logo-cvs-for-gcCloud Volumes Service for AWS

Extreme performance for file services

Fully managed, cloud service that enables you to move your mission-critical workloads and applications to the cloud, and manage them with ease.


About Cloud Volumes Service for AWS

Fully managed file service

NetApp configures and manages your infrastructure so you don‘t have to.

High performance

With consistently high performance, over 450K IOPS, NetApp® Cloud Volumes Service provides shared persistent storage with high throughput and low latency that meets the demands of large databases and HPC applications, like software builds, genomic sequencing, video rendering and transcoding, EDA., financial simulation models, oil and gas 3D modeling, and fluid dynamics.

Multiprotocol support

Cloud Volumes Service for AWS delivers fully managed file services for NFS, SMB, and dual protocol support.

  • Move NFSv4.1 and SMB workloads to the cloud without refactoring.
  • No need to manage Windows or Linux servers just to provide file services.

High performance computing

To process, store, and analyze massive amounts of data, your shared file service needs lightning-fast, highly reliable storage solutions. Cloud Volumes Services for AWS is up to the challenge. It enables running HPC workloads in the cloud that benefits from elastic computing. This can be far less expensive than running on-prem and takes significantly fewer resources.

Windows file shares

Cloud Volumes Service for AWS provides scalable, highly available, high performance SMB shares with snapshots and full integration with Active Directory (standard and AWS managed). CVS supports SMB 2.1, 3.0 and 3.1.1 which enables all Windows versions in AWS to leverage CVS.

  • Customer challenges

    A software development firm wanted to migrate its Windows-based application to the cloud, but found that a lack of support for SMBv3 required them to either refactor their data or build their own SMB shared storage and file service solution. Upon deciding to build their own, they quicky found that the undertaking required additional resources and personnel that strained their budget.

  • Solution

    They tested Cloud Volumes Service because it provided a solution for cloud based shared storage for Windows Server without all the overhead and administration involved in a build-your-own solution. They were able to free up engineers and resources to speed up their development cycle and get their software to market faster.

  • Results with Cloud Volumes Service for AWS
    • Easy migration of Windows applications and users because no refactoring was required.
    • Saved money by no longer needing to maintain servers on-premises.
    • Reduced complexity of supporting SMBv3 in the cloud by providing an alternative to creating and managing their own cloud-based Windows storage server or a Samba server. 
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Critical infrastructure applications

Many critical business workloads and processes require multiple applications working together consistently and reliably. If a link fails, the entire business process is impacted. To move critical business processes to the cloud you need to be able to provide file services that provide consistent, predictable performance as well as high availability. Cloud Volumes Service for AWS provides the required availability, performance and simplicity needed.


  • Three performance tiers

    Choose the performance level that best suits your application requirements and adjust on-the-fly... without having to move your data.

    Standard | 16MB / second throughput per allocated TB

    Premium | 64MB / second throughput per allocated TB

    Extreme | 128MB / second throughput per allocated TB

  • Guaranteed SLAs

    Cloud Volumes Service for AWS is the only cloud file service to provide guaranteed SLAs based on:

    • Performance Service Level
    • Availability Service Level
    • Downtime Service Level
  • Multi protocol support

    Cloud Volumes Service for AWS is a fast, highly available and enormously scalable platform for creating cloud-based NFS and SMB file systems for UNIX and Windows platforms.

  • Advanced data management

    Cloud Sync – Cloud Sync is NetApp’s service for rapid and secure data synchronization.

    Whether you need to transfer files between on-premises file shares and Cloud Volumes Service for AWS or between Cloud Volumes in different regions, Cloud Sync copies the files where you need them quickly and securely.

    Cloud Sync is integrated and included for free with Cloud Volumes Service for AWS.

    SnapShot Copies – Our zero-footprint snapshot copies don‘t cost you additional cloud data capacity.

    You can run Snapshots manually or on a set schedule.

    Rapid Clones – Create new copies of datasets based on a clone of a point-in-time snapshot copy.

    Data Encryption – All data at rest is encrypted by default, so your data is always protected.

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