NetApp Reaches New
Heights with Cloud
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
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
of NetApp IT
• 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.
Lengthy IT Project Timelines
The average time for IT services to be
completed at NetApp was three weeks
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
services and business
intelligence being used by the
major NetApp lines of business.
Note cloud standings
• 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.