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New Cisco MDS Storage Switches Certified by NetApp

NetApp to Offer Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for Comprehensive Storage Solutions

NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that it has certified and will be reselling the Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director as part of its comprehensive storage solution. NetApp offers storage and data management solutions which when combined with the Cisco storage networking solutions, allow customers to have a scalable, reliable, and efficient unified storage platform that supports all major storage protocols, makes IT more efficient, and accelerates business.

Cisco’s 16-gigabit Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director delivers 24TB/sec of total switching capacity, three times the bandwidth of any other storage director in the industry, superior reliability with a fault-tolerant architectural design and fully redundant components, and optimal flexibility and investment protection.

As a Cisco original storage manufacturer (OSM) collaborator, NetApp works with customers to deploy storage and unified data center solutions across their enterprises.

“NetApp and Cisco share a common vision for the future of the data center and remain committed to constant innovation to our joint portfolio that helps address the business needs of our mutual customers,” said Brendon Howe, vice president, Product and Solutions Marketing, NetApp. “We are excited to further enhance our strategic technology partnership with Cisco and continue to help customers gain a competitive advantage and transform business operations with cost-effective and efficient storage and data management solutions.”

“Cisco and NetApp are pleased to continue our collaborative efforts for Cisco’s MDS next-generation SAN solutions. Together, we provide customers a seamless network and storage solution for ease of deployment and turnkey operations for customers,” said Rajeev Bhardwaj, vice president, Product Management, Cisco Data Center Group. “We continue to transform data centers with greater scale, reliability and flexibility while addressing virtual, cloud, big data market needs.”

Cisco and NetApp align the sales and delivery models so that customers can work with one storage vendor to get a full storage and storage area network solution.

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