October 29, 2014
RackWare has joined the NetApp Alliance Partner Program in an effort to bring the benefits of cloud migration and disaster recovery to customers through a collaboration with NetApp (NTAP) and IBM (IBM).
The NetApp Alliance Partner Program offers three tiers to its partners. It also offers infrastructure and application providers with access to NetApp solutions, software development kits, technical support, training, certification, product information, and marketing and sales assistance.
The Santa Clara, California-based managed computing software provider on Wednesday said RackWare Management Module 3.0, which was launched in July, now includes added cloud-based disaster recovery functionality for legacy and modern applications by leveraging both IBM and NetApp technology.
“Customers will benefit by significantly lowering both disaster recovery capex and opex for a broader set of their applications,” said Sash Sunkara, CEO at RackWare. “Through this partnership, disaster recovery deployment, testing, failover and failback will be greatly simplified and automated.”
RackWare has been an IBM partner since Feb 2014. This is the company’s first partnership with NetApp, a provider of storage and data management solutions.
Sunkara told Talkin’ Cloud that RackWare decided to join the NetApp Alliance Partner Program because both companies, RackWare and NetApp, are working with Softlayer, IBM’s division of managed hosting and cloud computing services, to enable both migration and disaster recovery leveraging NetApp’s high-performance solutions.
She said RackWare’s channel partners, which now include IT service providers and value-added resellers (VARs), can take advantage this recent news by using a “differentiated migration and disaster recovery solution that leverages the high performance features delivered by NetApp’s storage solutions.”
“What’s next for RackWare is to continue to simplify the use of cloud for individual users as well as for large enterprise shops as think about growing their public and private clouds,” she said.
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