Microsoft and NetApp have been helping customers to get most out of their virtualized infrastructure. "NetApp and Microsoft have developed a unique virtualization solution that spans datacenter from desktop to cloud. By combining Microsoft's built in hypervisor and integrated System Center management platform with unique NetApp efficiency technologies such as primary storage deduplication and incremental only backup copies, our customers can maximize the utilization of both servers and storage to dramatically reduce power, cooling and datacenter space. Using Microsoft management tools you can monitor and manage an entire complex datacenter – including NetApp storage.
We believe so strongly in benefits of our joint virtualization solution that in early 2009 NetApp was the first partner to guarantee that joint Microsoft and NetApp virtualization customers will use 50% less storage. Today, our customers and partners are biggest advocates of our joint virtualization solution and have realized substantial cost-savings, improved SLAs, accelerated deployments and more," writes Friea Berg.