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NetApp and Brocade Opt for Open Source vSphere Java API

October 6th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

I am very pleased to welcome NetApp and Brocade to the vSphere(VI) Java API poweredby page. Many thanks to Patric Chang and Katie Colbert from Brocade, and George Costea and Eric Forgette from NetApp for making this happen.

NetApp and Brocade have been using open source vSphere(VI) Java API for quite some time and each has several products shipped with this open source API. As you may recall from my previous blog on VMworld 2010, I did not talk about NetApp and Brocade because I hadn’t got written permission even though they had great shows out there. Please feel free to check them out at VMworld in Copenhagen next week.

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I think the key takeaway from this is that vSphere Java API has been stable enough to be used by companies like NetApp and Brocade that demand highest quality of products. For one thing, you can prabably afford not connecting to networks for a little while, but for sure cannot afford messing up your data storage. NetApp and Brocade’s confidence in this API is the best testimonial on the quality and readiness of the API. There are many other even bigger companies are using the API as well. I will talk more about them later.

Here are the related excepts from the poweredby page:

Brocade‘s core competence, building and managing high-performance networks, supports server virtualization and its logical extension, private, public and hybrid cloud computing. Brocade helps companies maximize the benefits of virtualization through centralized, VM-aware Network and SAN management and network services. Our extraordinary networks provide scalability, which increases IT asset consolidation while improving return on investment. The combined strengths of Brocade and VMware deliver significant benefits for small, medium, and large enterprises across all industries and sectors.

NetApp creates innovative products—storage systems and software that help customers around the world store, manage, protect, and retain one of their most precious corporate assets: their data. We are recognized throughout the industry for continually pushing the limits of today’s technology so that our customers never have to choose between saving money and acquiring the capabilities they need to be successful. NetApp Virtual Storage Console 2.0 for VMware vSphere software provides end-to-end VM lifecycle management for VMware environments running NetApp storage. Virtual Storage Console is a plug-in to the VMware vCenter Server and is accessible to all vSphere clients that connect to the vCenter Server. 

Should you be interested to list your company in the poweredby page, please feel to leave a comment. I need a short paragraph within 100 words with a link back to your company.

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