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4 reasons why NetApp and VMware are better together

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Laurence James
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90% of CIOs have experienced failed or disrupted data migration projects, mostly due to the complexity of moving from on-premises environments to the cloud.

It doesn’t have to be this way. That’s why we’ve partnered with VMware to simplify migration of your workloads and applications to your choice of cloud, while slashing costs and turbocharging performance for data-intensive workloads. Together, we deliver the most trusted storage with the world’s leading virtualized infrastructure solutions, creating interoperability like no other partnership can.

Why are NetApp and VMware better together?

1. Unified

A key challenge for VMware customers is to take advantage of hybrid cloud and modern containerized applications without having to completely redesign their IT infrastructure. The bottom line: Refactoring for cloud compatibility can make or break a hybrid cloud strategy.

With NetApp® and VMware solutions, you get a unified infrastructure with native integration that’s ready for any workload, in any location, across your choice of leading cloud platforms. That means no refactoring—just smooth sailing to hybrid cloud.

2. Simplified

Modernizing your IT environment and figuring out how to leverage your VMware investment in the cloud can feel like a full-time job. You don’t have time to wrangle separate on-premises and cloud environments; hybrid shouldn’t mean twice the stress.

NetApp and VMware enable you to maximize your existing IT investments without completely redesigning your infrastructure. Our solutions provide a cost-effective, efficient digital foundation to both modernize your data center and seamlessly transition workloads to hybrid cloud with ease and simplicity.

3. Integrated

A truly hybrid cloud should be fully integrated. Our native integration with VMware spans VMware vSphere, VMware Cloud Foundation, and VMware Tanzu. What does that mean for you? Your traditional and cloud-native applications are fully supported, so you’ve got the right architecture and approach to operational efficiency in your virtualized data center.

4. Proven

NetApp and VMware have spent the past 20 years defining the virtualized data center with the most trusted storage and virtualized infrastructure solutions around. We’ve helped more than 19,000 of the world’s leading businesses unlock performance, efficiency, and cost savings on a unified digital infrastructure.

And we’re not done yet. We continue to invest in joint engineering to deeply integrate our solutions from design to delivery, always optimizing with the latest VMware and NetApp technologies. Our unified approach to hybrid cloud sets the standard for modern IT.

Read our one-pager to learn more about the NetApp and VMware partnership.

Laurence James

Laurence is responsible for driving market awareness for NetApp’s products across EMEA. His focus is on business growth and aligning NetApp’s offerings with customer and market needs. Laurence works across all of NetApp’s products and has an in-depth understanding of diverse customer requirements to deliver value across the entire range of the product suite. Working with a dedicated and experienced team, he now assists in developing and implementing campaigns that support the positioning of NetApp’s Cloud Infrastructure products. Laurence has many years’ experience working with all aspects of Enterprise IT and held roles at Oracle, Sun Microsystems and StorageTek. For nearly 20 years he was Principal IT Consultant at the UK Meteorological Office.

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