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Hybrid cloud and on-premises data discovery, mapping, and classification

Driven by powerful AI algorithms, NetApp® Cloud Data Sense provides automated controls and reporting so that you can always stay on top of your data.

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About Cloud Data Sense

Data availability, ownership, completeness, and quality are crucial for business efficiency and cost optimization. Make smart data decisions, and automate and execute those data optimization plans you’ve been delaying.

NetApp Cloud Data Sense automatically discovers, maps, and classifies your data, wherever it might be.

With Cloud Data Sense, you can automatically label and act on information stored in files and database entries.

By using granular data parameters and AI-driven contextual language identification, Cloud Data Sense makes it easier to govern your data. It visualizes your data for you at all times.

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Discovery and classification

Data governance is first and foremost about knowing what data you own and where every little piece is. Then you need to classify it by importance. NetApp Cloud Data Sense allows you to automate discover, classification, and labeling.


Data categorization and ownership control

Determine data ownership, and then automate the processes for deleting data or performing other actions.


Privacy control

Uncover human profiles in cluttered data and align with privacy regulations.

Get x-ray vision into your data.

Address data subject access requests in seconds.


Data optimization

Delete, archive, or protect data according to enterprise policies and global regulations. Increase storage efficiency by identifying duplicate, stale, or non-business-related data.

Quick and simple setup


  • 1

    Select your working environment by using NetApp Cloud Manager.

  • 2

    In the right-hand pane, enable Cloud Data Sense.

  • 3

    Start governing your data.


Unlike existing solutions that depend on regular expressions and pattern matching, NetApp Cloud Data Sense uses AI to provide contextual understanding of data for accurate detection and classification.

  • Set and forget
    • Custom and predefined data governance policies
    • Customer and predefined data privacy policies
    • Automatic alerts upon identification of new data
  • Driven by AI
    • Designed for modern data types and scale
    • Understands data context to provide strong, accurate discovery and classification
  • Reduced TCO
    • Optimize data storage and retention policies
    • Delete duplicate, stale, or non-business-related data to reduce overall costs
  • Turnkey solution
    • Immediate value across multiple data sources in the cloud or on premises
    • Support for both structured and unstructured data