NetApp Solutions for VMware in Hyperscalers

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Learn more about the capabilities that NetApp brings to the three (3) primary hyperscalers - from NetApp as a guest connected storage device or a supplemental NFS datastore to migrating workflows, extending/bursting to the cloud, backup/restore and disaster recovery.

Pick your cloud and let NetApp do the rest!

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Note To see the capabilities for a specific hyperscaler, click on the appropriate tab for that hyperscaler.

Jump to the section for the desired content by selecting from the following options:

VMware in the Hyperscalers Configuration

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

AWS / VMC

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 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.

Azure / AVS

This section describes how to set up and manage Azure VMware Solution and use it in combination with the available options for connecting NetApp storage.

Note In-guest storage is the only supported method of connecting Cloud Volumes ONTAP to Azure VMware Solution.

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

  • Register the resource provider and create a private cloud

  • Connect to a new or existing ExpressRoute virtual network gateway

  • Validate the network connectivity and access the private cloud

View the detailed configuration steps for AVS.

GCP / GCVE

This section describes how to set up and manage GCVE and use it in combination with the available options for connecting NetApp storage.

Note In-guest storage is the only supported method of connecting Cloud Volumes ONTAP and Cloud Volumes Services to GCVE.

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

  • Deploy and Configure GCVE

  • Enable Private Access to GCVE

View the detailed configuration steps for GCVE.

NetApp Storage Options

NetApp storage can be utilized in several ways - either as guess connected or as a supplemental NFS datastore - within each of the 3 major hyperscalers.

Please visit Supported NetApp Storage Options for more information.

AWS / VMC

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 supplemental NFS datastore

Azure / AVS

Azure supports NetApp storage in the following configurations:

  • Azure NetApp Files (ANF) as guest connected storage

  • Cloud Volumes ONTAP (CVO) as guest connected storage

  • Azure NetApp Files (ANF) as a supplemental NFS datastore1

Note 1 - ANF as a supplemental NFS datastore for AVS is currently in Public Preview. Read more about it here.
GCP / GCVE

Google Cloud supports NetApp storage in the following configurations:

  • Cloud Volumes ONTAP (CVO) as guest connected storage

  • Cloud Volumes Service (CVS) as guest connected storage

  • Cloud Volumes Service (CVS) as a supplemental NFS datastore1

Note 1 - Currently in Private Preview

NetApp / VMware Cloud Solutions

With NetApp and VMware cloud solutions, many use cases are simple to deploy in your hyperscaler of choice. VMware defines the primary cloud workload use-cases as:

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

  • Migrate

  • Extend