Fu­eled by NetApp pro­gram ex­pands, drives Cloud growth

Kuwait Times - - TECHNOLOGY -

NetApp re­cently an­nounced the ex­pan­sion of its Fu­eled by NetApp pro­gram, de­signed to help drive growth for ser­vice providers who are help­ing their cus­tomers on the path to dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion. With this an­nounce­ment, ser­vice providers gain ac­cess to new con­sult­ing and in­cu­ba­tor pro­grams, as well as new ef­fi­ciency guar­an­tees and in­creased train­ing.

The Fu­eled by NetApp global ser­vice provider pro­gram will con­tinue to de­liver goto-mar­ket so­lu­tions with scale-out, guar­an­teed per­for­mance, au­to­mated man­age­ment, data as­sur­ance, and global ef­fi­cien­cies. In ad­di­tion to this, NetApp will now of­fer:

Ex­tended com­ple­men­tary prod­uct man­age­ment con­sul­tancy ser­vices for the full NetApp prod­uct and so­lu­tion port­fo­lio with ex­pe­ri­enced ser­vice provider in­dus­try ex­perts

NetApp Cloud In­cu­ba­tor Pro­gram, which pro­vides easy ac­cess to stor­age re­sources for cloud and host­ing star­tups, al­low­ing a fo­cus on so­lu­tion en­gi­neer­ing and de­liv­ery rather than the heavy costs as­so­ci­ated with in­fra­struc­ture build-outs

Train­ing part­ner­ships with live, in­struc­torled tech­nol­ogy guid­ance and in­dus­try-lead­ing prod­uct mar­ket­ing and man­age­ment cer­ti­fi­ca­tion sup­port spe­cific to NetApp

In­crease in in­vest­ment for co-mar­ket­ing and so­lu­tion development to drive more sig­nif­i­cant ser­vice provider go-tomar­ket ac­tiv­i­ties

Ef­fi­ciency guar­an­tees on the SolidFire stor­age plat­form to of­fer a more pre­dictable cost model

“En­ter­prise tech­nol­ogy is rapidly shift­ing to con­sump­tion-based and hy­brid cloud mod­els, cre­at­ing a unique growth op­por­tu­nity for the ser­vice provider in­dus­try,” said Fadi Kanafani, Re­gional Di­rec­tor Mid­dle East & Africa at NetApp. “Our Fu­eled by NetApp pro­gram ad­dresses this dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion with a tai­lored ap­proach witha clear go-to-mar­ket con­sul­tancy forser­vice providers de­signed to drive busi­ness growth while re­duc­ing risk.”

Achiev­ing re­sults

Car­renza, a global cloud ser­vice com­pany, turned to NetApp and im­ple­mented the mar­ket-lead­ing NetApp SolidFire all-flash block stor­age sys­tem to in­crease the agility and re­spon­sive­ness of its cloud in­fra­struc­ture. “Our cus­tomers de­pend on us to de­liver a high-per­for­mance in­fra­struc­ture that never goes down,” said Matthew Mc­Grory, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Car­renza. “The Fu­eled by NetApp con­sult­ing team pro­vided us valu­able mar­ket in­sights and in­tel­li­gence that helped us fig­ure out our flash stor­age strat­egy in a way that we have not ex­pe­ri­enced from any other stor­age com­pany.” In­ter­net So­lu­tions, a wholly owned sub­sidiary of Di­men­sion Data and part of NTT, is a pan-African tele­com and cloud ser­vice provider pro­vid­ing end-to-end telco and cloud ser­vices to its cus­tomers. “We eval­u­ated a num­ber of lead­ing stor­age ven­dors, and NetApp SolidFire came out on top in terms of per­for­mance, risk, li­cens­ing, cost, and mod­u­lar scal­a­bil­ity,” said Kevin Pil­lay, di­rec­tor of tech­nol­ogy, In­ter­net So­lu­tions. “The Fu­eled by NetApp team pro­vided train­ing and go-to-mar­ket con­sult­ing and of­fered best prac­tice cost model­ing around pric­ing and pro­duc­ti­za­tion of the SolidFire sys­tem in a way that we were not ex­pect­ing. It re­ally helped In­ter­net So­lu­tions to shape our flash stor­age strat­egy.”

Fadi Kanafani

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