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Zadara Storage Adds Former EMC, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Leaders to Its Executive Team as Demand for Enterprise Storage as a Service (STaaS) Skyrockets

Zadara Storage has appointed leaders from two of the biggest names in the enterprise computing industry to its management team – leaders who will help the company scale its business in the face of exceptional demand for its enterprise Storage as a Service (STaaS) offerings.

Dani Naor, new vice president of international sales at Zadara Storage, was previously vice president of business development and international sales for XtremIO, acquired by EMC. He has over 25 years of storage and networking engineering, product management and sales expertise, including co-founding pioneering data storage startup StoreAge and leading teams in multiple geographies. At Zadara Storage he will spearhead the company’s expansion in the EMEA and APAC regions by adding partners, channels, hosting companies, service providers, OEMs and strategic customers, along with additional team hires. Dani is based in Zadara’s R&D center in Israel.

Craig Carl, new vice president of product management at Zadara Storage, was previously a solution architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS). He is a veteran storage systems expert across both public and private clouds with deep experience in evangelizing, designing, implementing, maintaining, and selling enterprise storage. Prior to AWS, Craig held senior roles at Gluster, 4Base Technology, Kovarus and At Zadara Storage he will set the product roadmap and lead the product definition of new solutions and expanded functionality that set the stage for continued fast revenue growth. Craig is based in the Seattle, Washington area.

These new appointments follow Zadara Storage’s three consecutive quarters of doubled revenues Q/Q – growth that speaks to the strong market demand for flexible, pure OpEx, fully managed storage in public, private and hybrid clouds. Already several of the Fortune 50 along with hundreds of major organizations use Zadara Storage’s flagship Virtual Private Storage Arrays (VPSAs) solution to enable NAS and SAN functionality in the cloud that delivers the same high QoS, high performant features of the traditional on-premise storage that is now found only in enterprise data centers. The company was named in the Cool Vendors in Storage technologies, 20141 report by Gartner and has partnerships with AWS, Microsoft Azure, Dimension Data, CloudSigma, and more – partners whose customers also need the unsurpassed scalability, reliability, availability, serviceability, and performance that Zadara’s STaaS solutions enable.

“We are very fortunate to be able to attract talent of the caliber of Dani and Craig,” said Nelson Nahum, CEO of Zadara Storage. “Their proven track record in enterprise storage and cloud solutions will help Zadara Storage to establish ourselves as a leader in Enterprise Storage as a Service for public and private clouds.”

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 providers.

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 value-added relationships with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. For more information visit

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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