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NetApp & VMware: Better Together


The NetApp and VMware partnership is the only partnership where a single storage system addresses all of the key VMware defined use cases.


NetApp maximizes the value of VMware software, people & processes.

  • Customer Experience - 20+ years of investment serving 20,000+ global customers across all major industries

  • Executive Vision - All applications, any location, one integrated and unified management approach

  • Traditional & Modern Applications – manage virtual & containerized workloads and file services as one

  • VMware Hybrid & Multi-Cloud – Migrate, extend or protect traditional & modern applications to cloud of choice

  • Future-Proof Infrastructure – Consistent workload and data management operations through constant business change

Together, NetApp and VMware offer solutions and products that are:

  • Simple - Offload workload data management, protection & mobility to storage integrated to vSphere

  • Fast - Optimize flash/NVMe/GPU performance traditional VMs and modern Kubernetes or AI

  • Efficient - Compress, dedupe, and compact data for 5-30X Less Storage with 85-90% more data center efficiency

  • Protected - Offload virtual workload backup, restore & deliver zero RPO & lower RTO data replication

  • Secure - Extend VMware-Level security & compliance to data to protect, detect, remediate, recover

NetApp & VMware: Joint Global CEO Announcement

NetApp and VMware announced the expansion of the companies’ longstanding global alliance. Through innovative solutions and go-to-market initiatives, NetApp and VMware are helping customers reduce the cost, complexity and risk of migrating and modernizing enterprise-class workloads in multi-cloud environments. In addition, organizations can accelerate the performance and delivery of both traditional and new modern applications, and simplify daily operations through new integrations between VMware and NetApp data management infrastructure.


See the global announcement here.

NetApp & VMware: Unified Workload and Data Management

Regardless of the role in an organization, the NetApp and VMware alliance addresses the requirements and concerns specific to the role.

  • CIO & IT Leadership

    • Optimize value of existing IT investments & control costs

    • Create new IT capacity to drive growth and value

    • Reduce risk & control your data through VMware change

  • IT Operations

    • Maximize virtualized workload performance at scale

    • Simplify and accelerate daily lifecycle management tasks

    • Keep data secure & compliant

  • Cloud Operations

    • Seamlessly migrate, extend or protect all workloads to leading hybrid/multi-clouds

    • Uniquely optimize cost of VMware Cloud ~25-50% through right-sized storage

  • Developers

    • Accelerate new modern application development using persistent all flash

    • Enhance Kubernetes lifecycle management & availability