NetApp Contribution Brings Data ONTAP 8 Clustering Drivers to

NetApp Contribution Brings Data ONTAP 8 Clustering Drivers to
OpenStack 
Contributions Drive Open Source Cloud Adoption Through Scalability,
Efficiency, and Risk Reduction, Enabling an Agile Data Infrastructure 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/15/12 --  NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP)
today announced the contribution of Data ONTAP(R) 8 Clustering
Drivers to OpenStack(R) Block Storage, giving developers, service
providers, and enterprises improved resources to build private and
public clouds on OpenStack. Organizations can now scale while
preserving performance and nondisruptive operations. They can use a
unique combination of automated provisioning and data protection as
well as advanced storage efficiency to optimize their clouds.  
NetApp will present these capabilities at the OpenStack Summit,
October 15-18, at NetApp booth E6. The company will also showcase
proposed enhancements that provide NAS support as well as cloning for
efficient provisioning of boot volumes. 
OpenStack Folsom, the latest version of the open source cloud
operating system, automates the creation of pools of compute,
storage, and networking resources. The addition of drivers for Data
ONTAP 8 Clustering enables organizations to automate management of
NetApp(R) storage pools, or clusters, to scale the cloud
infrastructure while maintaining performance and nondisruptive
operations. Users also have access to storage efficiency capabilities
such as deduplication and efficient Snapshot(TM) copies and data
protection features such as self-healing storage and integrated
backup and disaster recovery. 
Together these capabilities allow users to build OpenStack-based
clouds that conserve storage and administrative resources, virtually
eliminate downtime, and deliver performance while scaling the
infrastructure. Proven, integrated data protection features also
significantly reduce risk for OpenStack cloud deployments.  
"As a charter member of the foundation and an active contributor,
NetApp is committed to the OpenStack community," said Jeffrey O'Neal,
senior director, Solutions Incubation, NetApp. "Our goal is to help
organizations of all sizes use cloud-proven data management with
their OpenStack cloud. NetApp will continue to provide resources to
expand the capabilities of
 public and private clouds built on
OpenStack, driving efficiency and reducing risk." 
NetApp has been a contributing member of the OpenStack community
since 2011. The company has a commitment to cloud standards and
giving developers and users access to cloud-proven storage and data
management. Earlier this year, NetApp became the first major storage
company to include support for the Cloud Data Management Interface
(CDMI), an open standard that specifies a protocol for
self-provisioning, administering, and accessing cloud storage. The
CDMI standard is implemented for OpenStack object storage through
available add-on packages.  
"OpenStack is becoming the open source standard for cloud computing
environments," said Jonathan Bryce, executive director, OpenStack
Foundation. "As a charter member and contributor, NetApp is working
to make open source solutions more accessible and available to
enterprise organizations. OpenStack's pluggable architecture and the
backing of companies like NetApp enable OpenStack users to choose the
best technologies to fit their business needs." 
Key Highlights 
Today's contributions enable organizations using OpenStack with
NetApp to:  


 
--  Scale while maintaining performance
--  Gain nondisruptive operations
--  Redeploy resources on the fly to optimize environment as needed
--  Enable advanced, automated storage provisioning
--  Reduce disk, space, and power needs with leading storage efficiency
--  Reduce risk with automated and integrated backup and disaster recovery

  
Additional Resources 


 
--  Join NetApp OpenStack communities page:
    https://communities.netapp.com/groups/openstack
--  Val Bercovici blog:
    https://communities.netapp.com/community/netapp-blogs/exposed
--  David Dale blog:
    https://communities.netapp.com/community/netapp-
blogs/standards_watch/blog/2012/10/14/netapp-and-openstack
--  Follow NetApp on Twitter: www.twitter.com/NetApp
--  Get the latest on NetApp culture: www.facebook.com/NetAppCulture
--  Join NetApp on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NetApp
--  View NetApp videos on YouTube: www.youtube.com/NetAppTV
--  Connect with NetApp on LinkedIn:
    www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=111681

  
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Press Contact: 
Alex Goldsmith 
NetApp PR
(408) 822-7291
xdl-uspr@netapp.com 
 
 
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