NetApp is setting itself up as the natural storage partner for VMware server virtualisation, provisioning virtual desktops faster, associating its 50 per cent storage savings guarantee with VMware's 50 per cent server savings guarantee. The firm is putting its money where its mouth is by offering $1m of its kit and services to …
"NetApp ...provides a GUI for users needing to provision virtual desktops...they can be created almost instantly. A single VDI image can be replicated, NetApp says, "hundreds of times in minutes while using almost no additional storage capacity." It relies on NetApp's FlexClone technology, a feature of its storage array's ONTAP operating software, for this, and links it to VMware's View Composer."
Gee, you mean like what Sun VDI 3 already has, using OpenSolaris, VirtualBox and ZFS?
'cept I don't need tonnes of expensive proprietary hardware and software pieced together from about eight different vendors to make it work...which is why I am choosing it over any other "solution" for our PoC.
So how about it Reg, how about some less biased journalism about what Sun is offering and shipping *right now* - or are conjecture and rumours giving more hits to your site these days, hmm?
Virtually No Storage
So how does NetApp expect to make money by selling "virtually" no storage? By lying perhaps?
New Storage App
PITS (Pain In The Ass) technology has revolutionalized....well, you get the drift.
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