SnapCenter overview

SnapCenter Software is a simple, centralized, scalable platform that provides application-consistent data protection for applications, databases, host file systems, and VMs running on ONTAP systems anywhere in the Hybrid Cloud.

SnapCenter leverages NetApp Snapshot, SnapRestore, FlexClone, SnapMirror, and SnapVault technologies to provide the following:

SnapCenter includes both the rSnapCenter Server and individual lightweight plug-ins. You can automate deployment of plug-ins to remote application hosts, schedule backup, verification, and clone operations, and monitor all data protection operations.

SnapCenter can be deployed in the following ways:

SnapCenter includes the following key features:

The SnapCenter 4.1.1 documentation has information on protecting virtualized databases and file systems using the SnapCenter 4.1.1 Plug-in for VMware vSphere. The NetApp Data Broker, SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere, documentation has information on protecting virtualized databases and file systems using the Linux-based NetApp Data Broker virtual appliance (Open Virtual Appliance format) for SnapCenter 4.2.