Cloud Storage

ICG offers a fully-managed, on-premises, pay as you go, storage service, that eliminates technological, operational and financial risk.

ICG Storage as a Service (STaaS)

Get the enterprise-grade features you expect from a modern storage system: snapshots, high-availability, mirroring, dedicated resources, security, and more. Pay only for what you use with Storage as a Service (STaaS).

ICG STaaS is available on premises, or in the cloud, pay-as-you-go, and only pay for what you use, without the need to send your data to the cloud, but still benefit from the OPEX pay-as-you-go model you have come to expect from the cloud. You can have primary storage on-premise, with replication and backup in the cloud, or keep it all on premise and still only pay for what you use.

ICG STaaS provides all the advanced features you expect from enterprise storage, including Flash, Snaps, Replication, Block SAN, File NAS, S3 Object, IP and Fiber Channel, with the convenience and flexibility of ICG's pay-as-you-go, managed service. You choose the capacity and performance requirements, then we ship you the gear, and manage it, via a combination of AI and ICG's expert engineers. Scale up and down at anytime and only pay for what you use. — How much does STaaS cost?

STaaS vs the Competition

STaaS vs the Competition

Any data type. Any protocol.

Block, file, and object storage. NFS, CIFS, FC, iSCSI and S3 protocols. Create a storage solution tailored to your needs, in the cloud or on premises. Scale up and down on demand, with a highly available, multi-controller solution, that supports all protocols, with no need for dedicated block, file or object arrays and you can change your protocol support at any time on-the-fly.

Virtual Private Storage Arrays

Virtual Private Storage Arrays provide file, block and object services that transparently scale-up and scale-out, to optimize for dynamic requirements.

Scale up by adding compute, memory, or capacity resources to existing VPSAs. Scale out by adding new VPSAs to your on-premise ICG STaaS service.

Leverage a VPSA cluster for multiple mixed workloads from high performance databases, to virtualization, file sharing, and long-term backup retention. Pay only for what you use on a monthly basis.

Block Fiber Channel support is great for VMs and Databases, native CIFS SMB is great for consolidating Windows File Servers and NAS appliances, whilst Object Storage is a great for backups such as Veeam Scale-Out Backup Repository (SOBR). A single VPSA cluster can mix resources for File, Block and Object, without requiring physical nodes for each protocol.

All Virtual Private Storage Arrays eliminate single points-of-failure and are provisioned with dedicated resources to ensure high availability and predictable performance while maximizing privacy and security.

All-Flash VPSAs

ICG All-Flash VPSAs are ideal for applications and use cases that demand very high sustained performance at a compelling price point. Unlike storage offerings from leading cloud service providers, ICG All-Flash VPSAs put the control, benefits, and economics of combining all-flash performance with data reduction directly into the hands of users.

Hybrid VPSAs

Hybrid VPSAs provide large scale hard disk-based capacity with 10TB and 14TB drives. Optionally, Hybrid VPSAs can utilize solid state disks (SSDs) as an adjustable “flash cache” to accelerate storage performance. Flash and HDD hybrid configurations deliver an optimum balance of performance and economics for many applications. Maximize capacity and tune performance to align with application requirements.

Get an overview of the ICG VPSA architecture that enables on-premise Storage as a Service (STaaS).

Enterprise-class SAN & NAS features.

ICG STaaS offers enterprise-class features, including snapshots, replication, multi-zone high availability, online volume migration, thin provisioning, NFS and CIFS, with support for hidden shares for greater control over network access. Active Drectory integration means you can manage the NAS volumes from ICG STaaS just like any Windows File Server.

storage management dashboard

Adjust, optimize, control. Web management interface.

Adjust your storage mix and protocols as needed, using a GUI and REST API. Adjust processor performance, the quantity and types of drives (SSD, SAS, NL-SAS), and the level of data protection (RAID 1, 5, 6, 10) at any time. Graphical performance logging allows you to oversee and optimize application performance.

hdd, ssd, nvme

Choose your drive types, flash cache or all-flash.

ICG STaaS allows you to select your drive type mix from SSD, SAS, NL-SAS, NVMe Cache and RAID levels to fit your requirements. You can go all-in with all-flash, select a hybrid mix with flash cache or build a cold tier for backup and archive with NL-SAS.

secure encrypted

Dedicated resources. Secure encryption.

ICG STaaS is built with security in mind. Your data is stored on dedicated hardware on your premises or in the cloud, and protected with in-flight and at-rest encryption. You manage your security and encryption keys, so only you control access to your data.

Data Protection

Learn how ICG STaaS enables data protection with snapshots, replication and high availability.


Expert Management 24/7

Free your IT team from ongoing maintenance. ICG delivers 24/7 live proactive monitoring, notifications and support, with seamless non-disruptive hardware and software upgrades, backed by our 100%-uptime SLA.

CapEx vs Lease vs Cloud vs STaaS

Pay-as-you-go pricing.

ICG delivers all the power of enterprise storage without the complexity. Free resources for strategic initiatives with fully-managed, pay-only-for-what-you-use model that reduces your costs and management burden. Get more for less. No big up-front costs. No commitments required. No more storage upgrade, replace, or migration. Use ICG for an hour, a month, a year, or forever, and get the same low-cost, high-touch service.

Learn more about ICG Storage as a Service (STaaS), start with a complimentary Discovery Session and Storage Assessment from ICG's experts.

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