FAS2220 will Enable Midsize Organizations to Accelerate Growth, Increase Simplicity, and Leverage the Cloud
The storage and data management solutions giant, NetApp has launched a low cost storage solution FAS2220, which starts at under $8,000. It 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:
•Start right by providing more performance and software value than traditional entry-level storage systems
•Keep it simple by delivering increased performance without increasing deployment or management complexity
•Grow smart by leveraging existing storage investments and easily adding new capabilities to meet changing needs
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.
Julie Parrish, senior vice president of Worldwide Partner Sales, NetApp says, “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.”
Speaking on the ever growing competition, Manish Goel, executive vice president of Products, NetApp said, “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.”
Technology highlights of FA2220:
NetApp’s FAS2220 leverages new NetApp Flash Pool technology to provide performance and value to help midsize businesses start right and stretch their dollars. Flash Pools, which extend NetApp’s Virtual Storage Tier approach to the midsize market, enable customers to accelerate application performance and are simple to implement and operate “out of the box.” Flash Pool technology also seamlessly integrates with NetApp’s industry-leading suite of nine storage efficiency technologies to help customers increase utilization and reduce power costs. NetApp is the only vendor offering this unique intelligent caching approach in the entry-level storage market.
The new NetApp OnCommand® System Manager 2.1 helps simplify, control, and automate both setup and ongoing management of NetApp storage. This tool allows customers to improve their storage and service efficiency, boost productivity, and reduce the impact of storage management on IT resources.
The FAS2200 series runs on the latest version of the Data ONTAP® operating system to provide a truly unified, scalable architecture that enables customers to easily and affordably upgrade to higher-end systems and new capabilities without needing forklift upgrades. Data ONTAP also provides “cluster-ready” capabilities, enabling midsize customers to seamlessly add storage capacity as needed to their shared infrastructures with no downtime.
VAR Ecosystem Helps Midsize Businesses Leverage the Cloud
NetApp is working closely with select VAR partners to deliver data protection as a service (DPaaS) to help customers start right and grow smart. DPaaS enables customers to better protect their business from lost productivity, revenue, and goodwill associated with data loss and downtime.
DPaaS delivers powerful disk-based recovery and second-site failover functionality.
It also maximizes the effectiveness of limited administrative resources because it is simple to initiate and easier to maintain than legacy tape protection infrastructures.
New Programs Enable Channel Partners to Accelerate Business Growth
•The GetSuccessful™ Cloud Services Program provides reseller partners with industry-leading support and connects them with NetApp’s ecosystem of cloud service providers.
•Additional programs, promotions, and financing offers provided by NetApp specifically help NetApp resellers help existing customers make the transition from their legacy NetApp storage platform to the new FAS2200 portfolio. As a result, resellers have more to offer their customers and can increase their business opportunities by offering services.
•NetApp will participate in VMware’s ‘Real World Advantage’ campaign. The campaign provides VARs with various joint sales and marketing tools to help them accelerate sales opportunities and generate leads for VMware® and NetApp solutions with midsize customers.