NetApp has made multiple announcements to indulge variable sizes of businesses to the all-flash array. The American Data Management Company has introduced a new version of the NetApp SANtricity storage software. Alongside, the company also unveiled the new NetApp E2800, an entry-level all-flash array for midsize businesses and remote offices that need a simple and cost-effective solution to support data analytics applications.
Collaborating with Zaloni, the data lake company, NetApp announced an innovative hybrid approach to data lifecycle management for the data lake.
In an attempt to address the SMB segment and remote offices constrained budget to tweak its support critical applications, including data analytics technologies like Splunk solutions or technologies like Hadoop and NoSQL.
NetApp’s new solutions are touted to deliver enhanced performance and usability as well as better efficiency and flexibility.
Key Nuggets include:
- Streamline IT infrastructure and reduce operating costs by more than 35%.
- Increase performance up to three times when accessing and analyzing data.
- Gain best-in-class performance at the lowest acquisition cost for an all-flash array.
- Process video up to six times faster.
- Simplify deployment and access to data with a modern onbox browser-based GUI with SANtricity System Manager.
“The ever-increasing appetite of businesses to embrace third platform applications has led to challenges in gaining insights quickly,” said Ashish Nadkarni, program director, Enterprise Servers and Storage at IDC. “NetApp is enabling users with the performance needed to turn data into competitive differentiators while keeping costs low.”
The new approach from NetApp and Zaloni, NetApp E-Series and NetApp StorageGRID Webscale storage options is sought to enable organizations to define logical data lakes on and off the premises or a combination of both.
Zaloni’s Bedrock Data Lake Management Platform provides end-to-end management and governance of data in the data lake.
“While data lakes enable significant business benefits, homogenous data storage in the data lake degrades performance and efficiency. The automated data lifecycle management solution from Zaloni and NetApp helps customers appropriately size their data lake through tiering and use policies to automatically manage the storage tier based on the value of the content to the business,” said Scott Gidley, vice president of Product at Zaloni. “Now customers can archive or delete data no longer needed for analytics or compliance and leverage object stores to reduce archive costs without sacrificing performance.”
“Without access to enterprise-level performance, midsize businesses and remote offices can be overwhelmed by the amount of data from third platform applications,” said Eric Stoltman, vice president and general manager of the Hyperscale Storage Group at NetApp. “The NetApp E2800 all-flash array and SANtricity software give these customers the simplicity and performance needed to focus on making the best data-driven decisions for their business.”