Supported storage services

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Keystone service supports the base storage types of ONTAP, file and block. It also supports object storage for StorageGRID platform and data management capabilities for Cloud Volumes ONTAP.

For information about Service Levels, see Service Levels in Keystone.

Base storage services

The base storage services for file and block offer default data protection services by leveraging NetApp technologies, such as SnapMirror, SnapVault, and Snapshot. Data tiering to NetApp storage target is also included by default in file and block storage service tiers. You can additionally opt for add-on services for data protection and tiering. For information about add-on services, see Advanced data protection and Data tiering.

Storage service Basis Supported features Protocols

File storage

Based on ONTAP technology

Supported ONTAP features:

FlexVol
FlexGroup
Snapshot copies
SnapMirror (Asynchronous)
SnapVault
SnapLock Enterprise
FabricPool/Cloud tiering
Restore
Clone
SnapCenter (the license is included but this is not a part of Keystone services and no guaranteed management is provided)

NFS and CIFS.

Block storage

Based on ONTAP technology

Supported ONTAP features:

FlexVol
FlexGroup
Snapshot copies
SnapMirror (Asynchronous)
SnapVault
SnapLock Enterprise
FabricPool/Cloud tiering
Restore
Clone
SnapCenter (the license is included but this is not a part of Keystone services and no guaranteed management is provided)

FC and iSCSI

Object storage

Based on the StorageGRID platform

Supports multiple information lifecycle management (ILM) policies across multiple sites.
Note:
Each site should have a separate subscription.

S3

Cloud storage services

Keystone supports Data management capabilities for Cloud Volumes ONTAP on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. This service can co-term with your existing subscriptions. The cloud service can be included at any point during the service term. However, if you do not plan to renew your subscription, you cannot include the cloud service during the last 90 days of your subscription.

Note Hyperscalar-based compute and storage infrastructure are not provided by NetApp as a part of your Keystone subscriptions; you need to procure them from a hyperscalar cloud service provider.