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THE PROMISED BENEFITS OF MIGRATING TO THE CLOUD MAY BE PROFOUND , BUT MANY IT DEPARTMENTS ARE STILL WORKING TO OVERCOME ON-PREMISES CHALLENGES .
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NetApp expands hybrid cloud solutions portfolio to unlock best of cloud

“ As an industry leader with years of innovation and expertise delivering hybrid cloud solutions , NetApp is uniquely positioned to help enterprises transition to hybrid cloud models to achieve the scalability and flexibility they need to deliver critical data services and workload capabilities that drive business value .”
“ As a leading IT consultancy specializing in cloud infrastructure and services , our clients are increasingly working with us to reduce CAPEX spending by taking advantage of cloud-like consumption models for their on-premises environments ,” said Kent Christensen , Virtual Practice Director , Cloud and Data Center Transformation , Insight .

At INSIGHT 2021 , NetApp , a global cloud-led , data-centric software company , announced new additions and enhanced capabilities across its hybrid cloud portfolio to help organizations modernize their IT infrastructures and accelerate Digital Transformation . Delivering new secure ways to consume and operate data services on-premises and in the cloud , NetApp hybrid cloud solutions make it simpler for enterprise customers to put their data to work – wherever and whenever they need it .

The company also announced new digital wallet capabilities for NetApp Cloud Manager and enhanced data services for simplified administration across a hybrid cloud , more flexible consumption options to better control costs , as well as new Professional Services offerings to help customers unlock the full value of onpremises and hybrid cloud resources .
“ The promised benefits of migrating to the cloud may be profound , but many IT departments are still working to overcome on-premises challenges , like managing the complexity and costs of moving data , protecting against ransomware and ensuring reliable performance for critical applications ,” said Brad Anderson , Executive Vice President , Hybrid Cloud Group , NetApp .
“ As the hybrid cloud specialist , NetApp can help enterprises move their Digital Transformation efforts forward to deliver business results faster and within budgetwhether they are still developing a strategy or in the middle of executing large-scale migrations . IDC ’ s research shows that approximately 70 % of enterprise IT customers plan to modernize their storage infrastructures in the next two years to support next-generation workloads .
“ But the key operational advantage will be in optimizing workload placement across traditional on-premises and cloud environments ,” said Eric Burgener , Research Vice President , Infrastructure Systems Group , IDC .
“ NetApp Keystone helps us provide a truly flexible consumption model for enterprises , serving as a platform to provide businesscritical data services across the entire hybrid cloud data fabric , which will be a huge boon for our growing client base ." p

THE PROMISED BENEFITS OF MIGRATING TO THE CLOUD MAY BE PROFOUND , BUT MANY IT DEPARTMENTS ARE STILL WORKING TO OVERCOME ON-PREMISES CHALLENGES .

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