Amazon Web Services and NetApp have teamed up to tie NetApp\u2019s on-prem storage and its proprietary OS for storage-disk arrays to AWS\u2019s managed file-storage service, FSx.\nCalled Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, the service provides things like capacity scaling, maintenance, and updates so on-prem staff doesn\u2019t have to. Performance management with automatic tiering between local storage and fully elastic AWS storage is provided by AWS as well.\n\nThis is not a new area for AWS, which offers two similar services for Windows File Server and the Lustre HPC file-storage system. FSx for Windows File Server is a native Windows file system that offers Windows file storage in the cloud, while FSx for Lustre offers scalable, high-performance storage for HPC applications.\nFSx for NetApp ONTAP benefits NetApp by providing its customers with the option to use Amazon\u2019s file-storage environment as readily as if it were local storage. The service provides AWS developers with ONTAP features without needing to learn how to deploy and manage ONTAP systems.\nSincer it supports the full set of ONTAP features and APIs, NetApp users can add the AWS portion of their infrastructure to their NetApp Cloud Insights dashboard and use NetApp Cloud Manager to orchestrate their data and cloud services. Users of NetApp\u2019s cloud automation and optimization service\u2014Spot by NetApp\u2014can use Spot to continually optimize their cloud storage and compute resource to meet application needs for virtual machines and containers.\nAmazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP is available now in 21 Amazon regions.