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Zadara Adds All-Flash Arrays, Advanced Features to Its Service Offering
Zadara, provider of zero-risk enterprise cloud storage, today announced the latest enhancements to its service offering, focusing on eliminating the technical, operational, and financial risks associated with enterprise data storage and management. The expanded service is the result of over 1.5 years intense R&D effort and represents Zadara's most significant development to its storage-as-a-service value proposition, especially in the flash storage market. Zadara's offering now includes an all-flash array that features data reduction techniques such as compression and deduplication. This lowers customers' TCO as Zadara's usage-based pricing model means that they only pay for the storage they consume.

Further enhancements include:

  • Security enhancements for increased peace of mind: Zadara has introduced a number of enhanced security features in order to keep its customers' critical data safe in the face of increasingly sophisticated threats. These include dual-factor authentication and integrated McAfee anti-virus protection. In addition, encryption is now available for object storage and supported at the container level.
  • Troubleshooting: Zadara customers can now take advantage of a new performance monitoring tool which allows them to check and monitor the behavior of each element that can affect overall storage performance. This helps them to locate potential bottlenecks and troubleshoot performance issues before they affect the end-users.
  • Erasure coding for higher reliability: Zadara Object Storage now supports erasure coding that provides protection from double failures at 66% capacity utilization.
  • Improved management portal for increased manageability: The next generation of Zadara's offering also includes key enhancements to its web-based management portal, all aimed at improving manageability. These include a new dashboard providing an immediate overview of storage health, capacity and performance. A complementary provisioning portal provides further insights into storage usage and efficiency. 

"The enhancements to our service offering support our mission to deliver zero-risk enterprise cloud storage. We are proud of our ability to provide customers with all the features they expect from an enterprise data storage solution as a fully-managed service. But it is not only about technical prowess; by offering all these services within our pay-as-you-go model we help customers eliminate unnecessary investments and reduce their TCO," said Nelson Nahum, CEO and co-founder of Zadara.

"Last year we switched to all-SSD storage for performance reasons. Zadara's new deduplication and compression capabilities reduce our capacity requirements by 30%, allowing us to scale up while driving costs down," said Bernie Velivis, cloud operations & services manager, Omnitracs.

Zadara uses a combination of industry-standard hardware and patented Zadara software to deliver powerful enterprise-class data storage and management - with the convenience of the cloud. Customers have full flexibility when it comes to their installations as Zadara supports all protocols, data types and locations. And with Zadara's usage-based pricing model, customers only pay for the storage they consume, meaning they can scale their capacity up and down as needs change. Zadara is available via public clouds, including AWS, Google Cloud Platform and Azure, managed service providers, data centers, colocation partners, and on premises in customers' data centers.

Published Wednesday, October 03, 2018 7:11 AM by David Marshall
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