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BlueXP tiering expands your ONTAP storage capacity by moving infrequently used data to object storage of your choice, whether on-premises or in the cloud. Data is moved automatically between ONTAP’s primary tier and the cost-efficient object storage capacity tier, based on the data’s access patterns.

Transparent operations

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Tiering operates automatically without any need to change your workflows


Infrequently-used data is automatically discovered and moved to object storage


Applications continue to access the tiered data in the same way - no need to refactor


Data is always available for immediate access: if tiered data is needed – it is automatically moved back

High degree of control

Set your tiering policy preferences and change them whenever you want

  • Define which volumes can be tiered
  • Identify specific types of data to be tiered
  • Set time intervals when data should be tiered and retrieved
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Inherently secure and reliable

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Tier your data while complying with enterprise security standards

  • End-to-end data encryption and SOC2-type2 certification
  • Tiered data is stored in your data center or cloud account
  • The object storage capacity tier is highly durable

Festo case study

Read about how Cloud Tiering helps Festo, an industrial giant in Germany, optimize hardware usage and significantly reduce data storage costs

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