Posted On: Sep 2, 2021

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces the general availability of Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, a storage service that allows customers to launch and run complete, fully managed ONTAP file systems in the cloud for the first time. ONTAP is NetApp’s file system technology that has traditionally powered on-premises network-attached storage (NAS) and provides a widely adopted set of data access and data management capabilities. Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP provides the popular features, performance, and APIs of ONTAP file systems with the agility, scalability, and simplicity of a fully managed AWS service, making it easier for customers to migrate on-premises applications that rely on NAS appliances to AWS. It also provides developers with high-performance and feature-rich file storage that makes it easy to build, test, and run cloud-native applications.

FSx for ONTAP storage is broadly accessible from Linux, Windows, and macOS compute instances via the industry-standard NFS, SMB, and iSCSI protocols. It enables customers to use ONTAP’s widely-used data management capabilities, such as snapshots, cloning, and replication, with the click of a button. FSx for ONTAP provides customers with low-cost storage capacity that’s fully elastic and virtually unlimited in size, and it provides ONTAP capabilities like deduplication and compression to help customers further reduce storage costs. It also provides sub-millisecond latencies and high levels of throughput and IOPS.

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP is available in today in all commercial AWS Regions, excluding the US West (N. California) Region, the Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region, the AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD.