NetApp® (NASDAQ: NTAP), a global cloud-led, data-centric software company, today announced NetApp StorageGRID for VMware Sovereign Cloud. The NetApp plugin for VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension enables sovereign cloud customers to more cost-effectively store, secure, protect, and preserve unstructured data while meeting global data privacy and residency regulations.
NetApp also announced the latest release of NetApp ONTAP Tools for VMware vSphere (OTV 10.1) designed to simplify and centralise enterprise data management across multi-tenant vSphere environments.
The company’s new object storage plug-in for VMware Cloud Director enables Cloud Service Providers to seamlessly integrate StorageGRID as their go-to Object Storage solution to offer customers secure Object Storage for unstructured data. The integration delivers StorageGRID services within the familiar VMware Cloud Director user interface, minimising training efforts and maximizing time to revenue for partners.
A standout feature of StorageGRID is its universal compatibility and native support for industry-standard APIs, such as Amazon S3 API, ensuring smooth interoperability across diverse cloud environments. Further enhanced values like automated lifecycle management help ensure more cost-effective safeguarding, and storage, and maintain high availability for VMware environments with unstructured data.
“We know that data sovereignty is increasingly important to large organizations and that they are continually increasing the volume of highly sensitive data they need to manage and store,” said Phil Brotherton, vice president of Solutions and Alliances at NetApp. “The integration of NetApp StorageGRID with VMware Sovereign Cloud is a significant achievement for NetApp and a real game changer for our customers with unstructured data in the cloud who must maintain sovereign control of that data at all times.”
”VMware Sovereign Cloud providers help customers in highly regulated industries meet the need for highly secure, data-driven innovation. Because no one company can do this alone, VMware relies on a powerful and interconnected ecosystem to bring innovative solutions to market,” said Rajeev Bhardwaj, Vice President of the cloud Provider Platform at VMware.
The company also announced a collaboration with VMware to modernise API integrations between NetApp ONTAP and VMware vSphere. This integration helps VMware administrators simplify the management and operations of NetApp ONTAP-based data management platforms across multi-tenant vSphere environments and allows users to leverage a new micro-services-based architecture to deliver greater scale and availability.