NetApp has acquired virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) vendor CloudJumper in an effort to boost its virtualisation capabilities.
The purchase of CloudJumper marks the second in as many months for the vendor after it snapped up Talon Storage in March.
NetApp will integrate CloudJumper's VDI and remote desktop services into its own virtual desktop service (VDS) which it claims will expand its offerings for deploying, managing and monitoring virtual desktops in public clouds.
"The ability to provide a consistent virtual desktop experience at scale while keeping data available and secure without sacrificing performance has always been important and is especially critical in today's unprecedented environment," said Anthony Lye, SVP and general manager of NetApp's Cloud Data Services business unit.
"NetApp and CloudJumper provide a simplified management platform for delivering virtual desktop infrastructure, storage and data management across Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google Cloud with best in class virtual desktop management combined with best in class storage and data services."
Details of the deal were not disclosed, though NetApp promised "significant" additional resources to CloudJumper's partner programme.
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