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NetApp Allies With TCS

CHENNAI, India -- NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (MUMBAI:TCS) (NSI:TCS), a leading global IT services, business solutions, and outsourcing firm, today announced a global strategic alliance between the two companies and the launch of the new NetApp-TCS Center of Excellence (COE) Lab and Global Onsite Residency Program at the TCS Siruseri, Chennai, delivery center. The COE Lab and Global Onsite Residency Program are designed to provide joint clients enhanced services and capabilities that enable customer breakthroughs. Top executives from both organizations met at the TCS flagship campus in Siruseri, Chennai, today to formally commence the expanded partnership between the two companies.

The NetApp-TCS COE is a significant joint investment between both companies and will be used to train and certify TCS associates on NetApp storage technologies and joint customer engagements globally. The NetApp Global Residency Program will extend the team of NetApp trained personnel that enable customers to optimize their investments in NetApp solutions that deliver outstanding customer experiences. Through the NetApp-TCS COE and the NetApp Global Residency Program, NetApp will leverage TCS’s capabilities in infrastructure services and storage capabilities to develop and deliver solutions for enterprise customers around the world. The NetApp-TCS COE will also function as an extension of the TCS Storage Center of Excellence based in Lucknow, India, and will serve as a platform to develop and showcase TCS and NetApp industry-leading solutions.

“The expansion of our global strategic alliance with TCS will enable more companies to achieve the storage-efficiency benefits delivered by NetApp solutions,” said Tom Georgens, president and chief operating officer at NetApp. “By expanding the number of service professionals trained on NetApp technologies, we can help more customers creatively and cost-effectively address their business requirements.”

NetApp Inc. (Nasdaq: NTAP)

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.