Data management company, NetApp, has expanded its channel training and accreditation program to include more Microsoft virtualisation offerings to resellers.
NetApp partners can now receive specialised training and accreditation in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.
Windows Server 2008 R2 is built on Windows NT 6.1, which is the same build used for the Windows 7 operating system. Hyper-V is the virtualisation component of Windows Server 2008 R2, but it does not come as standard with all versions.
According to a NetApp statement, the move comes as a direct result of customer demand.
NetApp partners like Empired have indicated continuing demand for its services, with Empired announcing strong profits despite the slowing economy earlier this year.
It hasn’t all been good news for NetApp though. The firm posted a lower year-on-year profit for the 2009 financial year.
Microsoft is looking to partners like NetApp to boost sales with the release of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 after posting a significant loss.