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Zadara Partners with Rakuten Mobile to Provide Broad Storage Solutions for Its Fully Virtualized Mobile Network
Zadara Storage Ltd. announced it has partnered with Rakuten Mobile, Inc. to offer Zadara's universal set of storage solutions for Rakuten's platforms and services, including the Rakuten Communications Platform. The mobile carrier leverages Zadara's storage-as-a-service platform, which provides a fully managed data management solution designed for any data type, any protocol and for any cloud environment.

Zadara's software-defined storage platform enables Rakuten Mobile to:

  • Simplify data management operations with the ability to store any data type - block, file, object - from a single system
  • Ensure data availability, performance and security
  • Enable infinite, on-demand scalability
  • Deploy and expand infrastructure and services quickly

"We are thrilled to partner with Zadara to power our diverse storage needs," said Tareq Amin, Representative Director, Executive Vice President and CTO of Rakuten Mobile. "Zadara has a strong track record providing storage solutions with impressive scalability, performance and uptime that are tailored for Rakuten Mobile's cloud-native virtualized architecture."

"The pioneers at Rakuten Mobile have re-imagined and deployed in record time the first-of-its-kind, cloud-native mobile infrastructure, and we are proud to support this achievement," said Nelson Nahum, CEO, and founder of Zadara. "No matter the data type, protocol, or location, we are committed to offering storage solutions for our customers' most ambitious, urgent and complex initiatives."

Rakuten Mobile selected Zadara to offer a broad, flexible, cloud-based storage solution. Rakuten Mobile needed storage in the form of a large grid, where disk capacity would not be stranded in one storage array when it was needed for another. In one platform, Zadara provides all three storage types and related protocols for Rakuten Mobile, including block storage (iSCSI, FC), file storage (NFS, CIFS/SMB) and object storage (S3 & Swift). With Zadara's unique storage-as-a-service model, and native support for RESTful API and Kubernetes orchestration, Rakuten Mobile's storage needs are fully managed by Zadara's expert 24x7 support to reduce technology and operational risk and burdens.

Published Tuesday, September 01, 2020 9:13 AM by David Marshall
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