NetApp increases focus on Pune

By DQW NEWS BUREAU - 11 July, 2013

In an effort to expand its reach in Pune, NetApp has planned to strengthen partnerships with the channel partners in the city. The company is also aiming at providing more tightly integrated and automated storage and data management solutions to their customer base.

Krithiwas Neelakantan, director, channel and alliances, India and Saarc, NetApp said, "NetApp has always laid immense emphasis on creating innovative programs that recognize and reward efforts of esteemed members of our channel community. The idea behind redefining this approach is to expand NetApp's reach to all parts of the country. Given the strengthened and enhanced relationships that we share with our channel partners we are confident that we will be able to meet our business goals. Our 'install base' today across India has increased and we believe this momentum will continue, we are extremely aggressive at this front now."

While addressing the Pune Market he said, "Pune is emerging as one of the key contributing markets in the overall scheme of things for NetApp and today we stand at 8 channel partners in this specific market. We see immense potential in this market and will continue expanding our base here."

Over the past few months, NetApp has launched and undertaken multiple enablement programs that underline its commitment towards its partners. The NASP (NetApp accredited sales professional) and the SE (Sales engineering technology) programs apart from the various NetApp conducted programs on FlexPod, high performance computing (HPC) and big data enable partners to build skills internally and provide professional consulting services to their clients.

NetApp recently announced a new version of its flagship storage operating system - clustered Data ONTAP(R). The new software gives organizations and cloud service providers the capability to rapidly and cost effectively deliver new services and capacity with maximum application uptime.

Vinay Kumar P, director, India key accounts, India and Saarc, NetApp, commented "The storage market is dynamic and we are focused on the customer's growing need for solutions that are efficient, flexible, and help create business breakthroughs. With our recent clustered Data ONTAP announcement our customers can now effectively leverage significant business benefits and return on investments, while consolidating and managing their data centrally, simplifying data management and lowering TCO." Pune houses customers across verticals and industries and we expect clustered storage offering to open newer opportunities for us here.'

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