Why NetApp for data protection

NetApp delivers the high availability and integrated data protection you need to protect your enterprise against malware, ransomware, and cyberattacks, while minimizing the opportunity for downtime.

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Businesses today are under pressure from their digital transformation. They need to effectively manage data that is becoming distributed, dynamic, and diverse. Each day, the threat landscape becomes more sophisticated and increasingly dangerous for IT environments. As administrators and operators of data and information, storage engineers are expected to manage and to maintain data in a secure manner throughout its lifecycle.

Data associated with customer-facing applications, as well as internal applications that drive critical business processes and workflows, must be continuously available. Unplanned downtime for any reason can put the enterprise at great risk in many ways. Revenue or profitability can be severely impacted. Manufacturing processes may be forced to shut down. Customer response times may grind to a halt. And, damage to the company’s reputation can be irreversible.

NetApp ONTAP for integrated data protection

At the heart of our solutions for protecting your data and delivering better than “six-nines” (99.9999%) availability across your data fabric is our industry-leading NetApp® ONTAP® data management software. ONTAP provides NetApp integrated data protection (IDP) to safeguard your operations and keep them running smoothly from edge to core to cloud.

The latest release of ONTAP contains over 30 invaluable security features designed to help you enhance data confidentiality, integrity, and availability, strengthen your company’s overall security posture, meet compliance requirements with ease, and create a Zero Trust perimeter around your organization’s data—no matter where it moves or lives.


We keep data protection simple

In today’s self-service world, data owners want more control over their own data. This includes setting up their own backup schedules and doing their own restores. NetApp® backup and recovery solutions eliminate management complexity to reduce OpEx, specialization, and free up valuable resources.

With NetApp Data Availability Services (NDAS), we’ve simplified orchestration of data movement from primary to secondary to cloud S3 storage. NDAS improves performance of backup workflows when protecting large numbers of volumes, thereby increasing productivity, reducing cost, and providing rapid time to business insight.

NetApp® SnapCenter® simplifies backup, restore, and clone lifecycle management with application-integrated workflows and predefined policies. SnapCenter’s central management console features an intuitive GUI that provides a consistent user experience across all applications or databases.

We protect your data wherever it moves

With NetApp Volume Encryption built in to ONTAP, you can easily and efficiently protect your at-rest data by encrypting any volume on an AFF or FAS system. No special encrypting disks are required. In-flight encryption for backup and replication protects your data in transit. Plus, other features such as multifactor authentication, role-based access control (RBAC), and onboard and external key management increase the security of your data wherever it moves or lives.

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Reliability is key to our survival. We do a lot of problem solving to help customers eliminate risk. We love how quickly NetApp is evolving their technologies to keep pace in that environment.

Justin Bailey, Business Lead for Cloud Infrastructure, Nexon

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Its simplicity is a great advantage. New resources are mirrored automatically; no change in the configuration is required. This frees up time for the IT operations team, allowing them to focus on core business-enhancing tasks.

Ola Gustafson, Infrastructure Manager, Pågen

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NetApp’s all-flash storage not only helps us ensure a high I/O throughput and a low latency while achieving complete data protection, but it also lets us monitor and manage IT resources in real time.

Xudong Feng Director |, Management Information Technology and System Office, Xi’an Jiaotong — Liverpool University

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Our data protection solutions eliminate backup bottlenecks and ensure rapid recovery of critical enterprise apps.

We make sure data protection can easily scale

NetApp solutions can help easily and quickly address planned and unplanned data growth, users, devices, apps, on your premises and in the cloud.

We deliver continuous availability

NetApp MetroCluster™ solutions provide continuous data availability by synchronously mirroring data between AFF or FAS storage systems. Configurations have the flexibility to be built using FC or IP connectivity, and storage systems can be deployed at a single site, across a metropolitan area, or in different cities up to 700km apart.

NetApp® SnapMirror® Business Continuity (SMBC) enables flexible, cost-effective, instant failover for your most important business applications such as SAP, Oracle, and more. You have the flexibility to improve TCO by consolidating many different types of workloads onto your ONTAP based systems and then granularly deciding which critical SAN workloads you want supported with the continuous availability of SMBC.

We help you use backup data to create value

With SnapCenter and NDAS, you can leverage your existing NetApp storage infrastructure to efficiently manage and reuse data copies across your data fabric for test and development, DR, and analytics.


We leverage partnerships to offer you more

Backup and recovery is a mature industry, which is why we’ve teamed up with several leading data protection and security partners to simplify and enhance backup and recovery, accelerate cloud adoption, and enable automation at scale. This includes Commvault, Veeam, and Rubrik—all 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant Leaders in Backup and Recovery—whose solutions integrate seamlessly with NetApp and your data fabric.

We make it a no-brainer to remain compliant

Our comprehensive set of standards-based, simple-to-use, and cost-effective data compliance solutions help you prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, and modification of data stored across your data fabric. Part of our ONTAP software, NetApp® SnapLock® helps provide data integrity and retention, enabling electronic records to be both unalterable and rapidly accessible.

We give virtualized environments equal protection

Our solutions help you discover and protect your virtual environments and workloads with flexible and granular recovery. Meet and demonstrate compliance with global data protection. Automate provisioning and policy run to prevent and remediate workspace security or application breaches. And reduce risk by deploying desktops into logical workflows according to cloud best practices, such as Microsoft WVD standards.


NetApp SnapCenter software simplifies backup, restore, and clone management across disparate applications and infrastructures, while letting you delegate management to application and database owners without sacrificing control or oversight.

SaaS backup

NetApp solutions to protect your SaaS application data help ensure you never have to think about the unthinkable. Guard against data loss with daily, automated backup and point-in-time, granular restore of your critical Office 365 data

Compliance solutions

NetApp® compliance solutions help you comply with applicable resolutions to ensure that you meet strict governmental and internally defined retention standards.

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NetApp delivers the data protection you need

As data plays an ever-larger role in driving critical business processes, IT organizations must ensure that it is always available in a timely manner. No matter where your business is in its digital transformation, NetApp leads the industry in delivering nondisruptive operations and "six-nines plus" availability so you can focus on driving your business forward.

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