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NetApp Launches New Framework, Works With Hyper-V And Cisco

Storage appliance maker NetApp has dished out a new framework that is designed to work with Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualisation platform and Cisco hardware.

The release of the new architecture is marked by NetApp’s move to join Microsoft’s Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track programme.

The architecture comes with a design that has been validated by the software giant and is expected to become a part of its Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track programme.

The framework launched by NetApp will come with NetApp unified storage systems, Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2, Microsoft System Center components including Microsoft System Centre Virtual Machine Manager, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, Microsoft System Center Service Manager, and Opalis Integration Server and Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS) servers and Nexus switches.

NetApp will also launch the NetApp OnCommand 3.0 plug-in in August for Microsoft software.

“Working with Cisco and Microsoft, NetApp continues to deliver on our commitment to helping our customers achieve greater flexibility and efficiencies at lower costs,” Phil Brotherton, vice president and general manager of the Microsoft Business Unit at NetApp, said in a statement in a press release.

“This collaboration enables us to deliver a private cloud that paves the way for customers to transition to a shared IT infrastructure that helps them be ready for the future and use IT as a tool to capitalize on new growth opportunities,” he added.