Fueled by NetApp Program Drives Growth for Cloud MSP Synextra
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UK cloud provider and fueled by NetApp Partner Synextra recently took the market by storm—and doubled its monthly revenues—with POD (Platform On-Demand), combining dedicated servers with NetApp technology to deliver true cloud benefits at an affordable cost.’

Fueled by NetApp:

Synextra is pleased to officially announce their new status as a Fueled by NetApp partner.

Synextra harnesses the power of the NetApp Data Fabric to connect their Hybrid and Private Cloud ‘POD’ solutions with Public Clouds such as Azure, ‘at times surprising even NetApp with its use-case innovations.’Synextra Case Study

Working closely with NetApp empowers the Hybrid Cloud Experts to innovate in the Cloud solutions space, bringing true digital transformation to UK businesses.

“The IT transformation we’ve enabled for our customers would not have been possible without our combined innovations with NetApp. With our ‘Fueled by NetApp’ partnership, we are bringing multi-cloud solutions to enterprises leading the charge in this new, data-centric landscape.” – Chris Piggott

About Synextra

Synextra enables true business transformation through technology, in a hybrid / multi-cloud capacity.

Launched in 2014, Synextra has achieved rapid growth to quickly become one of the UK’s leading cloud providers. After a successful second year of operations, the company has now pivoted toward the future of enterprise IT consumption.

Moving towards the future of IT consumption, the growing Cloud MSP identified a gap in the market and created POD (Platform On-Demand) Hybrid Cloud, using NetApp technology, to provide private cloud services for midsize and enterprise customers.

To bring POD to market, Synextra invested in its platforms, people and processes to better align itself with the Hybrid / Multi-Cloud approach to Cloud that customers are demanding from leading MSPs.

Since its launch, POD has helped the Hybrid Cloud Experts double monthly revenue and grow its portfolio of services.

About NetApp:

NetApp’s portfolio of hybrid cloud data services helps to simplify data and application management across both Cloud and on-premise infrastructure. By increasing platform efficiency and density, as well as the efficiency of managing increasingly-complex data environments, they help MSPs to accelerate digital transformation for their customers.

Known as the Data Fabric, NetApp’s portfolio of efficient and flexible storage solutions lower capital and operating expenses, helping customers to avoid having to prioritise saving money over improving business agility.

Technologies used:

  • ONTAP® Select shared storage infrastructure
  • StorageGRID object storage software
  • SnapMirror data fabric
  • AFF system all-flash storage
  • E-series Hybrid flash storage

Solutions developed using NetApp:

  • POD Hybrid & Private Cloud
  • Managed DRaaS
  • S3 STOR™ Object Storage
  • NetApp Cloud

Benefits of NetApp:

The relationship with NetApp provides Synextra with a comprehensive, future-oriented portfolio combined with expert support.

The partnership also provides Synextra with a next-generation data centre roadmap, assisting them with designing new data centres that are prepared for the changing face of data storage, processing and consumption, thanks to advances in blockchain and IoT.

Looking at NetApp’s technology specifically, Chris Piggott believes StorageGRID enables many service innovations; “We have several different use cases for StorageGRID… We’ve got your typical S3 object storage, into which customers can deposit data through web APIs or scripts.”

He continued: “Probably the most interesting use case we have seen is DR as a service. Using StorageGRID, you can restore an entire virtual machine from that S3 bucket back to the hosting platform.”

Thanks to this partnership, the growing Cloud MSP can provide businesses with complete Cloud solutions that unify data and empower true innovation.

“As a NetApp partner, we are able to develop new solutions that meet the changing technical and financial needs of forward-thinking, data-centric enterprises.” – Michael Pyne, Managing Director, Synextra

Why Synextra chose NetApp:

NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. As a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, they deliver a combination of tried and tested innovation, and a commitment to constantly developing innovative new technologies.

Synextra has trusted NetApp technology since its launch in 2014. Synextra’s debut Cloud platform, SmartStacTM IaaS, was built from the core with NetApp solutions and helped the company achieve substantial growth, thanks to its guaranteed performance capabilities and storage efficiency.

“Our direct relationship gives us insight into their roadmap. That’s critical to the work we do and to keep us competitive” – Chris Piggott


Synextra is the Hybrid Cloud experts. By leveraging industry-leading technology from NetApp, the rapidly-growing UK MSP can:

  • Improve the economics, speed, and scale of business
  • Simplify the aggregation and management of big-data
  • Accelerate business operations and improve the end-users’ experience
  • Help customers meet the demanding requirements of dedicated workloads in the Cloud

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