NetApp has unveiled new design guides and capabilities for service providers and has teamed with Asigra, a provider of cloud backup/recovery software, to provide service providers with a design guide that helps them deploy Backup/Recovery as a Service (BRaaS) offerings.
According to NetApp, the new offerings include, Service-Oriented Infrastructure (SOI) that provides service providers with an infrastructure that lets them consume and deploy storage, network and compute resources in a repeatable manner; and Data Protection as a Service (DPaaS) that provides service providers a design guide that enables them to deploy DPaaS offerings, including archive and disaster recovery (DR) and helps to reduce costs and complexities and increase service levels.
In addition, the NetApp open management capabilities will allow service providers to leverage the company’s storage efficiency and storage services automation capabilities. The open management capabilities are enabled by open SDK and web services application programming interfaces (APIs) and provide service providers a policy-based automation infrastructure.
Patrick Rogers, vice president of solutions and alliances at NetApp, said: Today’s announcement strengthens our commitment to provide service providers with unique solutions and capabilities to enhance their cloud services portfolio.
“Our strategy in this space is to enable the success of our solution partners, not compete with them, and through them provide a broad and open set of industry cloud services for enterprise IT customers.