When software is your business, time is money. When you provide the software as a service, time is your enemy. Your ability to grow your business is based not just on how you develop and adopt new features. Your customers also judge you based on how effectively and how quickly you can onboard them to your platform. They are counting on you to deliver their expected value as soon as possible, whether you’re simply providing a cost-savings measure or your software is critical to their own business growth.


Is your environment ready for growth? And how much can your business grow when your infrastructure can easily meet new demands?


At NetApp, it’s in our DNA to empower software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers to deliver on their customers’ needs like never before. By leveraging NetApp® SolidFire® technology, you can be confident that your organization can meet the demands of bringing on new customers quickly and can accelerate customers’ time to value. And with an integrated infrastructure, you can also work toward achieving your goals for growing your own business.


When you don’t have to worry about jumping over legacy hurdles, you do more than just amaze your customers. A seamlessly integrated infrastructure means that you get more time to innovate and to #CodeOn. The robust NetApp SolidFire API provides the foundation for various software development kits (SDKs) and native integrations. These capabilities help make the SolidFire API more than just the back end; it’s truly a valuable part of the overall product.


Do you want to see how this situation can play out in real life? Sit back and enjoy our interactive InfoStory about two SaaS companies that have drastically different experiences in meeting the needs of their new customers. You might see traits and practices of your own organization in the story of these two companies. With NetApp, you can help your story achieve “happily ever after”.

Josh Atwell

Josh Atwell is a Cloud Architect for SolidFire focusing on developing VMware and automation solutions. Over the last 10+ years he has worked very hard to allow little pieces of code to do his work for him through various automation tools. Most recently Josh worked as a vArchitect for VCE where he worked with customers to architect solutions to meet their infrastructure needs. He also served as a VMware and cloud champion, as well as being selected as a technical team lead. Prior to VCE Josh worked at Cisco on the Virtualization Infrastructure Operations team where he focused on automation for VMware, Cisco UCS, and architecting Splunk for all of IT. Josh is a contributing author to the popular Mastering vSphere series and the upcoming Devops for VMware Administrator book. He is highly involved in the virtualization community where he's been active leading technology based user groups and the vBrownBag podcast. Josh holds a degree in aerospace engineering from North Carolina State University and has maintained residence in the Raleigh, NC area.

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