neteffect Offering Hybrid Cloud DR Solutions With NetApp

And partner Tego Data Systems
This is a Press Release edited by on 2017.04.19

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neteffect technologies, LLC , a Charlotte, NC-based company creating custom solutions and delivering cloud services, needed an IT solution that could scale both performance and capacity for internal applications as well as its external netCare cloud DR offering.

With the help of NetApp, Inc. and partner Tego Data Systems, LLC, neteffect implemented a hybrid FlexPod solution with both AFF and FAS storage.

It resulted in an improvement in performance and reliability for the company's backup, archive, and DR services.

"Previous IT solutions that promised to be dynamic and expandable quickly reached their limitations, which ultimately threatened to affect our sales," says John Campbell, CTO, neteffect. "By combining NetApp storage with Cisco UCS servers, we have the flexibility to grow quickly while offering our customers a cost-effective DR solution and better performance at no additional cost. We're going to get a lot of longevity out of this platform."

Today, neteffect can respond to the demands of its internal users and cloud customers, as well as scale performance and capacity independently without disruption. With FlexPod using NetApp all-flash arrays, internal applications now run up to 10 times faster than they did before, boosting productivity and efficiency. Maintenance windows have shrunk from hours to minutes, so it takes fewer resources to migrate VMs and spin up new systems. That results in cost savings for customers.

In addition, neteffect has been able to expand its solution offerings to provide cost-effective DR services. Rather than build and manage their own secondary data recovery sites, customers can replicate data to neteffect's archival storage tier. If there is an outage, they can be up and running on neteffect's FlexPod-based cloud offering in an instant. As an added benefit, customers with NetApp storage in their primary environments can use NetApp native replication tools to eliminate the need for expensive third-party software, which saves money and makes data recovery an affordable option.

With its solution, neteffect can:

  • Quickly respond to demands of internal users and cloud customers
  • Scale performance and capacity independently without disruption
  • Improve application performance up to 10x
  • Cut maintenance windows from one hour to one minute
  • Improve customer experience with flash, cost savings, and affordable data recovery solutions

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