“As a cloud solution provider, we view ‘all flash, all the time’ as a competitive differentiator for us against public cloud and other managed cloud providers,” said William Hiatt, CTO at RapidScale. “Moving to NetApp All Flash FAS made a lot of sense from a business standpoint, and it also helps our technical teams because they don’t have to spend time tuning individual workloads for optimal performance. It’s all on flash, and it’s always fast.”
RapidScale provides the most comprehensive managed cloud services that are available in the industry, with a global presence, enterprise-grade infrastructure, and a team of highly knowledgeable cloud experts. As a leader in managed cloud services, RapidScale must manage extremely variable customer workloads, ranging from just a few virtual desktops to critical high-volume manufacturing and healthcare environments.
RapidScale enlisted NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) to support its annual growth of almost 100% and to provide optimal performance for its CloudServer (infrastructure-as-a-service) and CloudDesktop (desktop-as-a-service) offerings. These offerings help customers eliminate the hassle of day-to-day updates and user management while accelerating productivity and profitability. After moving all of its customers’ production environments to NetApp® All Flash FAS, the company found that it exceeded customer expectations for even the most demanding workloads.
RapidScale is now positioned to easily handle exponential data growth as its customers embrace the Internet of Things, while delivering top-tier database and application performance. In addition, RapidScale now uses NetApp SnapMirror® software to replicate data between locations for disaster recovery and NetApp OnCommand® Insight software to gain a unified view of storage across the company’s data center.
With its new solution, RapidScale has:
- Empowered a hospital to decrease virtual desktop login times by approximately 80%, helping nurses and clinicians access patient information faster
- Accelerated database transaction response speed by up to 20 times
- Reclaimed valuable engineering time by eliminating the need for performance tuning at the storage layer
- Made flash storage efficient and affordable for the end user with deduplication and compression
- Read the RapidScale case study
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