Networking vendor NetApp says IT market research agency IDC ranked NetApp as the number-one storage solution provider in 2012 for public cloud infrastructure from the perspective of external system capacity.
IDC’s biannual Storage User Demand Study says by harnessing the versatility and efficiency of the Data ONTAP operating system, NetApp delivers a universal data platform, enabling dynamic data portability and extensive customer choice across a blend of private and public cloud resources, said NetApp in a statement.
The study analyzes current and future deployments of enterprise storage systems for particular data uses.
NetApp says its Data ONTAP software provides a common fabric for storage and data management across all cloud resources. NetApp currently has more than 175 cloud service providers delivering more than 300 cloud services built on Data ONTAP.
NetApp is the first major storage supplier building an ecosystem around a private storage solution for Amazon Web Services and was recognized as the Private Cloud Partner of the Year by Microsoft. In addition, the FlexPod data center platform from Cisco and NetApp is a proven platform for service providers and enterprises.