Hybrid clouds with StorageGRID

You can use StorageGRID in a hybrid cloud configuration by using policy-driven data management to store objects in Cloud Storage Pools, by leveraging StorageGRID platform services, or by moving data to StorageGRID with FabricPool or NetApp Saas Pool.

Cloud Storage Pools

Cloud Storage Pools allow you to store objects outside of the StorageGRID system. For example, you might want to move infrequently accessed objects to low-cost Amazon Glacier storage, or you might want to free up on-premise storage by storing older versions of objects externally.

S3 platform services

Platform services give you the ability to use remote services as endpoints for object replication, event notifications, or search integration. Platform services operate independently of the grid's ILM rules, and are enabled for individual S3 buckets. The following services are supported:

For example, you might use CloudMirror replication to mirror specific customer records into Amazon Web Services S3 and then leverage AWS services to perform analytics on your data.

ONTAP data tiering with StorageGRID

You can reduce the cost of ONTAP storage by tiering data to StorageGRID using FabricPool. FabricPool is a NetApp Data Fabric technology that enables automated tiering of data to low-cost object storage tiers, either on or off premises.

Unlike manual tiering solutions, FabricPool reduces total cost of ownership by automating the tiering of data to lower the cost of storage. It delivers the benefits of cloud economics by tiering to public and private clouds including StorageGRID.

For information, see the ONTAP Disks and Aggregates Power Guide.

Cloud backup with StorageGRID

NetApp SaaS Backup (formerly "NetApp Cloud Control") is a secure, web-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering that backs up your Microsoft Office 365 data to your StorageGRID cloud.