With the growing adoption of cloud-based services, creating and sharing enormous amounts of data across geographically distributed teams is the new normal. The post-COVID era’s unprecedented embrace of the work from home model, the rise of remotely distributed teams, and the usage of hand-held devices in the modern workplace have all combined as key drivers for enterprise-grade file-sharing solutions.
Cloud File Sharing on Easy Mode: Cloud Volumes ONTAP
How does Cloud Volumes ONTAP Work?
Cloud Volumes ONTAP runs on a virtual instance in the cloud, introducing the benefits of high availability, efficiency, and performance similar to traditional on-premises ONTAP arrays, delivering the speed, scalability, and security modern organizations need to keep pace with the demands of collaboration and shared access.
More environments mean more complexity
Let’s take a look at how each of the challenges of cloud-based file sharing are solved with the help of Cloud Volumes ONTAP.
SCSK Uses Cloud Volumes ONTAP to Consolidate Files in the Cloud
The Japanese Sumitomo Computer Service Corporation (SCSK) provides a wide range of IT services, from system integration and infosec to cloud computing and B2B software, with an estimated annual revenue of US $2 billion.
SCSK is in the process of moving its on-premises shared user files data, which is growing at an unmanageable rate of 130% per year.
A Major Ship Builder Consolidates File Storage to Collaborate on Files Globally
This leading shipyard group was looking to consolidate file shares to enable global collaboration. Facing challenges with its legacy hybrid storage infrastructure systems, the company was also concerned about its lack of performance, scale and enterprise readiness.
The company opted for NetApp’s Cloud Volumes Edge Cache to reduce latency and improve performance for users accessing data from remote locations.
Fully managed, cloud specific
The main difference between these services and Cloud Volumes ONTAP is that each of these services focuses on a particular cloud provider. Cloud Volumes ONTAP offers the flexibility to leverage file storage in any of the major cloud providers as well as on-prem shares in hybrid or multicloud deployments.
Cloud Volumes ONTAP also provides users with full control over its configuration. With the fully managed services, some options may not be configurable.
Get Unified Management and Protection for File Shares with Cloud Volumes ONTAP
The rapidly increasing amount of data being processed today means organizations need enterprise-grade file systems that can keep up with workload demand without compromising reliability and performance. What they need is NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP.
Combined with the elasticity of the cloud, Cloud Volumes ONTAP extends the capabilities of trusted ONTAP data management to provide a highly scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solution for storing, sharing, and managing files that goes beyond any of the offerings from the major cloud providers.
Run your file shares across clouds and hybrid environments using multiple file protocols while getting performant file access no matter where your users are located and the highest levels of data protection available. It’s cloud file sharing on easy mode.
Get highly scalable, flexible, and cost-effective file sharing in the cloud.