The giveaway of Data ONTAP Edge, the NetApp Virtual Storage Appliance, was a huge hit at VMworld. Due to the tremendous feedback NetApp has decided to make the evaluation edition available to the public.
This is a great opportunity for those who are unfamiliar with the capabilities of Data ONTAP to experience it first hand. By downloading and registering for licenses you will receive access to Data ONTAP Edge, OnCommand Systems Manager and the Virtual Storage Console for VMware vCenter Server.
With these tools one receives a NetApp array as a VM, which functions identically as a physical FAS array. This is the beauty of the NetApp storage platform; software defines value and hardware is a commodity and merely a means to scale. Data ONTAP is the premiere software-defined storage platform!
Edge supports the VMware vStorage APIs like VAAI and Site Recovery Manager (SRM). In addition, those who register will be notified by email of the release of quick start videos, designed to help users get the VSA installed and up and running with vSphere!
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