NetApp said Wednesday that it's buying Spot, providers of workload optimization services for public clouds. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Commentary: Please join our sister sites in fundraising to help address racism. Spot's platform provides a combination of tools for visibility and automation, allowing DevOps and CloudOps teams to automate cloud infrastructure optimization and improve application cost and efficiency. Going forward, NetApp plans to offer Spot's as-a-service platform for continuous compute and storage optimization, targeting traditional IT buyers with enterprise applications, cloud-native workloads and data lakes.
NetApp on Tuesday announced updates to its flagship software ONTAP that the company said will enable more innovation in data centers and deliver cloud-like experiences in hybrid infrastructure environments. The company also introduced a more flexible NetApp Keystone Flex Subscription service and a new NetApp SolidFire Enterprise SDS solution. The network data storage provider said the new offerings line up with NetApp's overall business focus and reinforce the company's intended growth in the cloud market. NetApp's cloud data services business showed 192% growth at the close of the quarter last month. As for the updates, NetApp said it has improved its ONTAP storage operating system with offer greater consolidation, deeper cloud integration, and continuous data availability.
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NetApp on Tuesday announced it's bringing its cloud managed services to the Google Cloud Platform, the latest partnership it's forged to move further into the cloud era. Additionally, NetApp rolled out a new flash systems designed to power AI and high-performance applications, as well as new intelligent cloud services. NetApp also updated its enterprise data management software ONTAP. "We're going after opportunities really with a cloud first strategy and direction," NetApp's Brett Roscoe said to ZDNet. It's partnership with Google follows similar partnerships with Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.
NetApp on Tuesday introduced the latest version of its flagship ONTAP software, as well as a number of updates to its portfolio of products designed to help organizations build a better hybrid cloud. In addition to improving ONTAP, the company is transforming FlexPod, its joint offering with Cisco, from a traditional infrastructure stack to a fully-automated, as-a-service offering that's highly connected to cloud environments. NetApp is also partnering with Equinix to integrate the colocation giant's services into the NetApp Keystone subscription service. Additionally, NetApp is expanding the number of managed services that work across both on-premise and cloud environments. All told, the updates enable customers to connect their on-premise operations to multiple clouds with a simplified, unified management experience.