Nexion partners with Fortune 500 player to deliver NetApp Keystone in Australia and New Zealand
Nexion’s partnership with NetApp marks the third U.S. tech giant to select the company as a partner in the region.
Nexion Group (ASX: NNG) has been selected by NetApp, a global Fortune 500 company based in San Jose, as a partner in Australia and New Zealand for the NetApp Keystone Storage-as-a-Service solutions product.
The partnership will aim to drive regional adoption of NetApp Keystone, a pay-as-you-go solution for hybrid cloud environments.
The Keystone solution was designed to provide greater agility, financial flexibility and reduced financial risk for customers who manage large volumes of data.
Nexion says it also provides customers with a clear and easy-to-understand path forward for acquiring and consuming data storage capacity, while reducing the complexities associated with managing the technology lifecycle.
The deal with NetApp represents the third global technology company in the United States to select Nexion as its lead partner in the region, further enhancing the global hybrid cloud ecosystem Nexion is creating.
The other two US global companies to partner with Nexion are IBM Global Technology Services (IBM GTS) and Aryaka.
“Our partnership with NetApp will allow us to tap into a global community of new and existing NetApp customers who want Storage as a Service delivered in the ANZ marketplace,” said Paul Glass, CEO and Founder of Nexion.
“Since its listing on ASX in February 2021, Nexion has entered into agreements with three world technology leaders, in three different technology fields,” he added.
“These strategic relationships give us a head start in the local market and strongly support our strategy of global expansion. “
A global player in the managed IT services market for businesses
NetApp Keystone delivers a hybrid cloud experience using a single orchestration tool for the creation, provisioning, migration and management of on-premises or cloud storage.
The platform essentially lowers barriers to entry and lowers storage costs for businesses by offering a subscription service with automatic data prioritization.
Global consultant Gartner predicts that by 2025, more than 70% of enterprise storage capacity will be deployed as consumption-based services such as NetApp Keystone.
This places Nexion in a privileged position as it is the first hosting partner to provide the Keystone platform in the region.
“Customers need increasingly larger volumes of storage and by working with NetApp we are able to provide local hosting and support as part of our hybrid cloud services,” commented Glass.
“We are delighted to drive adoption of this storage-as-a-service offering, the first of its kind in this region. “
Neville James, director of channel and alliances at NetApp ANZ, says Keystone is essentially the bridge that connects the pillars of the hybrid cloud strategy.
“It provides agility, financial flexibility and reduced financial risk, so customers can meet their cash flow and business needs,” said James.
Nexion got to work early and has already won several NetApp Keystone contracts totaling $ 367,000 with customers in various industries.
With this latest partnership, the company consolidates its place in the competitive global cloud services market and is rapidly becoming a global competitor in the enterprise IT managed services market.
This article was developed in collaboration with Nexion, an advertiser for Stockhead at the time of publication.
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