VMTurbo and NetApp Collaboration Helps Enterprise IT Maximize the Value of Virtualization Investments

BOSTON -- 10/08/13
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Clustered Data ONTAP Enables Utilization Improvements of Up to 30 Percent

VMTurbo, provider of the only software-defined control system for businesses running mission-critical applications on virtualized and cloud infrastructures, today announced a collaboration with NetApp to support clustered Data ONTAP 8.2. VMTurbo extended control actions to the back-end of datastores via its storage extension in its 4.0 release. Now VMTurbo Operations Manager works with clustered Data ONTAP to enable non-disruptive operations, proven efficiency, and seamless scalability across storage clusters in a virtualized environment.

Clustered Data ONTAP cuts through the performance, availability, and efficiency limits of traditional hardware silos, empowering IT to non-disruptively align the storage infrastructure with changing business and application demands. When combined with clustered Data ONTAP, VMTurbo’s software-driven approach enables automation, agility, simpler operations, and lower costs for enterprise IT administrators. Specifically, VMTurbo’s proprietary technology will help NetApp users in the following areas:

- Workload management: VMTurbo’s ability to recommend and automate workload placement and resource allocation decisions across controllers, storage tiers, and clusters enables increased performance in a virtualized or cloud environment. This reduces OpEx and significantly minimizes risks impacting workload performance and space allocation.

- Storage optimization: Actively manages storage space by examining thin provisioning, compression, deduplication, snapshots and controller usage; provides better workload visibility by mapping the end-to-end relationships from virtual machines to Storage Virtual Machines and associated volumes, aggregates and controllers; and, in addition to the existing rich set of control actions, it now supports moving volumes across aggregates, which even further enhances the control capabilities to reduce CapEx and maximize customers’ NetApp investment.

“The NetApp and VMTurbo collaboration represents a significant strategic advantage for us,” said KPN IT Solutions CTO Kevin Reeuwijk. “As a cloud services provider, any disruption for our clients literally impacts our revenues and under-utilized capacity impacts our profitability. Combining clustered Data ONTAP with VMTurbo’s software-defined control solution enables our virtualized infrastructure to handle a range of events and keep our services running smoothly, while maximizing the efficiency of our storage resources.”

“We are proud to partner with one of the foremost storage and data management companies in the world,” said Yuri Rabover, co-founder and vice president of product strategy at VMTurbo. “VMTurbo is able to build upon NetApp’s operating system – clustered Data ONTAP – to help IT administrators reap the benefits of efficient storage operations and improved performance within their infrastructure.”

VMTurbo will be attending NetApp Insight 2013 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas from October 7-10, 2013, stop by our booth to see the demos of our joint solutions.

Learn more about partnership at http://solutionconnection.netapp.com/vmturbo-inc

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