Cloud computing can support great technological and business improvements. Thats especially true with the best-of-both-worlds multi-cloud approach NetApp and partners are pursuing. NetApp has been working hard for more than a year with cloud and co-location providers to enable close-proximity storage connections to the popular public clouds.

This offering boils down to placing storage closer to public cloud compute to dramatically reduce latency, and most importantly, control corporate data on storage that is owned and operated by the experienced IT organization. That step then opens the door to new ways to consume the compute resources of these major cloud providers.