Accenture is a global management consulting, technology servicesand outsourcing company serving clients in more than 120 countries.Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilitiesacross all industries and business functions, and extensiveresearch on the world's most successful companies,Accenture collaborates with clients to help them becomehigh-performance businesses and governments.

By combining NetApp® innovation with Accenture'sindustry and business process expertise, together as part of ajoint initiative, Accenture and NetApp deliver innovative solutionsto customers with speed and simplicity. Accenture and NetApp willjointly develop and deliver pre-configured solutions to accelerateperformance across business-critical applications such as SAP,Oracle, and Microsoft, as well as storage management implementationand operation, desktop virtualization, cloud implementation, anddata center optimization and transformation projects. Theseflexible and efficient solutions enable IT organizations to respondfaster to change and anticipate new IT and businessrequirements.

Learn more about our work together and the solutions that areavailable.


Avanade is a global IT consultancy dedicated to using theMicrosoft® platform to help enterprises achieve profitablegrowth. Through proven solutions that extend Microsoft products,Avanade helps enterprises increase revenue, reduce costs, andreinvest in innovation to gain competitive advantage. A jointventure between Accenture and Microsoft, Avanade was formed tomerge the strengths of both companies-Accenture'sconsulting and Microsoft's technology expertise-into asingle company.

NetApp and Avanade's partnership started in 2005.Since that time Avanade continues to be advocates ofNetApp® technology through the publication of white papersand other Avanade publications. Through test labs and customerwins, Avanade is able to demonstrate a successful complete story ofMicrosoft Avanade and NetApp technology to their clients.


Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of informationtechnology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.Cognizant's single-minded passion is to dedicate ourglobal technology and innovation know-how, our industry expertiseand worldwide resources to working together with clients to maketheir businesses stronger. With over 50 global delivery centers andapproximately 88,700 employees as of June 30, 2010, we combine aunique global delivery model infused with a distinct culture ofcustomer satisfaction. A member of the NASDAQ-100 Index andS&P 500 Index, Cognizant is a Forbes Global 2000 companyand a member of the Fortune 1000 and is ranked among the topinformation technology companies in BusinessWeek's HotGrowth and Top 50 Performers listings.

Computer Sciences Corporation

CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled businesssolutions and services. Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia,CSC has approximately 91,000 employees and reported revenue of$16.0 billion for the 12 months ended April 1, 2011.

Since 2001, NetApp has been a business partner of CSC, a majorIT services provider and a valued customer. Through mutualcollaboration, CSC has successfully delivered NetApp's uniquebusiness value in many storage implementations, including IPstorage solutions for virtualization, ERP, and otherapplications.

CSC, with Global Alliance Partners Citrix, Microsoft, andNetApp, offers CSC Dynamic Desktop, a managed service that letscustomers deploy virtual desktops alongside traditional desktops tousers across the enterprise-rapidly, securely, andcost-effectively.

HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies is a leading global ITservices company working with clients in the areas that impact andredefine the core of their businesses. Since its inception, HCL hasfocused on "transformational outsourcing "underlined by innovation and value creation, and offers anintegrated portfolio of services, including software-led ITsolutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering andR&D services, and BPO. HCL leverages its extensive globaloffshore infrastructure and network of offices in 31 countries toprovide holistic, multiservice delivery in key industry verticals,including financial services, manufacturing, consumer services,public services, and healthcare. HCL takes pride in its philosophyof "Employees First, Customers Second," whichempowers our transformers to create real value for customers.

The alliance and product management teams areengaged in developing unique market-making propositions around HCLIP and NetApp® architecture, including FlexPod® ,StorageGRID®, and digital file management (HCL IP), inmedia and entertainment companies.

HP Enterprise Services

HP Enterprise Services, provides a broadportfolio of business and technology solutions to help its clientsworldwide improve their business performance. Their core portfoliois composed of information technology, applications and businessprocess services, and information and technology transformationservices.

As one of NetApp's valued partners,HP Enterprise Services, with its global reach, industry expertise,and breadth of IT capabilities, combined with NetApp®technologies for storage efficiency, has achieved innovative costsavings, reduced implementation times, and improved time to marketfor HP Enterprise Services and its clients.

HP Enterprise Services currently manages over700 NetApp systems worldwide, representing more than 7PB ofstorage. Applications include mission-critical database, hostedSAP®, Web hosting, Exchange services, home directories,VMware® SAN environments, and NetApp V-Series gateways, aswell as remote backup and recovery services.

On September 23, 2009 EDS became HPEnterprise Services.

IBM N series and Global Technology Services

On October 27, 2009, IBM Global TechnologyServices (GTS) and NetApp announced a global alliance agreement tocomplement the existing N series OEM partnership between NetApp andSTG. IBM's broad portfolio of technology services with IBM's Nseries and NetApp's industry-leading storage products providescomprehensive, innovative infrastructure solutions.

Through this agreement, IBM GTS provides endto end IT services that address storage and server infrastructureoptimization as well as infrastructure optimization services fordesktop virtualization projects. These services include assessment,planning, design, implementation and management. Together withIBM's N series solutions and the ability to offer the NetAppsoftware portfolio, IBM helps clients improve their alignment of ITassets with current and future business goals, while improving thequality, scalability and reliability of service delivery.Anticipated benefits include reduced IT complexity, efficientstorage, server and desktop environments and controlled costs.

IBM GTS solutions enable clients to gaininsight into how their businesses are using storage assets, whilehelping to institutionalize best practices across the enterprise.Combining IBM and NetApp technologies helps maximize theavailability and value of information by reducing business risksthrough secure, efficient and optimized information infrastructuremanagement.


Infosys Limited (NASDAQ: INFY) was started in 1981 by sevenpeople with US$250. Today, we are a global leader in the "nextgeneration" of IT and consulting, with revenues of US$6.604 billion(LTM Q2 FY'12).

Infosys defines, designs, and delivers technology-enabledbusiness solutions for Global 2000 companies. Infosys also providesa complete range of services by leveraging our domain and businessexpertise and strategic alliances with leading technologyproviders.

Our offerings span business and technology consulting,application services, systems integration, product engineering,custom software development, maintenance, reengineering,independent testing and validation services, IT infrastructureservices, and business process outsourcing.

Infosys partners with NetApp to deliver scalable solutions forthe delivery of massive data within private or public clouds.Infosys works closely with NetApp in delivering innovativesolutions for a data-intensive world.

Tata Consultancy Services

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is an ITservices, business solutions, and outsourcing organization thatdelivers real results to global businesses, ensuring a level ofcertainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led,integrated portfolio of IT and IT-enabled services deliveredthrough its unique Global Network Delivery ModelTM, recognized asthe benchmark of excellence in software development.

As a NetApp Global System Integrators, TCSleverages NetApp® technology and innovative servicestogether with its global reach, extensive business domain, andtechnology expertise to understand customers' needs andto assist them in maximizing their return on investment (ROI).NetApp and TCS develop joint solutions and reference architecturesthat address specific IT and business challenges.

Some of the joint solution areas are:

  • Data center transformation
  • Microsoft® Exchange and applications
  • SAP® applications
  • Virtualization

The latest collaboration initiatives betweenthe two companies are:

  • The NetApp-TCS Center of Excellence (CoE): A significant jointinvestment, the NetApp-TCS CoE functions as an extension of the TCSStorage CoE and serves as a platform to develop and showcase TCSand NetApp industry-leading solutions.
  • The Global Onsite Residency Program: Located at the TCS ChennaiDelivery Centre, this program will extend the team of NetApptrained personnel who enable customers to optimize theirinvestments in NetApp solutions.

Wipro Technologies

Wipro Technologies, the global IT business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is a $6 Billion leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro Technologies delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" – helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses.

The Wipro – NetApp partnership brings a strong value proposition to customers by delivering increased business value, maximizing return on information assets, reducing time to market and delivering innovative solutions, by leveraging Wipro’s industry experience and domain capabilities and NetApp’s strong product portfolio.

We will jointly work on identifying technology trends early in the cycle, co-develop solutions and build strong solution sets, practices and services on core NetApp unique technologies. The ability to reach out with solutions sets and proof-of-concepts will create new customer conversations across geographies, industry segments and target accounts and increase the depth of existing engagements.

The partnership will invest in developing transformational solutions and intellectual property in the areas of Cloud Application and Infrastructure Solutions on FlexPod Datacenter , Storage Backup and Management, Big data Analytics, Desktop virtualization, Video surveillance and Hosted Applications.

Wipro is a FlexPod® Premium Partner, who specializes in selling FlexPod.