Early during my tenure as Cloud Czar, I was proud to have helped NetApp become the first infrastructure vendor to build an expansive enterprise cloud ecosystem of telco and service provider partners. Together, we serve over 77 percent of the Fortune 500 companies’ core applications and NetApp is the storage foundation for data served to more than one billion cloud users. Today, I want to share my enthusiasm for new customer cloud capabilities announced by NetApp and Amazon Web Services (AWS) at the inaugural re:Invent conference. NetApp Private Storage for AWS combines the availability, performance, agility, and control of NetApp’s enterprise
Flash storage is a huge game-changer for your business. Not just for desktop and portable computing, but also in data centers and the cloud.Flash is incredibly fast, and it’s become much less expensive. It’s offering amazing new opportunities for businesses—whether they run their IT in traditional data centers, or on cloud-computing services.Recently, a friend was at a meeting of executives, where “The Cloud” was the big topic of excited conversation. What would happen to data storage? Would companies still have data centers? And so on. My answer: As long as there’s data, we’ll store and protect it. And if we save and store data, we’ll always
At NetApp’s analyst event this week, CEO Tom Georgens and his executive staff put forward a strong vision of how NetApp will continue to maintain growth for many years. The company recently posted FY11 results of $5.1B, an impressive 5-year 20% CAGR and now has over 11,000 employees. Georgens framed the success by sharing that the only technology companies with over $4B in revenue and 5 years of organic growth over 20% are: Apple,
Information technologists at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) face a tough challenge in the wake of its discovery of a "particle consistent with the Higgs Boson" last month.
CERN has committed to keeping its Large Hadron Collider (LHC) online for several more months, as physicists conduct yet more experiments to determine precisely what the discovery means.
The commitment requires CERN's IT team to once again adjust planning around the lifecycle of IT infrastructure to meet an extended project deadline.
iTnews’ Brett Winterford sits down with CERN’s deputy head of IT, David Foster, to discuss
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Flash-based storage in its many forms is poised and positioned to cause a major disruption to what is currently viewed as tier 1 storage. As we move into an era in which business agility requires greater application performance, we will see application demands continuing to pull flash up the storage stack and into the server.
We are pleased that as of January 30, 2013, NetApp has achieved quality assurance and certification for Rackspace Private Cloud. This designation indicates that after a detailed, automated testing and validation process, NetApp storage and data management solutions have achieved readiness for building a Private Cloud based on Rackspace Private Cloud Software.As the interest to deploy private cloud continues to ramp up, enterprise customers must navigate an ever-rising sea of choices between hardware, software, and cloud management solutions. With a flood of start-ups, open-source initiatives, and established players vying for attention – this
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