NetApp Capabilities for Google Cloud Platform GCVE

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Learn more about the capabilities that NetApp brings to the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Google Cloud Virtualization Engine (GCVE) - 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 GCVE in GCP

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 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 for GCVE

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

Please visit Supported NetApp Storage Options for more information.

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 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 Azure AVS. se cases are defined for each of the VMware defined cloud areas:

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

  • Extend

  • Migrate