Reaching New Heights with Cloud
 

Reaching New Heights with Cloud

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For many organizations, moving to the cloud seems like a steep climb with no end in sight. For NetApp, the journey was full of challenges and opportunities, and has yielded mountains of benefits.

For many organizations, moving to the cloud seems like a steep climb with no end in sight. For NetApp, the journey was full of challenges and opportunities, and has yielded mountains of benefits.

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    • NetApp Reaches New Heights with Cloud Keep Climbing NetApp Can Help For many organizations, moving to the cloud seems like a steep climb with no end in sight. For NetApp, the journey was full of challenges and opportunities, and has yielded mountains of benefits. Here’s our story. There is no end to the climb because technologies and cloud capabilities continue to evolve—just like your enterprise. Applying first-hand knowledge, we can guide you on your path to the cloud. Contact NetApp today. Step 4: Execute nCloud For our cloud journey, NetApp chose a provider offering a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) with: NetApp’s self-service, virtual private cloud alternative. End users provision and manage IT systems. • Velocity to capability at the lowest cost • Iterative approach to defining capability and mapping to business needs • Simplicity and agility of a resource-on-demand model • Application/workload compatibility Transforms IT from a roadblock to an enabler, providing: • Business agility • Secure multi-tenancy, integrated data protection, and storage efficiency built on a NetApp infrastructure Quantitative benefits include: • Data control • Up to 3000% decrease in time to deliver over traditional IT • Improved security • 99.9+% availability • Sales alignment • 30% better capacity utilization • $3.5M estimated annual savings in hardware, software and support Expectations of NetApp IT by 2017 • Leverage NetApp Data ONTAP for data control across hybrid cloud resources • Choice in technologies, applications, and cloud services providers to meet any SLA required by the business Step 3: Plan • Automated self-service • No downtime, ever • Seamless scale • Extreme efficiency Using our purpose-built decision framework, we determined what applications would deliver the greatest business value. This became our cloud migration strategy. Step 2: Analyze Review legal, financial, security, reputation and possible constraints for making a cloud decision across applications and infrastructure. Before Cloud Lengthy IT Project Timelines The average time for IT services to be completed at NetApp was three weeks or longer. Shadow IT Challenges 300-500 applications were in use at NetApp. Many were unknown to NetApp IT, which means they were lacking visibility, data control, security and support. Step 1: Discover First we needed to inventory and create a snapshot of applications, technology services and business intelligence being used by the major NetApp lines of business. Note cloud standings for each: • In-house • In the cloud today • Cloud candidate Complexity and Restrictions IT’s need for consistency and standards meant that services were fraught with restrictions and controls. ud lo he C to t Our Path