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NetApp Expands Microsoft Partnership for Enhanced Cloud Adoption

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Integrating Enterprise-Grade Data Protection and Disaster Recovery with ANF in the Azure Ecosystem

NetApp announced the renewal of its collaboration with Microsoft. NetApp delivers innovations to Microsoft Azure users that bring together solutions for cloud storage with Azure NetApp Files (ANF) NetApp BlueXP, and Cloud Volumes ONTAP and now CloudOps solutions from Spot by NetApp—all based on industry-leading NetApp and Microsoft technologies. 

ANF is a purpose-built storage solution for the public cloud designed for all enterprise file workloads, delivering performance and data management capabilities previously expected from on-premises environments. Even the most demanding applications achieve data performance with one of the lowest latencies seen before in the cloud—all within the fully-secure Azure Virtual Network (VNET). ANF offers a seamless way to add enterprise-grade data protection and disaster recovery architectures into the Azure ecosystem, ensuring their relevance in the context of public cloud workloads. 

Azure NetApp Files continues to deliver ever-greater innovation to our customers as a result of our long-standing and fruitful partnership with NetApp” 

Aung Oo, General Manager for Microsoft Azure Storage

With the Azure software-defined networking enhancements for ANF, customers can bring their enterprise security architectures into the public cloud. ANF offers cloud flexibility and scalability through real-time provisioning of both performance and capacity allowing customers the ability to be agile while meeting their business needs in a cost-effective manner. 

“Through our collaboration with Microsoft, we can deliver market-leading cloud storage and cloud infrastructure operations to our customers and partners that nobody else in the industry offers,” said Ronen Schwartz, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Storage, NetApp.”

NetApp has made significant investments in its Spot by NetApp portfolio for CloudOps on Azure to bring new solutions to market.These include solutions to provide integrated support for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) environments and a fully managed, open-source solution that integrates with ANF, NetApp BlueXP, and Cloud Volumes ONTAP. Spot’s CloudOps solutions for Azure leverage AI/ML-driven automation to deliver continuous optimization of all Azure compute with increased efficiency and vastly reduced operational complexity, helping customers simplify and accelerate their Azure investments to maximize business value. 

“Azure NetApp Files continues to deliver ever-greater innovation to our customers as a result of our long-standing and fruitful partnership with NetApp,” said Aung Oo, General Manager for Microsoft Azure Storage.”

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