NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP Enables Nonstop Operations for VMware vCloud Suite and VMware Horizon Suite

NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP Enables Nonstop Operations for VMware vCloud Suite 
and VMware Horizon Suite 
VMware and NetApp Collaboration Enables Enterprise-Class Backup and
Streamlined Management for Cloud and End-User Computing Environments 
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 --  NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP)
today announced new solutions and technology integrations that bring
together the benefits of NetApp clustered Data ONTAP(R), the storage
industry's number one operating system*, with the VMware vCloud(R)
Suite and VMware Horizon(R) Suite. Together, NetApp and VMware offer
integrated cloud infrastructure and mobile computing solutions that
enable nonstop IT operations, increased data protection and easier
infrastructure deployment.  
The new solutions include the NetApp Storage Solution for VMware
vCloud Suite, and the NetApp Storage Solution for VMware Horizon
Suite. Both solutions are being demonstrated this week at the VMware
Partner Exchange Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

--  NetApp Storage Solution for VMware vCloud Suite
     The NetApp Storage
    Solution for VMware vCloud Suite enables enterprises and service
    providers to deliver a shared storage infrastructure for private cloud
    environments. By virtualizing physical storage hardware, storage
    administrators can increase or decrease storage resources on demand
    and without disruption to the business. Built on clustered Data ONTAP,
    the solution provides the industry's leading storage efficiency
    features and embedded data protection to reduce overall infrastructure
    cost, increase availability, and accelerate time to market.
--  NetApp Storage Solution for VMware Horizon Suite
     As workers become
    increasingly more mobile, IT must provide anywhere, anytime access to
    desktops, applications, and data, as well as give users the capability
    to share that data securely. The NetApp Storage Solution for VMware
    Horizon Suite includes storage efficiency and data protection
    integration with VMware Horizon View 5.2 and VMware Horizon
    Workspace(TM) 1.0, which enable desktop and user data to be stored
    securely and backed up efficiently on a virtualized infrastructure
    built on clustered Data ONTAP. The solution also allows customers to
    use NetApp FlexClone(R) technology for rapid deployment of virtual
    desktops, improved scalability, and simplified management of the
    end-user computing environment

New NetApp integration support for VMware vCloud Suite includes:  

--  NetApp Virtual Storage Console (VSC) Enhancements for VMware vCloud
     New enhancements and capabilities for VMware vCloud Suite offer
    a simple and rich capability to deploy and manage data stores within
    NetApp systems, including the ability to automate provisioning and
    clone virtual machines with NetApp FlexClone. The VSC for VMware
    vCloud Suite 5.1 includes an expanded set of APIs and Microsoft
    Windows PowerShell extensions that enable cloud developers to
    accelerate the delivery of vApp services.
--  NetApp Snap Creator for VMware vCloud Backup and Recovery
     NetApp Snap
    Creator(TM) software offers backup and recovery integrations in
    VMware vCloud Suite 5.1 that can provide protection for both the
    VMware vCloud infrastructure and the application running inside of
    vApps. Snap Creator also features expanded API and UI extensibility
    for cloud developers, user roles, and supported applications.
--  Enhanced VMware vSphere(R) Storage API for Array Integration (VAAI)
     Data ONTAP 8.1 includes expanded VAAI support for VMware
    vCloud 5.1 and provides greater scalability, with the API delivering
    10x faster VM operations, including provisioning, cloning, backups and
    migrations. There is also support for Fast Provisioning, a feature of
    VMware vCloud Director(R) with NetApp FlexClone and
    hardware-accelerated NetApp Snapshot(TM) backups.

New NetApp integration support for VMware Horizon Suite includes:  

--  Expanded Data Protection for VMware Horizon Workspace
     NetApp can
    deliver data protection with disk-based backup for VMware Horizon
    Workspace, which now enables application-consistent backup and
    recovery of Horizon Workspace with a new Snap Creator plug-in.
--  Enhanced VMware Horizon View Composer API (VCAI) Support
     NetApp will
    offer support for the new VMware Horizon View(TM) Composer API for
    Array Integration (VCAI) in VMware Horizon View 5.2. VCAI leverages
    NetApp FlexClone volumes to improve scalability and simplify
    management. NetApp FlexClone volumes can now be created from the
    VMware Horizon View management interface.

News Highlights: 

--  Nonstop storage operations powered by clustered Data ONTAP provide the
    agility to use physical storage resources in a software-defined data
--  Two new solutions:
    --  NetApp Storage Solution for VMware vCloud Suite
    --  NetApp Storage Solution for VMware Horizon Suite
--  Greater scaling of VMware vCloud Suite and Horizon Workspace through
    enhanced VAAI and VCAI integrations result in reduced infrastructure
    requirements and faster time to market.
--  Enterprise-level backup and recovery with NetApp Snap Creator and
    space-efficient Snapshot backups and data protection for VMware vCloud
    and Horizon Workspace.
--  Industry-leading storage saving technologies for production, backup,
    and archiving of VMs and vApps provided by thin provisioning,
    deduplication, compression, and FlexClone technology.

Supporting Quotes 
Brendon Howe, vice president, Product and Solutions Marketing,
 "NetApp and VMware continue to deliver solutions that enable
organizations to take advantage of shared storage in a
software-defined data center. Our mutual customers can build on
clustered Data ONTAP, and the deep integrations with the VMware
vCloud Suite and VMware Horizon Suite, to provide dynamic, scalable,
on-demand services, without compromising security or reliability. Our
partnership continues a tradition of shared innovation and
integration, resulting in flexible and affordable technology
transitions for our customers." 
Toni Adams, vice president, Global Partner and Alliances Marketing,
 "Deep collaboration with our strategic partners, such as
NetApp, enables us to deliver on our software-defined datacenter
vision. NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP with VMware vCloud Suite and
VMware Horizon Suite enables our joint customers to optimize their IT
infrastructure while helping them improve operational efficiency. By
continuing to partner closely with NetApp, we will continue to create
simple, scalable, and secure solutions for organizations of all
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VMware, VMware Horizon, VMware Horizon View, VMware Horizon
Workspace, VMware vCloud, VMware vCloud Director and VMware vSphere
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