NetApp to offer support for Windows Server 2012

by CXOtoday News Desk    Sep 05, 2012

netapp supportWith enterprises increasingly embracing cloud computing and transitioning from physical to virtual infrastructures, they are looking for specialists who can deliver agile, on-demand services built on a flexible pool of shared compute, network, and storage resources. In order to help accelerate this transition effectively Microsoft has partnered with NetApp to offer support for Windows Server 2012.

NetApp will offer comprehensive support for the key capabilities of Windows Server 2012 in the areas including server and desktop virtualisation, storage and availability, Web and application platform development, and private cloud deployment.

The support will be provided to enterprises of all size and across every industry vertical. This collaboration is expected to simplify and accelerate how storage is pooled, provisioned, accessed, and managed in Windows environments.

“Windows Server 2012 is the category benchmark for enterprises looking to migrate rapidly to cloud-ready infrastructures for application and service delivery,” said Phil Brotherton, VP- Enterprise Software Ecosystem, NetApp.

Brotherton added that in order to help enterprises understand the full value of their Microsoft technology investments, the company continues to align its solution delivery roadmaps to address the critical challenges they face such as increasing storage efficiency and maintaining high availability of servers, applications, and services.

“Windows Server 2012 is built from the ground up to be cloud ready and delivers important storage enhancements to help companies reduce costs and achieve business agility,” said Thomas Pfenning, general manager, File Server Foundation, Microsoft.

In June, NetApp was named Microsoft Private Cloud Partner of the Year for 2012 for supporting enterprises in transitioning to private cloud solutions. For more than 10 years, NetApp and Microsoft have teamed to develop and provide storage and data management solutions for Microsoft technologies. Today more than 25,000 enterprise customers worldwide store, protect, and manage their Microsoft application data with NetApp storage solutions.