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NetApp SolidFire All-Flash Storage Selected by Globe Telecom to Deliver Improved and Cost-Efficient Enterprise Cloud Services

NetApp SolidFire’s scale-out design and guaranteed performance enable telecommunications innovator to deliver transformational cloud services to customers in the Philippines and across Asia

NetApp SolidFire (NASDAQ: NTAP), the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced that Globe Telecom, a leading full-service telecommunications company in the Philippines, through its Globe Business group, has deployed NetApp SolidFire’s all-flash scale-out storage platform to support its Virtual Private Cloud and Dedicated Private Cloud offerings. With NetApp SolidFire’s automated, scalable infrastructure that guarantees performance, Globe Business’ internal and external customers can meet their storage capacity and performance needs today and in the future at a cost two to three times lower than before.

Globe Business provides an entire suite of products and services for mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet and managed services. With its own network of data centers around the country, Globe Business prides itself on continuously improving value-added services for its customers. In order to accelerate its cloud offerings and give it an even better competitive edge, Globe Business turned to NetApp SolidFire to modernize its data center infrastructure, and in turn, enable its customers to harness cloud technology’s transformational capabilities.

NetApp SolidFire’s unique all-flash architecture met all of Globe Business’ criteria to help its customers embrace cloud-first principles, optimize resources, and maximize business opportunities. Thanks to its volume-level Quality of Service (QoS), Globe Business can deliver guaranteed, fast and predictable performance to its customers. With NetApp SolidFire’s scale-out design, customers can scale and control performance and capacity independently, without downtime or disruption. Utilizing NetApp SolidFire’s always-on data-at-rest encryption and real-time replication, customer data always stays safe and secure.

The NetApp SolidFire platform is deeply integrated with VMware vSphere via its REST-based API, allowing for complete automation, instant provisioning and end-to-end monitoring. These features, in combination with NetApp SolidFire’s comprehensive data reduction capabilities, enable Globe Business to realize significant cost-savings that translate into competitive pricing options for its customers. In addition, NetApp SolidFire’s partner AISC assisted Globe Business with solution positioning and continues to provide high-quality vendor support.

“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 realized 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.”

“With storage infrastructure fueled by NetApp SolidFire, Globe Business can now deliver services with the speed and agility demanded by their customers,” said Stuart Oliver, global service provider programs manager at NetApp SolidFire. “By deploying NetApp SolidFire’s all-flash storage, Globe Business was able to build its next-generation cloud service environment to successfully serve the cloud and hosting needs of its customers and a become a disruptor in an increasingly competitive market."

“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, Enterprise Computing, 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.”

Learn how NetApp SolidFire powers the most demanding data centers in the world. Read more about how the Fueled by SolidFire program helps cloud providers define, develop and capitalize on new market opportunities made possible with NetApp SolidFire storage infrastructure.

About Globe
Globe is a leading full service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet and managed services. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singapore Telecom who are acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region. For more information, visit

About Globe Business
The corporate arm of leading telecommunications company in the Philippines Globe Telecom, Globe Business provides a comprehensive range of ICT interconnectivity solutions for the country’s top industries, businesses and commercial enterprises engineered according to their business requirements and enabling them continuous access to information. The portfolio of products and services comprise of mobile, wireline, broadband, data connections, internet, managed services and IT-enabling services as well as cloud computing solutions which it pioneered in the country. The company’s data center and carrier ethernet services are ISO- and MEF global standards-certified, respectively. For more information, visit

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