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NetApp to further VMware vSphere environments

SUNNYVALE, Calif.—July 13, 2010— In support of the new VMware® vSphere™ 4.1 release, NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced new storage management integration for greater performance and scalability of VMware vSphere environments. NetApp Virtual Storage Console enables customers to centrally manage all NetApp® storage for VMware environments directly from the VMware vCenter™ Server console and fully leverage the benefits of virtualized infrastructures.

Virtualized infrastructures are expanding the role of administrators and causing them to spend more time on storage monitoring and management. Although VMware® vCenter™ Server provides a powerful tool for managing and monitoring VMware vSphere™ environments, administrators also need a way to easily and efficiently manage associated storage.

Saw this on the NetApp site in the airport whilst waiting to fly home, looks interesting, anything that NetApp can do to further ease the management of their storage for their virtual environments has to be a good thing, I’m off to read up more, do check it out.

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