Disaster Recovery

A DR site protects enterprise data from any negative event (natural disaster, cyber-attacks, data corruption, etc.) and is needed for compliance with data protection regulations.


Typical questions you need to ask when looking for a Disaster Recovery solution:

  • Can I establish a cost-effective secondary copy and still provide adequate protection?
  • How can I ensure minimal data footprint and data replication costs?
  • Can I manage seamless failover and failback processes?
  • How can I test the DR environment?
  • How do I include long-term data copies to comply with regulations?

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Cloud Volumes ONTAP

Key Considerations

Please review the key considerations below and verify their applicability to your workload requirements:

Are you looking to attain a cost effective secondary copy?

Cost Savings

Leverage efficient data snapshots, thin provisioning, data compression, deduplication, data tiering and cloning that can reduce storage expenses by as much as 70%.

How can you manage and automatic failover and failback?

Efficient Replication & Restore

NetApp’s replication technology will synchronize your data, leveraging efficient data snapshots to transfer only changes and recover data from any point in time.

How can you test your DR environment?


Testing with Efficient Cloning

Leverage cloning technology to create writable volumes from snapshots in zero time and no capacity penalties, that will help you test your secondary DR processes.

3 Steps for a Successful POC with Cloud Volumes ONTAP

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ic-ontap-cloud-5 3 Steps for a Successful POC with Cloud Volumes ONTAP

  • Start your free Cloud Volumes ONTAP trial
    • Sign up or log in to NetApp Cloud Central.
    • Click on Cloud Volumes ONTAP “Start Free Trial” and follow the wizard.
    • Use the Cloud Manager to discover your primary working environment.
  • Create your DR environment
    • Create a secondary DR environment.
    • Drag-and-drop your primary working environment to the secondary DR environment to establish the relationship.
  • Test capacity reductions enabled by storage efficiencies

    Watch your storage footprint reduce and benefit from an average of 50% cost savings.

    • Thin provisioning: Provision a volume which is larger than the aggregate. Despite the overprovisioning, you will not see an increase in the storage footprint.
    • Deduplication: Copy a file multiple times and you’ll see that the used capacity remains the same, with no increase in storage footprint with repeating blocks.
    • Compression: Save a large text file and note how it is compressed substantially, reducing the overall storage footprint.
    • Tiering: Check the volume capacity and see how “cold” data is located on object storage.

Tips for Cloud Volumes ONTAP

  • ew-tip-4-2 Activate tiering of your DR environment to Amazon S3 or Azure Blob

    This will reduce DR cost to as low as $0.03 per GB per month.

  • ic-utilize Use the Discover and Replicate functions in the Cloud Manager

    This will create a copy-and-sync relationship between the primary and secondary environments utilizing NetApp’s SnapMirror® replication technology.

  • ew-tip-3 (1) Leverage the “Schedule Downtime” option

    This will turn off your DR environment in order to save compute and license costs.

  • ic-cloning-1 Use cloning technology

    This will create thin, RW data copies for DR testing without performance or capacity penalties.