SOURCE: RackWare


October 29, 2014 09:04 ET

RackWare Joins the NetApp Alliance Partner Program

Customers Gain Cloud Migration and Disaster Recovery for Legacy and Modern Applications Through RackWare, IBM and NetApp Collaboration

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Oct 29, 2014) - NetApp Insight 2014 - RackWare, the software provider that integrates data center and cloud resources into a scalable and intelligently managed computing environment, today announced its membership in the NetApp Alliance Partner Program. RackWare is collaborating with NetApp and IBM to integrate their hybrid cloud management solution, RackWare Management Module (RMM), with IBM and NetApp technology. With this partnership, customers will be able to get the benefits of cloud migration and disaster recovery for legacy, as well as cloud applications. 

Launched in July, the latest version of RackWare's RMM solution now includes added cloud disaster recovery functionality. RMM 3.0 drastically lowers the cost of disaster recovery, allowing enterprises to ensure protection of mission-critical IT resources in case of planned and unplanned outages. With RMM 3.0, partners will enable customers to seamlessly extend existing IT architecture into the cloud for minimal disruption.

RackWare's RMM software product enables enterprises to easily and cost-effectively leverage cloud environments as an extension of their internal environments without having to change applications or operating systems. By integrating with IBM and NetApp technology RackWare allows enterprises to seamlessly expand their internal NetApp environments to IBM's cloud platforms that are using NetApp storage.

The NetApp Alliance Partner Program provides qualified infrastructure and application providers with access to NetApp solutions, software development kits, technical support, training, certification, product information and marketing and sales assistance. Customers benefit by having access to best-of-breed partner solutions that have been tested to work with NetApp storage. Additional information on the NetApp Alliance Partner Program is available at  

The news comes at the heels of RackWare's recent announcement regarding the opening of its new Channel Partner Program to Service Providers and VARs globally. RackWare has made significant momentum with partners including CenturyLink, QTS, Peer 1, OnRamp, Pea Soup, Entisys and MBS Tech Services.

Supporting Quotes
We are delighted to partner with IBM and NetApp to allow enterprises to use our cloud disaster recovery/migration offering to protect legacy, as well as cloud applications," said Sash Sunkara, CEO of RackWare.

"We are pleased to partner with RackWare because of their unique DR capabilities that allow enterprise customers to perform simple DR on both legacy complex workloads as well as modern cloud workloads," said Mac Devine, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Director of CloudFirst Innovation and CTO of IBM's Cloud Services Division.

"We looked at several migration solutions and chose to partner with RackWare because of their ability to simplify the process of migrating complex enterprise applications," said Bill Heffelfinger, CTO of NetApp-IBM Global Alliance.


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About RackWare
RackWare allows enterprises to use the public cloud as just another resource for their internal infrastructure -- for disaster recovery, as well as scaling purposes. With its unique ability to be platform and cloud agnostic, RackWare's flagship solution, the RackWare Management Module (RMM), allows workloads to be ported between any platform, virtual or physical, and any cloud. RackWare has moved thousands of workloads for hundreds of customers and has partnerships with large Service Providers and VARs. RackWare was founded in 2009 and is based in Santa Clara, California. For more information, go to:

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