On October 27, 2009, IBM Global Technology Services (GTS) and NetApp announced a global alliance agreement to complement the existing N series OEM partnership between NetApp and Storage Technology Group (STG). IBM's broad portfolio of technology services, with IBM System Storage N series and NetApp's industry-leading storage products, provides comprehensive, innovative infrastructure solutions.
Through this agreement, IBM GTS provides end to end IT services that address storage and server infrastructure optimization as well as infrastructure optimization services for desktop virtualization projects. These services include assessment, planning, design, implementation and management. Together with IBM's N series solutions and the ability to offer the NetApp software portfolio, IBM helps clients improve their alignment of IT assets with current and future business goals, while improving the quality, scalability and reliability of service delivery. Anticipated benefits include reduced IT complexity, efficient storage, server and desktop environments and controlled costs.
IBM GTS solutions enable clients to gain insight into how their businesses are using storage assets, while helping to institutionalize best practices across the enterprise. Combining IBM and NetApp technologies helps maximize the availability and value of information by reducing business risks through secure, efficient and optimized information infrastructure management.
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