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Korea Telecom Leverages Zadara Storage and EbizTech for Cloud Storage-as-a-Service

Zadara Storage, the provider of enterprise-class storage-as-a-service (STaaS), EbizTech and Korea Telecom (KT) today announced that Zadara’s award-winning Virtual Private Storage Array (VPSA) platform is now being offered to KT ucloud biz (public cloud service) customers who require enterprise-class storage, in a cloud-based, as-as-service model.

Rapid growth within the South Korean IT market is driving the need for massive amounts of high performance, agile, storage capacity. Increasingly, enterprises are moving their IT infrastructure to the KT ucloud to leverage the economics and flexibility of cloud computing. At the same time, there is a clear market demand for cloud-based storage solutions that eliminate the 3-5 year cycle of storage array procurement, management, and replacement. IT managers are also tired of over-provisioning their storage resources in an effort to avoid being caught without enough capacity to satisfy demand. In response to this market demand, KT, EbizTech and Zadara Storage are now delivering the Zadara VPSA enterprise storage-as-a-service (STaaS) solution both in the KT ucloud and at customer sites – so that local enterprises can access cost-effective, agile block (SAN) and file (NAS) data storage in a pay-per-use model. The Zadara VPSA GUI interface is available in local-languages and each VPSA is backed by local customer support.

“The Zadara Storage VPSA has a proven track record and is a genuinely transformative approach to enterprise-grade storage,” said Mun-Jo Jung, vice president, IMO Business Department at KT. “The alignment of KT with Zadara Storage opens up new possibilities to customers in South Korea, who now have access to an industry-leading enterprise storage-as-a-service solution and all the business-enhancing benefits it provides. The Zadara VPSA solution has also demonstrated industry-leading performance. Zadara’s philosophy of bringing flexibility and cost-effectiveness without compromising performance, reliability or security perfectly matches our own. And with EbizTech, Zadara enjoys top-notch representation here in South Korea.”

“KT ucloud customers have recognized the benefit of cloud computing and want to have the same benefits using cloud storage,” says Kevin LEE, CEO, at EbizTech. “We are pleased that KT has recognized the need to offer the Zadara Storage VPSA solution to satisfy their customers’ demands. The Zadara VPSA is a pure OpEx, fully elastic, enterprise-grade storage-as-a-service solution. The result is that KT ucloud customers now have access to best-of-breed compute, networking and storage.”

“EbizTech has been extremely effective in delivering our award-winning VPSA solution to the rapidly growing South Korean market, as evidenced by this service launch,” said Dani Naor, vice president, international sales, at Zadara Storage. “We see a clear demand for solutions that enable flexible, agile storage services and remove the 3-5 year CapEx cycle. We are pleased to be working with EbizTech to bring storage-as-a-service solutions to KT ucloud customers.”

Published Wednesday, September 23, 2015 6:35 AM by David Marshall
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