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Leverage Cloud Benefits in a Hybrid World with Zero-Touch Infrastructure™

by Catherine Chiang – November 21, 2017

The Igneous team is heading for AWS re:Invent next week, where we’re excited to catch the latest innovations in the cloud computing community. AWS has revolutionized the computing infrastructure market, delivering ease of management, scalability, and economics as-a-Service to enterprise data in cloud.

But what about your data on-premises?

We believe that the world will be hybrid—that data will continue to grow on-premises as well as in public cloud. That’s why we’ve built Igneous Hybrid Storage Cloud, our secondary storage solution for massive file systems delivered as-a-Service, to bring the agility and economics of cloud wherever your data lives.

Igneous brings cloud benefits on-premises with Zero-Touch Infrastructure™. Because it’s all delivered as-a-Service, we take care of all the routine maintenance, updates, and troubleshooting that comes with infrastructure. It’s just like cloud services, but for all of your data, whether on-premises or in cloud.

Let’s take a closer look at the key benefits that cloud services and Igneous Hybrid Storage Cloud have in common.

Ease of Management

With AWS, you have more time to focus on your business, rather than spending time and resources supporting your infrastructure.

Igneous provides the same support through our Remote Management Platform, which remotely monitors, updates, and troubleshoots Igneous appliances in your datacenter. Software updates are automatically rolled out non-disruptively, so users and IT don’t need to manually update or even pause their work. Igneous customers have reported that using our remotely managed service has freed up valuable IT time.


With AWS, you don’t need to worry about re-architecting your infrastructure every time your dataset grows. One of the great benefits of cloud in this age of data explosion is that enterprises can avoid the hassle of adding infrastructure and “forklift upgrades” as they scale.

Igneous also brings you horizontal scalability, but for your data on-premises. When you need to scale, Igneous takes care of installing new appliances. In addition, all of your data remains in the same system, so there’s no need to create silos.


AWS’ pay-as-you-go model allows businesses to only pay for what they need, without any large purchases up front.

Likewise, Igneous operates with a pay-as-you-go model, bringing the economics of cloud to your datacenter. Customers pay for only the capacity they deploy and can easily add more as their data needs grow.

Zero-Touch Infrastructure™ Means as-a-Service in a Hybrid World

The value that AWS really brings to enterprise data management is that it takes care of day-to-day maintenance of your cloud storage, so enterprise IT has more time to focus on supporting business functions.

We believe that data should get the same treatment whether it lives on premises or in public cloud, and this is what we mean by Zero-Touch Infrastructure™. When most enterprises still believe in the importance of storing data on-premises and data is growing at an exponential rate, enterprises need hybrid storage solutions delivered as-a-service to manage their growing data.

Interested in learning more about how Igneous brings cloud benefits to your datacenter? Find us at AWS re:Invent next week at booth K37 or contact us today!

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