Profile: NetApp Inc (NTAP.OQ)
NetApp, Inc. (NetApp), incorporated on November 1, 2001, provides software, systems and services to manage and store customer data. The Company enables enterprises, service providers, governmental organizations, and partners to envision, deploy and evolve their information technology (IT) environments. The Company offers a portfolio of products and services that satisfy a range of customer workloads across different data types and deployment models. Its data management and storage offerings help manage business productivity, performance and profitability, while providing investment protection and asset utilization. The Company's FlexPod portfolio includes FlexPod Datacenter for core enterprise data centers and service providers, FlexPod Express for medium-sized businesses and branch offices, and FlexPod Select for data-intensive workloads. The portfolio is validated with hypervisors, operating systems, systems management tools, and cloud management platforms.
All Flash Arrays
The Company's All Flash Arrays include All Flash FAS, EF-Series, SolidFire and Hybrid Arrays. The Company's All Flash FAS is an all-flash system that supports data management across flash, disk and cloud resources. These systems are used for database, Video Device Interface (VDI) and server virtualization applications. The AFF series incorporates FlashEssentials software optimizations. FlashEssentials is included in the ONTAP operating system, which underpins the Data Fabric. AFF models can be ordered as standalone systems, and in FlexPod, as a converged infrastructure validated designs. Professional services, delivered by NetApp or its partners, help users identify those workloads that are served by all-flash systems. The NetApp EF560 systems allow customers to manage the user experience for customer-facing and decision-support systems and reduce their power, footprint and cooling requirements. NetApp SANtricity Plug-Ins for Microsoft, Oracle, Splunk and VMware provide a consolidated view of the NetApp EF-Series systems, enabling users to monitor and manage their NetApp EF-Series storage from the application.
The Company's SolidFire systems solve the challenges of resource allocation, management and application predictability at scale. The platform includes SolidFire SF Series hardware and Element OS software, which combine to enable flexible, independent scaling of both capacity and performance so customers can guarantee performance to various applications on a shared storage system. NetApp hybrid flash storage serves customers wanting the option to deploy the speed of flash storage where they need it while using more affordable hard disk drives (HDDs) to address capacity requirements. NetApp hybrid arrays include the FAS series of unified storage systems and the E-Series of block storage offerings.
Data Management Software
The Company's Data Management Software offerings include Data ONTAP Storage Operating System, SANtricity Storage Operating System and SolidFire Element Operating System. The Data ONTAP operating system software enables building a shared storage infrastructure and Data Fabric for various business applications, data storage and protection requirements. Customers use NetApp clustered Data ONTAP storage operating system as the foundation for data management across flash, disk and cloud storage resources. Customers can maintain control of their data across the hybrid cloud through features and data management tools, regardless of where their data resides. The NetApp SANtricity operating system allows customers to optimize performance on the fly, with adaptive caching algorithms to achieve high input/output operations per second (IOPS) and throughput. In addition, SANtricity Storage Manager offers an interface for administering E-Series storage systems. With SANtricity software, storage administrators can achieve performance and utilization of storage through configuration flexibility and custom performance tuning.
Object Storage Software
NetApp StorageGRID Webscale software allows organizations to store and manage massive amounts of data across the world, on premises and in the cloud. StorageGRID Webscale is a purpose-built, software-defined storage solution for archives, media repositories and Web data stores. The StorageGRID Webscale policy engine provides automated data placement across storage tiers, physical sites and hybrid clouds. It can be tuned according to customers' performance and availability requirements, and optimized for cost as data ages. Real-time auditing provides continuous and active monitoring for service-level agreement verification and reporting. NetApp enables support for Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) as a storage tier to StorageGRID Webscale, providing a scalable object storage solution for long-term archives.
Backup and Data Protection Solutions
The Company offers a range of products to protect customers' valuable data and applications. The Company offers the AltaVault, formerly SteelStore, cloud-integrated storage solutions and services, which provide customers with the ability to backup data to any cloud. AltaVault can send data to NetApp StorageGRID Webscale object storage software and various public and private object stores, providing private cloud archives at Web scale. With AltaVault, customers have the power to tap into cloud economics while preserving investments in existing backup infrastructure and meeting their backup and recovery service levels. AltaVault is offered in over three deployment models to meet customer needs. AltaVault physical appliances are deployed in the data center to protect data. AltaVault virtual appliances, with support for VMware and Hyper-V, are a solution for medium-sized businesses that want to get started with cloud backup or for enterprises that want to protect branch offices and remote offices. AltaVault cloud-based appliances on AWS and Azure are designed to offer a secure approach to backing up cloud-based workloads.
The Company's NetApp Integrated Data Protection (IDP) Solutions, embedded within the ONTAP operating system, ensure customer data is available when and where it is needed. Customers can scale their NetApp data protection capabilities across applications, virtual infrastructures, and cloud architectures. Its Business Continuity and High-Availability Solutions include SnapMirror data replication technology, which provides disaster recovery protection and simplifies the management of data replication, and MetroCluster continuous-availability and disaster recovery software. Its Disk-to-Disk Backup and Recovery Solutions include SnapVault software, which speeds backup and data recovery, protecting data at the block level, and SnapRestore data recovery software, which uses stored Data ONTAP Snapshot copies to recover anything from a single file to multi-terabyte volumes. Its Application-Aware Backup and Recovery Solutions for Application and Backup Administrators include The SnapManager and SnapDrive management software family, which streamlines storage management and manages configuration, backup, and restore operations with application integration. Its Compliance includes SnapLock compliance software, which is a data permanence solution for meeting data retention regulations or internal IT governance policies.
The NetApp OnCommand storage management software portfolio incorporates a range of data management tools for NetApp and multivendor storage. The Company's portfolio includes OnCommand Cloud Manager, which provides a management interface for NetApp Cloud ONTAP service and NetApp Private Storage (NPS) for Cloud solutions; OnCommand Workflow Automation, which manages productivity by automating repeatable manual storage-management processes; OnCommand Unified Manager, which provides a dashboard to confirm the health of clustered Data ONTAP storage availability, capacity, performance and data protection relationships; OnCommand System Manager, which delivers device-level management for NetApp AFF, FAS and other ONTAP based storage systems, and OnCommand Insight storage resource management, which provides end-to-end multivendor storage management, with a view of performance metrics, including application, datastore, virtual machine, and storage infrastructure performance.
FlexArray Storage Virtualization Software
The Company's FlexArray software enables FAS8000 systems to virtualize existing EMC, HP, Hitachi, and NetApp E-Series arrays to unify and streamline IT operations. The Company helps customers implement a software-defined storage strategy across heterogeneous storage assets by managing provisioning and data management. Customers can transform existing arrays to create storage that spans private, public and hybrid clouds.
NetApp Private Storage (NPS) for Cloud
NetApp Private Storage for Cloud is a family of enterprise storage solutions that lets customers use multiple clouds and maintain control over their data on dedicated storage systems from NetApp. In this approach, customer data resides on NetApp storage next to, rather than in, the cloud provider's environment. Customers can turn off connectivity to one cloud and connect to another, without having to move their data.
The Company's OpenStack is a collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing a ubiquitous open-source cloud-computing platform for public and private clouds. Cloud services based on OpenStack software, in particular those for enterprise applications, require a storage infrastructure that is available. NetApp storage integration with OpenStack makes deployment of cloud services. NetApp drivers for OpenStack reduce the integration burden for IT departments deploying cloud services and enable high-value services and tight service-level agreements.
The Company competes with HDS, IBM, Kaminario, Nimble Storage, Nimbus Data, Tegile, Tintri, Violin Memory, EMC Corporation, HP Enterprise, Pure Storage and Seagate.
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