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NetApp and VMware

: Any workload, any app, anywhere

Optimize today and future-proof for hybrid and multi-cloud. NetApp is the only VMware-certified and supported hybrid and multi-cloud 3rd party storage platform in the world today. Building a hybrid multi-cloud environment, the right way, gives you the freedom to build, deploy, and manage applications for an optimized future.

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The best storage for VMware

NetApp and VMware’s strategic partnership has spanned 20 years with over 20,000 joint customers defining the virtualized data center. In fact, 62% of the Fortune 50 trust NetApp for their VMware environments. Together, we deliver trusted storage and virtualized infrastructure solutions, all in a unified digital environment that unlocks performance, efficiency, and cost savings for your virtualized applications.

NetApp Flash Hardware

Easy peasy vSphere 8 upgrade

Simplify, accelerate, and future proof vSphere upgrades with NetApp all flash. Fully integrated with vSphere to accelerate performance, protect data by design, ransomware recovery, and persistent storage for cloud-native apps. Once you upgrade to ONTAP, it’s all easy from there.

The only seamless path to cloud, any cloud.

NetApp is only certified and supported external storage for VMware Cloud for AWS, Azure VMware Solution, and Google Cloud VMware Engine – all three! Whether you're migrating data-intensive workloads or you're keeping your data on-prem, we've got the VMware solutions to modernize your data center.

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NetApp and VMware deliver the scalable, high-performance foundation of SAP’s global public cloud platform, supporting nearly 30 petabytes of information across tens of thousands of virtual volumes and virtual machines…

Ozren Kopajtic, Vice President, Global Cloud Services at SAP

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Technical blogs and video library

Learn more about how NetApp rises above the competition. Dive into technical details, best practices, and partnerships.

What is VMware vSphere?

vSphere is the product name VMware's suite of server virtualization products that includes its ESXi hypervisor and vCenter management software.

How do VMware datastores work?

Seven protocols are used to connect VMware vSphere to datastores on a system running ONTAP

What is VMware Cloud Foundation? 

VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) is a hybrid cloud platform for both traditional enterprise and modern applications. Built on VMware’s software-defined stack for compute, storage, network, container, and cloud management.

What is VMware Tanzu?

vSphere with Tanzu is the new generation of vSphere for containerized applications. This single, streamlined solution bridges the gap between IT operations and developers with a new kind of infrastructure for modern, cloud-native applications both on premises and in public clouds. Looking to manage K8’s with Tanzu on NetApp?

What are VMware virtual volumes (vVols)?

vVols use storage policy-based management (SPBM) to eliminate storage provisioning and use descriptive policies at the VM or VMDK level that can be applied or changed in minutes. SPBM accelerates storage operations and reduces the need for specialized skills for storage infrastructure.

Why is NVMe over TCP important to VMs?

For VM’s running on NVMe over TCP, you can reduce CPU utilization and gain performance and reliability with NVMe coupled with Virtual Volumes on NetApp for scalability, simplicity, and automation.

What is hybrid multicloud with VMware & NetApp?

No other infrastructure provider can support workloads on VMware both on-premises and in the cloud, any cloud. NetApp is the first infrastructure provider to support VMware in the cloud on AWS, MS Azure and Google Cloud.

Application freedom—it's a Tanzu thing

Dev and ops. NetApp and VMware. Peanut butter and jelly. Some things are just made for each other.

Make the most of your containerized infrastructure on the strength of our rock-solid integration with VMware Tanzu. Native to any cloud, your Kubernetes infrastructure just got a lot more modern and simple—just the way we like it.

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