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Zadara Storage Expands Down Under with AWS Asia Pacific (Sydney) as Yet Another Region Offers its Enterprise Storage as a Service (STaaS)
|By Business Wire
|April 7, 2014 07:08 PM EDT
Storage, Inc. today announced that its enterprise-class cloud
storage as a service (STaaS) is now available in the AWS Asia Pacific
(Sydney) Region following the brand new deployment by Zadara partner
SerenITaaS, a provider of advanced data storage solutions. Now
enterprises and service providers in Australasia who need block and
file, SAN and NAS capabilities or who wish to replicate local data
globally, can leverage Zadara’s award winning Virtual Private Storage
Array (VPSA) high QoS offering. The deployment represents the fifth AWS
Region to offer Zadara’s VPSA, and the 10th announced global
data center, allowing more organizations and service providers to enjoy
the high QoS and other benefits of traditional on-premises storage in a
flexible, pay as you go, OpEx-only model for either primary (for
applications) or secondary (for repository) storage applications.
SerenITaaS deployed Zadara’s storage at the Equinix facility in the
Mascot area of Sydney in part to meet the needs of its longstanding
customer, Echo360, the leader in active and distance learning solutions.
“All higher education segments, universities, TAFE and RTO, require a
reliable way to store their valuable instructional media and videos,”
said Tony Abate, chief operating officer, Echo360. “With Zadara deployed
in Australia integrated with the AWS Sydney powering our compute cloud,
we have a unified, local hosting option for customers. They can
automatically capture and archive campus lectures and other digital
learning resources, and stream or download this learning content to
online students anywhere. Our education customers gain the ease and
value of a cloud deployment with the performance of an on-premise
SerenITaaS, a sister company of Stratus Technology in Markham, Ontario,
Canada, and a global Zadara Integration Program Partner, will also lead
the development of relationships within the ANZ AWS partner community,
enabling local companies to resell Zadara Storage services in ANZ as
well as from any of the global Zadara Storage node locations.
"We are delighted to help bring Zadara Storage services for AWS to
Australia and New Zealand and enable Echo360 to conduct its hosting
operations on the Zadara/AWS platform," said Glenn Cameron, CEO of
SerenITaaS. "The Canadian and Australasian technology communities have
always had a great relationship. We look forward to working with the AWS
partner community down under to expand its portfolio of capabilities."
Zadara’s Virtual Private Storage Array is colocated at Equinix’s
facility and connected to the AWS compute resources via AWS Direct
Connect high speed fiber lines. Drives are private and not shared with
anyone else, so Zadara users can obtain single-tenant performance at
multitenant prices and avoid the “noisy neighbor” problem (which occurs
in competing services when other customers degrade storage performance).
Expansion to more drives, or switching from disks to SSDs, is as simple
as clicking a button on the dedicated online management interface
provided to each customer. At any time Zadara users can also eliminate
drives, adjust controller performance, and fine tune other storage needs
on the fly – allowing agility and control in a flexible, pay-as-you-go
“We’re proud to make AWS Sydney our 10th announced data
center to offer Zadara’s elastic, enterprise storage as a service to
local enterprises and service providers,” said Nelson Nahum, CEO of
Zadara Storage. “We’re eager for the AWS community to leverage this
opportunity to migrate high-performance computing applications to the
AWS Sydney area with our SAN like capabilities on board.
Zadara Storage will showcase is VPSA service at the AWS Summit Sydney on
Wednesday April 9 at the Hordern Pavilion & Royal Hall of Industries
from 7:30 am to 7:00 pm local time.
About Zadara Storage
Zadara™ Storage is a pioneer provider of enterprise storage as a service
(STaaS), delivering high-performance, highly
available and predictable (QoS) file and block storage, in a
pay-as-you-go model for on-premise deployment and via global service
The company’s patent-pending, software-defined Virtual Private Storage
Arrays™ (VPSA™) deliver flexible, multi-tenant enterprise SAN and
NAS technology for peta-scale primary and secondary storage.
With isolated resources, exceptional data security, management control
and predictable performance, VPSAs meet the most stringent Service Level
Agreements (SLAs), even in public cloud deployments.
The company’s as-a-service model offers enterprises, SMBs and startups a
flexible, agile and cost-efficient storage infrastructure, available
on-premise and through a wide range of worldwide cloud and colocation
providers, including a value-added relationship with Amazon Web
Services (AWS). For more information visit www.zadarastorage.com.
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