StorageASP, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise-class Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery management services. StorageASP’s TERA dPaaS (Data Protection-as-a-Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) products empower enterprises and service providers with intelligent multi-vendor and multi-site unified storage management and rapid warm site recovery of mission-critical applications. Organizations worldwide rely on StorageASP TERA products for the fastest achievable RTO and RPO benchmarks, and centralized Business Continuance service management of their most critical and complex infrastructure.

The Challenge:

The rapid sales growth of the StorageASP TERA platform, growing customer demand for higher data storage capacity, and long order fulfillment wait-times for enterprise-class object storage and SSD (solid state disk) products created capacity pressure on the TERA storage and IaaS infrastructure with the potential to slow or limit long-term sales growth.

The Solution:

After a lengthy vendor selection process and POC (proof of concept) evaluation phase; StorageASP selected Beanfield Metroconnect and Amazon Web Services to deliver a hybrid cloud service model. Eliminating capacity planning and procurement pressure is possible by augmenting the TERA IaaS and dPaaS platforms with AWS S3 and EC2 resources for hybrid multi-location capacity expansion over AWS Direct Connect service.

The Outcome:

TERA IaaS and dPaaS products have achieved a near-limitless capacity for data storage and application recovery services. This new capacity allowed StorageASP to win new service agreement RFPs with Maple Leaf Foods, the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board, and Affinity Global.

The Highlights:

  • Achieved multi-petabyte capacity for TERA dPaaS services spanning EMC, Hitachi, and AWS S3 storage infrastructure
  • Expanded reach of TERA IaaS and dPaaS products to new markets using service and storage replication to out-of-market AWS Regions and Availability Zones
  • Eliminated capacity planning pressure and long enterprise storage product ETD (estimated time of delivery) windows
  • Rationalized storage and server product lifecycle management and procurement budgets
  • Expanded TERA product platform to include cloud adjacent data lake services

About Beanfield & AWS:

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is partnered with Beanfield Metroconnect to provide your business with the comprehensive solution you need to connect your enterprise to the cloud directly. With the fastest circuit activation times in Toronto and Montreal, you can connect directly and get reliable performance — all over a private network that scales easily and delivers the lowest possible latency.

AWS Direct Connect:

Beanfield Metroconnect is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Technology Partner committed to providing customers with the comprehensive solutions needed to connect your enterprise to the cloud directly. With the fastest circuit activation times in Toronto and Montreal, you can connect directly and get reliable performance — all over a private network that scales easily and delivers the lowest possible latency.

Hybrid Cloud Architecture with AWS:

In cloud computing, hybrid cloud refers to the use of both on-premises resources in addition to public cloud resources. A hybrid cloud enables an organization to migrate applications and data to the cloud, extend their data center capacity, utilize new cloud-native capabilities, move applications closer to customers, and create a backup and disaster recovery solution with cost-effective high availability.

For more information on AWS Hybrid Solutions visit the product solution page located on the AWS webpage: https://aws.amazon.com/enterprise/hybrid/

About the Author:

Daniel Simmons is the Director of Cloud Strategy at Beanfield Metroconnect, a cloud product manager, cloud evangelist, and a solution architect for cloud and data centre services. He lives in Toronto with his partner and dog.