Bangalore,May 8, 2018: Hybrid cloud solutions specialists — NetApp -- have opened a (Data Visionary Engineering Centre (DVEC) in their Bangalore based Global Center of Excellence.
The Centre seeks to empower Asia-Pacific customers and partners to transform the world with data. A US based DVEC was inaugurated simultaneously at NetApp's headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, USA.
The new APAC DVEC offers an interactive, high-touch experience to its customers and partners. Further extending NetApp’s ability to support customers and partners embarking on digital transformation across Asia. This is the place where companies discuss robust solutions that aid transformation, accelerate growth, and reduce costs. Companies have access to customized sessions on topics tailored to specific concerns and needs of the business, such as the need for cloud-ready workflows or methods to modernize storage through data management.
“Data-driven digital transformation accelerates business outcomes,” said Anil Valluri, President, NetApp India and SAARC. “The DVEC will offer clarity to customers and partners looking to learn more about industry trends, flash storage, hybrid cloud, and other data center IT technologies.”
Added Deepak Visweswaraiah, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, NetApp India: “We offer a focused portfolio of innovative solutions that simplifies the increasingly complex world of enterprise IT. Through this new facility, customers in India can now embrace the opportunities presented by new technologies – such as flash storage and hybrid cloud – with the confidence that comes from our 25-year legacy of managing data.”
The occasion also the launch of some new NetApp products and solutions:
Cloud-connected flash to enable analytics and artificial intelligence capabilities for customers & Object storage software for increased data retention compliance. The neww version 9.4 of NetApp's storage OS, ONTAP can now address 30 TB of enterprise solid state storage -- the industry's highest. Mr Visweswaraiah explained that the software for this was fully developed at NetApp's Bangalore centre, which has already notched up 250 patents granted and 400 applied for.
NetApp also announced NetApp Cloud Volumes for Google Cloud Platform, a fully-managed, cloud-native file storage service that’s integrated with Google Cloud Platform (GCP). NetApps is already compatible with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, the other two major hyperscalers.