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File Services

Run applications to the cloud easily while avoiding the cost of
re-architecting.

Enterprise Applications

While Linux applications run well in the cloud, the process of migrating Linux from on-premises to the cloud is filled with stumbling blocks. Nearly 80% of all on-premises Unix file data is based on NFSv3, yet there are few options in the cloud that provide the same wide range of NFSv3 features in the cloud.

Meeting performance requirements for file sharing services in the cloud can be an unexpected challenge. Often, high performance is not available, and when it is, firms continue to pay a premium for it even while their data is idle.

NetApp Cloud Data Services deliver the feature richness, and performance that NFSv3 and NFSv4 workloads demand. NetApp provides industry leading advanced management features such as space efficient snapshots to protect and restore data. Also available is the ability to replicate and sync data between a firm’s choice of source and destination whether between on-premises and the cloud, or cloud to cloud.

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Windows Applications

Running Windows workloads in the cloud can be quite challenging. The SMB protocol at the heart of Windows applications isn’t readily available in many cloud services. Making matters worse, the complexity of alternative or home-grown solutions increases as file shares are scaled up to meet business demands.

The multi-protocol support of NetApp’s Cloud Data Services make it possible to deploy Microsoft workloads in the largest clouds. And it is simple; in a matter of minutes, firms can create an SMB file share in the cloud of their choice and determine the performance needed, the region it’s to be used in, and set the frequency of snapshot copies for data protection.

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eDiscovery

As business documentation has gradually moved from being stored in hard-copy, paper formats to a purely electronic form, the process of legal discovery has evolved into electronic discovery. E-discovery in the cloud address many of the IT challenges of law firms and other e-discovery stakeholders.

Cloud Volumes ONTAP address the specific e-discovery challenges including:

  • Secure and efficient onboarding of large volumes of data from different sources and formats to the cloud.
  • Access file shares in either SMB / CIFS or NFS protocols serving both Windows- and Linux-based systems.
  • Data protection adapted to regulations, supporting recoverable snapshots as well as Disaster Recovery, backup and WORM (Write Once Read Many) copies.
  • Reduced data footprint and costs with storage efficiencies such as data compression, deduplication, thin provisioning as well as data tiering to cloud object storage.

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