NetApp, the Fortune 500 Company and leader in data insight, access & control for hybrid cloud environments, recently acquired Greenqloud ehf, maker of Qstack – a multi cloud application orchestration layer and now the NetApp service delivery engine.  


“At the start of Q2, we acquired Greenqloud, a private start-up company that created a cloud services orchestration and management platform for hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud environments,”  said George Kurian, CEO of NetApp announcing the acquisition.  “Greenqloud augments our team and accelerates our leadership in hybrid cloud data services by providing NetApp with a scalable architecture, unique technology, and expertise that enhances our ability to integrate and deliver cloud data services.” 


The company’s offices will remain in Reykjavik, Iceland and let by Greenqloud’s former CEO Jonsi Stefansson, now VP of Cloud Services at NetApp. NetApp is investing deeply in its newly acquired development centre and will use its unique talents to build extensive enterprise class self-service capabilities for the NetApp data services portfolio via the world’s leading hyperscalers.


NetApp has already announced the collaboration with Microsoft on delivering a native, first party enterprise Network File System (NFS) service based on NetApp ONTAP technology in Azure. Preview for Azure is scheduled to start early 2018 and you can sign up here to be part of the preview and get news about the preview.  

The company has also announced its current work on Enterprise Hybrid NFS Service for Amazon Web Services. A new cloud service that enables analytics, DevOps, enterprise applications, backup, and disaster recovery. Preview with AWS is scheduled to start early 2018 and you can sign up here to be part of the preview and get news about the preview.  


Also, extending beyond NFS hyperscaler services, during NetApp Insight in Vegas and Berlin it was announced that NetApp Cloud Orchestrator, built on Qstack would soon be available. The Cloud Orchestrator is a Multi-Cloud application orchestration layer that will support AWS, Azure and other hyperscaler market leaders. This “application-aligned” infrastructure provides the most unified, centralized means to manage the cloud stack across multiple providers. With the Cloud Orchestrator, NetApp customers benefit from the ease of storage management and enjoy the same simplicity extended to compute resources across all the biggest public cloud providers.   


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