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
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
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
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 www.netapp.com/alliances.
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.
For more information, visit www.abiquo.com.
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