Their joint offering allows service providers, government agencies and enterprises to invest resources back into the business
NetApp and VMware have introduced VMware cloud infrastructure and management on NetApp to help accelerate customers’ transition to the cloud.
The new joint offering allows organizations to evolve to a secure private, hybrid or public cloud infrastructure at their own pace, gaining flexibility and efficiency without needing to replace their existing infrastructure.
VMware cloud infrastructure and management on NetApp enables service providers, government agencies and universities, and enterprises to invest resources back into the business so they manage for the future and drive innovation throughout the organization.
The platform creates a secure cloud infrastructure using integrated technologies that automate and centrally manage cloud environments.
The cloud infrastructure solution combines NetApp’s Unified Storage Architecture and a set of storage and data management capabilities built on Data ONTAP with VMware’s recently enhanced cloud infrastructure suite.
Franklin University IT Windows and Virtualization manager Daniel Morgenstern said with VMware cloud infrastructure and management on NetApp, they were able to move to a secure private cloud that offers flexibility to expand in any direction, fluidly move resources, and quickly provision services.
Zumasys president Paul Giobbi said using the cloud infrastructure and management solution based on VMware and NetApp, their customers can dynamically scale their applications and automatically self-provision server and storage resources.
"Customers can choose to keep some applications onsite, some in a public cloud, and some on the Zumasys platform with portability between locations," Giobbi said.
NetApp Products and Solutions Marketing vice president Chris Cummings said NetApp and VMware are delivering a secure, integrated solution that allows customers to build on their virtualized environments without having to rip and replace their current IT infrastructures.
VMware Global Strategic Alliances vice president Gary Green said with this new solution, they are taking another step forward in helping joint customers virtualize more of the IT environment – including their demanding business-critical applications – to continue building the foundation for cloud computing.