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Zadara Expands Enterprise Storage-as-a-Service Coverage in Singapore with AWS and Equinix

Zadara Storage, a provider of enterprise-class storage-as-a-service (STaaS), today announced that it has expanded the availability of its award-winning VPSA Storage Array service to both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Equinix in Singapore, adding a fifth APAC AWS region to the already existing VPSA services in Japan, China, South Korea and Australia. The Singapore location is Zadara's 13th AWS region worldwide and is enabled through a value-added relationship with Equinix. This expansion builds on Zadara's already widespread activities in Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines and Taiwan.

Industry research shows an accelerating transition from traditional CapEx purchases to OpEx-based storage services. Both service providers and end-users are recognizing the significant functional and economic benefits of storage-as-a-service. According to market research firm IT Brand Pulse, by the year 2020 storage-as-a-service will account for approximately 50% of the overall $50B enterprise storage market.

With this expansion, Zadara is now able to provide customers of both AWS and Equinix the full enterprise suite of Zadara Storage Cloud offerings. Both Singapore-based businesses, and global companies with a presence in Singapore can enjoy the benefits of pure OpEx-based, enterprise storage-as-a-service. AWS and Equinix users also have the option to automatically replicate data between any of the Zadara locations worldwide.

"Our latest expansion in Singapore is in response to the strong demand for Zadara Storage services in the local region," said Noam Shendar, vice president and GM, Hyperscale Cloud Business, at Zadara Storage. "We are thrilled to be making the award-winning Zadara Storage Cloud more widely available to AWS and Equinix customers who wish to leverage enterprise-grade storage services and abandon the older CapEx model of purchasing storage hardware."

"Zadara's announcement to support AWS Singapore will enable Capiteq to offer greater data security to our finance customers," said Marco Rayner, managing director for Capiteq. "Capiteq now has the ability to ensure our customer data stays in Singapore - protected and encrypted - with the end user holding the keys."

"We have monitored the transition from CapEx to OpEx-based storage services for many years and all indicators are that the market transition is increasing," said Frank Berry, CEO, IT Brand Pulse. "Users have recognized that pay-as-you-go data services have significant economic and functional benefits that cannot be ignored. Zadara's expansion into Singapore gives them greater worldwide coverage and provides more options for their customers. The combination of AWS, Zadara Storage and Equinix offers customers in all regions compelling benefits."

Published Tuesday, December 12, 2017 9:14 AM by David Marshall
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