NetApp announces support for Windows Server 2012

Infotech Lead India: In line with the launch of Windows Server 2012 from Microsoft, NetApp has announced storage solutions for server and desktop virtualization, storage and availability, Web and application platform development, and private cloud deployment.

Collaboration with Microsoft has allowed NetApp to simplify and accelerate how storage is pooled, provisioned, accessed, and managed in Windows environments. In recognition to the company’s commitment to the industry, recently NetApp was named Microsoft Private Cloud Partner of the Year for 2012.

Currently NetApp supports more than 25,000 enterprise customers by offering solutions to store, protect, and manage their Microsoft application data with NetApp storage solutions.

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

“To help organizations realize the full value of their Microsoft technology investments, we continue to align our solution delivery roadmaps to address the critical challenges our mutual customers are facing, from increasing storage efficiency to maintaining high availability of servers, applications, and services,” Brotherton added.

“Windows Server 2012 is built from the ground up to be cloud ready and delivers important storage enhancements to help organizations reduce costs and achieve a whole new level of business agility,” said Thomas Pfenning, general manager, File Server Foundation, Microsoft. “We’ve worked closely with NetApp with a focus on giving our mutual customers an efficient, flexible, and reliable IT foundation for delivering business-critical services.”

NetApp supports the key capabilities of Windows Server 2012 including storage support for SMB 3.0 and Windows ODX, server and desktop virtualization, reduced infrastructure for cloud, management and automation, and web and application platform.

With delivery expected later this year, a NetApp reference architecture built with Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1 will tightly integrate with NetApp FAS data storage systems and V-Series open storage systems running NetApp Data ONTAP.


The company has also designed NetApp OnCommand Plug-in for Microsoft 3.2 to provide integration with Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1 for dynamic scalability, automated workflow, on-demand self-service, and infrastructure orchestration in conjunction with the release of the updated management suite for Windows Server 2012 by Microsoft.


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