Consultel Cloud launches NetApp HCI as a Service Offering

NetApp has announced that Consultel Cloud, an Australian company and Fueled by NetApp Service Provider partner, has launched Australia’s first NetApp hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) as a Service offering in the market.

Launched in 2017, NetApp HCI is the industry’s first enterprise-scale hyper converged infrastructure solution that delivers guaranteed performance, independent scaling, and Data Fabric integration. Customers will be able to leverage NetApp HCI through a consumption purchase model for the first time, offering cloud-like flexibility to simplify technology acquisition through Consultel Cloud’s platform.

Consultel Cloud’s Australian client base spans multiple sectors and organisations, who are looking for highly customisable technology environments which take advantage of cutting-edge technology solutions, to ensure guaranteed performance and reliability. As a result, Consultel Cloud has standardised its platform on NetApp all-flash storage, providing next-generation data centre capabilities at a competitive price point. NetApp HCI as a Service will allows customers to purchase from Consultel Cloud in a cost-effective and predictable OPEX arrangement, and further benefit from the service provider’s expertise in hybrid cloud data management.

As organisations pursue digital transformation agendas, they are increasingly looking for technology platforms with extensible infrastructure that allow dynamic access to data and ultimately accelerating time to market. NetApp HCI is designed to deliver on this agenda, by offering software-defined infrastructure features and integrations that allow organisations to easily expand, contract and adapt based on their needs.

Glenn McPherson, Managing Director, NetApp ANZ said, “Consultel Cloud is a great example of a strategic business partner who understands NetApp’s mission to help customers manage their data for competitive advantage. Consultel Cloud has built a unique Australia-first service offering, based on next-generation data centre capabilities that guarantees both performance and reliability. For Consultel Cloud clients, consuming NetApp HCI this way will allow them to focus on their core business and pursue competitive advantage rather than managing IT infrastructure.”

Benjamin Molloy, division lead for Consultel Cloud said, “Over the last few years we have entered into a strategic partnership with NetApp, as our technology strategies align very closely. With unique Quality of Service and enterprise-scale capabilities, we anticipate our NetApp HCI as a Service offering will be extremely popular with clients, who are looking for ways to tap into emerging technologies via flexible cloud consumption models, rather than implementing and managing the technology itself.”

NetApp HCI as a Service is available now through Consultel Cloud.

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