By Russell Fishman, Director of Product Management, Converged Infrastructure Group
Learn more about NetApp Resource Provider at Microsoft Cloud and Hosting Summit, March 21–23, 2017
One year after its announcement, the NetApp® Resource Provider (NRP) for Windows Azure Pack has had several enhancements and is now in play at service providers (SPs) around the world, including two large tier 1s. If you will be at this year’s Microsoft Cloud and Hosting Summit, stop by the NetApp booth to learn more about how NRP for Windows Azure Pack can help you streamline service creation and maximize profits.
With Microsoft’s impending release of Microsoft Azure Stack, it should come as no surprise that Microsoft will be heavily focused on promoting it at the company’s upcoming Cloud and Hosting Summit in Bellevue, Washington. And with good reason: Azure Stack is a fantastic solution for hosting webscale or cloud-native workloads at the edge.
However, for the rest of your traditional enterprise workloads—the 90% of what you probably have today—the fact is that Azure Pack will continue to be the better fit. There has been a lot of talk about Azure Pack going away. Microsoft recently clarified its positioning on this, and, far from going away, Azure Pack is being actively developed and will continue to be supported until 2027. You can find out more about the Microsoft announcement here.
The net result is that Azure Pack will continue to be the right approach for the vast majority of your enterprise workloads. With NRP for Windows Azure Pack, NetApp has taken Azure Pack and packaged it in a way that helps SPs deliver enterprise-class managed private cloud at the customer edge.
NRP is the management platform for Managed EdgeCloud, our joint cloud-in-a-box solution with Cisco, which lets you manage private clouds on your customers’ premises so you can take your services all the way out to the customer edge. For a detailed overview of the solution, check out this blog.
Since we announced NRP in February 2016, we’ve made some important changes to better meet customers’ needs. If you are one of the select few attending the Microsoft Cloud and Hosting Summit next week, here are three reasons why you should stop by the NetApp booth and learn more about NRP:
If you’re not able to make it to Microsoft Cloud and Hosting Summit, you can learn more about NRP online, reach out to your NetApp account manager, or e-mail the NRP team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you in Bellevue, Washington.