NetApp targets new flash storage partners

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NetApp is enabling its partners to target midsize to large businesses that are looking to accelerate workloads, without compromising the way they deploy, manage and protect data

NetApp is targeting channel partners to support the flash storage requirements of midsize to large businesses.

By introducing new offerings around its All-Flash-FAS (AFF) 8000 Series product, NetApp is enabling its partners to target midsize to large businesses that are looking to accelerate workloads, without compromising the way they deploy, manage and protect data across their environment. The new bundles are available to NetApp partners immediately.

NetApp Headquarters CaliforniaThe bundles help reduce time-to-market for products and services built on AFF, said NetApp. “Channel partners can accelerate their sales cycles and drive revenue as they spend less time configuring and quoting solutions,” NetApp said.

NetApp launched its All-Flash FAS system in June 2014 to address customers who are looking to combine flash performance and “industry-leading data management”.

Elliot Howard, UK and Ireland country manager at NetApp, said: “Since the launch in mid-2014, we are noticing demand for popular configurations. We are now offering these configurations in a pre-built state so our partners can focus on their core business.

The bundles also include full shelves instead of half shelves of solid state drives with flexibility to add more with separate part numbers, making additional configuration and ordering easier. The AFF bundles offer our partners a very attractive value proposition beyond just a price perspective.”

All-Flash FAS is especially valuable for database workloads and other critical applications that require consistent low-latency performance, and for deploying virtual desktop infrastructures.