NetApp Announces Cloud and Storage Partnership with Rackspace

Filed in by Cara Nichols | June 9, 2010 12:06 pm

This has been a very busy week for Rackspace Partner Development. In addition to the Ingram Micro distribution agreement[1] announced on Monday, today NetApp announced a partnership with Rackspace to deliver hosted storage and cloud services to their channel partners. NetApp’s forward thinking has led them to be ahead of the curve and partner with proven, best-in class hosting and cloud service providers like Rackspace.  One joint partner gave their take on the new partnership in NetApp’s announcement[2] today:

“With an already established base of major cloud computing contracts, we have an excellent understanding of the technology, integration, and service needs of today’s customers and we believe that the relationships with service providers like Rackspace will dramatically accelerate and improve our ability to deliver NetApp solutions in this growing market,” said Chris Aliberti, senior vice president, National Sales, Insight Integrated Systems[3].

This partnership is significant for Rackspace as it broadens our scope and capacity to serve channel partners and enterprise customers. Working with the world’s largest technology distributor, Ingram Micro, and leading storage provider NetApp, Rackspace upholds its title as the world’s leader in the hosting and cloud computing industry and will continue to bring world-class solutions to the market through its marquee partners.

Endnotes:
  1. Ingram Micro distribution agreement: http://../../information/mediacenter/release.php?id=8480
  2. NetApp’s announcement: http://www.netapp.com/us/company/news/news-rel-20100609-program.html
  3. Insight Integrated Systems: http://www.insightintegrated.com/

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