NetApp Capabilities for AWS VMC

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Learn more about the capabilities that NetApp brings to the AWS VMware Cloud (VMC) - from NetApp as a guest connected storage device or a native datastore to migrating workflows, extending/bursting to the cloud, backup/restore and disaster recovery.

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Configuring VMC in AWS

As with on-premises, planning a cloud based virtualization environment is critical for a successful production-ready environment for creating VMs and migration.

This section describes how to set up and manage VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC and use it in combination with the available options for connecting NetApp storage.

Note In-guest storage is the only supported method of connecting FSx ONTAP and Cloud Volumes ONTAP to AWS VMC.

The setup process can be broken down into the following steps:

  • Deploy and Configure VMware Cloud for AWS

  • Connect VMware Cloud to FSx ONTAP

View the detailed configuration steps for VMC.

NetApp Storage Options for VMC

NetApp storage can be utilized in several ways - either as guess connected or as a native datastore - within AWS VMC.

Please visit Supported NetApp Storage Options for more information.

AWS supports NetApp storage in the following configurations:

  • FSx ONTAP as guest connected storage

  • Cloud Volumes ONTAP (CVO) as guest connected storage

  • FSx ONTAP as a native datastore1

Note 1 - Currently in Private Preview

Solution Use Cases

With NetApp and VMware cloud solutions, many use cases are simple to deploy in your AWS VMC. Use cases are defined for each of the VMware defined cloud areas:

  • Protect (includes both Disaster Recovery and Backup / Restore)

  • Extend

  • Migrate