NetApp, Cisco, Microsoft join hands for cloud

By : |May 17, 2011 0

[image_library_tag 201/13201, align=”left” title=”” height=”150″ alt=”” hspace=”7″ width=”200″ vspace=”7″ border=”1″ ,default]SUNNYVALE, USA: Storage vendor NetApp announced that the company has joined Microsoft Corp.’s Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track programme.

Known as NetApp Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track with Cisco data centre architecture design reduce infrastructure and application deployment time from days to hours while helping them achieve greater utilization of their physical and virtual resource pools, says the company. This is seen as a move against virtualisation software maker VMware.

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Soni Jiandani, senior vice president, Server Access and Virtualization Technology Group, Cisco, said: "With this validated architecture design, customers can confidently take advantage of the Cisco Unified Computing System and the NetApp infrastructure to accelerate their journey to private cloud."

Built on a flexible, shared infrastructure, the new NetApp architecture can scale vertically or horizontally.

The architecture design is comprised of Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) servers and Cisco Nexus switches; Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 and Microsoft System Center components, including Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, Microsoft System Center Service Manager, and Opalis Integration Server.

It also has NetApp unified storage systems running Data ONTAP, with a software bundle that includes the NetApp OnCommand 3.0 plug-in for Microsoft.

(The NetApp OnCommand 3.0 plug-in is slated to be available in August 2011; the rest of the solutions are available now)

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