Tech Data to Offer All-Flash Arrays as a Service via StorOne
Users now can take advantage of a subscription-based billing model, priced per terabyte, without a long-term commitment. All AFAaaS systems include complete data management and protection features, and five configurations are available immediately.
StorOne and Tech Data formalized their distribution partnership in April.
Gal Naor, StorOne’s CEO and co-founder, tells us that for the first time the channel will have a product to compete directly with the cloud.
“StorOne is working with partners [and] with this solution they will no longer lose potential business to the cloud,” he said. “First they lost storage to the cloud, then compute, then lost the networking and the professional services. This will no longer be the case with these solutions.”
StorOne’s abstracted architecture accelerates drive rebuild times, eliminates dedicated hot spares, and offers granular, user-definable resiliency levels, according to the company. Organizations can run random and sequential workloads, cloud-native and legacy applications, and support containers, microservices and line-of-business applications, together on one shared platform.
“All the AFAaaS is going through Tech Data,” Naor said. “So all Tech Data partners have access and don’t need to sign any direct agreements with StorOne. All procedures are now streamlined and partners can be selling immediately.”
StorOne’s algorithms maximize communication channels and balance between storage and CPU utilization, so users get the full rated input/output operations per second (IOPS), throughput and capacity of their media investment, the company said. Users pay only for the resources needed today, and can add drives as requirements grow.
Joseph Cousins, vice president of the Americas for Tech Data Global Computing Components (GCC), said this partnership with StorOne is important to Tech Data GCC because it “strengthens our software-defined storage portfolio, and in addition offers a monthly financing model to reduce cost.”
“The StorOne solution redefines storage expectations and is a strategic advantage for our partners,” he said.