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  • Click ‘Continue’ to access NetApp Cloud Tiering Service via Cloud Manager.
  • Setup a connector to your on-premise environment and start tiering cold data.
  • Save up to 70% of high performance storage space without deleting anything!



NetApp Cloud Tiering service extends your ONTAP-based clusters by leveraging low-cost object storage of your choice. Without compromising on manageability and performance, Cloud Tiering efficiently manages your storage pool by placing your data at the right tier at the right time. Integrated into NetApp Cloud Manager, Cloud Tiering provides full visibility and control across all your hybrid cloud storage clusters from a single endpoint.

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Identify your ONTAP-based clusters



Set target object store and define data tiering policies



Sit back and relax.
You got more storage for less cost

How it Works

  • Setup Cloud Tiering through Cloud Manager.
  • Data usage is continuously monitored.
  • Inactive data is tiered to an object storage.
  • Tiered data is always visible and fully accessible.
  • Monitor reclaimed capacity and savings.

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Full Architecture


Tiering Policies


PolicyCold Snapshot (Snapshot-only) Cold snapshots data is moved
to cloud object storage

Use Case
  • Entry level tiering.
  • Enables extended snapshots retention.

PolicyCold User Data (Auto) Cold data (user and snapshot) is moved to cloud object storage

Use Case
  • Primary storage tiering.
  • Optimize storage for mission critical & latency sensitive workloads.

PolicyAll User Data (All) Complete volumes entirely
moved to cloud object storage

Use Case
  • Secondary storage tiering.
  • Expand the amount of replicated volumes for backup and DR.

Cloud Tiering in Numbers

  • Optimized Storage


    70 ic


  • Extended Capacity

    Up to

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    More Space

  • Reduced TCO


    30-1 ic

    Cost Savings

  • Application Layer




Why Cloud Tiering

Cloud Tiering turns the challenging process, of identifying and moving cold data, to an automatic and seamless on with zero changes to the applications layer.




Data growth is exceeding forecasts

Combine local and cloud tiers to one storage pool


Increased demand for high-performance storage by new workloads

Optimize data allocation between storage tiers


Policies and regulations mandate long-term data retention

Move cold data to highly durable and inexpensive object storage

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Cloud migration can be complex, slow and expensive

Automatically migrate data to cloud tier based on the preferred policy


High-performance storage costs are rising

Leverage cloud economy to reduce TCO



Pay as You Go

Usage based license


Per GB Per Month

Pay as You Go

Excluding cloud infrastructure costs
Via Cloud Provider Marketplace


Term based license

Starting from


Per GB Per Month

Months Subscription

Excluding cloud infrastructure costs


Via sales representative
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Customer Success Stories


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.

Marcus MaschingHead of IT Computing Services, Festo

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.

Cloud Solution Architect

100 TB of data tiered to object storage while saving money on hardware, electricity and space.

Senior Cloud Architect

Supported Hybrid Storage Platforms


  • ic-data-center Zero-effort data center extension to the cloud
    • No changes to the application layer
    • Maintain current workflow and processes
    • Same ONTAP technology and tools
  • ic-storage-2 Enables capacity optimization and scaling
    • Free up valuable storage space.
    • Scale your capacity by up to 50x.
    • Do more with less and add more workloads.
  • ic-pricing-3 Cost reduction
    • Reduce expensive data center footprint
    • Shift most of the data (70% on average) to low-cost object storage.
    • No upfront costs, pay as you go only for the data that is tiered.
  • ic-cloud-benefits Cloud adoption
    • Easy and safe first-step to a cloud strategy.
    • Mix-and-match BYOL and PayGo subscriptions.
    • AchievesuitableOPEX vs. CAPEX balance.
  • ew-tip-3-3 Advanced management layer
    • Unified control foron-premises and cloud storage deployments.
    • Automated data tiering processes.
    • Continues cost savings tracking.