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Zadara Storage Named a "Cool Vendor" by Gartner
|By Business Wire
|April 28, 2014 12:37 PM EDT
Storage, Inc., provider of enterprise-class Storage as a Service
(STaaS), today announced that the company has been named in the list of
"Cool Vendors" in the Cool Vendors in Storage technologies, 20141
report by Gartner. Zadara Storage was one of four companies evaluated in
2014’s listing companies that provide innovative storage capabilities
via new delivery methods and performance management.
The full Cool Vendors in Storage technologies, 2014 report by Gartner
can be viewed here.
With Zadara’s Enterprise STaaS, IT managers now can deploy enterprise
applications using features not available elsewhere in the cloud,
knowing they can access superior storage capabilities such as high IOPS,
of Service (QoS), native NFS, clustering and large shared volumes,
and take advantage of a pure OpEx model, without long term commitments
or up-front fees. The same novel architecture is also deployed in
on-premise private clouds.
Zadara’s rapid growth – the company doubled revenues in each of the
quarters Q1 2014, Q4 2013, and Q3 2013, in part thanks to deployments at
10 data centers across 4 continents and counting – speaks to its meeting
a strong market demand for flexible, pure OpEx, fully managed storage in
public and private clouds. Zadara Storage employs a novel architecture
of colocating its offerings near compute resources and connected via
high speed fiber lines, enabling near-zero latency and all the cloud
economics and scale without performance downsides. In addition 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) thanks to dedicated,
on-demand drives and other resources, among other patent-pending
software innovations. The company also maximizes ease of provisioning
and customer control. Each customer is provided a dedicated online
management interface with which he or she can expand to more drives or
switch from disks to SSDs by simply clicking a button. 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 model.
"We are honored to be included in the Gartner Cool Vendor in Storage
2014 report," said Nelson Nahum, CEO of Zadara Storage. "Incumbent
storage vendors are struggling to find the right formula for high-QoS,
high-performance, and easy to deploy enterprise class storage as a
service. Our rapid growth, impressive lineup of public, private and
hybrid cloud storage solutions, and what we believe is industry
recognition such as this Cool Vendor designation, speak to the
innovation that continues to propel our growth and uniquely meet the
needs of our customers."
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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.
1 Gartner, Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2014,
Dave Russell, Arun Chandrasekaran, Gene Ruth, Pushan Rinnen, Stanley
Zaffos, April 15, 2014.
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