NetApp and Vmware Expand Partnership to Improve Multi-Cloud Migration and Workload Modernization

Global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, NetApp, is announcing an expansion of their continued global alliance with VMware, Inc., a provider of multi-cloud services for all applications. As a partnership spanning over 20 years of alliance, the enterprises maintain their commitment towards mitigating cost, complexity, and risk of migrating and modernizing workloads in multi-cloud environments via various solutions and go-to-market strategies.

“Customers today are faced with complex challenges to optimize their current IT investments while laying a path forward to modernize and accelerate their business,” said George Kurian, chief executive officer at NetApp. “Together, NetApp and VMware have helped thousands of customers solve their multi-cloud challenges by effectively managing their enterprise workloads in any environment. By delivering powerful new solutions that help companies optimize their virtual data centers, modernize their applications, and provide cost-efficient, enterprise-class data management services to VMware Cloud, we can meet customers anywhere they are on their cloud journey.”

As multi-cloud environments become increasingly critical for modern workloads, the NetApp and VMware partnership highlights customer-driven initiatives as their response to this need:

  • Cost effective and seamless migration to multi-cloud via certification and support of VMWare Cloud and NetApp cloud across the world’s three largest public cloud providers. This will enable right-sizing of cloud computes, reducing cost of refactoring applications from on-premises to the cloud, according to the vendors.
  • Accelerate modernized applications using Kubernetes/Containers through VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu, enabling IT teams to manage virtual machines and orchestrate containers via a single, centralized platform.
  • Optimize the data center through modernized infrastructure, through NetApp’s VMware co-design partner position with vSphere and vVols. This expands support of critical technologies from NetApp file and block storage platforms, allowing users to unlock more performance for traditional virtualized workloads, utilizing existing infrastructure investments.

“At this stage it’s clear: multi-cloud is the model we’re going to rely on for many years to come. It is the de facto operating model for the digital era, giving customers the freedom required to build, deploy, and manage applications in the way that best suits their business requirements,” said Raghu Raghuram, chief executive officer at VMware. “Together, VMware and NetApp offer businesses the multi-cloud flexibility and choice they need to leverage the best innovations in any cloud environment.”

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