Moving to the cloud is very appealing for many reasons. But, moving data to the cloud or back from the cloud can be challenging. What you need is a fast, efficient, efficient service to move your data from where it is, to where you want it, whether on-premises, or in the cloud.
NetApp Cloud Sync service is just right. Offering parallel copy streams to rapidly copy file data to or from almost any source to any destination, whether accessed via NFS, SMB or object, on-premises or in the cloud. Cloud Sync also allows you to synchronize data, so that changes made to the source data are automatically updated to the destination, keeping your data always up to date.
Moving applications to the cloud is a goal of most organizations. But, a common obstacle is having to re-architect, or refactor the application to run in the cloud. Once the application is re-written, the data then needs to be moved. The level of effort for most applications isn’t worth the time, money, or risk.
NetApp offers a portfolio of cloud services to reduce the effort of moving applications to the cloud. Azure NetApp Files, NetApp Cloud Volumes Service, and Cloud Volumes ONTAP deliver high performance, and feature rich file services with NFSv3 and SMB access that practically eliminates the pain of running on-premises applications in the cloud. The Cloud Sync service makes moving files to the cloud a snap, so you can get your application running quickly.
While all data is arguably important, not all data is needed at the same time. Using high performance storage resources to store infrequently accessed data can be expensive, especially as data growth continues to increase. Tiering cold or less frequently accessed data to a lower cost medium reduces the amount of data on high performance media, while still retaining the performance needed for more frequent accessed data.
NetApp Cloud Tiering service, available as a service for on-premises storage and in the cloud with Cloud Volumes ONTAP, uses block based tiering built into ONTAP to move cold data from high performance SSD media to an object tier in the cloud. The cold data are still seen by the application as part of the mounted volume, and are simply pulled from the object tier when accessed. This solution is automated and simplifies data management and lowers cost.