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From October the 23rd to the 25th, 2023, NetApp INSIGHT® brought together customers, partners, and the broader NetApp ecosystem in one place to network, learn about tech trends, explore NetApp’s latest products, and have fun. 

The three-day event was wide-ranging and offered perspectives not only into NetApp’s product portfolio, but into the key technologies and strategies organizations need to thrive in 2024 and beyond. 

In case you didn’t make it to the event, here is a quick recap of the top announcements and takeaways: 

NetApp Introduces the All-New, All-Flash NetApp ASA C-Series 
NetApp is an industry pioneer in data management and storage. Even in today’s hybrid, fast-evolving IT world, they deliver enterprise-grade data management and storage for any data, anywhere. 

At INSIGHT 2023, they launched the all-new NetApp All-Flash SAN Array (ASA) C-Series Systems, a competitively priced block storage solution that delivers: 

  • 99.9999% availability 
  • 4:1 storage efficiency guarantee 
  • Unmatched cloud connectivity 

Perfect for high-capacity applications, VMware, and databases, the NetApp ASA C-Series helps deliver unified, reliable, and high-performance data storage across the hybrid IT environment. 

Building the World’s Most Secure Data Storage
With cyber-attacks on the rise, cybersecurity is more important than ever, which is why NetApp is building secure storage solutions, with features including industry-leading protection for ransomware.  

The NetApp Ransomware Recovery Guarantee now covers all ONTAP on-premises, systems, including: 

  • AFF C-Series 
  • AFF A-Series 
  • ASA C-Series 
  • AFF A-Series 
  • FAS 

With ONTAP 9.14.1, the latest update to NetApp’s comprehensive data management platform, come over 88 feature enhancements to data protection, security, and cost optimization. ONTAP combines built-in security and ransomware protection features that block malicious file types, detects attacks, creates tamper-proof NetApp Snapshots™ that can’t be deleted, enables quick recovery, and more.  

The NetApp guarantee assures recovery from NetApp Snapshots from any ransomware attack, with compensation provided if data copies can’t be recovered with assistance from NetApp or their partners. 

BlueXP Disaster Recovery, another line of defense against ransomware, offers a cost-effective way to plan, automate, and non-disruptively test disaster recovery to the cloud for virtual machines. 

Making AI a Reality with AWS, Google Cloud, and ONTAP
With NetApp’s AI solutions, you can: 

  • Get enterprise data for AI solutions up and running quickly with AWS SageMaker, Kafka, or Spark, plus FSX for NetApp ONTAP 
  • Start building generative AI applications today with Google Cloud NetApp Volumes and Vertex AI 
  • Reduce the cost of entry to AI on premises with ONTAP AI and NVIDIA DGX Space Pod, which are now verified with C-Series systems 

Solutions such as these help customers more efficiently collect, prepare, and manage data for AI – so they can focus more on innovating with AI, instead of navigating the challenges of data integration. 

Keystone Now Comes with New Guarantees
NetApp also enhanced the NetApp Keystone® storage-as-a-service (StaaS) offering to include the most complete set of guarantees of all StaaS services in the market. 

These include: 

  • 99.9999% availability 
  • Consistently predictable performance levels (IPS/TiB)  
  • Guarantees to help you meet your sustainability goals 

The guarantees are simple: if NetApp does not meet the SLAs, then customers get credits back. 

Top Takeaways from NetApp INSIGHT 2023
NetApp INSIGHT was host to 4,000+ attendees, with three keynotes, 180 breakouts, and 29 sponsoring partners.  

As one of the premier events by an industry pioneer in data management and storage, INSIGHT offers an excellent perspective on NetApp’s solutions, as well as trends within the technology industry. 

Here are a few of the top themes that ran throughout the event: 

  • NetApp is helping customers make data infrastructure “intelligent” by integrating cutting-edge data storage, data services, and CloudOps solutions  
  • Now more than ever, their storage portfolio is simpler, more affordable, and more secure  
  • An infrastructure powered by NetApp can enable organizations to meet their most pressing goals, from sustainability to AI  

The breadth and depth of the event not only highlighted NetApp’s clear industry leadership, they showed the importance of creating more modern infrastructure, riding growth trends like AI, and leveraging data to achieve business outcomes. 

Modernizing Data Infrastructure with Logicalis and NetApp
NetApp INSIGHT offers an excellent introduction to what is possible with the NetApp portfolio, both now and in the future.  

If you would like to get connected with the NetApp ecosystem, be sure to register for NetApp INSIGHT 2024, which will be held in Las Vegas at MGM Grand, from September 23rd to the 25th. 

Logicalis, an experienced NetApp partner, has helped customers around the globe integrate and use NetApp’s data solutions to modernize data centers, connect to the cloud, and drive digital transformation.  

If you would like to learn more about NetApp or our Managed and Professional Services, contact us today to schedule a free executive briefing.