SnapMirror Cloud Support

Goodbye Tape, Hello Cloud

Cleondris and NetApp are pleased to announce availability of SnapMirror Cloud support in the Cleondris Data Manager product. Cleondris orchestrates and manages backup and recovery of data on NetApp ONTAP systems directly to Object storage (S3) leveraging NetApp's SnapMirror Cloud technology.

Due to is its deep integration with ONTAP APIs, Cleondris is able to backup data from ONTAP using the native NetApp mover directly to object stores - be it a S3 bucket in the public cloud or on-prem S3 like NetApp StorageGRID. Of course, Cleondris provides a file catalog that scales to billions of files and allows for efficient search and restore of files and directories from S3 back to ONTAP.

Using SnapMirror Cloud you can replace tape backups and keep thousands of snapshots in S3 - archived data is always at your finger tips and can quickly be recovered.


Work with the Backup Experts

Cleondris has been developing backup & recovery software for Data ONTAP since 2010 and is the first NetApp partner that has successfully tested and implemented the new SnapMirror Cloud functionality with its established customer base. Various customers have taken part in the tech-preview program since early Summer 2020. Amongst all NetApp partners, Cleondris has the most experience with SnapMirror Cloud.

Why use Cleondris and SnapMirror Cloud?

The combination of Cleondris and SnapMirror Cloud eliminates NDMP backups, expensive 3rd Party Backup Software, Media Server management, target dedupe appliances and/or Tape Libraries and simplifies and streamlines backup and recovery operations, provides better reliability and SLAs, and an overall lower TCO solution. The solution is scalable for large Enterprise environments. Cleondris' innovative 'forever incremental' SnapMirror Cloud based Backup & Recovery solution for ONTAP enables you to manage exploding data growth and keep your data backed up, while keeping your costs under control to meet ever tightening budgets. Now is the perfect time to streamline your backup and recovery operations and begin leveraging unlimited Object Storage for Backup and long term archives.

How does it work?

SnapMirror Cloud is part of the SnapDiff v3 suite, which is a set of Data ONTAP APIs that are, due to their deep integration into the ONTAP storage engine, exclusive to NetApp partners. Cleondris leverages these APIs to control the backup and recovery flow and also collects metadata to allow users to browse and to search for files and directories in the backup data.

The Cleondris software is located outside of the actual data path: deduplication, compression, encryption and the whole bulk SnapMirror Cloud data transfer is being done end-to-end between the ONTAP storage system and the S3 container. However, Cleondris makes extensive use of SnapDiff v3 APIs to collect multi-versioned metadata of the backup content and stores this in its own database to ease the later retrieval of backup data from the Cloud. Please read the A New Backup Architecture - SnapDiff V3 blog post by our colleague Ling Zheng (Technical Director at NetApp) if you want to learn more about the details of these new exciting features in Data ONTAP.

How can I try SnapMirror Cloud?

To perform a proof-of-concept (POC) test with SnapMirror Cloud, you need the following:

  • A NetApp ONTAP cluster that is running at least ONTAP 9.8
  • A NetApp SnapMirror Cloud license - please contact your NetApp sales representative for a free demo key.
  • A S3 bucket where your backups will be stored (on StorageGRID, ONTAP S3, AWS, Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure).
    Please check the NetApp documentation for latest officially supported S3 providers for your ONTAP cluster.
  • The Cleondris CDM software, available for download here. You need to install the Cleondris software appliance and the latest CDM release.
  • A demo license for the Cleondris CDM software - please contact our Sales team ([email protected])

Further Information

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding Cleondris and SnapMirror Cloud:

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