NetApp declares multi-cloud love for Azure, GCP and Salesforce

NetApp is bulking out its public cloud offering with three new services for Azure, Google Cloud Platform and Salesforce.

The company aims to deliver a single, consistent IT environment in which workloads and applications can move between and use mainstream public clouds and customer on-premises data centres.

Today’s announcements are not significant per se but they show NetApp’s progress in building that overarching data fabric.

Now for a summary of the NetApp cloud news. The company will reveal more details this week at NetApp Insight 2018 in Barcelona. 

Azure NetApp Files

Azure NetApp Files provides ONTAP storage and data management capabilities for storing, moving and deploying file-based workloads in Azure.

Microsoft will sell and support the service which is in preview in certain Azure regions. NetApp says it will add more capabilities in coming months.  

Cloud Volumes for GCP

NetApp is offering more coverage of Cloud Volumes for Google Cloud Platform with a European Union West3 region.

NetApp says Cloud Volumes for GCP can move analytics to the Google cloud and clone hundreds of database environments in minutes inside automated test and dev environments.

Users can revert to the original database if anything goes wrong. 

NetApp SaaS Backup for Salesforce

SaaS Backup for Salesforce provides automated backups, choice of backup targets, unlimited retention, and the ability to go back to a point in time and restore at different granularities.

It accompanies NetApp’s SaaS Backup for Office 365 and in both cases NetApp says it provides better data protection than native Office 365 and Salesforce facilities.

Users can manage both SaaS offerings from a single console.