NetApp wraps up acquisition of Spot

NetApp has completed its acquisition of Spot to claim leadership in application-driven infrastructure, particularly in compute management and cost optimisation in the public clouds.

Now named Spot by NetApp, the company delivers application-driven infrastructures (ADIs), cloud infrastructures that use analytics and machine learning to continuously adapt to the needs of applications, to help drive cloud resource optimisation in real time, for both compute and storage.

ADIs automatically deliver the availability, performance, and capacity that applications need at the lowest cost, accelerating the deployment and innovation of applications. ADIs help application teams shorten development lifecycles and run more applications in their choice of cloud.

According to NetApp, customers can save up to 90% of their compute and storage infrastructure expenses, which typically make up 70% of total cloud spending, while maintaining SLAs and SLOs.

“With Spot by NetApp, we will enable customers to get more out of their cloud investment to gain competitive advantage and accelerate their business success ,” said Anthony Lye, SVP and general manager of NetApp’s public cloud services business unit.

Spot by NetApp offers a portfolio of compute and storage services that monitor and analyse the needs of applications and automatically optimise cloud resources to meet those needs.

Customers will be able to, among others, use compression, dedup and tiering technology to provide dramatic costs saving of up to 60% less than standard cloud storage; continuously monitor, analyse and predict applications’ resource needs; proactively optimise cloud infrastructure to meet business and application demands and; automatically scale and adapt to deliver optimised capacity and performance.