NetApp Offers Channel Resellers Specialised Training and Accreditation For Microsoft Virtualization Environments
SYDNEY, Australia - July 29, 2009
- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) expanded its Virtualization
Specialisation Program today to include Windows® Server 2008
R2 Hyper-V™ technology from Microsoft. Now NetApp resellers
can get specialised training and accreditation to provide their
customers greater value and expertise with Hyper-V and NetApp®
Microsoft® virtualization solutions
based on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V integrates with
Microsoft's System Centre suite of management tools so that
customers can achieve greater cost savings, IT efficiency, and
optimised server hardware investments. Microsoft virtualization
combined with NetApp storage solutions provides data centre
customers a complete virtual architecture to enhance infrastructure
flexibility, lower costs, and simplify data management.
NetApp channel partners can take advantage of
the growing adoption of Hyper-V and NetApp solutions and offer
their customers expertise they may not be able to find elsewhere.
In addition, Virtualization Specialised partners can improve sales
and margins and become a highly sought-after resource for Hyper-V
and NetApp solutions. The NetApp Virtualization Specialisation
Program complements the recently released Microsoft Virtualization
Solutions Competency Program in helping partners develop their
virtualization solution practices.
"Our partners are excited about the
opportunity and are seeing increased deployments of Windows Server
2008 Hyper-V," said Julie Parrish, vice president, Global Partner
Sales, at NetApp. "We are meeting our partners' specific request
for training and expertise on Hyper-V. This program provides
partners with the training and competency to bring together
components from Microsoft and NetApp in a best-practice
"NetApp and Microsoft virtualization
solutions are reshaping data centre environments," said Zane Adam,
senior director of Virtualization Strategy and Management at
Microsoft. "As the 2009 Storage Solution of the year award
illustrates, NetApp offers a compelling storage platform for
customers. The NetApp Virtualization Specialisation Program helps
bring together technologies for resellers' specialised practices.
Together we're equipping our partners to better deliver solutions
that increase efficiency, reduce costs, and increase business
agility for customers."
NetApp has a long-standing partnership with
Microsoft delivering complete solutions that help reduce customers'
costs, maximise storage efficiency, improve data availability, and
simplify data management of their virtual server environments.
Microsoft customers running Hyper-V can reduce the amount of
storage they need by at up to 50% by using recommended NetApp
technologies that are inherent in the company's Data ONTAP®
operating system, including thin provisioning and deduplication.
See netapp.com for details on our virtualization guarantee
NetApp resellers can participate in the
NetApp Virtualization Specialisation Program immediately. Benefits
of the program include access to the customised Storage Efficiency
Calculator and NetApp Lab on Demand, and priority enrolment for
GetSuccessful™ workshops and NetApp regional events. For more
information, visit the NetApp Field Portal.
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions
that accelerate business breakthroughs and deliver outstanding cost
efficiency. Discover NetApp's passion for helping companies around
the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com/au.
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countries. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks and
Hyper-V is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. All other brands
or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective holders and should be treated as such.
*This guarantee and related
Program are limited to the terms set forth in www.netapp.com/guarantee
applicable only to prospective orders placed after the Program
effective date and are dependent upon your compliance with the
terms and conditions set forth in this document and any of the
instruction sets and specifications set forth in the referenced
documents. NetApp's sole and exclusive liability and your sole and
exclusive remedy associated with the terms of this guarantee and
related Program is the provision by NetApp of the additional
storage capacity as set forth in this guarantee and related
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