, of identifying and moving infrequently accessed data, to an automatic and seamless one with zero changes to the applications layer.
Connecting the on-prem device to object storage on an AWS allows us to not only save money but also scale our on-prem environments.
The storage team wanted to extend capacity of existing infrastructure. Cloud Tiering was used to immediately tier 200 TB of snapshots and cold data to Azure Blob object storage.
100 TB of data tiered to object storage while saving money on hardware, electricity and space.