German IT services leader fuels customers’ digital transformation by enabling agile software development through its Docker & Container as a Service offering

“Embracing digital transformation and staying ahead of competition requires agile IT. With NetApp and our Docker & Container-as-a-Service offering, DARZ removes the burden of managing IT and provides customers with the flexible and scalable IT services they need so they can focus on accelerating their own businesses,” said Lars Goebel, director of strategy and innovation at DARZ.


Based in Darmstadt, Germany, DARZ is a full IT service provider that serves customers that are undergoing digital transformation. The ability to quickly develop, deploy, and market applications is critical to building and maintaining a loyal customer base. A modular, container-based approach accelerates this process. DARZ teamed with NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) to enable next-generation scalability and flexibility, along with a durable, high-performing datastore.


DARZ deployed the certified NetApp® Docker Volume Plugin with NetApp SolidFire® all-flash storage infrastructure to build its Docker & Container-as-a-Service (CaaS). This service offers continuous software delivery and improved code quality, enabling customers to manage a modern, programmable infrastructure and to accelerate time to market for new applications and services.


The NetApp Docker Volume Plugin makes managing persistent data in a Docker environment easy by simplifying the container/storage interaction through the Docker volume set of commands. The DARZ CaaS delivers fast, predictable performance with the ability to guarantee minimum, maximum, and burst performance levels for each volume. The NetApp SolidFire scale-out architecture allows DARZ customers to achieve non-disruptive system expansion and with instant resource availability-without affecting service or interrupting the development cycle.


DARZ, a longtime NetApp customer, also deploys numerous other NetApp Data Fabric solutions that help customers optimize application development and performance. NetApp Private Storage as a Service from DARZ delivers the elasticity, cost, and performance benefits of cloud computing to improve customer flexibility. DARZ also uses NetApp StorageGRID® Webscale object storage for its Amazon S3 for backup.


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