Leading Open Source IaaS Platform Integrates with Leading Storage Technology to Ease Customer Pain Points in Building Shared IT Infrastructures

Cupertino, Calif. – June 28, 2011-Cloud.com, a leader in open source cloud computing software, todayannounced it has joined the NetApp® Alliance Partner Program.As part of this collaboration, Cloud.com CloudStack™, aninnovative infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform,seamlessly integrates with NetApp storage systems and simplifieshow customers can build, deploy and manage public and private cloudenvironments, for improved IT flexibility and efficiency.

 

This integration with NetApp gives Cloud.comthe ability to directly integrate with the NetApp®OnCommand™ management software to help automate provisioningvolumes on the storage system, create Logical Unit Numbers (LUNs)of administrator-specified sizes and perform LUN masking. Cloud.comhas also integrated, tested and validated CloudStack with NetAppunified storage systems, allowing customers to continue to use theNetApp Data ONTAP® platform, which effectively creates andmanages storage pools and devices requiring ever-increasingcapacity and bandwidth. Whether organizations are running privateor public clouds, the CloudStack and NetApp collaboration providesa turnkey cloud infrastructure software stack for delivering all ofthe essential components used to build, deploy and manage any cloudenvironment.

 

“Data center infrastructure is facing anumber of challenges as enterprises increasingly move to deployingon-premise clouds, making it even more important for leadingcompanies like Cloud.com and NetApp to partner,” said PederUlander, CMO at Cloud.com. “By leveraging NetApp OnCommand™management software, cloud architects can empower their users withself-service automation while improving storage and serviceefficiency through functions that help users control, automate, andanalyze their secure, multi-tenant NetApp storageinfrastructure.”

 

“The NetApp Alliance Partner Program helpsbring together solution providers that have a shared vision ofhelping customers get the most business value from their ITinvestments,” said Patrick Rogers, vice president of CorporateAlliances at NetApp. “Cloud.com’s membership in the NetApp AlliancePartner Program will help our customers achieve a fastertime-to-market and improve IT flexibility and efficiency bycombining leading cloud and storage infrastructure technology.”

 

Recognizing that organizations currently facea daunting task when trying to build their own IaaS cloudenvironment, Cloud.com provides service providers with the fastestpath to delivering their own cloud services by providing the latestand the most advanced software platform for building highlyscalable, highly reliable cloud computing environments. Cloud.comcurrently enables over 50 large-scale production clouds indeployment that have been built on its market-leading open sourcecloud computing solution including KT, Tata Communications, NokiaResearch Center, GreenQloud and Profitability.net. Cloud.comtechnologies can be deployed on-premise or as hosted cloudservices.

 

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About Cloud.com
Open source software provider Cloud.com simplifies and acceleratesthe deployment, management and configuration of multi-tier andmulti-tenant private and public cloud services. Cloud.com’sCloudStack software is being used to provideinfrastructure-as-a-service in production environments at leadingenterprises and service providers, providing them with exceptionalstability, and is unrivaled in both feature breadth andscalability. Founded in 2008 by leaders in open source,virtualization and infrastructure development, Cloud.com is backedby leading Silicon Valley venture capital firms. For moreinformation, go to www.cloud.com.

 

About the NetApp Alliance PartnerProgram
The NetApp Alliance Partner Program provides qualifiedinfrastructure and application providers with access to NetAppsolutions, software development kits, technical support, training,certification, product information, and marketing and salesassistance. Customers benefit by having access to best-of-breedpartner solutions that are tested to work with NetApp storage.Additional information on the NetApp Alliance Partner Program isavailable at www.netapp.com/alliances.

 

Cloud.com PR Contact:
Heather Fitzsimmons
Mindshare PR
+1 (650) 947-7400
heather@mindsharepr.com

 

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NetApp Staff