The collaboration allows NetApp resellers to integrate and offer NetApp storage and data management offerings with Microsoft server products, NetApp said Monday.
“A core element of Microsoft’s Cloud OS strategy is to share with customers the technical advances that Microsoft has developed through its own experiences in running many large internet scale services,” said Takeshi Numoto, Microsoft corporate vice president for server and tools marketing.
According to NetApp, its partner program works to complement a Microsoft incentive scheme designed to help clients offset the cost of implementing Microsoft-developed cloud technologies.
“Achieving cloud velocity is a business imperative, and NetApp and Microsoft continue to align technology strategy and execution to help customers with this transition,” said Thomas Stanley, NetApp VP of global partner sales and alliances.
Additionally, NetApp announced it has won Microsoft’s Server Platform Partner of the Year Award in the server platform category.