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Zadara Storage Offers Intel-based Flash Storage-as-a-Service at HDD Price Point

Zadara Storage, the award-winning provider of enterprise-class Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) today announced that their Zadara Storage Cloud will offer Intel-based, flash storage solutions providing industry-leading flash performance in a pure-OpEx-based model - however at prices that rival traditional hard disk drive configurations.

As the market continues to abandon traditional CapEx-based storage and move at an increasing rate toward OpEx-based Storage-as-a-Service, Zadara Storage has teamed with Intel to provide new industry-leading flash-enabled solutions to address the insatiable demand for high-performance storage. The new solutions combine Intel PCSD servers, Intel Xeon E5 v4 processors and Intel SSDs based on the new Intel 3D NAND technology with the Zadara Storage Cloud software architecture. The resulting solutions enable both service providers and enterprise customers to enjoy unprecedented flexibility, scalability and performance. In a move that will accelerate market momentum away from HDD-based offerings, Zadara is now offering new flash-based solutions at price-parity with existing HDD products.

"Zadara Storage has become a growing force in the cloud storage market with a distinctive approach to enterprise storage," said Nick Sundby, director, storage practice lead at IDC. "IDC believes that many organizations are increasingly looking for a new approach to storage that is service-based and tightly aligned with their changing business needs, but without compromising on security, availability, or performance. Zadara's announcement today aligns well with this goal."

"Zadara Storage was an early storage-as-a-service pioneer and has created disruptive on-premises and service provider offerings with OpEx based pricing," said Henry Baltazar, research director of storage at 451 Research. "The expansion into flash-enabled storage-as-a-service will provide customers with a high performance alternative to conventional storage systems with the elasticity expected from cloud services."

"Intel 3D NAND SSDs are shifting the way customers and end-users think about storage by delivering incredible price/performance that transform the economics and will accelerate the transition toward cost-effective, dense storage options - all while moving the industry away from legacy technologies," said Bill Leszinske, vice president and director of strategic planning, marketing and business development, Intel Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group. "Applications, like the Zadara Storage Cloud, showcase Intel's latest technologies and accelerate flash adoption across the industry, leading to incredible experiences, breakthroughs and business value."

"Our goal at Zadara Storage is to create solutions that align with our customers' needs," said Nelson Nahum, CEO and co-founder, Zadara Storage. "This often causes us to disrupt the market by introducing technologies and business models that are non-traditional. In this case, we believe the market has passed an inflection point, and flash should be priced on par with disk-based solutions - providing flash performance to the mass market."

Published Tuesday, November 15, 2016 8:37 AM by David Marshall
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