With the intention to deliver second-generation cloud-based storage models to deliver NetApp s Data ANTAP as a virtual storage solution to Verizon s cloud clients the NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) and Verizon Enterprise Solutions (NYSE:VZ) has declared a collaboration.
The solution has been placed to deliver on the software-defined storage, adding extra deployment and management flexibility for clients executing Verizon Cloud Compute and Verizon Cloud Storage.
Data ONTAP is part of a software-defined infrastructure management layer that enhances NetApp enterprise-grade efficiency, data protection, and manageability on top of Verizon s high-performance cloud infrastructure. When teamed, the solution will assist Verizon s customers to manage data and workloads via hybrid cloud models.
According to John Considine, CTO of Verizon Terremark, Teaming with NetApp reinforces our commitment to revolutionize how cloud-based solutions are delivered and will serve as a complement to traditional on-premises, hardware-based storage models. As more enterprises embrace the cloud, businesses both large and small will look to virtualization for greater functionality to enhance business operations.
NetApp Vice President of Cloud Solutions Group, Phil Brotherton said, NetApp is committed to working with Verizon, and other leading service provider visionaries to unlock the value of our software in innovative software-defined cloud architectures that bring more choices and new value to customers. As enterprises increasingly look to combine public and on-premises cloud resources to optimize IT efficiency and business flexibility, Data ONTAP provides a universal data management platform to facilitate data and workload movement across multicloud environments.
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