Here’s a brief preview of something we’ve been building that internally we are tentatively calling Project NetApp Shift. Shift allows customers to change the cloud platform their VMs run on without migrating any data. Shift provides unprecedented agility and the ability to create heterogeneous cloud solutions that previously were too costly to implement due to the resource requirements of importing and exporting data.
Shift has quietly been posted in the NetApp communities for over a year. It's comprised of the Convert cmdlet in the DataONTAP PowerShell Toolkit. For over a year it has been slowly evolving into the version that I’m sharing here. The current version of Shift supports bare-metal shifting with P2V & V2P and cloud shifting or V2V between Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere. Shift (or whatever it’s eventual name may be) is one of many of the examples of the capabilities in NetApp's Software-Defined Storage offerings. Stay tuned for more.
Project NetApp Shift will be on display at Microsoft TechEd next week. Stop by the booth and maybe Glenn Sizemore and another one of experts will be available to share more about what's in Shift and the PowerShell Toolkit.
My apologies for the hurried voice over, I think the team were trying to challenge me with the condensed run time 😉