In a not-so-surprising move, Microsoft and NetApp have announced a new three-year deal that extends beyond the current collaboration that has taken place for years between these two companies. Under this new agreement, the companies will collaborate to deliver technology that includes virtualization, private cloud computing, as well as storage and data management.
The move comes after EMC, VMware, and Cisco announced a three-way marriage more than a month ago, creating what the group called the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE). And with it, the three-way partnership wants customers to consolidate private and public cloud datacenters onto VMware virtualization, Cisco networking and servers, and EMC storage.
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