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Netrepid Deploys Zadara On-Premise-as-a-Service VPSA and Increases Performance 80%

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Zadara Storage, the provider of enterprise-class storage-as-a-service (STaaS) today announced that Netrepid has deployed the Zadara VPSA storage array architecture to support their internal core applications and external facing customer storage requirements. By deploying the Zadara Storage VPSA On-Premise-as-a-Service (OPaaS) solution, Netrepid has been able to leverage the economic and scalability benefits of the cloud, while keeping their data on-site within their data center.

Netrepid, a leading provider of colocation, infrastructure and application hosting services, had standardized on Dell EqualLogic storage. As the company grew, the limitations of Capital Expenditure (CapEx) storage became apparent. As Chris Jones, infrastructure architect at Netrepid described, “we were confined to the storage we had purchased. To expand our capacity, we needed to invest a lot of capital and there was significant downtime. We were not able to be responsive to our clients, both internal and external.”

After a thorough evaluation of market options, Netrepid decided to replace their CapEx-based storage arrays with the Zadara Storage VPSA On-Premise-as-a-Service offering. “Our agility and client responsiveness has improved dramatically,” said Chris Jones. “We can spin-up storage nodes in minutes rather than waiting a week.” Additionally, each of Netrepid’s clients now has isolated storage resources. This not only provides predictable performance by eliminating the “noisy neighbor” problem, but also enhances security and privacy. By replacing the older CapEx-based equipment with Zadara Storage, Netrepid has reduced their hardware footprint by 81%, introducing significant power and cooling savings. From a performance standpoint, Chris described the results as, “Simply amazing! Overall, we are seeing 80% better performance with the Zadara Storage VPSA solution than with our prior solution.”

“More and more customers are addressing their scalability and cost challenges by replacing CapEx solutions with OpEx, as-a-service solutions,” said Bob Sarubbi, vice president, Americas sales and strategic alliances at Zadara Storage. “Netrepid is a perfect example of a customer who began by addressing their CapEx agility and cost issues, but quickly realized additional side benefits, such as reduced footprint and dramatically better performance.”

“Netrepid’s decision to abandon their CapEx storage and adopt Zadara’s OpEx storage mirrors recent IT Brand Pulse research that shows a dramatic decline in traditional CapEx storage revenue,” said Frank Berry, CEO and senior analyst at IT Brand Pulse. “We predict in the next four years, 50% of storage purchases will be OpEx-based and three years later it will be as much as 80%.”

Published Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:52 AM by David Marshall
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