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NetApp has strengthened its cloud services offering with a new partnership with Google. 

Specifically, the company has launched something called NetApp Cloud Volumes for Google Cloud Platform.

NetApp Cloud Volumes offers customers a fully-managed, cloud-native file storage service that’s integrated with GCP.

The company says this is the first step in a partnership that combines the reach of NetApp’s data services with Google Cloud application development, analytics and machine learning.

In addition, NetApp introduced a high performance, cloud-connected flash system to power artificial intelligence and compute-intensive applications, as well as new software to ensure superior cloud-architected infrastructure for data retention compliance.

NetApp says its new initiatives will help customers automate and monetise their data assets.

George Kurian, CEO of NetApp, said: “Companies are increasingly looking at using data and cloud technology to accelerate their businesses.

“As the leader in hybrid cloud data services, NetApp is uniquely positioned to help them create new market opportunities by rapidly deploying new technologies.

“Only NetApp makes it easy to integrate data with performance-leading flash and the world’s leading clouds for elastic compute and powerful analytic engines.”

NetApp Cloud Volumes for Google Cloud Platform is a fully-managed, cloud-native file storage service which speeds developer access to resources and simplifies management.

Diane Greene, CEO, Google Cloud, said: “Companies are on different paths to the cloud, each with unique dependencies.

“Google Cloud and NetApp are committed to simplifying the journey, meeting customers where they are, and accelerating innovation.

“NetApp Cloud Volumes for Google Cloud Platform – a high-performance storage service with advanced management features – gives our customers the freedom to move to the cloud at their own pace.”

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