Not Just Storage Anymore
NetApp’s move to the cloud is quickly expanding beyond storage, starting with NetApp's June 2020 acquisition of Spot, a developer of technology to manage and optimize compute on public clouds. During its second fiscal quarter 2022, the company introduced Spot Security, a new product that delivers continuous, automated AI-based security to help analyze, detect and prioritize threats and provide actionable compliance, remediation and prevention, Kurian said. Also new to Spot during the quarter is Intelligent Traffic Flow to help customers optimize applications by intelligently managing and controlling incoming network traffic for optimal instance utilization and performance, he said. NetApp also introduced Spot PC, which Kurian called a “fully managed, secured and continuously optimized desktop service built together with Microsoft to provide a complete solution for Windows 365 and Azure Virtual Desktop.”
Early in NetApp’s third fiscal quarter, NetApp closed its acquisition of CloudCheckr to provide cloud billing analytics and cloud configuration management, monitoring and assessments solutions to augment the full suite of Spot services, Kurian said.