NetApp aggressively invests on VMware as SRM approaches has just learned that NetApp is aggressively distributing its storage in VMware briefing centers across the Europe.

The move is justified by the upcoming release of Site Recover Manager (SRM), the much expected disaster recovery product that VMware will launch next week.

SRM needs an enterprise storage back-end to work and NetApp has all the interests to demonstrate how its arrays and software (SnapMirror on top) integrates with the newest VMware solution. Better than the ones provided by the VMware’s parent company EMC.

Even if EMC acquired VMware in 2003, probably the wave of big storage investments in the virtualization market begins now.