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SolidFire Case Study

Fortune 500 Telecommunications Company reduces TCO with virtualized environments


This case study of a Fortune 500 telecommunications services company is based on a March 2018 survey of SolidFire customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select SolidFire:

  • Chose their SolidFire platform because they were experiencing challenges with their existing infrastructure’s:
    • Management complexity
    • Scaling ability
    • Requirements for forklift upgrades

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolidFire that the surveyed company uses:

  • Uses SolidFire for Managed, Self-service private cloud, PaaS, IaaS.
  • SolidFire cluster supports the following use cases:
    • Managed / hosted private cloud
    • ITaaS, private cloud, IaaS


The surveyed company achieved the following results with SolidFire:

  • Experienced the following benefits since using SolidFire:
    • Minimized migration times
  • Improved their everyday business with SolidFire’s scale-out architecture:
    • Reduced TCO
  • Leveraged SolidFire’s Quality of Service (QoS) to:
    • Integrate with VMware VVols/SPBM
  • Benefitted in the following ways after using SolidFire’s automation integrations:
    • Gained the ability to automate many storage tasks
    • Reduce resources provisioning and de-provisioning time
  • Realized the following savings benefits after using NetApp compared to previous data storage platforms:
    • financials (all aspects): up to 25%
    • time (all aspects): up to 25%
    • reduced risk: up to 25%
    • agility/flexibility: up to 25%
    • data accessibility: up to 25%
  • Rates the amount of administrative time the organization saved with SolidFire in the following areas:
    • routine administrative tasks (provisioning): up to 25%
    • performance troubleshooting: up to 25%
    • planning, design, and expansion: up to 25%
    • storage upgrades: up to 25%
    • integrations with tools/process: up to 25%

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of NetApp SolidFire All Flash Array by TechValidate.

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