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Stone Group, the IT and services supplier to the public and private sector, has announced it has gained ‘Gold’ status partnership with NetApp.

Stone’s commitment to deliver best in class enterprise solutions has led them to partner with NetApp. The partnership will bolster its professional services portfolio with high-quality data management & hybrid cloud solutions.

The partnership will allow Stone to offer a tailored selection of NetApp’s extensive data solutions to its customers, including All Flash systems due to their usefulness in complex operations. Traditional and hybrid solutions are also included, as well as NetApp software and services, which allows customers to easily move workloads in and out of the cloud.

Stone’s sales team at Stone have been trained to have extensive knowledge of the products, ensuring that customers are well-informed when purchasing. Other benefits for Stone customers include system design and additional resourcing support.

Stone CEO Simon Harbridge says: “We understand the challenges our customers face with ever-growing requirements to store, retain and recall data, compounded by the need to fulfil new on-demand services and methods of working.  We have chosen to partner with the leading vendor in this space who we believe has the breadth and depth in their portfolio to meet these demands now and for the future.”

Adam Tarbox, Channel Director for the UK & Ireland at NetApp says: “Having worked closely with Stone for 18 months in preparation for Gold status, we understand the needs of its clients. We are pleased to be working with Stone and to be providing their clients with our leading range of products and support services.”

Simon Harbridge at Stone comments: “NetApp is hugely complimentary to our Intel partnership and our growing range of on premise and hybrid server and storage solutions and I am confident we can deploy and support the market leading solutions our customers need to make their infrastructure work for them.”

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