An Introduction to Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

An Introduction to Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Article by : Inderdeep Singh

Based on NetApp's well-known ONTAP file system, Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP is a fully managed service that offers extremely dependable, scalable, high-performing, and feature-rich file storage. 

The traditional capabilities, performance, and API operations of NetApp file systems are combined with the scalability, agility, and ease of use of a fully managed Amazon service in FSx for ONTAP.

Shared file storage with FSx for ONTAP offers a wealth of features, is quick and versatile, and is widely accessible from Linux, Windows, and macOS compute instances operating in Amazon or on-premises. High-performance solid state drive (SSD) storage with millisecond latencies is available with FSx for ONTAP. 

Amazon FSx for ONTAP
Fig 1.1- Amazon FSx for ONTAP 

You can attain SSD speed for your workload with FSx for ONTAP while only paying for SSD storage for a tiny portion of your data.

Because you can instantly take a snapshot, clone, and duplicate your files, managing your data with FSx for ONTAP is simpler. Moreover, FSx for ONTAP automatically scales your data to less expensive, elastic storage, reducing your need to plan or manage capacity.

Moreover, FSx for ONTAP offers extremely reliable storage with fully controlled backups and assistance for cross-Region disaster recovery. Popular data security and antivirus programs are supported by FSx for ONTAP to make it simpler to safeguard and secure your data.

Customers that use NetApp ONTAP on-premises will find that FSx for ONTAP is the best option for moving, backing up, or burst-loading their file-based applications from on-premises to Amazon without having to alter the code or the way in which they handle their data.

With FSx for ONTAP, launching and scaling dependable, fast, and secure shared file storage in the cloud is made simpler.

You may put the following concerns to rest with FSx for ONTAP:

  • Establishing and configuring file servers and storage volumes
  • Copies of data
  • installation and software patching for file servers
  • identifying and fixing hardware issues
  • Controlling failback and failover
  • performing backups manually

FSx for ONTAP also provides rich integration with other AWS services, such as AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), Amazon Workspaces, AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS), and AWS CloudTrail.

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