NetApp has included advanced ransomware protection and single subscription features in its hybrid multi-cloud services. On top of this, they have offered closer cooperation with VMware and a unified user interface for easier accessibility.

“With NetApp’s simplified management and consumption experience, organizations can enjoy improved security, manageability, speed of operations, and cost savings,” explains Ronen Schwartz, NetApp’s SVP for Cloud Volumes Services.

Thanks to these enhancements, the Silicon Valley giant hopes to combine on-premises and the public cloud worlds through a single storage service.

The company has substantially expanded its hybrid multi-cloud products to achieve this target. As mentioned, a new centralized user interface named Cloud Manager enables all customers to easily access their hybrid cloud storage.

Consequently, users can now track software licenses, infrastructural health, and Keystone services from the same platform. Cloud Manager even actively suggests policies that help NetApp’s customers to optimize costs and protect their data via automated programs.

NetApp offering improved protection

Keystone is the Californian firm’s storage-as-a-service subscription option. With it included, a standard subscription package lets users dynamically move large volumes of data and supporting licenses across cloud databases. This alters quarterly on-premises spend to cloud spend.

Furthermore, NetApp’s clients now enjoy improved protection against ransomware attacks thanks to ONTAP Version 9.11.1 of their AFF and FAS storage array OS.

Bolstered anti-ransomware security infrastructure makes NetApp’s Cloud Backup and Cloud Data Sense safer than ever before.

As certified by VMware, NetApp is known for its ability to handle data-intensive workloads – both when running in a single or multiple cloud environments. Most of these new features are currently in private view, with the Keystone hybrid storage-as-a-service available in early access.

These new features are expected to keep them at the cutting-edge of cloud storage solutions.