Japan's Commercial Internet Pioneer Forges New Cloud-Based Services With NetApp Technologies
Internet Initiative Japan is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ's customers have expressed the need for adaptability and rapid access to IT services to help cope with fluctuations in the business environment. Their challenge is to provision cost-effective, secure, shared file server and storage functionality. Internet Initiative chose NetApp to overcome these challenges. They implemented NetApp active-active configuration FAS systems running Data ONTAP 7G operating system and NetApp software for automated thin provisioning and management. The results of deploying NetApp were high reliability and availability, excellent cost/performance to boost competitiveness, ability to construct multiple secure file server environments in a single storage pool and flexible, automated operating environment.