Melbourne Water brings hybrid cloud strategy ONTAP


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Friday, 03 December, 2021


Melbourne Water brings hybrid cloud strategy ONTAP

Melbourne Water has partnered with NetApp to modernise the company’s data storage infrastructure and manage its new hybrid cloud strategy.

The company has implemented NetApp’s ONTAP cloud software solution to simplify its storage infrastructure and better manage the flow of data.

ONTAP provides a simplified storage infrastructure, efficiency and enterprise data protection capabilities.

Melbourne Water plans to leverage the platform to scale out its cloud and data storage capabilities through the implementation of a hybrid cloud strategy. The company aims to embrace public cloud to allow the business to scale, share resources and better collaborate across the organisations.

This hybrid cloud strategy is the first step in a planned digital transformation spanning five domains — customers, service delivery, corporate, infrastructure and capability.

Melbourne Water’s Manager Core Delivery Services Gaurav Gupta said the NetApp partnership will help enable this strategy.

“We foresee a huge data growth in the next three years and needed a partner that could help us scale, manage our data and utilise the cloud as part of our transformation journey,” he said.

“NetApp’s ONTAP and hybrid cloud data service will help us enhance business operation, in turn helping us provide better support to our customers and enhance overall user experience. NetApp’s capabilities and the ability to deliver data services irrespective of the location on-premises or cloud providers is a true differentiation.”

NetApp ANZ Paul Crighton said the company was proud to have been selected for the project.

“Being cloud-ready is now a necessity for all businesses as they aim to address their new data needs. Melbourne Water is expecting to see a flood of new data growth and we are here to support them as they take their first steps in the journey,” he said.

“We look to continue working with Melbourne Water to help the utility become a true cloud-led organisation.”

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/Jakub Jirsák

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