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Headwaters Group Offers Zadara Storage to Enable Their Storage-as-a-Service Offering

Zadara Storage 

Zadara Storage, the provider of enterprise-class Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS), and Headwaters Group today announced that Zadara's award-winning Virtual Private Storage Array (VPSA) platform is now available as part of the Headwaters Group Storage-as-a-Service offering.

Headwaters Group has built a strong reputation for delivering sophisticated technical professional services to enterprise IT channel solution providers and end customers, in the design, implementation and optimization of their storage and data technology infrastructure. As data technologies and complexity increase, both providers and users are recognizing that the traditional approach of allocating capital for large storage array expenditures and then depreciating and maintaining those complex devices has become inefficient and will not scale.

Many of these companies are turning to the cloud and consumption-based models to address this problem. They are quickly realizing the answer is not simply determining which solution is best. Rather, this transition to cloud storage represents new challenges for both the provider and the user. Headwaters Group and Zadara have combined forces to deliver a positive, measurable outcome.

"We are seeing a tremendous shift in how clients purchase IT hardware and software," said Mark Ziskind, founder and chief storage architect at Headwaters Group. "The convergence of megatrends like cloud computing, managed services, and the Internet of Things is disrupting traditional business models within IT. Our clients expect lower cloud prices paid out of their 'OpEx' budgets. Moreover, they will only pay for these services if they successfully achieve the business value offered by the technology solution."

For enterprise IT organizations, the challenge is to respond quickly and efficiently to user demands for highly available, optimized and compliant storage in the most cost-effective manner.

By leveraging the Zadara enterprise Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) platform, combined with the technical expertise of Headwaters Group, both provider and user will now have a solution that addresses the scalability, manageability and economic limitations of traditional storage arrays. The combined solution is available in public clouds, on-premise or in hybrid configurations.

"We are excited to be joining efforts with Headwater Group," said Bob Sarubbi, vice president, Americas sales, at Zadara Storage. "Combining the industry-leading professional services and consulting expertise of Headwater Group with the Zadara Storage platform now provides struggling IT organizations with practical solutions to the data storage challenges."
Published Tuesday, March 15, 2016 3:43 PM by David Marshall
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