NetApp and VMware work together to accelerate your journey to the cloud through a flexible, shared IT infrastructure.

VMware and NetApp

NetApp and VMware are mutual Global Technology Alliance Partners. We share a common vision around accelerating our customers' journey to the cloud by helping them to evolve from a traditional IT architecture to a flexible, shared IT infrastructure to deliver IT as a service. NetApp works very closely with VMware to provide excellent storage solutions for VMware environments, including VMware® vSphere™, a leading data center virtualization and cloud platform; VMware vCloud™ Director, a software solution for building secure, multi-tenant private clouds; and VMware View™, which modernizes desktops and applications, bringing them into the cloud. For almost a decade, the NetApp and VMware partnership has involved joint product roadmaps, engineering development and integration, testing, and complete interoperability. VMware and NetApp have developed a joint escalation team, the Virtualization Escalation Team (VET), for quick problem resolution.

VMware vSphere
As a complete and robust virtualization platform, VMware vSphere offers high levels of availability and responsiveness. The most demanding data centers around the world depend on vSphere, virtualizing business-critical applications and the entire data center with dynamic resource pools for unprecedented flexibility and reliability. VMware vSphere reduces capital and operational expenses per application by more than 50% through virtualization of server, storage, and networking resources. Enterprises can transform their IT infrastructure into a private cloud, then bridge on demand to public clouds, delivering IT infrastructure as an easily accessible service. Learn more at VMware vSphere.

NetApp's storage solution for VMware vSphere delivers unprecedented storage efficiencies, end-to-end integrated data protection, and the flexibility to rapidly respond to changing business needs.

VMware vCloud Director
VMware vCloud Director pools virtual infrastructure resources in the data center and delivers them to users as a catalog-based service. Coupled with the VMware vSphere platform for cloud infrastructures, VMware vCloud Director enables customers to build secure private clouds, transforming the way IT delivers and manages infrastructure services and the way users access and consume these services. Learn more at VMware vCloud Director.

NetApp enables key integration points with vCloud Director around the storage service catalog, provisioning, and backup and recovery of the vCloud environment.

VMware View
VMware View modernizes desktops and applications by moving them into the cloud and delivering them as a managed service. Processes are automated and efficient, security is increased, and the total cost of desktop ownership is reduced by 50%. End users get a rich, consistent, and high-performance desktop experience from any qualified device, in the office or on the go. Learn more at VMware View.

NetApp delivers one of the lowest storage costs per desktop, at $50 per seat.