Verizon Enterprise Solutions and NetApp have partnered to deploy a software-defined storage system for the telecommunications company’s cloud computing users.
Data ONTAP will be integrated into Verizon’s Cloud Compute and Cloud Storage architecture as a virtual storage appliance as the companies aim to manage and protect data in multiple cloud ecosystems and augment physical storage options, the companies said Thursday.
“Our announcement with NetApp marks the first of many strategic relationships that we are forging as we build a dynamic ecosystem of enterprise-class networking, storage, and software-based capabilities that will run on top of our new Verizon Cloud infrastructure,” said John Considine, chief technology officer of Verizon Terremark.
“As enterprises increasingly look to combine public and on-premises cloud resources to optimize IT efficiency and business flexibility, Data ONTAP provides a universal data management platform to facilitate data and workload movement across multicloud environments,” said Phil Brotherton, vice president of cloud solutions group at NetApp.
NetApp and Verizon intend for the partnership to help enterprises handle data and workloads with hybrid cloud models.