NetApp Cloud Storage Powered by Savvis


NetApp Cloud Storage powered by Savvis enables NetApp® enterprise storage customers to quickly and cost effectively extend their data replication to the cloud using NetApp® ONTAP SnapMirror technology. The offering provides secure, application-consistent data replication services and high-speed recovery without the cost and complexity of an in-house solution. This service is capable of supporting all major operating systems and platforms, including Windows®, UNIX®, or Linux® servers, desktops, and virtual infrastructures.


NetApp Cloud Storage provides enterprise class data storage with unparalleled capability and flexibility. In a monthly subscription fee, the service combines NetApp SnapMirror technology, SSAE 16 Type II certified and PCI Compliant data centers, 7/24 support and the flexibility to scale up or scale back storage. Enterprises can browse the node, configure the replication frequency and retention settings or perform a restore. Key features include:

    • Flexible monthly subscription fees. Pay for only what you need. Fees are billed in advanced based on a per TB unit with no term commitment.
    • Quickly scale up or down to meet changing needs. Storage capacity on demand enables businesses to respond quickly to changing business requirements.
    • Reliable and available. Enterprise grade file storage is provided using fully managed NetApp storage combined with 99.99% availability Service Level Agreement (SLA).
    • Secure high performance data replication. Provides integration between customer NetApp storage and Savvis using SnapMirror technology. SnapMirror enables NetApp customers to securely replicate their data into a Savvis data center and automatically keep their data current and available where and when needed.
    • Cost-effectively meet business RPO and RTO requirements. SnapGuard is an enterprise class storage service that enables businesses to reduce the time, cost, and administrative burdens inherent in an in-house replication solution.
    • Quick access to the stored replicated data. The customer is provided their own virtual server configured for NetApp 7-mode with SnapMirror to facilitate access to replicated data at Savvis and enable them to easily restore data for production use.
    • Easy implementation: Configuration and installation are handled by Savvis experts and ongoing support is provided 24/7 by a dedicated team, one dedicated virtual NAS server to serve as a repository for the snapshot data

Target End-Customer Profile

The ideal customer is interested in the benefits of public cloud while maintaining the control of on-premise NetApp storage. Ideal for enterprises looking to:

  • Gain public cloud cost, flexibility, and time to market benefits while maintaining the data control, compliance and portability of the familiar enterprise storage infrastructure.
  • Gain business insight from big data analytics at lower cost.
  • Deploy more cost-effective disaster recovery than traditional solutions.
  • Provide tiered backup with more reliability and higher RTO data archiving than tape solutions.
  • More easily manage data center migration by leveraging this infrastructure as an interim production environment.

Technical Specifications

  • Fully managed and operated on Savvis Multi-tenant NetApp® infrastructure.
  • Scale up, scale out or scale back to meet customer business needs.
  • 99.99% availability SLA with 24/7 support provided by experienced Global Operations team.
  • SSAE 16/SAS 70 Type II certified and PCI Compliant data centers: Santa Clara, Washington DC, Chicago and Dallas.
  • Sold in usable 1TB increments.
  • Fully configured and managed by Savvis and customers are provided access for restores. The Vserver will display as a node on their network. Client may browse the node, configure the replication frequency and retention settings or perform a restore.
  • Configured for NetApp® 7-mode systems enabled with SnapMirror™
  • Savvis utilizes the NetApp SnapMirror™ and SnapRestore™ technology sets.

Customer Prerequisites

  • The network connectivity into the corresponding Savvis data center.
  • A primary SnapMirror™ license. SnapMirror™ and SnapRestore™ license keys need to be enabled on the customer NetApp® system. Savvis has the SnapMirror™ and SnapRestore™ secondary licenses installed in all of the available facilities.
  • NetApp ONTAP versions 8.0.x, 8.1 and or 8.2, 32 or 64 bit.

Packages & Pricing

This service is available in the United States. All pricing for the packaged offerings are listed as suggested retail price (SRP) in US currency.

Base Package
  • Sold in usable 1TB increments
  • 24x7 Technical Support
  • 99.9% Availability SLA
  • Ability to scale up or down in 1TB increments
  • Hosted in SSAE 16/SAS 70 Type II certified and PCI Compliant Data Centers
  • Configured for NetApp® 7-mode systems enabled
  • with SnapMirror
  • Fully managed on Savvis Multi-tenant NetApp® infrastructure
  • $3.000 On&-Time Sol up Fee
  • No commitment term required

per TB/month*