ONTAP Cloud for AWS overview

ONTAP Cloud for Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a software-only storage appliance that runs the ONTAP data management software in the cloud. Building your cloud environment on ONTAP Cloud provides enterprise-class features for your cloud storage and gives you a universal storage platform that enables you to easily replicate data across your hybrid cloud.

What ONTAP Cloud provides

ONTAP Cloud provides enterprise-class features for data that you store in AWS:

Note: The licenses for these features are included with ONTAP Cloud.

How you deploy ONTAP Cloud in AWS

You must use OnCommand Cloud Manager to launch ONTAP Cloud as an EC2 instance in AWS. Cloud Manager purchases the EBS volumes that ONTAP Cloud uses as back-end storage.

ONTAP Cloud configurations

ONTAP Cloud is available in two pricing options: pay-as-you-go and Bring Your Own License (BYOL). For pay-as-you-go, you can choose from three configurations: Explore, Standard, or Premium. For both pricing options, you can launch a single system or an HA pair.

  Explore Standard Premium BYOL
EC2 instance types for single node systems
  • m3.xlarge
  • m4.xlarge
  • c4.2xlarge
  • m3.2xlarge
  • m4.2xlarge
  • r3.xlarge
  • r4.xlarge
  • c4.4xlarge
  • c4.8xlarge
  • m4.4xlarge
  • r3.2xlarge
  • r4.2xlarge
  • c4.2xlarge
  • c4.4xlarge
  • c4.8xlarge
  • m3.xlarge
  • m3.2xlarge
  • m4.xlarge
  • m4.2xlarge
  • m4.4xlarge
  • r3.xlarge
  • r3.2xlarge
  • r4.xlarge
  • r4.2xlarge
EC2 instance types for HA pairs m4.xlarge
  • c4.2xlarge
  • m4.2xlarge
  • r3.xlarge
  • r4.xlarge
  • c4.4xlarge
  • c4.8xlarge
  • m4.4xlarge
  • r3.2xlarge
  • r4.2xlarge
  • c4.2xlarge
  • c4.4xlarge
  • c4.8xlarge
  • m4.xlarge
  • m4.2xlarge
  • m4.4xlarge
  • r3.xlarge
  • r3.2xlarge
  • r4.xlarge
  • r4.2xlarge
EBS raw capacity limit 2 TB 10 TB
  • 368 TB for single node systems
  • 360 TB per node in an HA pair
Term Hourly 6 or 12 months

Notes:

  1. Pay-as-you-go configurations are not supported in GovCloud (US).
  2. ONTAP Cloud encryption is not supported with M3 instances.
  3. When you choose an EC2 instance type, you can specify whether it is a shared instance or a dedicated instance.
  4. Tiered storage configurations and write performance enhancements available with ONTAP Cloud 9.2 and later are not supported with Explore and with M3 and R3 instance types when using Standard and Premium.
  5. For AWS region support, see the NetApp Interoperability Matrix Tool.