NETAPP FOR AWS AND VMWARE
Integrating existing data center operations with public cloud resources and managing workloads across both platforms historically posed huge challenges. To benefit from the flexibility, scalability, and cost savings of the public cloud, data centers need the capability to easily combine hybrid IT resources into a holistic solution that spans computing, storage, and management. Enterprises also require full control and mobility of critical data. Together, HotLink and NetApp make this hybrid solution possible, without the complexity and prohibitive costs of the past.
HotLink technologies let VMware data centers seamlessly leverage Amazon Web Services (AWS) in conjunction with on-premises VMware infrastructure for a unified on- and off-premises computing and management solution that works out of the box. When combined with NetApp, the joint solution integrates market-leading VMware vCenter management with enterprise-proven NetApp Private Storage for AWS with the low-cost, pay-as-you-go computing of Amazon EC2 plus the high speed and low latency of AWS Direct Connect. The result is a fully integrated, high-performance hybrid IT computing, storage, and management infrastructure for VMware environments with a total cost of ownership that is second to none.
NetApp Private Storage for AWS lets enterprises build an agile cloud infrastructure that accommodates a mix of VMware and AWS resources to best meet business needs and economic interests while providing control and data mobility. When these resources are combined with qualified AWS Direct Connect service providers, customers have sub-5-millisecond response times between NetApp storage and AWS for the lowest latency hybrid environment available. HotLink’s patented transformation technology provides management and workload interoperability between VMware and AWS to complete the solution stack for a fully unified, high-performance hybrid IT infrastructure.
Whether the hybrid IT application is disaster recovery and business continuity, backup and replication, cloud bursting for peak load, or development and testing, the holistic solution delivered by HotLink and NetApp provides the best of all worlds for VMware data centers: unified hybrid management, workload portability, complete data control, low-latency data transfer, and the attractive economics and scalable compute power of AWS.
of workloads between VMware and AWS.
Easily Incorporate AWS into Existing VMware Operations
HotLink extends VMware vCenter capabilities to AWS to consolidate deployment, administration, and management of hybrid environments with a single pane of glass. AWS accounts and workloads are transformed and treated just like on-premises resources—hybrid clones, snapshots, migration, and workload conversions are seamless. The existing management infrastructure is fully leveraged for hybrid operations.
Maintain Control and Mobility of Data
NetApp Private Storage for AWS allows enterprises to maintain control and mobility of data via secure private storage in an AWS Direct Connect data center and still benefit from pay-per-use resources in AWS. Data is easily moved back on the premises if required. As a result, IT can meet strict corporate security and data retention requirements while utilizing AWS for low-cost computing.
Utilize AWS for Comprehensive, Low-Cost Data Protection
HotLink unifies AWS with VMware vCenter to provide robust VM protection, including backup, replication, disaster recovery, and business continuity. AWS data protection site setup, maintenance, testing, and recovery of protected VMs are fully automated. Workloads can be restored in AWS within minutes of a failure and are managed together with on-premises VMs. With AWS as the mirror site, capital costs are zero.
Run High-Performance Workloads for Less
NetApp Private Storage for AWS allows high-IOPS workloads to benefit from the speed and reliability of NetApp storage together with AWS’s attractive economics. Qualified AWS Direct Connect service providers can deliver sub-5-millisecond response times for a low-latency hybrid environment. IT can run high-performance enterprise applications without the high cost of on-premises computing.
Implement Quickly with Fully Integrated Products
Integration between HotLink and NetApp Private Storage for AWS provides a comprehensive solution for hybrid IT operations out of the box. No system integration is required, so deployment costs are dramatically reduced compared to those of typical hybrid solutions.