LolaTheriotNetApp Debuts New Cloud Computing Management Tools

NetApp has unveiled a series of new design guides and management tools to help service providers build private and public clouds for their virtualization and storage customers.

The new offerings will fulfill the dual role of delivering cloud-management applications and services to their enterprise clients while also increasing functionality, security and efficiency for IT service providers building cloud environments for their own customers.

According to NetApp’s (NASDAQ: NTAP) vice president of solutions and alliances, Patrick Rogers, “NetApp has a proven track record of successfully teaming with leading service providers to power the cloud service offerings”.

NetApp’s new Service-Oriented Infrastructure (SOI) will give service providers a standardized and unified infrastructure that allows them to use and deploy storage, bandwidth and compute resources in a repeatable manner to give IT administrators greater flexibility throughout the cloud deployment process.

Data Protection-as-a-Service (DPaas) serves as a roadmap or design guide for organizing archiving and display recovery applications and processes, which includes NetApp’s FlexClone app for disaster recovery testing as well its SnapLock and Multistore applications for compliance and secure multi-tenancy, respectively.

NetApp also has teamed with on-demand backup and recovery software vendor Asigra on a Backup/Recovery-as-a-Service (BRaaS) offering that runs on the NetApp SOI platform to secure and storage huge data reservoirs in the cloud.

Its NetApp Open Management tool will enable service providers to link their IT service management and orchestration portals to NetApp’s storage automation engine for simplified storage provisioning and protection services.

NetApp announced a comprehensive cloud-computing partnership with Microsoft in December that’s designed to improve the technical integration between the two companies’ cloud computing, virtualization and data storage and management applications.

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