Learn about BlueXP

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BlueXP (formerly Cloud Manager) enables IT experts and cloud architects to centrally manage their hybrid multi-cloud infrastructure using NetApp’s cloud solutions.


BlueXP is an enterprise-class, SaaS-based management platform that keeps you in control of your data no matter where it is.

Supported object storage providers

BlueXP enables you to manage cloud storage and use cloud services in Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.


BlueXP software is free of charge from NetApp.

For most tasks, BlueXP prompts you to deploy a Connector in your cloud network, which results in charges from your cloud provider for the compute instance and associated storage. You do have the option to run the Connector software on your premises.

How BlueXP works

BlueXP includes a SaaS-based interface that is integrated with the BlueXP website, and Connectors that manage Cloud Volumes ONTAP and other cloud services.


BlueXP is accessible through a SaaS-based user interface and APIs. This SaaS experience enables you to automatically access the latest features as they’re released and to easily switch between your NetApp accounts and Connectors.

Tip If you’re operating in an environment where outbound internet access isn’t available, you can install the Connector software in that environment and access the local user interface that’s available on the Connector. Learn more about Connectors.

BlueXP website

The BlueXP website provides a centralized location to access and manage NetApp cloud services. With centralized user authentication, you can use the same set of credentials to access BlueXP and other cloud services like Cloud Insights.

NetApp account

When you log in to BlueXP for the first time, you’re prompted to create a NetApp account. This account provides multi-tenancy and enables you to organize users and resources in isolated workspaces.


In most cases, a BlueXP Account Admin will need to deploy a Connector in your cloud or on-premises network. The Connector enables BlueXP to manage resources and processes within your public cloud environment.

SOC 2 Type 2 certification

An independent certified public accountant firm and services auditor examined BlueXP, Cloud Sync, Cloud Tiering, Cloud Data Sense, and Cloud Backup (BlueXP platform), and affirmed that they have achieved SOC 2 Type 2 reports based on the applicable Trust Services criteria.