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Globe Telecom taps on NetApp SolidFire to support its cloud services

Adrian M. Reodique | June 20, 2016
In a move to modernise its data centre infrastructure.

Philippine-based Globe Telecom - through its Globe Business group - has leveraged the all-flash scale-out storage platform of NetApp SolidFire to support its Virtual Private Cloud and Dedicated Private Cloud services.

In a press statement, NetApp SolidFire said that Globe deployed the platform to modernise its data centre infrastructure to enable its customers to maximise the capabilities of the cloud technology.

"With its flexibility and cost efficiency, more and more companies in the Philippines are taking advantage of cloud computing. As they demand higher performance versus just capacity, we realised that adding more disks to the rack was too expensive and inefficient," said Mike Frausing, Globe Senior Advisor for Enterprise and IT Enabled Services Group.

"With NetApp SolidFire's all-flash scale-out architecture, our customers have confidence that we can meet their needs for guaranteed levels of performance. We can offer reliable cloud services at a better price, providing a competitive -- and a domestic -- alternative to foreign cloud providers," added Frausing.

Additionally, NetApp SolidFire said the platform is integrated with VMware vSphere via its REST-based API which allows complete automation, instant provisioning and end-to-end monitoring. Combined with its data reduction capabilities, these features enable Globe Business to save cost which translates into competitive pricing options for its customers.

The platform also has a scale-out design which allows the customers to scale and control performance and capacity independently without downtime or disruption. Customers can also use the always-on data-at-rest encryption and real time replication of NetApp SolidFire to keep its data safe.  

"The telecom market in the Philippines is among the most vibrant and innovative in Asia/Pacific region with service providers offering innovative data services to help businesses and consumers successfully embark into IDC's 3rd Platform era," said Rajnish Arora, Vice President for Enterprise Computing of IDC Asia/Pacific. "By providing differentiated services like guaranteed performance and scale-out storage, cloud service providers gain a significant edge over their competition and are uniquely positioned to meet the needs of the most demanding customers."


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