HotLink, NetApp Join Forces To Unify Management in the Cloud
New solution unifies VMware and AWS management, enables VM portability, and promises secure, high-performance storage.
- By Christa Ayer
Virtualization management provider HotLink is teaming up with storage company NetApp to integrate VMware vCenter management, NetApp Private Storage for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon EC2, and AWS Direct Connect. The result is a hybrid computing environment that offers data protection, disaster recovery, business continuity, and cloud bursting capabilities.
The new solution leverages the path NetApp has created to help its customers move data between vCenter and AWS Direct Connect. HotLink completes the solution with its transformation technology, which handles the the management and workload interoperability between VMware and AWS.
HotLink and NetApp are positioning the joint offering as a disaster recovery and business continuity solution, with the added benefit of cloud bursting for peak load, and development and testing. Customers will be able to dynamically adjust private infrastructure and public cloud resources and use their on-premises vCenter infrastructure to manage the hybrid pool.
The solution also promises operational recovery in Amazon EC2 within minutes of an on-premises vCenter failure; complete data control and low-latency data transfer via NetApp Private Storage for AWS; and fully integrated and automated bi-directional workload conversions between on-premises VMware and off-premises AWS.
The solution is available through a network of VARs, including Blue River Information Technology, Clearpath Solutions Group, Day1 Solutions, and Integrated Archive Systems.
Christa Ayer is a freelance technology writer based in Seattle, Wash.