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What Is “Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP”?

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Amazon Web Services has announced the General Availability of Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP enables organizations to store application data in a native cloud environment that is tailored for the demands of business-critical applications and integrated with an ecosystem of complementary cloud data services.

It’s the functionality of Amazon’s AWS FSx file systems family powered by NetApp ONTAP®. In this article we’ll introduce you to this fully managed and AWS-native file service. Learn more about Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP here.

Flexibility coupled with simplicity

One of the storage challenges companies transitioning to cloud face is the trade-off between flexibility and simplicity. The feature richness of on-premises storage allows for flexible workload and architecture options, but typically comes with a certain degree of operational overhead. Cloud storage services on the other hand, are very easy to use, but generally provide a narrow set of capabilities fitting only specific types of workloads and architectures. Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP eliminates this trade-off by combining the rich data management and protection capabilities of ONTAP with the simplicity and agility of a native AWS service.

Key components for business-critical enterprise applications

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP and its ecosystem of integrated services make it significantly easier for cloud teams to meet the essential requirements of business-critical applications.

Performance – sub-millisecond latency, scalable multi-Gbps throughput, and performance monitoring.
Resilience – multi-AZ high-availability, built-in snapshots, backups, encryption, data privacy compliance, and integration with 3rd party antivirus solutions.
Mobility – hybrid-cloud, cross-cloud, and multi-cloud data replication, synchronization, and dataset bursting.
Cost-efficiency – a range of different file and block storage types in one centrally controlled service, industry-leading storage efficiencies, and auto-tiering of infrequently-accessed data.

Get started with Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Ready to give it a try? Here are some step-by-step implementation guides.

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Robert Bell, Product Evangelist

Product Evangelist