|[February 20, 2013]
World Wide Technology Strengthens its Enterprise Storage Solutions Portfolio with NetApp Flash Array
ST. LOUIS --(Business Wire)--
Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading systems
integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain
solutions, today expanded its Enterprise Storage portfolio by committing
to sell and support the comprehensive NetApp portfolio of flash
solutions, including the new NetApp EF540 flash array. Through this
offering, WWT can help its customers maximize the value of flash across
the entire IT stack, improving application performance and
responsiveness while significantly improving the overall efficiency of
data center operations.
"WWT is leveraging cutting-edge technologies like enterprise flash
storage to accelerate application performance and lower costs for
enterprises harnessing cloud computing, virtualization and big data,"
said Bob Olwig, vice president of business strategy with WWT. "As a
longstanding NetApp Star Partner, we have always worked closely with
NetApp to deliver solutions that are simpler, more manageable and faster
to deploy than traditional enterprise storage products. The recent
NetApp enterprise flash announcement demonstrates their storage and data
management leadership and provides us with a new set of products to help
our customers meet their business goals and mission critical IT needs."
The NetApp flash solutions portfolio spans the IT stack - from server to
storage - and include both hybrid as well as all SSD storage offerings
to solve the broadest range of business challenges. The NetApp portfolio
improves I/O performance and accelerates response times for a variety of
applications, including database acceleration; server and desktop
virtualization; and cloud infrastructure NetApp flash solutions help
customers speed overall IT performance; improve utilization of data
center space; and reduce power and cooling costs.
"The new NetApp EF540 flash array and proven portfolio of storage and
data management products deliver business results faster, stop
over-provisioning and dramatically improve the ROI of IT investments,"
said Todd Palmer, vice president, Americas Channel Sales, NetApp. "We
are pleased to count World Wide Technology (News - Alert) as an early supporter of our
new flash products, as WWT's sales, engineering and support teams
consistently demonstrate a commitment to innovation as well as
delivering and supporting the very latest technology solutions that can
have a positive impact on the mission-critical IT environments of their
WWT specializes in delivering and supporting advanced technology
solutions in the areas of data center and virtualization; mobility and
borderless networks; unified communications and collaboration; and
security. The company brings a new way of thinking and a proven approach
to how organizations evaluate, architect and implement technology.
Through its Advanced Technology Center, WWT provides its customers with
technical and engineering expertise and hands on access to the latest
technology products and solutions. WWT also offers a complete array of
configuration and integration services and a full suite of advanced
logistics, inventory management and supply chain solutions.
About WWT (www.wwt.com)
World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a $5 billion systems integrator
that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to the
commercial, government and telecom sectors. The company brings to market
a powerful blend of knowledge, infrastructure and technology to help its
customers evaluate, architect and implement technology products and
solutions. Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders
including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Dell (NASDAQ: DELL); Cisco (News - Alert) (NASDAQ: CSCO);
EMC (NYSE: EMC); HP (NYSE: HPQ); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware (NYSE:
VMW); Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS); NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP);
Microsoft (News - Alert) (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs over 2,200
people and operates more than 2 million square-feet of warehousing,
distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout
the world. For more information on World Wide Technology, visit www.wwt.com.
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that
deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business
breakthroughs. Our commitment to living our core values and consistently
being recognized as a great place to work around the world are
fundamental to our long-term growth and success, as well as the success
of our pathway partners and customers. Discover our passion for helping
companies around the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.
Use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal
partnership between NetApp and any other company.
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