Friday, October 18, 2013

Verizon Teams with NetApp for Software-Defined Storage in Verizon Cloud

Verizon has agreed to deliver NetApp's Data ONTAP as a virtual storage appliance (VSA) for Verizon Cloud clients. The software will deliver on the promise of software-defined storage, adding additional deployment and management flexibility for clients implementing Verizon Cloud Compute and Verizon Cloud Storage.

Under the collaboration alliance announced by the firms, Data ONTAP becomes part of a software-defined infrastructure management layer that adds NetApp enterprise-grade efficiency, data protection and manageability on top of Verizon's high-performance cloud infrastructure.


"Our announcement with NetApp marks the first of many strategic relationships that we are forging as we build a dynamic ecosystem of enterprise-class networking, storage, and software-based capabilities that will run on top of our new Verizon Cloud infrastructure," said John Considine, chief technology officer of Verizon Terremark. "Teaming with NetApp reinforces our commitment to revolutionize how cloud-based solutions are delivered and will serve as a complement to traditional on-premises, hardware-based storage models. As more enterprises embrace the cloud, businesses both large and small will look to virtualization for greater functionality to enhance business operations."

"NetApp is committed to working with Verizon and other leading service provider visionaries to unlock the value of our software in innovative software-defined cloud architectures that bring more choices and new value to customers," said Phil Brotherton, vice president of Cloud Solutions Group, NetApp. "As enterprises increasingly look to combine public and on-premises cloud resources to optimize IT efficiency and business flexibility, Data ONTAP provides a universal data management platform to facilitate data and workload movement across multicloud environments."

http://www.netapp.com/us/company/news/press-releases/news-rel-20131017-575570.aspx
http://www.verizon.net

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