Is your data center running out of storage space faster than you planned, but you’re not ready to go all in on the public cloud? We’ve got some good news that will help you free up both space and budget in your hybrid cloud environment. 


The NetApp Cloud Tiering service is generally available now on AWS and Azure, with Google Cloud coming soon. Our Cloud Tiering service lets you leverage the benefits of cloud economics while making space available on high-performance NetApp All Flash FAS (AFF) and FAS solid-state device (SDD) storage. 


This NetApp Cloud Data Service uses our FabricPools technology to automatically tier infrequently accessed or inactive (cold) data from on-prem ONTAP clusters to low-cost Azure Blob or Amazon S3 storage in the cloud. 


With NetApp Cloud Tiering, you lift but don’t shift… you can run more workloads on your data center storage clusters, reduce data center costs, and move part of the business from a CAPEX to an OPEX model, all without touching your application layer. Cloud Tiering delivers all the capabilities of the unique FabricPool technology—as well as additional benefits such as automation, reporting, central management, and consumption-based licensing with no up-front costs—at the same cost as FabricPool alone. 


Cloud Tiering service pricing includes PAYGO at $0.05/GB per month and BYOL at $0.04/GB per month or $0.033/GB per month for a 1-year or 3-year upfront commitment. 


Whether you’re tiering decommissioned VMs, replacing SAS, or tiering all your cold data or only snapshots, find out how NetApp Cloud Tiering service can provide the agile on-prem storage you need to extend your data center to the cloud, efficiently and cost-effectively.  

Anthony Lye

Throughout his 27-year career, Lye has held a diverse range of senior leadership roles at companies ranging from 10-person firms to large multi-nationals. He has managed all aspects of business operations, including full responsibility for P&L, development and product management, direct and partner sales leadership, with hands-on experience building applications and working with developers skilled in AWS, Azure and His background includes leading teams in both North America and Europe, with extensive international travel to Asia and South America.

Prior to his role as EVP and chief cloud officer at Guidewire Software, he served as president & CEO for HotSchedules, a vertical cloud company building applications for the restaurant, retail and hospitality industries. He was previously the global president of Digital Platforms, Customer Relationship Management and channels at Publicis, the world’s largest digital agency. He was also senior vice president and general manager of Oracle’s CRM and Customer Experience, and earlier in his career, held senior leadership positions at Siebel Systems and Remedy Corporation.

Lye earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering with honors from the University of Bath in Bath, United Kingdom. He serves on the board of Spoken Communications and is an investor in both startups and venture funds

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