NetApp and Verizon Enterprise Solutions announced a collaboration to deliver Data ONTAP as a virtual storage appliance (VSA) for Verizon Cloud clients. Today over 175 NetApp Service Provider Partners deploy NetApp storage, running Data ONTAP, as the foundation for over 300 service offerings. The Verizon announcement represents the first time a cloud provider will deploy Data ONTAP as a virtual storage appliance.
Data ONTAP becomes part of a software-defined infrastructure management layer that adds NetApp enterprise-grade efficiency, data protection and availability on top of Verizon’s high-performance cloud infrastructure. Integrated features will also provide seamless data management across multiple clouds based on Data ONTAP, which abstracts physical storage into a set of Storage Virtual Machines and delivers IT services to application owners.
When delivered with Data ONTAP as a VSA, the new Verizon Cloud offers a rich set of enterprise capabilities to new clients and sets the standard for storage appliances delivered as virtual functions through the cloud.