NetApp has extended their 50% Virtualization Guarantee to include Citrix Xen and Microsoft Hyper-V. The program, first announced in 2008, initially covered only VMware virtualization solutions. The 50% Guarantee program is a catchy way to get folks thinking through the cost savings that virtualization can offer when combined with shared storage (and in this economy who isn’t thinking about savings!).
NetApp has linked several Technical Reports on the 50% Virtualization Guarantee program site that are worth reading even if you are not preparing for a new storage purchase. Here are links to the TR’s:
- Best Practices for Citrix Xen Server
- Best Practices for Microsoft Hyper-V
- Best Practices for VMware Virtual Infrastructure
Are you planning new storage purchases this year? If so, how do vendor resources and marketing tools like the 50% Virtualization Guarantee affect your decisions?