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NetApp Launches BaaS To Partner Network

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NetApp has partnered with Node4 and Daisy Group to roll out its Backup as a Service (BaaS) solution to UK businesses. The solution, provided through NetApp’s authorised UK partner network, enables businesses to use state-of-the-art storage technology without any additional hardware investment.

For IT departments at enterprises looking to consolidate their systems, the BaaS offering makes managing shadow IT much simpler by providing a route for systems set up outside the core IT department to be backed up efficiently and easily.

Laurence James, NEMEA Products, Alliances and Solutions Manager, NetApp said: “NetApp’s partner network is one of its greatest strengths. We are proud, once again, to provide our partners with a new opportunity to grow and develop their business. Our commitment is always to provide end users with an effective solution for their needs, and we can only achieve that through expert and trusted partners like Node4 and Daisy Group.”

Nathan Marke (pictured), Chief Digital Officer of the Daisy Group says: “In the same way that a beautiful architect-designed house looks amazing but is nothing without strong foundations, successful digital businesses need rock-solid and reliable foundations on which to run their applications and systems.

Data is often referred to as the currency of the digital economy, but the cost of ensuring that it is always available has in the past prevented smaller businesses from maximising its value. Daisy’s new NetApp-powered service puts enterprise-class availability in the hands of mid-market organisations. It is by leveraging NetApp’s amazing technology – and wrapping it in amazing Daisy service – that we ensure businesses are immune to disaster and always on, 24×7.”

Steve Denby, Head of Solution Sales, Node4 added: “Node4 is committed to providing a high-quality solution using the most up-to-date technology on the market. With NetApp’s storage infrastructure, our customers have more time on their hands to focus on IT issues that affect business outcomes with the reassurance of knowing that fundamental processes such as back up is being taken care of by a secure, reliable service.”