The agreement, which follows years of technical collaboration between the two vendors, will focus on the delivery of new virtualisation, private cloud and data management products.
Tom Georgens, chief executive NetApp, said: “The NetApp and Microsoft alliance has helped thousands of enterprise customers around the world do more with less.
“We are excited about the opportunity we have to build on this success and together help our mutual customers design and implement truly dynamic datacentres.”
Bob Kelly, corporate vice president of infrastructure server marketing, added: “Through the deeper integration of server, virtualisation, management and storage technologies, Microsoft and NetApp customers can expect datacentre solutions that help them reduce costs, increase performance and reach new levels of efficiency.”
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