Updated : March 4, 2015 05:00  pm,
By Editor

New solutions enable customers to build a secure path for Data from On-premises to Amazon Web Services

NetApp today introduced new software and solutions for hybrid IT deployments that improve data backup and recovery times and give customers more control over how, when and where they store their data throughout its lifecycle.
Customers can leverage the flexibility of Amazon Web Services (AWS) to address their backup, recovery and archive challenges. NetApp introduced three new models of SteelStore cloud-native backup solution as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI), which provides an efficient and secure approach to back up cloud-based workloads. Customers can also choose on-premises SteelStore physical appliances for seamless, secure data protection to the cloud.
Additionally, NetApp is adding support for Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) as a storage tier to StorageGRID Webscale, a scalable, highly durable object storage solution for long-term archives. The company also released updates to its OnCommand Cloud Manager, OnCommand Insight software and Cloud ONTAP software subscription, giving customers new capabilities to speed business innovation and IT responsiveness.
”Every customer has a unique set of IT requirements when it comes to supporting business growth. To support growth, organizations want the ability to use the cloud on their terms,” said Phil Brotherton, vice president, Cloud Solutions Group, NetApp.  “NetApp is investing in a data fabric architecture and framework to make hybrid IT simpler, faster and more secure.  Our newest backup and archive solutions help customers take advantage of hybrid deployments to gain flexibility and reduce cost.”
“Organizations of all sizes are looking for ways to migrate data and workloads to AWS to leverage the innovation, cost savings and flexibility of AWS, “said Terry Wise, Vice President, Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “These next generation storage solutions are the result of a deep collaboration between AWS and NetApp and give customers a flexible, cost effective and easy path to migrate on-premise resources to AWS.”
NetApp believes that a hybrid IT architecture will become the leading IT deployment model for the next decade or more. Customers are attracted by the speed and scale benefits of the cloud but need new data management strategies to keep control of their data as this crucial asset moves beyond the walls of the enterprise. NetApp’s vision for enabling customers to achieve both data control and choice in IT deployment models in this new world is called the data fabric.
Today’s announcements deliver on the data fabric vision. NetApp’s new data lifecycle solutions give customers confidence that no matter where their data lives they can control, integrate, move, secure and consistently manage it.