NetApp Introduces Storage Management Integration in Nigeria

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As part of its commitment to support the IT industry with innovative products, NetApp exclusive distributor in Nigeria, has announced new storage management integration for greater performance and scalability of VMware vSphere environments.
The product 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, according to the company are expanding the role of administrators and causing them to spend more time on storage monitoring and management.
"Virtualization of the server and storage infrastructure is reshaping today's data center as customers begin laying the foundation for cloud computing," Gary Green, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, Vmware, adding that, "The integration between VMware vCenter Server and Virtual Storage Console further demonstrates how the VMware and NetApp partnership benefits our customers by providing enhanced visibility and management for greater productivity, response time, and overall return on investment."
Tightly integrated with VMware vCenter Server, the single storage, he said console enables VMware administrators to centrally monitor, provision, clone, back up, recover, and replicate storage operations for virtual server and desktop environments without requiring storage administrator assistance.
Virtual Storage Console, he said also helps optimize utilization and improve responsiveness with real-time discovery, health monitoring, and capacity management.
Tightly integrated with VMware vCenter Server, the single storage, he said console enables VMware administrators to centrally monitor, provision, clone, back up, recover, and replicate storage operations for virtual server and desktop environments without requiring storage administrator assistance.
Virtual Storage Console, he said also helps optimize utilization and improve responsiveness with real-time discovery, health monitoring, and capacity management.
"On any given day our team is looking at a number of different things, from the VMware infrastructure to the physical servers, from the load balancers to the storage," said Grant Leathers, director of Enterprise Infrastructure at Kelley Blue Book, which worked with regional systems integrator Trace3 to design and implement a solution based on NetApp technology, adding that "We need solutions that are integrated, easy to use, and provide better visibility for simplified management.
NetApp solutions have enabled us to save close to 70% of previously used disk space to reduce the amount of storage space used for VMware deployment from 12 to 4.5 terabytes."