VMware, and NetApp, a multinational, cloud-driven, data-centric software company, today announced the expansion of their long-standing international partnership. The cost, complexity, and risk associated with moving and modernizing enterprise-class workloads in multi-cloud settings are being reduced for clients by NetApp and VMware through novel solutions and go-to-market strategies. Additionally, new connections between the VMware and NetApp data management architecture enable enterprises to streamline daily operations while speeding up the performance and delivery of both old-fashioned and new-age apps. 

George Kurian, Chief Executive Officer, NetApp said, “Customers today are faced with complex challenges to optimize their current IT investments while laying a path forward to modernize and accelerate their business. Together, NetApp and VMware have helped thousands of customers solve their multi-cloud challenges by effectively managing their enterprise workloads in any environment. By delivering powerful new solutions that help companies optimize their virtual data centers, modernize their applications, and provide cost-efficient, enterprise-class data management services to VMware Cloud, we can meet customers anywhere they are on their cloud journey.” 

The core of the NetApp and VMware cooperation is shared expertise servicing 20,000 shared customers over a period of more than 20 years. In addition to VMware vSphere, VMware Cloud Foundation, and several VMware Cross-Cloud services, NetApp is a consistent VMware strategic design partner. Through their collaborative project on customer-driven co-engineering, NetApp and VMware are assisting customers in effectively managing, sharing, and protecting their hybrid and multi-cloud settings while providing cutting-edge solutions in a rapidly evolving technological environment. 

Raghu Raghuram, Chief Executive Officer, of VMware, said “At this stage, it’s clear: multi-cloud is the model we’re going to rely on for many years to come. It is the de facto operating model for the digital era, giving customers the freedom required to build, deploy, and manage applications in the way that best suits their business requirements. Together, VMware and NetApp offer businesses the multi-cloud flexibility and choice they need to leverage the best innovations in any cloud environment.” 

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