NetApp, a data infrastructure company, has announced a scale-out file system FSx for Ontap as part of its collaboration with AWS. Scale-out file systems offer up to nine times the storage performance of existing file systems, enabling customers to run high-performance applications on AWS faster and more efficiently.
With FSx for Ontap, customers can leverage Ontap's data management capabilities for a variety of workloads, including user and application file sharing, relational databases (SAP Hana), data storage for VMware Cloud on AWS, and backup and disaster recovery. With the new enhancements, customers can now use FSx for Ontap for a broader range of high-performance applications, including high performance computing (HPC), electronic design automation (EDA), visual effects (VFX) and film editing, life sciences, seismic analysis, machine learning and generative AI.
Organizations of all sizes are migrating on-premises workloads to AWS or deploying cloud-native workloads to accelerate innovation, increase agility, improve security and reduce costs. With FSx for Ontap, customers have access to the full range of Ontap capabilities. These include multi-protocol access to data, time and space-saving snapshot copies and replication for data protection, thin cloning for operational and cost efficiencies, and data tiering, deduplication and compression for further cost savings. Scale-out file systems extend all these benefits with improved performance and capacity scalability.