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Lightstream Expands its Storage Solutions Portfolio with Zadara Enterprise Storage-as-a-Service

Zadara Storage, the provider of enterprise-class storage-as-a-service (STaaS), and Lightstream today announced that Zadara’s award-winning Virtual Private Storage Array (VPSA) platform is now available as part of a new Lightstream storage-as-a-service offering.

Industry research has shown that the storage-as-a-service market will grow from about 10% of the overall storage market in 2015, to as much as 80% or more by 2023 (source: IT Brand Pulse, October 2015). IT professionals are recognizing that the traditional Capital Expense (CapEx) model of capacity acquisition and management cannot keep up with the data storage needs of today’s enterprise. Instead, IT organizations are being asked to reduce costs while at the same time provide immediately available, agile, and reliable enterprise-grade storage. The historical model of evaluating potential vendors, buying, installing and maintaining disk arrays and then repeating the cycle every 3-5 years cannot support this goal.

To address this growing market requirement, Lightstream has chosen Zadara Storage as its partner for enterprise storage-as-a-service. The Zadara Storage VPSA uniquely offers enterprise-grade, elastic, high performance, pay-as-you-go storage via an Operational Expense (OpEx) model with solutions that are available in the cloud, on-premise or in hybrid configurations. The new Lightstream solution provides the scalability, manageability, and economic benefits customers lack in traditional storage arrays.

“Our customers are asking for elastic, on-demand storage solutions that align with the OpEx model that they are already using to pay for their cloud-based networks. Zadara’s approach to Storage as a Service (STaaS) matches up perfectly with what they, and the industry need, through a business model that makes sense,” says Lightstream CEO, Jim Cassell. “We also have customers whose data is sensitive enough that they are not willing to put it into a public cloud environment, so they are building private clouds instead. Zadara’s on-premise storage solutions meet their needs as well.”

“We are thrilled to be adding Lightstream to the Zadara family,” said Bob Sarubbi, vice president of Americas sales and strategic alliances at Zadara Storage. “As a premier solutions innovator, Lightstream combines best-of-breed technologies with industry-leading domain expertise and consulting. The combination of Lightstream and Zadara Storage provides a much needed solution to a storage market that is in rapid transition from traditional storage to storage-as-a-service.”

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016 11:33 AM by David Marshall
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