Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, is releasing Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, a new storage service that allows customers to launch and run complete, fully managed NetApp ONTAP file systems in the cloud for the first time.
ONTAP is NetApp’s file system technology that has traditionally powered on-premises network-attached storage (NAS) and provides a widely adopted set of data access and management capabilities.
Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP enables customers to launch, run, and scale fully managed NetApp ONTAP file storage on AWS with just a few clicks—giving customers the ability to migrate their applications that rely on NAS appliances to AWS without having to modify their applications, tools, processes, or workflows.
Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP now makes it possible for customers to deploy and manage their applications and data using the NAS workflows they already know and use today, and enjoy the agility, scalability, and security of AWS—along with seamless integration with other AWS services, according to the vendor.
There are no upfront commitments or costs to use Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, and customers only pay for the resources used.
Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP offers high-performance file storage that supports ONTAP’s familiar capabilities and features, including multi-protocol access to network file shares, point-in-time snapshots, SnapMirror (for data replication), and FlexClone (for data cloning).
Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP also fully supports ONTAP’s storage efficiency features (deduplication, compression, compaction, and thin provisioning) so customers can take advantage of their on-premises capabilities in the cloud.
In addition to using the Amazon FSx API, customers can also manage Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP using ONTAP administrative APIs, allowing customers to continue deploying and managing storage using their existing tools, workflows, and processes.
Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP provides high availability and durability by automatically replicating data across multiple Availability Zones, and it supports data replication and backups across AWS Regions for even higher resiliency. With Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, customers can now take full advantage of NetApp ONTAP as a fully managed service in the cloud for the first time and enjoy familiar AWS APIs, tools, and seamless integration with other AWS services for a unified application experience.
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