Last week, NetApp concluded its annual three-day conference to help data professionals achieve better business outcomes with the release of some new services.
The NetApp Insight conference was held in Barcelona, Spain, and hosted more than 4,000 attendees at Fira Gran Via. At the conference, NetApp announced new data services and solutions. These solutions empower customers to innovate in the cloud. NetApp also announced the expanded availability of the Azure NetApp Files preview, the expanded availability of NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud Platform, and NetApp SaaS Backup for Salesforce.
“If you want to understand the current – and future – value of cloud data management, you only need to look at the customers joining NetApp on the keynote stage,” said Alexander Wallner, Senior Vice President and General Manager EMEA at NetApp. “The wealth of industries and applications is almost unbelievable. From genome sequencing to bring affordable health benefits to thousands, to end-to-end support for artificial intelligence solutions, to resource-friendly manufacturing, to all that is hot in IT technology such as Kubernetes and DevOps. It just shows that the potential of data to help build a better, smarter world is limitless.”
“Building on the many products that we launched at NetApp Insight Las Vegas in October, this year’s European event is a key example of the continent’s dynamic and diverse approach to data-driven transformation. Just as GDPR now acts as a blueprint for data regulation around the world, our data-conscious customers are flexing to implement best practices by safeguarding, enriching and optimizing their data. We are proud to meet this challenge with the expansion of NetApp cloud offerings,” Wallner added.
“Organizations are shifting steadily toward cloud-first strategies. For organizations undertaking digital transformation at the business level, cloud isn’t just about picking among a specific set of products or service delivery models such a public, private, or hybrid cloud,” said Stewart Bond, director of Data Integration and Integrity research, IDC. “NetApp is leveraging a combination of technology, partnership, business model and vision to position itself at the forefront of delivering integrated and consistent data services for the hybrid cloud.”