Enterprise storage and data management for production ready private cloud powered by OpenStack.

Learn more about NetApp’s community contributions, reference architectures, use cases and best practices for both developers and DevOps.

Why NetApp with OpenStack?

Leading Vendor

NetApp is among the frontrunners for OpenStack storage solutions, and has the broadest storage and data management portfolio in the industry (ONTAP, Element software, StorageGRID and Cloud Volumes ONTAP)

Reduces Data Replication

NetApp ONTAP’s Snapshot technology makes it possible to generate space-efficient snapshots, providing a greater utilization factor and resiliency for business operations.

Platform & Protocol Support

NetApp has two classes of platforms that can function as Cinder storage backends (ONTAP and Element). This means that there is a solution that best suits your needs, balancing data services, performance and scale-out requirements.

OpenStack Community Contribution

NetApp is a strong contributor to the OpenStack community and provides industry leading shared-filesystem access on NFS & CIFS delivered through Manila, a project that NetApp spearheaded in the OpenStack community. 

Rich Feature Set

Rich Feature Set - NetApp storage solutions support thin provisioning for on-demand allocation, NetApp Volume Encryption (NVE) for data encryption at rest, and support IPv6 addresses.  


NetApp’s platforms are fully integrated into the common OpenStack API framework; in addition, NetApp Ansible modules provide extensive support for configuration management and automation. 


Element software enables All-Flash, Scale-Out Cinder storage for NetApp HCI and SolidFire. Designed for service provider scale and OpenStack environments, Element QoS settings guarantee workload protection across vast deployments.

Accelerate Test & QA

NetApp cloning and data management features accelerate the DevOps application pipeline, making it easier for developers to non-disruptively and quickly QA against real production data.

Open Source

NetApp are among the leading all-time contributors to the Cinder and Manila codebase. You can have full confidence that NetApp is committed to fostering OpenStack development. 

My Name is Queens

On February 28th, the OpenStack community released its 17th version, codenamed Queens. As a leader in commercial storage solutions for OpenStack, NetApp added new features to Cinder and Manila. Cinder New Features Cinder now supports dynamic adjustment of...

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OpenStack Summit Sydney looks to be a Bonzer!

Bonzer: Australian slang for “most excellent” Join the NetApp team down under and learn why we are the #1 Commercial OpenStack® Storage solutions provider! Did you know that 5 out of 7 OpenStack Superusers are NetApp customers? And that 4 out of 7 are using NetApp...

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