NetApp is giving its unified storage system portfolio a major makeover with the release of the FAS2500 series for entry-level users and the high-performance FAS8080 EX. The new, streamlined portfolio of hybrid arrays are designed to meet customers' storage needs today and in the future.
Likewise announced today membership in the NetApp Alliance Partner Program as an Advantage Alliance Partner. The collaboration provides NetApp customers with identity management and authentication software for secure access control of NetApp® unified storage systems.
NetApp (NTAP) has lost IBM (IBM) as an OEM customer, according to a Bloomberg report. IBM will stop reselling NetApp’s storage technology in a move to shift customers to its own branded products and blunt its hardware losses, the report said.
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