NetApp and VMware announced the expansion of the companies’ longstanding global alliance. Through innovative solutions and go-to-market initiatives, NetApp and VMware help customers reduce the cost, complexity, and risk of migrating and modernizing enterprise-class workloads in multi-tasking environments. -cloud.

Additionally, enterprises can accelerate the performance and delivery of traditional and new applications, and simplify day-to-day operations through new integrations between VMware and the NetApp data management infrastructure.

The NetApp and VMware partnership is built on a shared experience serving twenty thousand joint customers for more than 20 years. NetApp is a consistent VMware strategic design partner for current and future VMware Cloud offerings, including VMware vSphere, VMware Cloud Foundation, and several VMware Cross-Cloud services. NetApp and VMware help customers effectively manage, share and protect their hybrid and multi-cloud environments by collaborating on customer-focused co-engineering to deliver innovative solutions in an ever-changing technology landscape.

“Customers today face complex challenges to optimize their current IT investments while paving the way to modernize and accelerate their business,” said George Kurian, CEO of NetApp. “Together, NetApp and VMware have helped thousands of customers solve their multi-cloud challenges by efficiently managing their enterprise workloads in any environment. By delivering powerful new solutions that help enterprises optimize their virtual data centers, modernize their applications, and deliver cost-effective, enterprise-class data management services to VMware Cloud, we can meet customers wherever they are. find in their journey to the cloud.

“At this point, 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 age, giving customers the freedom to build, deploy and manage applications in the way that best suits their business needs,” said Raghu Raghuram, CEO, VMware. “Together, VMware and NetApp give enterprises the multi-cloud flexibility and choice they need to take advantage of the best innovations in any cloud environment. »

NetApp and VMware: Propelling the Era of Multicloud

The new wave of modern applications powering this digital age requires an innovative approach to enterprise workload and data management infrastructure. Today, organizations are turning to the public cloud to simplify and accelerate their business initiatives and need flexibility and choice among leading public cloud providers. These organizations also need new, integrated platforms that can handle both enterprise and modern applications while efficiently using existing resources. The renewed partnership between NetApp and VMware addresses these challenges by focusing on three major customer-centric initiatives:

Cost-effective and seamless migration to multi-cloud – NetApp and VMware are currently innovating together on the world’s three largest public cloud providers to certify and support VMware Cloud and NetApp Cloud Services. This helps customers running VMware using on-premises NetApp or non-NetApp storage environments to seamlessly migrate, expand, or protect data-intensive enterprise workloads and files to the cloud with reduced cost and risk.

Customers can now right-size their cloud compute and storage architectures to reduce and control the costs of running data-intensive cloud workloads at scale, while avoiding the costs of refactoring from on-premises applications to the cloud. NetApp and VMware have leveraged their decades of experience managing enterprise workloads in the data center to provide fully certified, integrated, and supported solutions that deliver the same benefits to customers leveraging the cloud public, all underpinned by a reliable workload and data management foundation.

Accelerate modernized applications using Kubernetes/containers – VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu enables IT to manage virtual machines and orchestrate containers from a unified platform. VMware Tanzu and VMware Cloud Foundation support the use of NetApp ONTAP-based storage arrays, giving customers the ability to seamlessly create a flexible data fabric for traditional virtual machines and modern containerized applications.

For Kubernetes workloads, NetApp is a design partner with VMware Tanzu container native storage integrating Astra Control with VMware Tanzu for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols) deployments. Customers can now simplify and accelerate the development and deployment of new modern applications alongside traditional virtualized workloads using enterprise-scale, high-performance, and protected solutions that are jointly validated and supported .

Optimize the data center with a modernized infrastructure – Organizations today need an efficient and cost-effective workload and data management platform to optimize existing resources. NetApp is a VMware co-design partner with vSphere and vVols for new and expanded support for key technologies in NetApp file and block storage platforms. This includes new certification and support to enable the use of vVols with NVMe-oF to improve block storage flash performance and more granular management of virtual machine storage across multiple types of network transports to from standard FC, Ethernet and TCP/IP networks.

It also includes a new integration to improve the availability and security of virtualized workloads running in NFS 4.1 environments. Customers can now unlock more performance for traditional virtualized workloads by leveraging existing infrastructure investments while simplifying day-to-day IT operations with jointly validated and supported solutions.

“According to IDC’s 2021 Multicloud Survey, eight out of 10 organizations operate in multicloud environments, but most cite challenges such as lack of integration, management complexities, lack of end-to-end visibility ultimately, limited skills and skyrocketing operating costs. ,” said Archana Venkatraman, Research Director, Cloud Data Management and CloudOps at IDC. “Together, VMware and NetApp are addressing these challenges head-on to help customers get the most out of their existing investment while providing a simplified path to move workloads to the cloud as their business needs dictate.

“SAP solutions power many of the world’s largest companies today, including more than 90% of the Global Fortune 2000,” said Ozren Kopajtic, Vice President, Global Cloud Services at SAP. “NetApp and VMware provide the scalable, high-performance foundation for SAP’s global public cloud platform, supporting nearly 30 petabytes of information across tens of thousands of virtual volumes and virtual machines, and running the one of the world’s largest deployments of VMware and NetApp technologies. ”

“Be The Match helps thousands of people battling blood cancers or blood diseases each year receive a potentially life-saving transplant by matching patients with donors through our national registry,” said Rob Hanson, Vice President, Head of Technology at Be The Match. “Our partnerships with NetApp and VMware allow us to efficiently manage twenty million records, benefiting from their commitments to continuous security and product innovation – key principles important to our mission. By reducing the risk of data loss while improving the productivity of our database and storage administration teams, they help us bring together data from doctors, suppliers, donors and researchers to have an invaluable impact. on our patients.