ONTAP data management software offers unified storage for applications that read and write data over block- or file-access protocols, in storage configurations that range from high-speed flash, to lower-priced spinning media, to cloud-based object storage.
ONTAP implementations run on NetApp-engineered FAS or AFF appliances, on commodity hardware (ONTAP Select), and in private, public, or hybrid clouds (NetApp Private Storage or Cloud Volumes ONTAP). Specialized implementations offer best-in-class converged infrastructure (FlexPod Datacenter) and access to third-party storage arrays (FlexArray Virtualization).
Together these implementations form the basic framework of the NetApp data fabric, with a common software-defined approach to data management and fast, efficient replication across platforms.
About FlexPod Datacenter and FlexArray Virtualization
Although not represented in the illustration of the NetApp data fabric, FlexPod Datacenter and FlexArray Virtualization are key ONTAP implementations: