NetApp’s Clustered Data ONTAP, also known as CDOT, is an intelligent operating system that allows flexibility, growth and scalability. In today’s modern business environment, teams are ever-changing, demands are expanding and growth can happen quickly. We don’t live in world where Business A will predict growth at a certain rate and then know the exact cost of its overheads and investments; we live in an unpredictable world where businesses invest high amounts just to start-up, only to then realise they’ve miscalculated and misjudged their investments. This is where Clustered Data ONTAP comes in, it’s scalable, dynamic nature, means that it can cater to businesses as they grow, adapt, and change.
So what exactly can Clustered Data ONTAP do?
Upgrade and scale easily:
Clustered Data ONTAP can adapt to your business’ needs, reducing risk and costs, and it does this by using up to 24 storage nodes, all managed seamlessly as one, allowing easy scalability. These resources can be assigned, expanded, migrated and retired easily to best optimise the running of your business; using CDOT means you can upgrade without the usual hassle of excessive costs and increase in hardware, in fact the whole thing runs smoothly – you can even combine different generations of storage hardware to extend the life of your current investments. All of this allows software upgrades and maintenance to be performed without any interruption of day-to-day business.
CDOT’s storage behaves in a way that means you can get ‘NetApp Snapshot’ replications, as well as cloning technology and data compression, so you know your data is stored efficiently and optimally.
Clustered Data ONTAP is a secure, solid environment for your data. With near-instant backup and recovery, as well as replication in place, CDOT is a stable system that fits into your disaster recovery and business continuity plan. If you already have an existing backup plan in place with a third-party vendor, then don’t worry, CDOT works and integrates itself well with enterprise vendors, such as Veeam, VMware Site Recovery Manager, Symantec and many others.
How can I find out more about Clustered Data ONTAP?
As a NetApp Gold Partner we can offer Clustered Data ONTAP as part of your storage solution, in fact we’re one of a select few companies to deliver it. So if you think CDOT is the right system for your storage solution, or if you’re running 7-Mode and you’re thinking of upgrading, give us a call on 0345 345 1110 or email us.