NetApp, the global vendor delivering solutions for managing data in cloud environments, has become a technology partner of DHPA – the Dutch Hosting Provider Association representing the largest Dutch hosting and cloud providers. NetApp offers high-end solutions for cloud storage in the hybrid or public cloud and everything in between.
Oscar Wijnants, Country Director for the Netherlands at NetApp, notes that Dutch hosting and cloud service providers have relied on NetApp for years to help their customers get the most out of their stored data. “Now that our customers can gain a competitive advantage with the smarter use of data, it was a logical step to join to the DHPA.
In this new phase, NetApp can support members of the DHPA with new ways of (collaborating) and applications for cloud, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT). Through their network, experience but especially “innovative power”, NetApp can be a reliable supplier for many service providers.
The Dutch team of NetApp has years of experience in designing and building “cost-effective” solutions for IT and data services aimed at service and hosting providers in the Netherlands.
“NetApp is a leading player in the world of cloud and in particular for data-driven solutions,” said Ruud Alaerds, director of DHPA. “This partnership strengthens the relationship between our cloud sector and NetApp. With a technology partner of this caliber, we offer our participants a lot of innovative power and access to good business cases.”
The DHPA Foundation represents the top segment of the Dutch cloud and hosting industry with over 30 market-leading participants and dozens of A-brand suppliers of technology and services. Some examples of DHPA’s members include Worldstream, Leaseweb, Uniserver, Claranet, and Previder. DHPA participants are distinguished by the professionalism, quality and great attention to information security. Together they account for a significant part of the turnover in cloud as well as managed hosting and unmanaged hosting in the Netherlands.