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NetApp Strengthens Offerings for Partners to Drive Hybrid Cloud Transition

By Cloud Computing Outlook | Thursday, May 05, 2016

LAS VEGAS, NV: NetApp doles out new offerings for partners that help them garner more business in hybrid cloud transition. The latest announcement includes specialization training, end-to-end Data Fabric solution kits and new services that empower partners to assist customers in cloud project.

In this fast changing digital world, IT teams must possess knowledgeable resources to manage, move and protect their data across various deployment models. Though most organizations are equipped with a hybrid cloud strategy, only few consider themselves good at managing data. NetApp tries to bridge this gap through investments in its partner program.

Partner Specialization Programs

The company offers several training specializations to boost partner enablement and spur opportunities for its partner ecosystem that include Clustered Data ONTAP Transition services for partners who have successfully completed advanced training to assist customers with migration services; and Clustered Data ONTAP specialization. NetApp has also announced Data Fabric Solution kits for specific workloads that facilitate partners to assist customers in piloting cloud projects. The solution kit comprises of Application acceleration solution kit targeting database professionals; OpenStack solution kit with FlexPod for FlexPod Premium partners; and Snap-to-cloud DR solution kit for partners meet their customers’ needs for disaster recovery, business intelligence, data distribution, and development testing.

“The hybrid cloud gives organizations a platform for supporting new ideas and driving business transformation in ways they could never imagine,” says Bill Lipsin, VP, Worldwide Channel, NetApp. “Partners with cloud skills, cloud-ready solutions, and expertise in data fabric architectures will be more successful reaching new buyers and strengthening existing relationships. NetApp supports our partners with services and solutions that help their customers realize the full potential of the hybrid cloud and make the best decisions for their business.”

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