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.

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Avanade is a global IT consultancy dedicated to using the Microsoft® platform to help enterprises achieve profitable growth. Through proven solutions that extend Microsoft products, Avanade helps enterprises increase revenue, reduce costs, and reinvest in innovation to gain competitive advantage. A joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft, Avanade was formed to merge the strengths of both companies—Accenture's consulting and Microsoft's technology expertise—into a single company.

NetApp and Avanade’s partnership started in 2005. Since that time Avanade continues to be advocates of NetApp® technology through the publication of white papers and other Avanade publications. Through test labs and customer wins, Avanade is able to demonstrate a successful complete story of Microsoft Avanade and NetApp technology to their clients.


Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services. Cognizant’s single-minded passion is to dedicate our global technology and innovation know-how, our industry expertise and worldwide resources to working together with clients to make their businesses stronger. With over 50 global delivery centers and approximately 88,700 employees as of June 30, 2010, we combine a unique global delivery model infused with a distinct culture of customer satisfaction. A member of the NASDAQ-100 Index and S&P 500 Index, Cognizant is a Forbes Global 2000 company and a member of the Fortune 1000 and is ranked among the top information technology companies in BusinessWeek’s Hot Growth and Top 50 Performers listings.

Computer Sciences Corporation

CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions 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 major IT services provider and a valued customer. Through mutual collaboration, CSC has successfully delivered NetApp's unique business value in many storage implementations, including IP storage solutions for virtualization, ERP, and other applications.

CSC, with Global Alliance Partners Citrix, Microsoft, and NetApp, offers CSC Dynamic Desktop, a managed service that lets customers deploy virtual desktops alongside traditional desktops to users across the enterprise—rapidly, securely, and cost-effectively.

HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies is a leading global IT services company working with clients in the areas that impact and redefine the core of their businesses. Since its inception, HCL has focused on “transformational outsourcing” underlined by innovation and value creation, and offers an integrated portfolio of services, including software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering and R&D services, and BPO. HCL leverages its extensive global offshore infrastructure and network of offices in 31 countries to provide holistic, multiservice delivery in key industry verticals, including financial services, manufacturing, consumer services, public services, and healthcare. HCL takes pride in its philosophy of “Employees First, Customers Second,” which empowers our transformers to create real value for customers.

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

HP Enterprise Services

HP Enterprise Services, provides a broad portfolio of business and technology solutions to help its clients worldwide improve their business performance. Their core portfolio is composed of information technology, applications and business process services, and information and technology transformation services.

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 cost savings, reduced implementation times, and improved time to market for HP Enterprise Services and its clients.

HP Enterprise Services currently manages over 700 NetApp systems worldwide, representing more than 7PB of storage. Applications include mission-critical database, hosted SAP®, Web hosting, Exchange services, home directories, VMware® SAN environments, and NetApp V-Series gateways, as well as remote backup and recovery services.

On September 23, 2009 EDS became HP Enterprise Services.

IBM N series and Global Technology Services

On October 27, 2009, IBM Global Technology Services (GTS) and NetApp announced a global alliance agreement to complement the existing N series OEM partnership between NetApp and STG. IBM's broad portfolio of technology services with IBM's N series and NetApp's industry-leading storage products provides comprehensive, innovative infrastructure solutions.

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

IBM GTS solutions enable clients to gain insight into how their businesses are using storage assets, while helping to institutionalize best practices across the enterprise. Combining IBM and NetApp technologies helps maximize the availability and value of information by reducing business risks through secure, efficient and optimized information infrastructure management.

Tata Consultancy Services

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

As a NetApp Global System Integrators, TCS leverages NetApp® technology and innovative services together with its global reach, extensive business domain, and technology expertise to understand customers’ needs and to assist them in maximizing their return on investment (ROI). NetApp and TCS develop joint solutions and reference architectures that 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 between the two companies are:

  • The NetApp-TCS Center of Excellence (CoE): A significant joint investment, the NetApp-TCS CoE functions as an extension of the TCS Storage CoE and serves as a platform to develop and showcase TCS and NetApp industry-leading solutions.
  • The Global Onsite Residency Program: Located at the TCS Chennai Delivery Centre, this program will extend the team of NetApp trained personnel who enable customers to optimize their investments in NetApp solutions.

Wipro Technologies

Wipro Technologies, het internationale IT-bedrijf van Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is een marktleidend bedrijf in informatietechnologie, advies en uitbesteding met een omzet van $ 6 miljard, dat oplossingen levert waarmee hun klanten beter zaken kunnen doen. Wipro Technologies biedt winstgevende bedrijfsresultaten door de grondige branche-ervaring en een totaalweergave van "Business through Technology", waardoor klanten succesvolle en flexibele bedrijven kunnen opbouwen.

Het samenwerkingsverband van Wipro en NetApp biedt klanten meer voordelen, maximaal rendement van informatiemiddelen, een kortere marktintroductietijd en innovatieve oplossingen. Hiervoor worden de branche-ervaring en domeinvoorzieningen van Wipro en de uitgebreide reeks producten van NetApp gebruikt.

We werken samen om technologische trends vroegtijdig te herkennen, oplossingen gezamenlijk te ontwikkelen en robuuste producten, werkwijzen en diensten te baseren op unieke NetApp-technologieën. Het vermogen om oplossingen en proof-of-concepts te bieden, zal nieuwe gesprekken met klanten opleveren in verschillende landen, branchesegmenten en doelaccounts en bestaande relaties verder bestendigen.

Het samenwerkingsverband zal investeren in de ontwikkeling van transformerende oplossingen en intellectueel eigendom op het gebied van cloudapplicatie- en infrastructuuroplossingen op FlexPod Datacenter, storagebackup en -management, Big Data-analyses, desktopvirtualisatie, videobewaking en gehoste applicaties.

Wipro is FlexPod® Premium Partner en gespecialiseerd in het verkopen van FlexPod-datacenteroplossingen.