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NetApp’s ONTAP Select vNAS for vSAN is available in the VMware Solutions Exchange (VMX) for download. When you deploy NetApp ONTAP Select on vSAN datastores you get a robust, unified solution that allows you to present and consume the vSAN datastore capacity via file protocols (NFS/SMB). ONTAP Select protects the data you are managing using the ONTAP SnapMirror replication engine. It’s known as ONTAP Select Virtual NAS, or vNAS solution.


SAN datastores can be provisioned from both hybrid and all-flash vSAN configurations, effectively extending vSAN functionality with our ONTAP vNAS solution.


ONTAP Select is a fast growing, flexible software-defined storage solution that is a part of our Data Fabric approach. We provide enterprise data storage services with cloud-like agility—on your choice of commodity hardware. If you are looking to deploy in a remote office or branch office set up, ONTAP Select takes advantage of the virtualization layer, and you can easily extend your environments to provide enterprise-level file and data replication services, leveraging the full potential of your vSAN investments. Learn more about ONTAP Select and take advantage of a free 90-day trial.

Jay Subramanian

Jay Subramanian has been with NetApp for 15 years and is currently the Vice President of ONTAP Product Management. During this tenure at NetApp, Jay has led product management for a variety of key areas including the WAFL file system, storage efficiency, Flash, performance, multi-tenancy and more recently on Software Defined Storage. He has been an active spokesperson for NetApp on a number of customer and partner facing forums. In his current role, his Product management team sets the direction for the FAS/ONTAP product family. Prior to NetApp, Jay’s career included engineering and Product Management roles at Novell, Lotus/IBM, Network Associates (McAfee) and other startups. Jay also holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas and is also an alum of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley)