EFY Times  
Friday, April 25, 2014

 
GO
 
 

NetApp Unveils Clustered Data ONTAP Innovations That Pave The Way For Software-Defined Storage
 
Home >> Infotech >> Technology
 
NetApp Unveils Clustered Data ONTAP Innovations That Pave The Way For Software-Defined Storage  
 
   
Rate this news:  (0 Votes)
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced a new version of its flagship storage operating system – clustered Data ONTAP®. The new software gives organizations and cloud service providers the capability to rapidly and cost effectively deliver new services and capacity with maximum application uptime. Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 cuts through the performance, availability, and efficiency limits of traditional hardware silos, empowering IT to nondisruptively align the storage infrastructure with changing business and application demands.






Industry leading capabilities in clustered Data ONTAP:

· Nondisruptive operations with greater than five-nines reliability (99.999%), providing continuous data access during scheduled downtime and dynamic load balancing without disruptive data migrations

· Seamless scalability with up to 69PB of storage and 24 controller nodes, 49,000 LUNs, 12,000 NAS volumes supporting over 100,000 clients and single container up to 20 PB

· Proven storage and operational efficiency within a unified and multi-tenant architecture that meets the needs of enterprises, small, and midsized businesses

Additional key features and enhancements:

· Granular quality of service (QoS) to meet application performance service levels in multi-tenant and multi-workload environments for SAN and NAS

· NetApp® SnapVault® disk-to-disk (D2D) backup: compression, and deduplication savings are preserved over the network and restores of PB-scale datasets, applications, and virtual machines (VMs) are instantly available

· Cost-effective and flexible adoption models including single-node and switch-less configurations that enable nondisruptive and on-demand infrastructure scaling

· Storage VMs that support software-defined initiatives and enable agility by delivering storage services from pooled heterogeneous hardware resources

· Enhanced Microsoft virtual environments with built-in support for SMB3.0 and ODX delivering superior management, scalability, and agility for Microsoft Windows 2012 Hyper-V

· Enhanced VMware shared infrastructure and hybrid cloud environments with expanded support of VMware vSphere® Storage APIs, Horizon™ Suite, and vCloud® Suite

· Continuous data access during controller upgrades

· Latest storage protocols including SMB 3.0, pNFS v4.1, iSCSI, FCoE, and Fibre Channel

· New assessment, migration, and optimization services, plus enhanced implementation services

· Automation and monitoring enhancements for the NetApp OnCommand® Management Suite

NetApp’s Vision for Software-Defined Storage

Software-defined storage (SDS) is one component of the emerging software-defined data center (SDDC) model, which focuses on agility in delivering IT services to application owners while improving operational and IT resource efficiency. Akin to virtual machines and server virtualization, clustered Data ONTAP abstracts physical storage into a set of Storage Virtual Machines (SVM; formerly known as vServer). This allows NetApp to deliver native multi-tenant, policy-based storage services via programmable APIs and application integrations. Clustered Data ONTAP is the first storage and data management solution that makes the promise of SDS attainable today.

“CIOs are moving from builders of applications and operators of data centers to brokers of information services to the business,” said Jay Kidd, senior vice president and chief technology officer, NetApp. “This new role requires technologies that can speed IT response time and drive operational and resource efficiency. Clustered Data ONTAP fills this need today, providing the key building block that delivers the benefits of software-defined storage models and will replace existing slow and inefficient siloed approaches. Our new software gives IT unsurpassed agility, including the flexibility to deploy across multiple platforms.”

Quality of service and data protection enhancements help IT to automate application provisioning based on service level and to realize operational benefits from pre-set policy-based security and delegation. These features and capabilities enable IT teams to scale infrastructure to fit business needs, decrease the cost to run applications, and achieve higher levels of operational efficiency.

Customer Momentum with Clustered Data ONTAP

Clustered Data ONTAP offers compelling value to both the enterprise private cloud and public cloud service providers. The software’s unified architecture services a range of workloads–from the most demanding to the most unique across virtualized environments, scale-out NAS, and enterprise applications. During the past year companies across all industries have adopted clustered Data ONTAP with a 4x increase in clustered nodes resulting in 100% quarter over quarter growth of deployments. Cloud providers, whose business reputation depends on continuously running operations, are bringing centralized management to the data center with FlexPod® from NetApp and Cisco with clustered Data ONTAP.

Areas of high adoption of clustered Data ONTAP include:

· Virtualized environments. Organizations use private clouds to consolidate multiple applications into a shared environment, so IT is delivered like a service provider. Clustered Data ONTAP's unified architecture services a broad range of workloads on a standard platform.

· Scale-out NAS. Traditionally, NAS has been used to meet the requirements for storing files on a network for access by a few or for backup purposes. With clustered Data ONTAP, customers can grow from a few terabytes to tens of petabytes without reconfiguring running applications.

Enterprise applications. As IT becomes integral to business operations, the impact of downtime on tier 1 applications negatively affects budgets and productivity. Clustered Data ONTAP improves service levels over the lifecycle of an application with the ability to dynamically assign, promote and retire storage resources.

Clustered Data ONTAP continues to deliver up to 50% greater storage efficiency than non NetApp environments. The software also delivers greater than 99.999% availability as reported by AutoSupport™, NetApp’s global remote automation and predictive guidance solution which leverages an intelligent data analytics engine to identify at risk systems. Clustered Data ONTAP innovations are protected by more than 1,500 U.S. and international patents and patent applications.

Customer Successes Fueled by Clustered Data ONTAP

· Dominion Enterprises. Dominion Enterprises, a media and information services company, maintains websites for 40 market-leading websites with a total of more than 20 million unique monthly visitors. Each of Dominion’s customers requires a complex data storage infrastructure that support both SAN and NAS workloads. With clustered Data ONTAP, Dominion can easily move huge volumes of data—photos, videos, and other content—independent of the underlying hardware, allowing the IT team to segregate businesses, create different storage tiers, and promote or demote volumes, all transparent within a single namespace.

· Cirrity: Clustered Data ONTAP is ideal for service providers consolidating multiple applications onto a shared environment. NetApp Customer Cirrity, a leading cloud service provider for regulated industries such as healthcare, provides a backbone for its managed service provider customers, making time to service critical workloads unpredictable, and workload isolation paramount. They start up hundreds of virtual machines a week, and balance the workload across the cluster. Clustered Data ONTAP allows Cirrity to get customers up and running in a few hours and guarantee 100% uptime.

New End-to-End Services Offerings for Clustered Data ONTAP

NetApp unveiled new and refreshed services, available from NetApp and its partners that help customers realize the benefits of clustered Data ONTAP faster and increase the return on their storage investments. With NetApp clustered Data ONTAP services, businesses can align IT to their strategic goals, deploy validated architectures, accelerate their path to non-disruptive operations, and achieve high levels of operational excellence. To learn more visit NetApp’s Services and Support website.

As part of today’s announcement, NetApp also announced the general availability of Flash Cache™ 2 controller-attached PCIe intelligent caching modules, which increase flash module capacity by 100%, to 2TB, compared to previous generations. The new flash technology, based on NetApp’s patented and patent-pending flash expertise, boosts performance for workloads that are random read intensive, such as file services, messaging, OLTP databases, and server and desktop virtualization.

Alliance Technology Partner Quotes

· Satinder Sethi, Vice President, Data Center Solutions, Cisco

“With the release of clustered Data ONTAP 8.2, NetApp continues its heritage of innovation with Data ONTAP. Cisco continues to expand our joint solutions built upon the Cisco Unified Computing System and Nexus 5500 Unified Fabric product families. We are pleased with the ongoing success of FlexPod and other Cisco-NetApp deployment options.”

· Sanjay Katyal, Vice President, Global Alliances and OEMs, VMware

“VMware and NetApp's technology partnership enables our joint customers to increase the agility of their IT infrastructure using seamlessly integrated storage within a software-defined data center. NetApp's clustered Data ONTAP with VMware vCloud® Suite and VMware Horizon™ Suite enables on-demand access to storage resources, along with quality of service and security isolation in a shared infrastructure environment, helping customers increase operational efficiency and reduce infrastructure costs for their private cloud environments.”



Print Email Post Comment 
(Total Views: 463)
 
Share
 
 
Infotech News
   
Make Some Awesome Smartwatch Apps, Take Away $1 Million Bounty: Samsung
Looking To Learn Web Designing? Here Are 10 Good Sites To Help You!
iPhone Sales Grew By 55 Per Cent In India!
Want To Learn Programming Online? Now You Can!
India's Internet Speed Is Slowest In Asia-Pacific Region!
 
 
 
     
     
     
Press Release
     
Nordson ASYMTEK President, Peter ...
Versicor Launches Ideas To Action ...
Research And Markets: Man-Portable ...
Channel Partners Welcome New Dell ...
WiTricity To Demonstrate Wireless ...
International Rectifier Presents Latest ...
Littelfuse Startco Hosting One-Day ...
OutBack Power Helps Homeowners ...
Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor ...
Research And Markets: Global Next ...
Canon U.S.A., Inc., Works With Arbor ...
SAP Continues To Strengthen In Asia ...
Canon U.S.A., Inc. Receives The U.S. ...
LittleBits Partners With NASA On Earth ...
Omneo Releases Cloud-Based Supply Chain ...
CE Week 2014 Announces 3D Printing ...
ILS Technology And Multi-Tech Systems ...
ILS Technology, A Telit Company, And ...
Reed Exhibitions Japan To Launch 1st ...
Julian Styles Of GaN Systems Elected To ...
Sirrus Unveils First New Chemistry ...
Digi International Reports Second ...
Amazon.com Announces First Quarter ...
Celanese Corporation Increases Dividend ...
Hikvision Among The First To Be ...
 
Tech Mahindra Wins 2014 Land Transport ...
Best Practices And ViPNet Solutions ...
2014 Intellectual Property Champions ...
Spansion Strengthens Automotive Flash ...
Wacom Reached 100 Million Units Of Pen ...
Sony Electronics Introduces New Line Of ...
VOXX International Makes Strategic ...
Phoenix New Media Announces ...
Electronic Warfare Market And Cyber ...
SlotFlop Sandals, The Flip Flops With A ...
EMC Launches The EMC Academic Associate ...
China Carbon Graphite Group Reports ...
Casio Hits The Right Note At The 9th ...
UBM Tech Unveils The New ...
LifeTech Brands Announced Today An ...
Conveyor Systems Market Worth $6,268.3 ...
Phone2Action Announces New Advisory ...
Global System-On-Chip (SOC) Test ...
Protein Expression Market Worth ...
LED Light Bars - Global Strategic ...
Data Center Fabric Market Worth $15.14 ...
Inertial Navigation System Market Worth ...
Altera Announces First Quarter Results
Actions Semiconductor Files Annual ...
RFMW Offers 15W GaN Transistor – DC To ...
     
     
     
     
     
Most popular
 
Features
Looking To Learn Web Designing? Here Are 10 Good Sites To Help You!
We are here to make your life easier with these amazing websites that will offer you deep insight into the revered world of web designing....
Want To Learn Programming Online? Now You Can!
If you're looking to learn programming, you don't necessarily have to attend school. The internet is at your rescue, and it's got some awesome things ...
6 Disk Cloning Tools For Linux Users!
Cloning your disk helps in protecting the data on it through replication....
12 Log File Viewers and Analysers To Know!
Here's how you can make sense of your computer's logs!...
7 Super Useful Application Servers For Developers
Building your own application? Here's something that you would appreate....
Smartphone Review: Gionee Elife E7
With the right marketing pitch, Gionee could end up eating into the market of companies like Micromax, while also affecting sales of brands like Samsu...
10 Open Source Video Editing Tools For Amateurs And Professionals
Are you a Linux user? Want to make first class videos? Here are the tools!...
9 Small Footprint Web Browsers For Linux Users
While all of these work on Linux, many of them are also cross platform tools....
Password Cracking Anyone? Here Are 10 Tools To Help You!
It takes only a hacker to pinpoint the loopholes in a well-structured program....
8 Of The Very Best Encryption Tools To Secure Your Network
Encrypting and decrypting data are common phenomena utilised by people to protect their digital communication. Here are some handy tools....
Are You A SysAdmin? Keep These 10 Tools At Hand!
Being a sysadmin has its share of joys, however, challenges abound in this digital world! ...
Here Are 8 Awesome Books On Exploitation And Vulnerability Research
Keeping just the right books at hand is perhaps one of the better moves on the part of an ethical hacking, then there's the hacking of course!...
The Top 10 Application Security Books For You!
The following books will teach you how to preserve and protect the sanctity of your applications all the while giving you useful information about eth...
6 Packet Sniffing Tools For Ethical Hackers!
Keeping your network secure requires a lot of tools. The packet sniffing tools are amongst those that are most important....
Here Are 18 Proxy Websites To Access Blocked Websites
Go on and surf some blocked websites......
 
  View All
Dialogue
 
HTC Is Strong And There Are No Plans Of Sale Now Or In Future, Says HTC's Senior Director-Marketing
Atithya Amaresh from EFYTimes had an exclusive chat with Sirpa H. Ikola, senior director, Marketing, South Asia, HTC about its devices and its plans w...
“Cloud And Hybrid Hosting Are The Way To Go!”
Diksha P Gupta from Open Source For You spoke to Anil Chandaliya, chief network administrator, ESDS, about how customers can play safe while dealing w...
"Linux Interoperability Has Been Enabled Through Work Across Microsoft"
Diksha P Gupta from the OSFY team spoke to Dr K Y Srinivasan, principal architect at Microsoft, about how the company is moving ahead on the open trac...
"For Modern Day Tablets And Smartphones, Android Has Become A Default"
Diksha P Gupta from EFYTimes.com spoke to Indrajit Sabharwal, managing director, Simmtronics Semiconductors Ltd, about the compan...
"Torvalds' Blunt, Harsh Criticism Helps Open Source Grow"
Steve Ballmer called Linux 'cancer, which attached itself... to everything it touches,' in 2001 and oh-so-rightly. ...
   
  View All
Videos
 
First Look: LG Optimus G
The phone sports a high-end display and comes powered by a powerful processor. ...
Create QR-Codes For Free
TEC-IT releases the freeware QR-Code Studio to provide a quick and convenient way of QR code creation for every application scenario....
DoT Secretary Shares Plans For Growth Of Telecom Sector
M.F. Farooqui has recently taken charge as secretary, Department of Telecom....
Hands-On: Sony Xperia Z
Xperia Z is Sony's first entrant model in the big-screen smartphone category. ...
Hands On: Videocon A30 Smartphone
Videocon, the consumer electronics company which is known for its refrigerators, washing machine and air-conditioner has unveiled its Android-based sm...
   
View All
   
 
MWC 2014
 
MWC 2014: Tablet Lets People Feel Textures On Its Screen
Now feel what you see on your tablet, by way of ultrasonic waves....
MWC 2014: 4K Android Tablet Games To Kill Consoles, iPad
Tablet makers like Samsung want to beat the iPad by making 4K tabs. ...
MWC 2014: This Vodafone Backpack Helps Get Network In Disaster Situations
Two engineers of Vodafone New Zealand displayed the "mini" mobile network by Vodafone substructure in a backpack. ...
MWC 2014: Wilocity Chipset To Bring 'Lightening' Speed To Mobile Phones
Wilocity has developed a WiGig chipset for mobile phones that will bring lightning-fast wireless capability ...
MWC 2014: Samsung Introduces Octacore, Hexacore Chipsets
The Korean giant, Samsung unveiled two new octacore and hexacore chipsets at MWC 2014, in Barcelona. The company previously used Exynos 5 Octa 5410 ch...
MWC 2014: Alcatel Unveils PIXI 7 Tablet With Android 4.4
Alcatel arrived at the MWC 2014 with yet another low cost Android tablet, priced at $110 ...
MWC 2014: LG F70 Unveiled With Android 4.4
LG announced the new LTE-enabled Android smartphone, LG F70, at MWC 2014 in Barcelona. ...
   
View All
   
 
Events
 
19th Consumer Electronic Imaging Fair To Be Held On ...

View All
   
   
 
 

home archives contact us advertise with us
           
Magazines Portals Directories Events News Verticals Educational Institute  
Electronics for You
Open Source for You
Facts for You
Electronics Bazaar
electronicsforu.com
efytimes.com
bpotimes.com
linuxforu.com
Electronics Annual Guide
EFY EXPO
EFY Awards
EduTech Expo
OSIDAYS Expo
Electronics
Infotech
Linux & Open Source
Consumer Electronics
Science & Technology
BPO
EFY Techcenter 
 
 
© Copyright 2014 EFY Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without written permission is prohibited.
Usage of the content from the web site is subject to Terms and Conditions