NetApp’s Data ONTAP will serve as a virtual storage appliance (VSA) for the new Verizon Cloud. The software delivers on the promise of software-defined storage, and was designed to offer better data protection and management for Verizon’s clients who are using Verizon Cloud Compute and Verizon Cloud Storage. It’s meant to simplify data management and workloads as enterprises implement hybrid cloud models.
“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.”
Data ONTAP will add NetApp’s enterprise-grade efficiency, data protection and management to Verizon’s high-performance cloud infrastructure. Integrated features will also allow for data management across multiple clouds, based on Data ONTAP.
“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.”
Verizon says it aims to bring the full power and functionality of enterprise-class technology to the cloud. With Data ONTAP as a virtual storage appliance, the company believes the new Verizon Cloud will be able to offer a compelling set of enterprise capabilities to new clients and set the standard for storage appliances delivered as virtual functions through the cloud.
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