Microsoft and NetApp Collaborate on Virtualization and Cloud Computing

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jan 6, 2010


According to a recent Microsoft press release, the two companies will collaborate and deliver technology solutions that span virtualization, private cloud computing, and storage and data management. This includes virtualized infrastructure solutions based on Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, Microsoft System Center and NetApp storage systems.


NetApp and Microsoft have signed up for a three-year agreement that will extend joint sales, product collaboration and technical integration.

Under the new agreement, the two companies will collaborate and deliver technology solutions that span virtualization, private cloud computing, and storage and data management, enabling customers to increase data center management efficiencies, reduce costs and improve business agility.

As part of the new strategic alliance agreement, NetApp and Microsoft will expand product collaboration and technical integration activities, including the following areas: Storage and data management solutions for Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server and Microsoft SQL Server that improve communications and collaboration, enable faster, better-informed decision-making, and greatly accelerate software development and testing.

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