NetApp ONTAP Select: Product Overview and Insight

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Bottom Line

Organizations looking for maximum flexibility from their software-defined storage (SDS) solution are well served to consider NetApp ONTAP Select. Users can design their own architecture and use ONTAP Select with their choice of industry-standard hardware, hypervisor, and HDDS and/or SDDs. This kind of flexibility and platform interoperability is critical in efficient (and cost effective) design of SDS. 

Additionally, the company’s SDS solution also includes the data management and protection of NetApp’s ONTAP platform. So the solution addresses the security and oversight of SDS environments.

Also important: NetApp was founded in 1992, and was one of the first companies to sell storage appliances (its name is short for “Network Appliances.”) Today the company continues to sell storage infrastructure but has evolved to offer a wide array of data management and cloud data services. This maturity and depth is important to buyers of SDS solutions. 

Product Description

NetApp’s primary SDS product, ONTAP Select is based on its ONTAP data management platform. Designed for maximum flexibility, it allows users to select their choice of architecture, commodity servers, hypervisors and media. It also includes data protection and reduction features.

Type of product:

Software-only (hardware also available)

Editions available:

Standard or premium license

License:

Proprietary

Key features:

  • support for commodity hardware
  • support for any OS and hypervisor
  • SSD and/or HDD support
  • simplified operations
  • fast deployment and scaling of storage resources
  • data reduction
  • data protection
  • dynamic workload scaling and balancing

Target Industries

Cloud service providers, remote office/branch office settings (ROBO), enterprise data centers, mobile data centers and emergency response

Customers

Synextra, Smaritan’s Purse, EidosMedia, SolidFire, State of Nebraska, Tucson Medical Center, DreamWorks Animation

Pricing and How to Buy

Available on request; based on the number of nodes or VMs. Customers can contact NetApp directly or purchase through a partner. Free 90-day trial available.

NetApp ONTAP Select Features Chart

NetApp ONTAP Select
Type of Product Software-only (hardware also available)
Editions Available Standard or premium license
License Proprietary
Key features ● support for commodity hardware
● support for any OS and hypervisor
● SSD and/or HDD support
● simplified operations
● fast deployment and scaling of storage resources
● data reduction
● data protection
● dynamic workload scaling and balancing
Target Industries Cloud service providers, remote office/branch office settings (ROBO), enterprise data centers, mobile data centers and emergency response
Pricing Available on request;
based on the number of nodes or VMs
Cynthia Harvey
Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years.

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