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Redwood City, Calif. - December 6, 2010 - Abiquo, a software provider, today announced its membership in the NetApp Alliance Partner Program to bring an integrated solution to market for the next generation of cloud management.

As an Alliance Partner, Abiquo has integrated, tested, and validated Abiquo with NetApp unified storage systems. As a result, customers can continue to use NetApp® Data ONTAP® prepackaged storage management solutions, which effectively create and manage storage pools and devices requiring higher I/O bandwidth. In addition, customers can use Abiquo as a self-service portal so that authorized end users in Virtual Enterprises can consume resources up to their approved limits from NetApp storage pools and devices without contacting IT.

The integrated solution provides self-service allocation of storage resources and increasing storage utilization rates by utilizing Abiquo's unique business policy engine to centrally automate and manage all globally deployed storage resources whether running on private, public, or hybrid clouds.

"We are pleased to work with NetApp to bring the benefits of our integrated enterprise cloud management and storage systems to market," said Pete Malcolm, Abiquo CEO. "Since most companies currently operate at only a 25-35% utilization rate, using Abiquo and NetApp together can reduce storage-related purchases, power, cooling, and floor space by as much as 75%."

"NetApp unified storage systems bring validated solutions to customers to reduce the management complexity and increase the flexibility of their IT infrastructures," said Patrick Rogers, vice president, Solutions Marketing at NetApp. "By joining the NetApp Alliance Partner Program, Abiquo helps our joint customers allocate and manage their storage resources and get more business benefit from IT."

About the NetApp Alliance Partner Program
The NetApp Alliance Partner Program provides qualified infrastructure and application providers with access to NetApp solutions, software development kits, technical support, training, certification, product information, and marketing and sales assistance. Customers benefit by having access to best-of-breed partner solutions that are tested to work with NetApp storage. Additional information on the NetApp Alliance Partner Program is available at

About Abiquo
Abiquo is the Enterprise Cloud Management software company. With Abiquo, organizations can use Business Policy to manage an entire, globally deployed, computing infrastructure comprising unlimited physical and Cloud resources including private, public and hybrid Clouds through a "single pane of glass". As a result, Abiquo customers are able to significantly decrease the cost and complexity of managing their virtual IT environments, while maintaining control of the physical infrastructure and increasing agility to change hypervisors as needed.

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