Web hosting provider's switch to NetApp SolidFire from traditional storage architecture for its 1&1 Cloud Server simplified the company's internal complexity and its end-user experience

One of the world’s leading Internet service providers, 1&1 aims to make the cloud easy. With its new 1&1 Cloud Server offering, the company reinvented its cloud platform, giving small and-medium-size business (SMB) customers enterprise-level flexibility and power with an easy-to-use product.

Compared to the 1,000 server configurations that could previously be delivered in 10 minutes, thanks to SolidFire's platform, 1&1 can now offer its customers two million server configurations delivered in 55 seconds.

Javier Salcedo Gadea Head of Product Management Cloud, 1&1 IONOS

Using NetApp SolidFire all-flash storage, 1&1 Cloud Server gives customers unprecedented flexibility in choosing the type of cloud they need to support their businesses. Customers can now select from 2,000 times as many server configurations and deploy them in one-tenth the time. 1&1 Cloud Server also makes it easy for customers to create high-performance cloud deployments and seamlessly change performance tiers.