As the unabated adoption of cloud technology continues at a truly explosive rate, more and more CIOs and IT leaders are embracing a critical redefinition of their roles. They increasingly recognize that they are no longer primarily builders and operators of data centers but rather the architects and brokers of application and information services.
Perhaps more than anything else, cloud computing is responsible for this central shift in IT. But as business leaders race to embrace the power of the cloud, many are experiencing a critical dichotomy. Efforts to utilize the increased speed, agility and savings of external resources can easily lead to the formation of large, cumbersome islands of siloed data — or worse, vendor lock-in.
In order to allow organizations the true benefits of the cloud, NetApp now offers seamless cloud management across any blend of private and public cloud resources. By harnessing the power and efficiency of the Data ONTAP operating system as a universal data platform across cloud environments, NetApp can now enable dynamic data portability across all clouds, allowing extensive customer choice for application, technology and cloud partner options. Already more than 175 cloud service providers, including 12 of the top 15, deliver cloud services built on Data ONTAP.
With a customer-centric approach that strikes the right balance of technology and business models, NetApp now makes the true benefits of the cloud an easily sustained reality, with flexible, efficient solutions to the inherent data-management problems of an open-cloud world.
–Phil Brotherton, VP, Cloud Solutions Group, NetApp