AWS Announces general availability of Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

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Customers can now run fully managed NetApp ONTAP file storage on AWS.

Amazon Web Services announced the general availability of Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP. The new storage service allows customers to launch and run fully managed NetApp ONTAP file systems in the cloud.

ONTAP is NetApp’s file system technology that has traditionally powered on-premises network-attached storage (NAS). It provides a widely adopted set of data access and management capabilities. Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP enables customers to launch, run, and scale fully managed NetApp ONTAP file storage on AWS. And they can do so with just a few clicks. Customers can now migrate their applications that rely on NAS appliances to AWS without having to modify their applications, tools, processes, or workflows.

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP allows customers to deploy and manage their applications and data using the NAS workflows they use today. This means they can retain the agility, scalability, and security of AWS—along with seamless integration with other AWS services.

There are no upfront commitments or costs to use Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP. Moreover, customers only pay for the resources used.

Delivering “a complete cloud service”

Wayne Duso, Vice President of File, Edge, and Data Services at AWS, commented. “In collaborating with NetApp to deliver Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, we’re giving customers the only complete cloud service that is built on ONTAP and provides its most popular features and capabilities,” he said.

“Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP now makes it even easier for customers to migrate applications and run them on AWS using the same familiar file storage workflows and data management capabilities they use today on premises.”

Anthony Lye, Executive VP and General Manager, Public Cloud Services, NetApp, agreed. “NetApp is a cloud-led software company that specializes in helping our customers get the most out of their data,” he said.

“ONTAP and its data management capabilities are integral for so many mission-critical workloads. With Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, we’ve brought NetApp’s trusted file storage and data management capabilities to the AWS Cloud. By providing a fully managed service that’s supported, run, and sold by AWS, we’re making it simple for customers to leverage the power of ONTAP for virtually any application.”