Virtualization management provider HotLink Corp. has partnered with storage specialist NetApp to extend NetApp Private Storage for Amazon Web Services to VMware environments.

CJ Arlotta, Associate Editor

November 13, 2013

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HotLink founder and CEO Lynn LeBlanc says the partnership provides quotall critical components of an effective hybrid IT strategyquot
HotLink founder and CEO Lynn LeBlanc says the partnership provides "all critical components of an effective hybrid IT strategy."

Virtualization management provider HotLink Corp. has partnered with storage specialist NetApp (NTAP) to extend NetApp Private Storage for Amazon Web Services (AWS) to VMware (VMW) environments.

The solution integrates VMware vCenter management with NetApp Private Storage for AWS, Amazon EC2 and AWS Direct Connect, resulting in a hybrid IT infrastructure for VMware environments.

Hotlink said the following capabilities are included in the solution:

  • The ability to adjust private infrastructure and public cloud resources and easily manage the hybrid pool using customers’ on-premise VMware vCenter infrastructure

  • Operational recovery in Amazon EC2 within minutes of an on-premises VMware failure

  • Complete data control and low-latency data transfer using NetApp Private Storage for AWS

  • Fully integrated and automated bi-directional workload conversions between on-premises VMware and off-premises AWS.

HotLink founder and CEO Lynn LeBlanc said in a prepared statement that AWS provides affordable compute resources, but IT challenges come into play when attempting to integrate existing data center operations with public cloud resources across both platforms.

“By combining HotLink’s transformation technology and NetApp Private Storage for AWS, companies can unify hybrid management, easily move workloads, retain control of their data and leverage AWS’s scalable compute power and unique pay-as-you-go economics — all critical components of an effective hybrid IT strategy,” she said.

The solution is immediately available through a network of VARs in North America, including Blue River Information Technology, Clearpath Solutions Group, Day1 Solutions and Integrated Archive Systems.

Hotlink recently launched HotLink DR Express, a plug-in solution for VMware vCenter that integrates data protection with day-to-day operational management of VMware Microsoft (MSFT) Windows and Linux workloads.

About the Author(s)

CJ Arlotta

Associate Editor, Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media

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