In other developments, NetApp announced it is working closely with select reseller partners to deliver data protection as a service (DPaaS). DPaaS is a cloud service for midsize businesses based on NetApp's own data centers. It offers disk-based recovery and second-site failover functionality "typically enjoyed by large enterprises at a fraction of the cost of traditional disk-based solutions," the company stated.
NetApp has set up a pay-as-you-go model, allowing users to grow as their needs expand.
"By moving to DPaaS, administrators can eliminate onerous tape management tasks, restore data in minutes versus hours or days, and leverage experienced support teams and monitoring tools to help save valuable time and resources," the company stated.
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