Beijing, China, October 31, 2019 – NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP), the authority on hybrid cloud data management, today announced the launch of its NetApp Keystone program, which reinvents the customer experience, whether customers choose to build or buy a cloud foundation architecture, the program will provide them with a range of flexible solutions.
Businesses are in full swing with their digital transformation to enhance their competitive advantage. In addition to dealing with the complex reality of data and resources everywhere, they also need to accelerate innovation in today’s real world. To address this complexity, today’s IT environment must be transformed. While the industry has been focused on meeting these needs from a technology perspective, incremental improvements to funding schemes and upgrade processes have so far not kept pace with demand.
Ashish Nadkarni, vice president of IDC’s Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technology Group, said: “While the advent of hybrid multicloud brings incredible potential, it also makes the environment increasingly complex. At the same time, enterprise budgets have shrunk this year. , which makes it urgent for enterprises not only to optimize and streamline the way infrastructure is orchestrated and managed, but also to consider the economics of IT procurement. By introducing flexible usage models and products focused on automation, NetApp has not only greatly simplified its own products and services. It also makes it easier for IT leaders to modernize, monitor and manage their entire infrastructure.”
“In today’s environment, the cloud sets the benchmark for customer experience,” said George Kurian, CEO of NetApp. “We have developed and delivered a Data Fabric strategy to help customers simplify and modernize their data centers to succeed in the hybrid cloud era. Data Fabric Designed to simplify and integrate data infrastructure, the solution we’re launching today is an extension of that philosophy, and new and flexible usage models will do the same at the business level.”
NetApp’s vision is to simplify data services for customers from every angle: from how customers buy and use products and services, to how they run them in their own environment and who serves them. As a leader in storage systems and software and an innovator in cloud services, NetApp’s business grew nearly 200 percent year-on-year. Only NetApp can provide customers with a comprehensive set of capabilities to help them build and manage their unique data fabrics, removing the economic, operational and technical barriers that enterprises face when adopting a hybrid multicloud environment.
NetApp Keystone: Reinventing the Customer Experience
The NetApp Keystone program is designed to provide customers with a range of flexible solutions, whether customers choose to build cloud infrastructure on-premises or off-premises, or choose to purchase cloud infrastructure, Keystone provides the flexibility, pay-per-use Economics, dynamic scaling, and operational simplicity, allowing them to use the cloud on their own terms.
Keystone has the following advantages:
●Flexible mix and match purchase and subscription payment methods;
● Can run any NetApp service in any environment (on-premises, cloud and hybrid);
●Free choice of management methods – either managed by NetApp or partners, or managed internally;
●Enjoy a more simplified experience while making it easier to buy, operate and expand with the introduction of NetApp’s latest generation of all-flash and hybrid-flash arrays, the A400, FAS8300 and FAS8700.
In a hybrid multi-cloud environment, IT teams need more choice, flexibility and freedom to run and pay for data services the way they want, and Keystone is designed to meet those real needs.
“NetApp’s Data Fabric strategy has become a key element of our efforts to help customers modernize their infrastructure,” said Ken Farber, president of ePlus Software. “With Keystone, we can help customers build Data Fabrics with a simplified usage model that also Simplify the experience and complexity of hybrid multicloud.”
Important Product Portfolio Updates
In addition to this new program and a more streamlined customer experience, NetApp also announced numerous updates across its entire product portfolio, including a range of new products, enhancements and integration options.
● AIOps. A new integrated solution from Active IQ and Cloud Insights provides access to NetApp’s exponentially growing IT infrastructure intelligent data lake for real-time, one-click resolution across hybrid multicloud environments;
●Data security and protection built for hybrid multicloud. Regardless of the cloud of choice, new data services provide security and compliance for critical infrastructure, in addition to enterprise-grade protection and cloud data tiering;
● New software and systems to meet the needs of new and traditional enterprise applications. New flash storage systems and solutions and updates to NetApp ONTAP™ bring a broad range of performance options and simplicity to power modern enterprise-class applications. In addition, AFF full SAN arrays deliver best-in-class flexibility and record-breaking performance for the mid-market;
● DevOps without cloud constraints. NetApp leveraged Kubernetes to create a redesigned model that enables true application portability and addresses the economics and complexities that plague modern DevOps. NetApp has completed its own transformation, linking three different solutions used internally, and NetApp’s transformation experience is a reference case for customers who want to avoid vendor lock-in, lift and shift entire infrastructure, and flexibly handle workloads anytime, anywhere .
Lenovo Lingtuo was jointly established in China by Lenovo, a global technology leader in promoting intelligent transformation, and NetApp, an authoritative enterprise in the field of global hybrid cloud data management. By implementing a dual-brand strategy, Lenovo Lingtuo provides Chinese enterprises with a full line of products and solutions under the NetApp brand and an OEM product portfolio under the Lenovo brand. The products and solutions released this time will be provided to Chinese customers through Lenovo Lingtuo.