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January 26, 2010


Joint tenants

The “pre-tested and validated” design architecture is for customers who have deployed the Cisco Unified Computing System; Cisco Nexus Switches; NetApp FAS storage with multistoried software, which creates logical partitions within a storage system; and VMware’s sphere virtualization software with v Shield, another tool that creates secure, logical partitions in virtual systems. Secure Separation ensures one tenant does not have access to another tenant’s resources, such as virtual machine (VM), network bandwidth, and storage. Each tenant must be securely separated using techniques such as access control, VLAN segmentation, and virtual storage controllers. Also, each layer has its own means of enforcing policies that help reinforce the policies of the adjacent layers. The companies are providing clients“secure multi-tenancy design architecture,” an 80-page document that details how to safely deploy virtualized applications with products from the three companies, and are introducing a cooperative support model to make it easier for customers to resolve problems.

Dimitris Krekoukias

I find it interesting that the usual competitors have almost utterly ignored this very important announcement...

The technique is called "minimize and divert".

Not acknowledging what they don't have doesn't draw attention to what NetApp has.


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