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NetApp and VMware

: Any workload, any app, anywhere.

NetApp is the only modern, cloud connected data management platform for VMware. We know hybrid multicloud is the defacto standard for infrastructure today. Doing hybrid multicloud right gives you the freedom to build, deploy and manage applications for an optimized, future proof environment. VMware on NetApp is the only choice for a seamless, flexible path to the future. 

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The best storage for VMware

NetApp and VMware have spent the past 20 years defining the virtualized data center. 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.

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Easy peasy vSphere 8 upgrade

With an automation-enabled framework, ONTAP tools for VMware bring the best of enterprise-class storage to vSphere. Ease day-to-day storage lifecycle management for vSphere administrators with the best integration platform for vSphere 8.

The only seamless path to cloud, any cloud.

NetApp is the only certified and supported external storage for VMware Cloud. 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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VMware on AWS

Have your cake and eat it, too. Devour cloud’s agility and scalability and still have room for your data center favorites—performance, high availability, and data protection.

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VMware on Azure

For nearly 20 years, our partnership has helped manage your data anywhere. Get the simplicity, security, and cost savings you need to migrate your most challenging workloads to Microsoft Azure.

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VMware on Google Cloud

Get the agility, scalability, and security that your digital transformation needs. Harness Google’s advanced analytics capabilities to help solve your toughest challenges.

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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.


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Cost savings running VMware on AWS by switching tiers at will

5x to 30x

Lower storage costs with integrated storage efficiencies for VMware workloads

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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