reference deployment

NetApp ONTAP Cloud on AWS

Storage and data management services for a SQL Server environment on AWS

This Quick Start automatically deploys a Microsoft SQL Server 2014 environment that receives its storage and enterprise-class data management capabilities from a NetApp ONTAP Cloud system running on AWS. The Quick Start uses NetApp OnCommand Cloud Manager to deploy and configure ONTAP Cloud.

ONTAP Cloud is a software-only version of Data ONTAP, which is the data management operating system from NetApp that is used on physical NetApp storage appliances. With ONTAP Cloud, the operating system has been customized to run as an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance. With ONTAP Cloud on AWS, you can spin up a new enterprise class data management system in minutes on the cloud.


This Quick Start was developed by NetApp in collaboration with AWS. NetApp is an APN Partner.

  •  What you'll build
  •  How to deploy
  •  Cost and licenses
  •  What you'll build
  • Use this Quick Start to automatically set up the following NetApp ONTAP Cloud environment on AWS:

    • A virtual private cloud (VPC) configured with a public subnet, if you choose the end-to-end deployment option. If you choose the option to deploy the Quick Start into an existing VPC, the Quick Start requires you to select an existing VPC and subnet.
    • An AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) role with fine-grained permissions for access to AWS services necessary for the deployment process.
    • Security groups for each instance or function to restrict access to only necessary protocols and ports.
    • A fully configured OnCommand Cloud Manager instance that deploys the ONTAP Cloud instance used in this Quick Start.
    • A Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM with SQL Server 2014 Standard instance connected to storage from the ONTAP Cloud instance.
  •  How to deploy
  • To build your NetApp ONTAP Cloud environment on AWS, follow the instructions in the deployment guide. The deployment process includes these steps:

    1. If you don't already have an AWS account, sign up at
    2. Subscribe to the Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) for NetApp ONTAP Cloud and NetApp OnCommand Cloud Manager in AWS Marketplace.
    3. Launch the Quick Start. Each deployment takes about 45 minutes. You can choose from two options:
    4. Access your ONTAP Cloud system by connecting to the SQL Server or OnCommand Cloud Manager instance.
  •  Cost and licenses
  • You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start.

    This Quick Start uses the AWS Marketplace offerings for NetApp products. In order to use this Quick Start you will need to subscribe to the Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) for NetApp OnCommand Cloud Manager and NetApp ONTAP Cloud in AWS Marketplace.

    The AWS CloudFormation template for this Quick Start includes configuration parameters that you can customize. Some of these settings, such as database size, will affect the cost of deployment. For cost estimates, see the pricing pages for each AWS service you will be using. Prices are subject to change.