Netapp had officially announce the latest Data Ontap 8 weeks ago. Here are some of the key features which may help to improve the capabilities of the existing Netapp users to reach the cloud solution, IaaS or ITaaS. Below are the new key features which contains in the new Data Ontap 8.

NetApp Data Motion – NetApp’s new data motion technology allows enterprises to move data nondisruptively across storage systems with zero application downtime. Now customers can eliminate the impact of planned maintenance outages in virtualized multi-tenant environments. NetApp Data Motion is the first solution of its kind in the storage industry and builds upon the NetApp unified storage architecture to greatly enhance availability for both internal and external cloud customers.
Performance Acceleration Module II – The second-generation Performance Acceleration Module, a family of flash technology-based catching modules, provides an innovation, alternative use of flash/SSD technology rather than using SSds in disk shelves. Customers can cost-effectively improve performance across a broader set of workloads without straining their existing infrastructure. Tests conducted by NetApp with an Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) workload show that customers can cost-effectively increase I/O throughput by approximately 78% and speed response time by approximately 30%. These gains were achieved using less than 1% more power and no additional rack space.

NetApp Dynamic Data Center (NDDC) Solution – The NetApp dynamic data center solution is comprised of three components to provide customers with a proven and tested solution for delivering ITaaS. The first component is a service-oriented infrastructure (SOI) that leverages NetApp’s industry-leading technologies. The standardized architecture allows customers to consume and deploy storage, network, and compute resources in a repeatable manner to reduce costs and increase service levels. NetApp offers these shared resources through a service catalog to deliver infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to end users. A second component includes a service management framework that provides processes and best practices to help manage the infrastructure and reduce fixed costs wherever possible. The last component is a delivery methodology that leverages NetApp Professional Services and NetApp systems integrator partners to deploy ITaaS infrastructures efficiently and with the least risk to customers.