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NetApp builds foundation for enterprise customers' public, private and hybrid cloud
[June 23, 2011]

NetApp builds foundation for enterprise customers' public, private and hybrid cloud

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Core Facts NetApp's new OnCommand management software delivers four fundamental elements that compose a cloud: service catalog, service analytics, automation, and self-service.

The new NetApp OnCommand unified manager enables the creation of a storage service catalog and provides policy-based automation, including provisioning, data protection, and service monitoring.

The new NetApp OnCommand Insight provides the service analytics for storage and the rest of the infrastructure so customers have the visibility and knowledge needed to optimise a cloud service delivery. This includes usage-based metering, service-level monitoring, and performance and capacity modelling and planning.

Building on its Alliance Technology Partner Program, NetApp has integrated nearly 20 enterprise cloud management partners, including BMC, CA, Fujitsu, Microsoft, newScale, Tivoli, and VMware. These partners enable automation and management of the cloud infrastructure and integrate with NetApp OnCommand to incorporate NetApp's innovative storage into a full-stack orchestration to increase flexibility and efficiency while reducing overall total cost of ownership and complexity.

Quotes Customer perspective: Linda Dunham, Infrastructure Architect & System Support Manager, Salisbury Hospital Foundation Trust "We were concerned that our OPEX was continuing to rise as our IT infrastructure expanded, so when ANS were able to demonstrate that we would save money by investing in Infrastructure 3.0 it was the perfect fit for the Trust. The ROI for this solution is fantastic, and the huge savings that we have made are obviously hugely welcomed. Through deploying a NetApp FlexPod infrastructure we have also significantly improved our Disaster Recovery capability, which is very important to us." Technology perspective: Jeremy Wallis, Systems Engineering Director and blogger at NetApp "It doesn't matter what type of cloud, it's a difficult journey to get there. At NetApp we're spending less time talking about how difficult it is and more time building products that make the journey easier to help customers along the way. Storage is foundational to any cloud journey and you can find out what we're doing to help customers, and hear how customers are achieving cost savings and maximising flexibility here, CustomerStories Part 1 and here CustomerStories Part 2." Partner perspective: Paul Sweeney, Managing Director, ANS Group "The recent launch from NetApp is something that ANS has been very excited about. With cloud computing now an instrumental part of achieving an efficient and flexible IT architecture, the newly introduced technologies within NetApp OnCommand has already received great interest from our customers. Our customers are continually looking for cloud services that will reduce costs and increase productivity and the new offerings from NetApp have given us the opportunity to go to market with the latest cloud solutions." Boilerplate Statements NetApp's Home for All Things Cloud Visit NetApp's new home for all things cloud to learn how industry leaders have embraced the cloud for real business benefits. Learn how technology leaders, service providers, and systems integrators are using cloud solutions to achieve greater flexibility. Read white papers and interact with cloud experts to see how NetApp can help your business go further, faster:

About NetApp NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that accelerate business breakthroughs and deliver outstanding cost efficiency. Discover NetApp's passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at

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