A good year ago DARZ introduced the first genuine hybrid cloud solution based on NetApp DataFabric. Since that time, the partnership between the two innovation drivers has stabilized continuously. Reason enough to present a short resume of the history of the cooperation:
12 months ago DARZ launched Europe’s first genuine hybrid cloud solution based on NetApp Private Storage as a Service. This solution is unique as it is the first to offer multi-mandate capacity, low latency, immediately available connection to the established hyperscalers, and global scalability. In addition, all data is exclusively located at the DARZ high-security data center, outside the public cloud.
NetApp has always placed great trust in the digital evolution provider headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany. As a result, in October 2015 DARZ it designated DARZ as a new NetApp service provider partner and authorized backup as a service partner. The aim of this cooperation was to offer customers a secure and powerful cloud platform for services from a single source.
During the following months, DARZ attended both the NetApp Insight in Las Vegas and in Berlin. At these events, Lars Göbel, DARZ sales and IT services manager, and Holger Kärcher, founder and managing director of the reference customer Helpium, presented the concept of multi-cloud sourcing and vividly illustrated the advantages of the first genuine hybrid cloud solution. The Internet platform Helpium was one of the first companies to utilize the innovative DARZ solution.
DARZ also attended the NetApp Technologie Forum Rhein Main. The aim of this event was the exchange of expertise and insights regarding best practices and specific project experiences with NetApp solutions. DARZ presented itself as a competent partner and innovation driver in the hybrid cloud sector.
In May 2016, NetApp provided additional proof of the high degree of innovation of the DARZ solution and the trust it placed in the digital evolution provider. In its annual report, NetApp specifically emphasized DARZ as a NetApp business highlight. It one again presented the advantages of the hybrid cloud solution by DARZ, underscoring its high esteem of this business partner.
DARZ would like to take this opportunity to thank NetApp for a year of successful cooperation and is looking forward to soon launching two new services. Thanks to the innovative power and feature set of NetApp, these can be seamlessly integrated into the data-centric services of DARZ and the implemented data fabric.