Managed Cloud Services Leader HOSTING Masters the High-performance Cloud with SolidFire All-Flash Storage

HOSTING chooses SolidFire to guarantee performance for demanding customer workloads

NetApp SolidFire (NASDAQ: NTAP), the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, announced today that managed cloud services leader HOSTING deployed SolidFire’s all-flash scale-out storage to meet the high-performance storage needs of many of its most demanding enterprise customers.

“Solution architects at HOSTING turn to SolidFire when a client needs high performance for scale-out workloads, a situation more and more of our clients are finding themselves in,” said Darrell Hyde, chief technical officer at HOSTING. “Performance matters, both at the customer-facing application front end and at the deep end of the compute and storage infrastructure. And for high performance, HOSTING relies on SolidFire.”

HOSTING is a managed cloud services leader that unburdens its customers from the challenges of managing security, compliance, infrastructure and business-critical applications across leading public and private cloud platforms. Many of its customers require fast, predictable performance to accelerate business decision-making and response to security threats. HOSTING meets these requirements with all-flash scale-out storage from SolidFire.

HOSTING provides its customers with public/multi-tenant, hybrid and dedicated private cloud services. Via its REST-based API, SolidFire is integrated into the HOSTING VMware vSphere-based environment, enabling HOSTING to deliver services on a per-virtual machine basis.

“Enterprises use the HOSTING agile, next-generation infrastructure fueled by SolidFire as the basis for the development of their future revenue streams,” said Stuart Oliver, worldwide service provider programs manager at NetApp SolidFire. “By enabling HOSTING to deliver guaranteed performance and capacity to their customer workloads, customers can focus on what really matters - growing their businesses.”

The SolidFire platform delivers guaranteed performance to thousands of application workloads side-by-side, allowing consolidation and higher-density customer deployments under a single platform. It ensures performance with fine-grain quality of service (QoS) controls, performance virtualization, and the ability to adjust resources on the fly. SolidFire brings HOSTING the ability to linearly scale storage without upfront capital expenditures in anticipation of future customer needs.

HOSTING is a recognized leader in managed cloud services, with annual revenues of $100 million. Its Net Promoter Score (NPS) – an indicator of customer loyalty – is +67 for its managed services overall and +77 among HOSTING customers using SolidFire storage.

About HOSTING
HOSTING delivers secure and compliant managed services on the industry’s leading cloud platforms to empower enterprises to increase revenue, reduce costs and manage risk. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, HOSTING owns and operates six data centers under an ITIL-based control environment validated for compliance against HIPAA, PCI DSS and SOC (formerly SAS 70) frameworks. For more information visit HOSTING.com.

About NetApp SolidFire
NetApp SolidFire (NASDAQ: NTAP) is the market leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center. Leveraging SolidFire’s all-flash architecture, with volume-level Quality of Service (QoS) controls, customers now can guarantee storage performance to thousands of applications within a shared infrastructure. Coupling this functionality with in-line data reduction techniques and system-wide automation results in substantial capital and operating cost savings relative to traditional disk and basic all-flash storage systems.

About NetApp
Leading organizations worldwide count on NetApp for software, systems and services to manage and store their data. Customers value our teamwork, expertise and passion for helping them succeed now and into the future. To learn more, visit www.netapp.com.