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NetApp: Storage Portfolio Review

San Jose, California-based NetApp is a Fortune “500” that provides cloud and data services and data storage infrastructure. 

NetApp has 11,000 employees focused on helping customers accelerate their digital transformations. The company reported revenue of $5.74 billion in 2021.

See below to learn all about NetApp’s storage offerings and where they stand in the sector:

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Data storage portfolio

Hybrid cloud

  • Unified storage area network (SAN) and network-attached storage (NAS) all-flash and hybrid storage appliances
  • Support for file and block services with three major public cloud providers

Data center modernization

  • Reports shrinking storage footprint by up to 19 times
  • Reports reducing power and cooling costs by up to 11 times
  • Handle multiple workloads, petabytes of data, and thousands of end users

Risk reduction

  • Meet strict backup and recovery windows
  • Prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, and unwanted modification
  • Comply with applicable regulations

NVMe solutions

  • Delivers high throughput and fast response times for enterprise workloads
  • Provides a performance-obsessed foundation for hybrid-cloud deployments

Keystone

  • Storage-as-a-service offering enables customers to build a hybrid cloud with less financial risk or without tedious storage tasks
  • Operational and financial flexibility offering on-premises storage with cloud versatility
  • Orchestration, provisioning, and management using NetApp Cloud Manager
  • Native cloud integration for bursting, backup, and disaster recovery
  • Data protection using snapshots, vaulting, replication, and 99.999% data availability
  • Pay-as-you-grow model shaped by contract term, on-premises workload capacities by service tier, deployment location, and cloud data services

StorageGRID

  • Software-defined object storage suite for public, private, hybrid, and multicloud environments
  • Automated life cycle management to store, secure, protect, and preserve unstructured data
  • Cost-effective over long periods

ONTAP

  • Data management software that solves for data security, staging, and growth
  • Automate day-to-day tasks, saving time for IT team members
  • Scale performance and capacity
  • Built-in data security and automatic ransomware protection
  • Protect against disruptions caused by failures, maintenance, and site disasters

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Partners

NetApp offers a partnership program for organizations wanting to provide on-premises, hybrid, and multicloud experiences for their customers.

NetApp offers opportunities to a variety of technology partners, including:

  • Global system integrators (GSI)
  • Solution providers
  • Service providers
  • Cloud partners
  • Alliance partners

NetApp’s partner program also offers several features, such as:

  • Integration support and API resources
  • Notifications and support for sales opportunities
  • Insight into Actions community committed to sharing thoughts on all things NetApp
  • Blogs on partner-related topics and program updates

Data storage use case

NetApp provided the partnership necessary to drive the digital transformation journey of the motorcycle maker Ducati, helping to leverage opportunities in the cloud. 

Using NetApp technologies, Ducati captures and analyzes performance data from thousands of connected motorcycles. The insights gained drive new innovations and next-level riding experiences for consumers.

Beyond helping with their products, NetApp increased network performance and cost efficiencies for Ducati. Benefits observed by Ducati include:

  • 70% reduction in the cost of powering and cooling the company’s data center
  • NetApp AFF consolidated and streamlined workloads and over 200 applications
  • High-performance cluster reduced footprint by 20x
  • Creation of a data security strategy with an effective data recovery solution

Andrea Spina, CIO at Ducati, describes the company’s decision to work with NetApp, explaining they are “one of the few companies we know that can help virtually every part of our business.”

“Data is only the beginning. NetApp has shown us the power of its comprehensive suite of solutions, from all-flash storage systems to all opportunities offered by cloud data services,” Spina says. “NetApp has helped us capitalize on today’s business opportunities while we innovate for tomorrow.”

User reviews of NetApp data storage

Reviews for NetApp and their portfolio are tremendous, with consistently high ratings.

G2 Capterra Gartner Peer Insights
Cloud services 4.3 out of 5
Data infrastructure management 4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5
CloudCheckr 5 out of 5 4.2 out of 5
Cloud Volumes ONTAP 4.4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4.6 out of 5

Industry recognition of NetApp data storage

NetApp enjoys significant industry recognition, with recent awards and accolades that include:

  • Named one of America’s “Most Trustworthy” companies by Newsweek and Statista
  • CloudCheckr cloud management platform named a leader and an outperformer in the GigaOm “Radar Report” for cloud management platforms
  • NetApp AI won the award for natural language processing (NLP) from The Business Intelligence Group
  • One of three companies with over 10,000 employees recognized by The Business Intelligence Group for Excellence in Customer Service

NetApp in the data storage market

NetApp competes with several major competitors in the storage sector, such as:

  • Dell Technologies
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
  • IBM
  • Pure Storage
  • Seagate

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