NetApp Unveils New Low-Cost FAS2220 and Expands Partner Cloud Ecosystem to Help Midsize Businesses Start Right, Keep It Simple, and Grow Smart
Sunnyvale, Calif. — Midsize businesses face the challenge of keeping pace with growing demands while managing the volume of data being generated, all with limited IT resources and budget. Building on a simple, flexible, and efficient IT infrastructure enables the agility required to help midsize businesses capitalize on this data growth to drive their success and create a competitive advantage. As a result, the decisions midsize businesses make about their storage foundation play a critical role in their future success.
NetApp’s new (NASDAQ: NTAP) FAS2220, which starts at under $8,000, is the latest member of its entry-level product portfolio and builds on the momentum and success of the recently introduced FAS2240. Already an established leader in the midsize market, with more than 10,000 customers turning to NetApp each year for their storage needs, the new FAS2220 delivers innovative new technologies and increased value that enable midsize businesses to:
NetApp also unveiled an expanding ecosystem of value-added reseller (VAR) partners to provide midsize businesses with cloud backup and disaster recovery services built on NetApp® along with new channel enablement programs to help partners expand their business.
Enhanced Portfolio Provides Powerful, Simple, and Flexible Platform
VAR Ecosystem Helps Midsize Businesses Leverage the Cloud
New Programs Enable Channel Partners to Accelerate Business Growth
“Digital Insurance has experienced 50% growth in the past year and we realized that our storage infrastructure needed to be able to seamlessly expand with our needs. Transitioning to a NetApp solution, which includes a FAS2240, has significantly streamlined our overall IT infrastructure and enabled us to maximize our resources thanks to the increased efficiencies, performance, and value. With NetApp our IT staff is able to spend less time focused on our storage infrastructure and instead apply valuable resources and time to other parts of the business to help provide our customers with the service they’ve come to expect.”
“VMware is pleased to share a common vision and strategy with NetApp to deliver affordable and robust solutions and cloud services to our midsize customers. Additionally, VMware and NetApp will continue to partner with our joint service providers and channel partners to deliver solutions and cloud services that are simple, efficient, and flexible to serve as a foundation for our midsize customers to grow their businesses now and in the future.”
“The demands on midsize businesses continue to increase, which makes the IT infrastructure they build on as important as ever. The right infrastructure can provide midsize businesses with the flexibility required to adjust to their changing environment and grow their business along with the efficiency to help keep costs down. We see cloud services as another key layer to the IT infrastructure as they enable midsize businesses to maximize limited resources, pay only for the service levels they need, and easily expand as their business needs grow.”
“There is no question that midsize businesses are making the transition to cloud-based solutions and value-added resellers will play an important role in helping to address this customer need. NetApp is providing our partners with a unique opportunity to be part of an ecosystem that will enable them to strengthen their customer relationships, build profitable new revenue streams, and take advantage of industry-leading enablement programs designed to help them transform their business to capitalize on the cloud.”
“The growth of data and an ever-expanding competitive landscape combined with limited budgets and resources means that midsize businesses must make smart decisions when it comes to their IT infrastructure. The enhanced FAS2200 platform provides customers with the simplicity, flexibility, performance, and value they need while delivering a storage foundation that they can build on with confidence to achieve business success.”
Availability and Pricing
The FAS2220 will start at under $8,000. It will be available on June 12, 2012, through NetApp’s worldwide network of value-added authorized resellers, distributors, and systems integrators. DPaaS is available now through select NetApp VAR partners.
1Enterprise Storage Group, “Market Report: Cloud Integrated Storage,” April 2012.
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