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NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced the availability of its Storage-as-a-Service offering in the NSW Government’s GovDC Marketplace. The solution is a secure and flexible platform that is designed to help Government agencies store and manage the ever-increasing amount of data they are creating, storing and analysing in the delivery of improved service outcomes.
NetApp’s Storage-as-a-Service is available as four service offerings with flexible and scalable capacity growth to suit most requirements:
- High Performance: NetApp’s all-flash arrays underpin this service. Ideal for database, analytics and virtualised , performance intensive and/or latency-sensitive high write applications.
- Performance: Also delivered on NetApp’s all-flash arrays, this service is ideal for any applications that need the performance of all-flash technology, but don’t demand ultra-low latency response times
- Value: Powered by NetApp’s enterprise storage arrays, this service is for high capacity applications such as email, web content, files shares, backup and replication.
- Archive: Comprised of NetApp’s S3-compliant object storage, ideal for long term backup and archiving such as medical records and imagery.
Government agencies have the flexibility to move from one storage tier to another, as well as increase or decrease their data consumption without incurring additional fees as part of their Storage-as-a-Service subscription. This ensures a predictable cost model that will enable them to manage their data requirements to help accommodate short-term projects, through to entire platform upgrades, or longer term data storage at any time.
“Whether Government agencies are looking to store basic files, or need a scalable solution to handle complex workloads, NetApp’s new offering is flexible and will enable agencies to meet their data management challenges, without the need to invest in additional IT infrastructure. Agencies can buy as much storage as they need for as long as they need it to achieve their outcomes,” said Matt Hurford, Field CTO, NetApp Australia.
The GovDC Marketplace is designed to extend GovDC beyond simply a state-of-the-art data centre. Approved vendors with access to the marketplace are able to offer Government agencies a wide range of services, on and off premise via GovDC CloudConnect, and agencies can purchase these services with the confidence that issues such as security, technical standards, procurement policies and data sovereignty have all been addressed.
“NetApp’s new solution stores data in a secure, multi-tenanted environment within GovDC keeping it always within agency ownership and control. All data also resides within the borders of NSW to ensure compliance with the NSW Government’s data sovereignty policies” Hurford added.
By moving to an As-A-Service consumption model, agencies are freed up from managing and maintaining their storage infrastructure. Agencies approved to use the services of GovDC can focus on the service outcomes that are core to them. The predictable cost model, defined by a Storage-as-a-Service subscription ensures that agencies have visibility of and control over their usage and spend.
“The GovDC Marketplace is focused on assisting government agencies to deliver fast, cost effective and reliable solutions to NSW citizens through as-a-service cloud capability solutions. Our pre-qualified suppliers are a vital part of that, with agencies able to choose the right solution for them based on the hybrid value proposition of each supplier.” Derek Paterson, Director, NSW GovDC & Marketplace Services, DFSI.
“With offerings such as NetApp’s Storage-as-a-Service, it has enabled us to store and manage our data securely in a cloud based storage solution,” said Jay Huntley, Chief Technology Officer, Department of Family and Community Services (NSW). “The versatility of this offering will mean that we will only pay for what we need, in a model that provides scale and flexibility when we need it, for our data management requirements.”
NetApp’s Storage-as-a-Service offering is available through the NSW GovDC Marketplace.
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