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NetApp and VMware

Any workload, any app, anywhere


Address the challenges of today and strategically prepare for the future with an intelligent data infrastructure for VMware.

The best VMware storage

NetApp is the only VMware-certified and supported multi-cloud 3rd party storage platform, ready to support you on any VMware by Broadcom subscription level. Our strategic partnership has spanned 20+ years with over 20,000 joint customers. Open the door to a future with less risk and more flexibility for your VMware workloads on NetApp all flash solutions.

NetApp Flash Hardware

VMware and your choice of public cloud

No other data infrastructure provider can support VMware workloads both on-premises and in the cloud on AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

Be The Match

New SQL instance from 3 days to an hour

“About 10 years ago we chose NetApp as our partner to help rebuild our infrastructure. And we’re now able to cure almost twice as many people per year.”

Mike McCullough | CIO

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Todd Energy

Condensed equipment from 5 racks to 3

“We couldn’t do disaster recovery without SnapMirror. With our old system, we were always unsure about whether our backups were available or retrievable. We don’t have to worry about backup anymore— SnapMirror fixes all of that.”

Keith Chamberlain | Service Delivery IT Manager

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WestFund Health Insurance

4x improvement in storage performance

“We’re now at the point where our infrastructure and our bandwidth are ready for us to pursue a truly cloud-first approach, but without compromising on cost or security and without being stuck. And NetApp enables that. It enables freedom of choice.”

Daniel McLoughlan | Technical Services Manager

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Explore further

How does NetApp integrate with 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 with NetApp 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 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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