The announcement follows NetApp’s recent acquisition of StackPointCloud, an advanced Kubernetes-as-a-service platform. It directly supports the application orchestration capabilities across clouds.
Following the acquisition, it launched the NetApp Kubernetes Service, a Universal Control Plane for Managed Kubernetes. This dramatically simplifies the deployment of a Kubernetes cluster to the cloud.
Furthermore, the company recently announced new Ansible modules for Element. They provide integration for NetApp HCI and SolidFire solutions.
It also announced Ontap, which provides integrated solutions for NetApp AFF and FAS systems and SANtricity, which provides integrated solutions for NetApp E-Series systems. This new capability enables customers to use familiar tools to define consistent infrastructure for development and production.
NetApp’s developers play key role
In-house developer teams play an important role in the ability of a business to pursue new revenue streams. However, the cultural divide between development and operations has traditionally inhibited collaboration and led to slow development cycles.
By creating data services that help build trust between developers and operations, NetApp aims to provide the tools that, together with DevOps techniques and methods, enable companies to transform this paradigm.
“Delivering business value from data often depends on developers’ ability to rapidly innovate through methods like DevOps. However, organizations often lack the infrastructure to support the flexible, collaborative approach required for a true DevOps culture,” said Brad Anderson, SVP and GM, Cloud Infrastructure at NetApp.
Anderson added, “We provide data products and services that are purpose-built to help developers and operations better align. Simultaneously, we also enable the technology independence that developers need to keep creating and driving value for the business.”
Build clouds to deliver new services and empower DevOps
Trident, the NetApp automated storage provisioner for Docker and Kubernetes, now supports NetApp Cloud Volumes Ontap. Furthermore, it supports backup and restore using NetApp Snapshot copies and offers multicloud support.
- Supports the full NetApp portfolio: NetApp HCI, Ontap, SolidFire, NetApp Cloud Volumes Ontap, and more.
- Offers the broadest and most extensive production support for persistence on container platforms available today, enabling self-service storage and data management through the native language of the container.
- Drives efficiency by simplifying and automating persistent container storage, removing the need for manual tickets for provisioning.
- Enables agile dev-test-deployment processes, reducing human interaction in the development-test-release process and increasing code quality and customer satisfaction.
Deploying Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on NetApp HCI Verified Architecture enables DevOps to manage containers in the private cloud by:
- Delivering applications more quickly through accelerated application building, deployment and management.
- Empowering DevOps with self-service that helps to provide an “it just works” experience, making it easier for teams to build, deploy and scale applications with containers and a simpler hybrid cloud infrastructure.
- Simplifying and automating operations to more quickly and easily deliver a cloud application platform while helping to limit the time or complexity associated with designing a custom platform.