logo-cvs-for-gcCloud Volumes Service for AWS

Fully managed file service in AWS

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About Cloud Volumes Service for AWS

High performance

With consistently high performance, NetApp® Cloud Volumes Service provides shared persistent storage 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

Managed file services for NFS, SMB, and dual protocol support.

  • Move NFSv4.1 and SMB workloads to the cloud
  • No need to manage Windows or Linux servers

High performance computing

This service enables workloads in the cloud that benefits from elastic computing and can be far less expensive than running on-prem and takes significantly fewer resources.

  • Customer challenges

    A company needed to migrate cloud infrastructure applications that were critical to their revenue generating operations. The applications demanded consistently high performance and availability that other cloud file services didn’t offer. The organization needed a cloud service, rather than VMs to run and OSes to patch. Running Linux or Windows servers for their NFS and SMB file shares added cost and complexity, and did not provide the performance and availability needed.

  • Solution

    Cloud Volumes Service for AWS offered support for both their NFS and SMB protocols, as well as three rapidly adjustable performance tiers. The company was able to consistently obtain up to 450k IOPS. Their data at rest is also encrypted by Cloud Volumes Service, adding an extra layer of security.

  • Results with Cloud Volumes Service for AWS
    Able to swiftly move critical applications to the public cloud
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Windows file shares

This service provides scalable, available, performance for SMB shares with snapshots and integration with Active Directory (standard and AWS managed). With support for SMB 2.1, 3.0 and 3.1.1 which enables all Windows versions.

  • 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

Business workloads and processes require multiple applications working together consistently and reliably. This service provides the required availability, performance and simplicity needed.

  • Customer challenges

    A company needed to migrate cloud infrastructure applications that were critical to their revenue generating operations. The applications demanded consistently high performance and availability that other cloud file services didn’t offer. The organization needed a cloud service, rather than VMs to run and OSes to patch. Running Linux or Windows servers for their NFS and SMB file shares added cost and complexity, and did not provide the performance and availability needed.

  • Solution

    Cloud Volumes Service for AWS offered support for both their NFS and SMB protocols, as well as three rapidly adjustable performance tiers. The company was able to consistently obtain up to 450k IOPS. Their data at rest is also encrypted by Cloud Volumes Service, adding an extra layer of security.

  • Results with Cloud Volumes Service for AWS
    Able to swiftly move critical applications to the public cloud
  • Related links

Features

  • 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.