NetApp swallows Cloudjumper

Cloud data services provider NetApp has written a cheque for  remote desktop services (RDS) and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) market outfit CloudJumper.

The acquisition means that a new service dubbed NetApp Virtual Desktop Service (VDS) will be released. The product sorts out virtual desktop services and application management and claims to be a total solution for public cloud management, deployment and monitoring applications.

Anthony Lye, senior vice president and general manager of NetApp’s Cloud Data Services business unit, said that providing “a consistent virtual desktop experience at scale while keeping data available and secure without sacrificing performance has always been important and is especially critical in today’s unprecedented environment”.

“NetApp and CloudJumper provide a simplified management platform for delivering virtual desktop infrastructure, storage and data management across Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google Cloud with best in class virtual desktop management combined with best in class storage and data services”, he added.

NetApp is said to contribute to the existing CloudJumper channel partner program by providing resources to strengthen the capabilities of MSP, VAR, SI, and ISV partners in order to resolve customer issues and expand their businesses.

NetApp VDS will provide CloudJumper’s customers with flexible and adaptable data storage, according to NetApp, which includes features such as global file caching and backup, which will assist businesses in moving their operations to the cloud.