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NetApp's Cloud First Initiative

NetApp's Cloud First Initiative

The NetApp Cloud First Partner Initiative supports companies that help customers implement architectures in public cloud environments that are from providers such as Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and IBM Bluemix.

This program offers vital business development resources to give you confidence in including NetApp® cloud suite technology as part of your cloud recommendations to your customers.

So why join?

Sales Tools and Technical Support

As a Cloud First partner you'll be granted access to selling and technical tools to help you identify and close more cloud business.


With Cloud First you'll have access to NetApp's extensive enterprise training resources for all public, private and hybrid cloud services and solutions.

Marketing Muscle

Cloud First gives you access to NetApp's extensive marketing engine. You'll be provided with tools and resources for success stories, campaigns, webinars, press releases and other co-marketing resources.

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If you're an established Cloud Partner and interested in closing more deals with the premier data management and services leader in the industry, look no further.

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Meet our Cloud First Consulting Partners

1901 Group

Our unique IT-as-a-service business model allows organizations to consume IT services in a transparent, high quality, and cost-effective manner. Organizations typically reduce IT infrastructure costs by 30-50% while increasing IT service performance when they utilize our model.


1CLOUDSTAR is one of the most innovative Cloud Consulting and Managed Service providers in Asia. Since the explosion and adoption around Cloud Computing, 1CLOUDSTAR has delivered migration and consulting services to a range of Multi National and Enterprise organisations across Asia that are moving into the Cloud based environment whether it be public, hybrid or private.

2nd Watch

2nd Watch is an APN Premier Consulting Partner providing managed cloud to enterprises. The company's subject matter experts, software-enabled services and cutting-edge solutions provide companies with tested, proven, and trusted solutions, allowing them to fully leverage the power of the public cloud.

Business Links

At Business Links, our goal is to deliver infrastructure projects that exceed your expectations and that support the mission-critical work you do for your organizations. Product knowledge, hands-on experience and a firm commitment to your success are our core values and are the foundation of every task and project we deliver for you – whether we are providing trained staff to support your team, partnering with your vendors on a key infrastructure initiative, or leading the design and implementation of a technology solution to support your company’s business objectives.

Candid Partners

Candid Partners is a premier NetApp cloud partner helping customers leverage public clouds like AWS when considering cloud business and IT strategies.

Concerto Cloud Services

Concerto Cloud Services provides fully managed private, public and hybrid cloud solutions. A cloud pioneer, Concerto was built on a rich legacy of application expertise, innovation and a relentless pursuit of service excellence. Concerto is a trusted advisor to customers and partners seeking to make IT easier, manage risk and reduce operational challenges.


DARZ is a digital evolution provider. As a global platform for IT and technological innovation, the company acts as a full-service IT provider with its own high-security data center and also markets modular services in the Public and Private Cloud as well as Colocation. DARZ is the first company to develop a true hybrid cloud and is thus the decisive driver behind the concept of multi-cloud sourcing.


Infiniti is California’s preeminent AWS Cloud storage partner for all California public sector customers. The California Department of Technology (CDT) recently awarded Infiniti as the sole provider of AWS Cloud storage through its Vendor Hosted Storage Solutions (VHSS) competitive bid process. In addition to the VHSS selection, Infiniti has an impressive list of California public sector AWS clients utilizing AWS storage capabilities.


Our Consulting Cloud Services aim to help organizations understand the implications of not only the technology aspects of your strategy, but most importantly, the people and process elements. Our approach is to partner with leading cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS),Equinix, Microsoft, Google, IBM SoftLayer, etc. to provide the unconstrained access to IT resources that organisations require to fulfill their objectives.

Insight Enterprises

Insight is a leader in providing smart, cutting-edge technology solutions for global organizations of all sizes. From developing unique strategies to delivering the products, services and expertise, we’ll help your business run more efficiently and modernize through Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™.

REĀN Cloud

REĀN Cloud is a NetApp Cloud Partner, AWS Premier Consulting Partner and a Managed Service Provider, with deep experience in supporting enterprise IT infrastructures and applications in Hybrid environments.


Rackspace is a managed cloud company and NetApp partner, helping businesses with their cloud computing without the complexity and cost of managing it on their own. Rackspace engineers deliver specialized expertise, easy-to-use tools, and support for leading technologies developed by all major public cloud providers.



Our work

  • On a self-service platform like AWS, with a complex set of powerful services, you need an experienced partner by your side
  • Whether already using AWS or migrating to AWS, customers lean on our experienced team to provide AWS migration, architecture and DevOps solutions
  • We take security very seriously and work with our clients to ensure that design and processes are in line with their requirements
  • We work with some of the largest AWS deployments - with mid-sized enterprises and public sector organizations - to increase availability, tighten security, optimize performance, reduce costs and take advantage of new AWS services


Wirestorm’s elite technology operatives tackle serious challenges that impact the bottom line of organizations. Our worldwide specialists are battle-tested in business intelligence, big data, enterprise mobility applications, cloud computing, application development and technical staffing.

Meet our Cloud First Technology Partners


Aviatrix is a pioneer in Hybrid Cloud Networking, simplifying scaling in the cloud, enabling connectivity across a wide range of cloud architectures and delivering end-to-end network security. Our solution is built from the ground up for AWS, Azure, and Google based on a software-defined architecture that enables enterprises to realize the benefits of agility, scale, and mobility when deploying applications in the public, private, or hybrid cloud.


The Kumolus Cloud Management Platform enables organizations to gain access to cloud services to deliver IT agility while maintaining enterprise control.

Partner Success Stories



Automated DevOps and Cost Reduction Across Multiple Clouds


Introduction of integration to NetApp OnCommand Cloud Manager
Concerto Cloud Services

Concerto Cloud Services

Concerto Cloud Services provides fully managed private, public, and hybrid cloud solutions.
It's easy.

It's easy.

Learn more about the program by simply contacting us by email to find out more about the NetApp Cloud First Partner Initiative.