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What is NetApp Cloud Backup?

NetApp Cloud Backup is an add-on service for Cloud Volumes and on-premises ONTAP clusters that delivers backup and restore capabilities for protection, and long-term archive of your data. Backups are automatically generated and stored in an object store within your cloud account, independent of volume Snapshot copies used for near-term recovery or cloning, so that you can effortlessly restore data anytime and to anywhere you need it. By preserving storage efficiencies and performing block level incremental updates forever, Cloud Backup guarantees minimal data footprint to transfer, leading to optimal bandwidth consumption, reduced performance impact on production land meeting SLA.

To maintain high levels of security backup copies are stored in your own object storage. As well, data is end to end encrypted with AES-256-bit encryption at-rest and with TLS 1.2 HTTPS connections when in-flight. Integrated into NetApp Cloud Manager, Cloud Backup can be easily enabled and scaled to keep your data safe and compliant, eliminating the complexities of backup and gain more flexibility at lower costs. All from a single endpoint.

Buyer's Guide

Download the Cloud Backup Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: September 2021

Pricing Advice

What users are saying about NetApp Cloud Backup pricing:
  • "Our usage depends on the number of licenses we have. On the cloud, it's a pay-to-use kind of model which suits our needs well. Once we have the Cloud Manager installed, the licensing process is okay, regardless of whether we're running backups in the cloud or on-premises. Sometimes, we have to restrict the number of users as per the contractual agreement and in this case we simply cut down on the licensing."

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Abbasi Poonawala
Vice President Derivatives Ops IT at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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Top 5Leaderboard
Simplifies our backups with an agentless backup manager, but needs better integration with in-house applications

What is our primary use case?

We are currently using NetApp Cloud Backup at our Bangalore data center. We have a longer retention period as per the regulatory compliance requirement, so we have to comply with the regulatory processes in relation to our periodic backups. We have a lot of trade-related data which is all part of the regulatory process compliances, meaning we have to back up that data as well as back up the containers. So, for example, if I have some image which has been installed, then with the SECURE Act, we are required to secure the container images. And securing, in this sense, includes taking backups… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "One feature that works well for us is that the Cloud Manager is a completely agentless solution. There's a similar dashboard on both the versions for on-premises and the cloud, and with reference to the Cloud Manager, it's a little faster because there's nothing to be installed as such. Being agentless, it doesn't require any agent to be deployed on the targets where the backups are triggered."
  • "One area that can be improved is around how we define the different KPIs. In particular, the business KPIs. I have my own in-house application for the business KPIs, so for example, with our policies around retention, which is a period of seven years, I have to read these parameters from other applications and I need them to integrate well."

What other advice do I have?

I would rate NetApp Cloud Backup a seven out of ten.