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Node4 Launches NetApp Private Storage

Gregg Mearing

Node4 today announces that it is the first Managed Cloud Service Provider (MCSP) to provide NetApp Private Storage as a Service (NPSaaS) to its customers. Node4’s NPSaaS gives customers a way to access public cloud compute while guaranteeing the privacy of their data. Node4, which is now listed as an official NPSaaS provider, will provide NPSaaS access to customers as a fully-managed service.

NPSaaS allows Node4’s customers to utilise hyperscaler compute, across multiple public cloud providers, whilst keeping their data secure in Node4’s Data Centres, maintaining complete control over their data and complying with data protection and sovereignty regulation requirements.

Public cloud compute facilities can be accessed as required, while data remains protected in Node4’s Data Centres. This offers Node4 customers a way to meet privacy, compliance, regulatory, and sovereignty requirements (in line with regulations such as EU GDPR, coming into force in 2018). Node4 has multi-tenanted the NetApp NPS solution in its Data Centres, giving Node4 the capability of offering NetApp NPS as a service (NPSaaS).

“For some time customers have long been able to access OPEX cloud compute while keeping private data within private CAPEX storage environments”, commented Gregg Mearing (pictured), Head of Managed Services, Node4. “Through NPSaaS, customers can now do the same thing, maintaining data privacy, but with storage provided on an OPEX basis. This degree of flexibility, combined with reassurance of the safety and sovereignty of their data while accessing the public cloud, is exactly what many companies have been looking for to-date. We’re extremely proud to be the first UK-based MCSP to provide this service.”

“As a longstanding NetApp partner that understands our systems and services intimately Node4 was a natural collaboration to provide NPSaaS as a managed service”, added Martin Warren, EMEA Cloud Solutions, NetApp, “Node4’s NPSaaS provides an additional path for customers to access our leading cloud aggregation solution, particularly if they are already utilising Node4’s infrastructure or services, or would particularly appreciate the presence of an industry-leading MCSP to help in the ongoing management of the service.”

Node4 is also one of only four UK Service Providers offering “NetApp Validated” backups and disaster recovery services.