NetApp Offers Solutions For All Your Storage Problems
NetApp is a leading multinational American company that provides storage and data management solutions. Founded in 1992 by David Hitz, it is headquartered in Sunnyvale California.
NetApp provides systems, software, and services to manage and store data. The company’s age-old policy has been to provide data management solutions that are simple to use and understand. The company has managed to maintain this consistently over the years.
NetApp allows moving of data to and from a cloud, retrieval of data from a cloud, and transfer of data from one cloud to another in the case of a larger company network.
Nature of NetApp
NetApp works on operating system Data ONTAP which hosts over the network and makes it different from other storage management companies that operate over Blocks. NetApp works on storing the data, controlling all file systems and directories, and then presents them to host over the network through ONTAP.
Data ONTAP works with three primary core technologies:
WAFL (Write Anywhere File System)
The first, called WAFL (Write Anywhere File System), is responsible for storing all data and information. When the input is given, WAFL scans all its files and directories and presents the output in a systematic manner.
The other two core technologies, NVRAM and Raid-DP, work in preserving information to avoid unexpected data loss.
NVRAM (Non-Volatile Random Access Memory)
NVRAM (Non-Volatile Random Access Memory) works in retaining information when the device is not connected to a power source.
Raid-DP makes sure to save data in case of a single disk or double disk failure.
The perks of NetApp are many and offer the users with various useful features.
- The SAN, NAS, FC, SATA and Ethernet storage networks are all compatible on one platform; this was not possible earlier especially with SAN and NAS.
- This feature helps in increasing efficiency and is a part of NetApp’s vision to create “unified storage.”
- Disk drives such as SATA, SAS, and FC are also supported; and so are file protocols NFS, CIFS, TFTP, and HTTP.
Apart from the above benefits, NetApp delivers products that are readily available, easy to manage, scalable and simple to use.
NetApp lives up to its original word of creating storage systems that are “as easy to use as a toaster”. The reliable storage solutions are suitable for any organization looking for a cost effective method for safe storage.