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Challenge: Penetrate the highly competi- tive cloud services market while enabling service provider partners to meet diverse end- customer requirements. …

Challenge: Penetrate the highly competi- tive cloud services market while enabling service provider partners to meet diverse end- customer requirements.

Solution: Deliver PeakColo WhiteCloud Services on NetApp FAS3270 and FAS3240 storage systems managed with Data ONTAP® 8 Clustering.

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  • 1. Success Story PeakColo Guarantees 100% SLA for the Cloud on NetApp with Data ONTAP 8 Clustering Customer Profile resellers, systems integrators, andKEY HIGHLIGHTS Founded in 2006, PeakColo is a cloud managed service providers to rebrandIndustry services provider headquartered in the solution for their own cloud services.Cloud services Denver, Colorado. The privately owned “Our PeakColo WhiteCloud Services company focuses on infrastructure-as-a- and technology solutions enable ourThe Challenge service (IaaS) cloud computing, delivering customers to enter the cloud service-Penetrate the highly competi- public, private, hybrid, disaster recovery, provider market and diversify theirtive cloud services market while and custom solutions. PeakColo delivers offerings without making huge up-frontenabling service provider its full-scale enterprise-class cloud solu- capital investments,” says Luke Norris,partners to meet diverse end- tions out of five data centers in Denver, chief executive officer at PeakColo.customer requirements. Colorado; Phoenix, Arizona; London, To deliver its competitive WhiteCloudThe Solution England; and Seattle, Washington. Services, PeakColo needed to enhanceDeliver PeakColo WhiteCloud The Challenge its data centers with a flexible, cost-Services® on NetApp® FAS3270 Delivering competitive cloud services effective storage solution and robustand FAS3240 storage systems storage management capabilities. The Whether delivering a secure, single-managed with Data ONTAP® 8 company needed highly flexible, scal- tenant hosted private cloud or aClustering. able storage clusters that would allow multi-tenant public cloud, PeakColo empowers enterprises to reduce capital it to quickly provision storage for newBenefits expenditures with a resilient, pay-as- service provider customers. Secure Partners provision storage you-go operating-expense approach multi-tenancy was imperative to quickly in less than two hours to IT. With a focus on IaaS solutions and effectively partition storage into Scales to manage 300% with on-demand computing and stor- private, flexible storage environments. annual growth and positions age resources, PeakColo helps enable PeakColo leveraged important strategic for new market opportunities customers to concentrate on their core technology partnerships with VMware, Meets rigorous 100%- business rather than on their data center. Brocade, and Dell to build a state-of- availability SLAs the-art cloud infrastructure to support Decreases capex and opex To further its competitive edge, the its WhiteCloud Services. It ultimately via 73% storage requirement company recently launched its Peak- selected NetApp to serve as the stor- reduction Colo WhiteCloud Services, a unique age foundation for the enterprise-class IaaS solution that allows value-added IaaS solution.
  • 2. “The flexibility of NetApp Data ONTAP 8 Cluster-Mode is invaluable to us as a service provider, allowing us to be much more nimble than our service provider competitors. I don’t know any storage operating system technology that comes remotely close to it.” Luke Norris Chief Executive Officer, PeakColo The Solution 100% uptime SLAs. The Data ONTAP VMware vCloud Powered® designation. High performance and secure operating system equips PeakColo PeakColo builds a unique branded multi-tenancy with the flexibility to add up to dozens vCloud Director instance per white PeakColo, a participant in the NetApp of FAS controllers and storage as label, allowing customers to have a Partner Program and a NetApp Gold needed to scale to multiple gigabytes dedicated white label environment that Level Service Provider, deployed a per second of throughput and petabytes is branded, co-managed, and highly combined 10 NetApp FAS3270 and of capacity. The company balances flexible. NetApp Vserver integrated with FAS3240 storage systems in its 5 Type-II performance and cost with NetApp vCloud Director helps PeakColo achieve SSAE 16/SOC 1 data centers. NetApp multiprotocol support, which enables maximum flexibility of its shared storage Data ONTAP 8 operating in Cluster-Mode PeakColo to leverage both NFS and infrastructure with secure multi-tenancy. provides the massive throughput and iSCSI investments. NetApp dedupli- scalability needed to rapidly grow its cation enables PeakColo to reduce The tightly integrated NetApp and WhiteCloud Services while delivering storage requirements by up to 73%, VMware environment enables PeakColo superior cloud services to existing decreasing hardware, power, and and its customers to build multi-tenant customers. NetApp Vserver helps cooling costs. private clouds by pooling infrastructure PeakColo achieve maximum flexibility resources into virtual data centers and of its shared storage infrastructure NetApp Flash Cache provides PeakColo providing access to users through Web- with secure multi-tenancy. with the NetApp Virtual Storage Tier, based portals. In addition, VMware offering the company additional FAS3270 vCloud Director enables multi-tenant “PeakColo is in the business of and FAS3240 performance benefits hybrid clouds that combine on-premise enabling our service provider custom- by combining NetApp efficiency and private clouds with the PeakColo off- ers to be successful by helping them intelligent caching technologies to opti- premise cloud. achieve new levels of cost efficiency mize storage system performance. The and service flexibility,” says Norris. NetApp Virtual Storage Tier promotes Business Benefits “NetApp is a business enabler for PeakColo customers’ hot data in real A “game changer” for cloud services PeakColo. NetApp Data ONTAP 8 time without moving the data, allowing Backed by NetApp storage, PeakColo Cluster-Mode helps us optimize our the company to scale performance and WhiteCloud Services deliver on-demand, NetApp storage environment, securely capacity in a highly efficient manner. pay-as-you-go computing and storage host multiple customers on individual resources to the company’s distribution, storage systems, and easily scale to NetApp storage supports PeakColo’s data center, service provider, systems manage 300% annual growth.” virtualized VMware® vSphere® and integrator, and VAR channel partners. vCloud® Director environment. PeakColo The unique WhiteCloud Services enable Data ONTAP 8 operating in Cluster-Mode is a Premier VMware Service Provider PeakColo customers in turn to use the is configured in pairs for high availability, Partner and one of the first cloud infra- VMware vCloud Powered badging. which helps PeakColo meet its stringent structure companies to achieve the PeakColo’s WhiteCloud Services,
  • 3. enhanced with NetApp flexibility and PeakColo can also easily scale the interface and view and manage the stor-scalability, enable PeakColo customers storage as a logical clustered unit. age like their own private SAN. We canto deliver value-added services to their manage the entire NetApp cluster fromcustomers within the framework of the “The flexibility of NetApp Data ONTAP a central portal. Less than two full-timePeakColo cloud. 8 Clustering is invaluable to us as a ser- storage administrators manage 2PB of vice provider, allowing us to be much NetApp data. NetApp helps us reduce“PeakColo is a trailblazer in enabling our more nimble than our service provider IT management costs, and we can passservice provider customers to deliver competitors,” notes Norris. “I don’t know along those savings to our customers.”both public cloud services and value- any storage operating system technol-added services such as data migration ogy that comes remotely close to it.” Penetrating the cloud marketand data assessment from the same Besides streamlining storage manage- Easy storage provisioning, advancedflexible cloud framework,” notes Norris. storage management ment, Data ONTAP 8 Clustering allows“NetApp Data ONTAP 8 Clustering is key PeakColo to scale out at the pace PeakColo delivers value in every cus-to providing our customers the flexibility needed to be competitive in the cloud tomer solution by staying true to its com-to leverage the same storage environ- market. NetApp performance enabled pany mantra of “total flexibility,” with ament to meet the diverse and changing by the Virtual Storage Tier, 10GB inter- commitment to address each serviceneeds of their customers. Simply put, faces, and other capabilities helps provider customer’s unique challengesNetApp Data ONTAP 8 Clustering is a PeakColo achieve 100% availability and through flexible cloud solutions. Datagame changer.” meet rigorous SLAs with its custom- ONTAP 8 Clustering technology helps ers. NetApp also helps the companyNetApp helps PeakColo meet the enable PeakColo to build individual virtual close deals when service providerschanging service requirements of its SANs for its customers and connect the experience the superior I/O throughputcustomers with NetApp Data ONTAP 8 SANs to each customer’s private VMware delivered by NetApp during proof-of-Cluster-Mode, allowing PeakColo to cloud environment. Quickly provisioning concept (POC) trials.deliver mixed workloads in a balanced, virtual SANs is vital to customer satisfac-non-disruptive way. Whether customers tion and revenue generation. “Service providers realize that throughdemand high random reads, high ran- our WhiteCloud Services on NetApp “NetApp Data ONTAP 8 Cluster-Modedom writes, non-random reads, or other storage, we can deliver a level of scal- enables us to provision storage in lesstypes of workloads, IT managers can ability and performance that, in real- than two hours and establish the entireeasily move data between controllers and ity, they simply couldn’t afford if they virtual SAN for a new customer in lessstorage tiers without disrupting users invested in their own infrastructures,” than four hours,” says Norris. “Fromand applications. They can also seam- emphasizes Norris. “We can deliver there, customers can provision thelessly perform maintenance and upgrade hyperscale cloud services to a $50 resources needed to meet the require-activities by moving data among con- million company and reduce their day- ments of their own customers. Our cus-trollers, with no disruption to systems to-day processing from days to hours tomers log into the Data ONTAP 8 Weband business operations. In addition,
  • 4. “We love doing POCs because we’ve never lost a prospect that gets a taste of a virtual NetApp clustered SAN. As soon as IT executives run applications on the WhiteCloud Services network infrastructure, they’re absolutely blown away by the speed that NetApp delivers.” Luke Norris Chief Executive Officer, PeakColo or from hours to minutes, providing SOLUTION COMPONENTS them significant cost savings. We love doing POCs because we’ve never lost NetApp Products Third-Party Products a prospect that gets a taste of a virtual NetApp FAS3270 and FAS3240 VMware vSphere NetApp SAN. As soon as IT executives storage systems VMware vCloud Director run applications on the WhiteCloud Data ONTAP 8.1 operating in Services network infrastructure, they’re Cluster-Mode absolutely blown away by the speed that NetApp delivers.” Virtual Storage Tier Flash Cache Deduplication Protocols NFS iSCSI NetApp creates innovative storage and © 2012 NetApp, Inc. All rights reserved. No portions of this document may be reproduced without prior written consent of NetApp, Inc. data management solutions that deliver Specifications are subject to change without notice. NetApp, the NetApp logo, Go further, faster and Data ONTAP are trademarks or outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate registered trademarks of NetApp, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. VMware, vSphere, and vCloud are registered trademarks of www.netapp.com business breakthroughs. Discover our VMware, Inc. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered passion for helping companies around the trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such. CSS-6563-0612 world go further, faster at www.netapp.com. Go further, faster ®