Another acquisition is intended to strengthen the position of the former storage expert in the multi-cloud area. At the same time, a new head of Germany and a new head of Europe were presented.
NetApp has completed its acquisition of Instaclustr, announced in April.
NetApp has completed its acquisition of Instaclustr, announced in April. Instaclustr is a SaaS platform provider for open source database, pipeline and workflow applications.
“From a technology and product perspective, NetApp’s infrastructure solutions are a perfect fit for Instaclustr’s data layer-as-a-service solutions and services,” said Ben Bromhead, CTO and Co-founder of Instaclustr. “For companies that operate applications in the public cloud or on-premises, the combined platform of NetApp and Instaclustr offers a solution to master the complexity of the cloud while avoiding the risk of vendor retention and the high costs of building and maintaining the internally necessary know-how.“
The “learned” storage specialist NetApp has repositioned itself as a cloud expert in recent years. For this purpose, several companies have been taken over, by means of which cloud services can be technically and economically optimized, such as Spot by NetApp, CloudCheckr, Fylamynt and now Instaclustr.
“Companies are vying for modernization and digital transformation in the cloud. To do this, they need to implement solutions to develop innovative applications faster and get them into production, while saving costs in infrastructure management and operations,“ said Anthony Lye, executive vice president and General Manager, Public Cloud Services at NetApp.
“Instaclustr offers exactly that and will thus be an important addition to our ‘Spot by NetApp’ portfolio. It solves common problems such as the complexity of the cloud, additional costs, the binding to a single provider and the lack of internal technical resources at the customer’s site.“
New Germany Manager and new Head of Europe
The announcement of the completed acquisition comes almost at the same time as the appointment of Peter Wüst as the new vice President and General Manager of NetApp’s Germany presence. He will report directly to Giovanna Sangiorgi, who has also been appointed Senior Vice President for EMEA and LATAM. The current Managing Director Peter Hanke is taking a break for family reasons, but will remain in the company.
As head of the most important and revenue-generating market for NetApp in Europe, Wüst wants to establish the company as a leading provider of multi-cloud solutions, hybrid cloud storage and cloud data services. “NetApp is one of the technology leaders that are redefining the topic of the cloud. Solutions in the areas of data management, cloud optimization and multi-cloud as well as the integration of partners such as VMware, Nvidia and the leading public clouds all serve this goal,“ says Wüst, who most recently led several teams in EMEA, APAC, LATAM and the global accounts as Vice President CTO International. Prior to that, he was responsible for NetApp’s cloud infrastructure business and cloud services in the EMEA region.