NetApp takes inspiration from the cloud in its latest ONTAP software update

NetApp on Tuesday announced updates to its flagship software ONTAP that the company said will enable more innovation in data centers and deliver cloud-like experiences in hybrid infrastructure environments. The company also introduced a more flexible NetApp Keystone Flex Subscription service and a new NetApp SolidFire Enterprise SDS solution. 

The network data storage provider said the new offerings line up with NetApp’s overall business focus and reinforce the company’s intended growth in the cloud market. NetApp’s cloud data services business showed 192% growth at the close of the quarter last month.

As for the updates, NetApp said it has improved its ONTAP storage operating system with offer greater consolidation, deeper cloud integration, and continuous data availability. Updates to the Keystone Flex Subscription service include a new “pay-as-you-grow” subscription option that is meant to offer customers a cloud-like experience on premises. 

Meanwhile, through the new NetApp SolidFire Enterprise SDS solution, NetApp

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