NetApp and Microsoft allianced on spanning 'virtualization, cloud computing and storage management'

NetApp and Microsoft announced a three-year agreement, under which the two companies will collaborate and deliver technology solutions that span virtualization, private cloud computing, and storage and data management, enabling customers to increase datacenter management efficiencies, reduce costs and improve business agility. NetApp and Microsoft’ll expand product collaboration and technical integration activities, including following areas: […]

NetApp and Microsoft announced a three-year agreement, under which the two companies will collaborate and deliver technology solutions that span virtualization, private cloud computing, and storage and data management, enabling customers to increase datacenter management efficiencies, reduce costs and improve business agility. NetApp and Microsoft’ll expand product collaboration and technical integration activities, including following areas: • Virtualized infrastructure solutions based on Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, System Center and NetApp storage systems • Storage and data management solutions for Exchange Server, Office SharePoint Server and SQL Server that improve communications and collaboration, enable faster, better-informed decision-making, and greatly accelerate software development and testing • Efficient and flexible cloud computing and hosted services solutions that provide integrated data protection, “always on” data access, and a flexible, cost-effective infrastructure.

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