Earlier this year, I caught up with Matt Watts, Chief Evangelist with NetApp, to discuss the benefits of implementing a hybrid cloud storage strategy using NetApp technology.
NetApp offers cloud storage across all major public cloud providers, including FSx for NetApp ONTAP, a cloud-native storage solution on Amazon Web Services. In our discussion we examined five areas.
- Technology – a look at how NetApp implements storage in the public cloud, including CVO and CVS.
- Supply Chain Mitigation – how a hybrid strategy can smooth the ups and downs of supply chain challenges.
- Business Alignment – aligning storage with the needs of the business, including production and developers.
- Financial – controlling costs and managing operational expenditure with hybrid storage.
- Innovation – using a hybrid model to drive innovation within the business.
Each of these topics can be watched separately, or as one single video approximately 40 minutes in length.
The links to the five separate videos are here.
- NetApp Hybrid Cloud Storage Benefits – Technology
- NetApp Hybrid Cloud Storage Benefits – Supply Chain Mitigation
- NetApp Hybrid Cloud Storage Benefits – Business Alignment
- NetApp Hybrid Cloud Storage Benefits – Financial
- NetApp Hybrid Cloud Storage Benefits – Innovation
The Architect’s View®
One key theme spans this video content and that’s the idea of agility. Both on-premises and cloud-based storage are augmented by the ability to implement a hybrid and dynamic architecture that is capable of absorbing the issues of supply and demand (from the customer and supplier side). Most important of course, is the consistency of approach, aligning features and functionality across clouds to create a true hybrid solution. We believe that the future of IT won’t be “either/or” but instead will be focused on picking the best and the right technology for the requirements. Hybrid cloud storage is one example of this strategy and the solutions implemented by NetApp are unique in the industry today.
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