You know how it is: a lot of data, a lot of costs. Backing up data in the cloud can quickly drain your budget and impede your growth. RapidScale, a managed cloud service provider, had this issue, too. Its data was projected to triple in 9 months and the company didn’t have a cost-effective way to handle it.
Implementing NetApp solutions® like the StorageGRID® object-based storage solution allowed RapidScale to store and manage unstructured data securely, at scale; keep pace with their data growth; and plan for further expansion in Europe – all while lowering TCO.
Cost-Effective, Scalable Storage
NetApp eliminates RapidScale’s slow ingestion rates and related public cloud performance challenges. Scale-out architecture and a single global namespace allow RapidScale to easily manage the data pouring in from various areas of the business. Storage tiers and policy-based data placement keep the company’s data in the most cost-effective location for its usage requirements.
The company uses NetApp ONTAP® integration with its AFF and FAS systems as well as NetApp Snapshot™ and SnapMirror® capabilities for data backup and disaster recovery, letting it scale effectively and cut costs.
Stopping the hemorrhage of expensive data management costs wasn’t RapidScale’s only priority. With the ability to place data at the optimal storage tier in a multitenant environment, RapidScale was able to turn its attention to its newest offering: Veeam as a Service (VaaS).
NetApp’s policy-based approach enables RapidScale to isolate various data and workflows so that its VaaS data is separate from internal backups. RapidScale Chief Operating Officer William Hiatt said, “The ability to monetize our investment and offer that value to our customers is a huge added benefit. NetApp StorageGRID is more than just the data infrastructure for RapidScale. It’s become a differentiator as well.”
Expansion into New Geographies
NetApp solutions are also enabling RapidScale to continue its European expansion. Its policy engine and application-defined metadata tags can automatically specify where data is distributed, protected, or even deleted to provide GDPR compliance.
Now, with its NetApp foundation, RapidScale has the scalability to handle quick data growth – even when it triples in a matter of months – and the potential to reduce TCO by a whopping 75%.
Learn more about StorageGRID and discover why IDC named NetApp StorageGRID a leader in the 2018 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Object-Based Storage (OBS) Vendor Assessment.