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The enhancements to OnTap are “evolutionary” and further strengthen NetApp’s operating system, which spans the reach of where data can be stored, according to Dave Raffo, senior analyst at Evaluator Group.
“As NetApp expands, adding to their technology and product base, it is still mainly about OnTap,” he said. “The difference now is that OnTap is not only tied to its hardware, but it is a cloud operating system as well.”
OnTap is a mature product and a core technology to NetApp’s cloud strategy, according to Raffo. The upgrades echo the vendor’s push to enable customers to work on premises or in the cloud.