Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP - NetApp
Customer Data in the cloud – NetApp Products and Solution
Whether you use ONTAP in your data center or not, FSx for ONTAP is your ticket to the cloud
Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP is an AWS fully managed service, cost effective, highly available, and protected. It enables organizations to store application data in a native cloud environment that is tailored for the demands of business-critical applications and integrated with an ecosystem of complementary cloud data services. Well-known ONTAP features can be used natively from the AWS.
Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP
FSx for ONTAP is sold, managed, and supported by AWS. It’s a simple-to-consume service that you access and pay for through your existing AWS account and billing process. You can access it from the AWS Console, Command Line Interface (CLI) or software development toolkit (SDK). Because the service is fully managed by AWS, you’re freed from administrative overhead, so you can focus on what matters. You can:
FSx for ONTAP gives you the ability to easily extend to the cloud, migrate workloads, build modern applications, and eliminate management overhead with integration of the complete NetApp portfolio.
Through the NetApp Cloud Manager single pane control panel, you can consistently manage and monitor your data across clouds and on premises.
How it Works
FSx for ONTAP is a fully managed AWS service that provides highly reliable, scalable, effective, and feature-rich file storage. You can launch and run NetApp ONTAP file systems in the AWS Cloud with familiar features, performance, capabilities, and APIs of NetApp file systems, all with the agility, scalability, and simplicity of a fully managed AWS service.
FSx for ONTAP offers high-performance file storage that’s broadly accessible from Linux, Windows, and macOS compute instances through industry-standard NFS, SMB, and iSCSI protocols. You can use ONTAP’s data management capabilities, like snapshots, clones, and replication, with the click of a button. It provides low-cost storage capacity that’s elastic and virtually unlimited in size. Plus, it supports compression and deduplication to help you further reduce storage costs.
Because it manages and protects your AWS cloud storage with the same parameters and policies of your on-premises storage, you do not need to refactor your workloads or hire extra cloud storage administrators
Among its many benefits, FSx is:
Fully Managed means that you will not be burdened by managing the cloud infrastructure, servers, networking, software configurations nor ONTAP software updates. This service is simple to launch, and replicates data, manages failover and failback, and eliminates much of the need for administrative overhead.
It requires no installation, no upgrading, and no maintenance. It is easy to operate, and you can choose from a variety of management tools including the AWS Management Console, AWS CLI, AWS SDKs, AWS CloudFormation, NetApp Cloud Manager GUI and REST API, ONTAP CLI, and ONTAP REST API. It also takes care of ONTAP software updates.
Accessible and Integrated
FSx for ONTAP is globally available in AWS. The multiprotocol storage volumes created on FSx for ONTAP support all versions of NFS, SMB, and iSCSI. These volumes can be accessed from compute services such as Amazon EC2, containers services such as Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service and Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA), as well as virtual desktop and application services such as Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0. FSx for ONTAP integrates with a growing list of leading ISV solutions including SAP, Oracle, and Epic.
FSx for ONTAP supports all ONTAP storage efficiency and cost-savings features, including data deduplication, compression, compaction, user and group quotas, as well as thin provisioning and data tiering through FabricPool. These features automatically reduce storage consumption on your file system storage and your file system backups, typically a 50% savings clip for general-purpose workloads.
Secure and Compliant
FSx for ONTAP provides high availability and durability across multiple availability zones (AZ) with 99.99% guaranteed uptime. All FSx for ONTAP data is automatically encrypted at rest using keys managed with AWS Key Management Service. Stored data is thoroughly protected using built-in Snapshot™ technology, automatic backups, and disaster recovery copies. FSx for ONTAP also includes enhanced data security features such as file access auditing, ransomware protection, and antivirus scanning, including third-party integration with leading security software solutions, including:
- Encrypted at rest and in transit
- Integration with software for anti-virus and auditing
- Active Directory for identity-based authentication
- ISO, PCI-DEE, SOC compliant and HIPAA eligible
Flexible and Diverse
FSx for ONTAP is a single, centralized offering that serves the requirements of multiple business units within an organization, and which covers a wide variety of workloads, including enterprise applications, databases, file shares, high performance computing, analytics, and development environments.
Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP - Competitive Edge
With FSx for ONTAP, you get more choices, more options, and better public cloud. This puts AWS at the top of the public cloud ecosphere when it comes to options for customers. Advanced data management capabilities such as automated syncs, snapshots, and rapid clones support free-flowing data, and give developers the ability to accelerate workspace creation and build cycles.
Table 1: Competitive edge with FSx for ONTAP.
|More Choices, More Options, Better Public Cloud|
|Full-featured ONTAP capabilities||
|Built in AWS, powered by ONTAP, sold though AWS||
|Real-time data protection with analytics:||
|Less complexity and more productivity:||
You can manage FSx for ONTAP either through the AWS console, API, or CLI, or through NetApp Cloud Manager.
Creating a file system is easy. In a few clicks on the AWS console, you can determine your capacity, performance, and even AWS settings like security groups. You can have a fully managed file share without having to setup your own compute and storage or procure and pay for licenses separately.
With the click of a button, you can use ONTAP’s widely adopted data management capabilities, like snapshots, clones, and replication. In addition, it provides low-cost storage capacity that’s fully elastic and virtually unlimited in size, and that supports compression and deduplication to help you further reduce storage cost.
NetApp was named the 2021 AWS Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Design Partner of the Year – US, for the jointly engineered and natively integrated Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP service. The award recognizes NetApp’s work in helping customers enable innovation and build solutions that drive digital and cloud transformation on the AWS Cloud.