|By Business Wire||
|October 17, 2013 06:00 AM EDT||
Zadara™ Storage, Inc., provider of enterprise-class private cloud storage by the hour, today announced that its Virtual Private Storage Array™ (VPSA™) service is now available in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) EU (Ireland) region through a new relationship with eircom, Ireland’s largest telecom services provider. eircom is an AWS Direct Connect location in Ireland with unparalleled access into the AWS Cloud directly from its state of the art data center in Dublin. The Zadara Storage VPSA can provide customers of both eircom and AWS EU with access to and use of private block- and file Storage Area Network (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) services at hourly rates. In addition to AWS customers, customers of eircom colocation and fiber circuits now can take advantage of Zadara’s award winning enterprise Storage as a Service (STaaS) solution.
Zadara’s availability in Europe typifies the cloud and software-defined movements in the region that is making organizations more agile and saving both CapEx and OpEx costs – while delivering robust, enterprise-proven features like NAS and volume sharing, not typically associated with cloud storage. Zadara’s solution is on display at IP Expo in London this week in booth G42.
eircom is Ireland largest technology and telecommunications company, with extensive carrier- neutral data center services in Dublin. eircom has the most extensive telecommunications network in Ireland and provides a comprehensive range of advanced voice, data and broadband services to the residential, small business, enterprise and government markets. With Zadara on board, AWS customers in Europe can leverage highly-flexible, enterprise-grade storage solutions with minimal up-front and on-going costs for a wide range of enterprise-scale applications, from databases and other mission-critical applications, to high-capacity big data and online repositories.
Zadara features include volume-sharing, NAS and dedicated spindles, and allows for scaling of capacity and performance up or down on-demand, and permitting unprecedented user self-service provisioning and administrative control under completely private environments. Customers concerned with data custody regulations have the ability to know the physical location of their data and control access to it, in support of EU privacy rules. The Zadara service allows enterprises to cost-efficiently address fluctuations in demand and support customers as their business grows. Already leading organizations in Europe have taken advantage of Zadara’s VPSA and found it met even their most demanding needs.
Zadara’s technology works by providing IT managers a complete, turnkey storage service in which they provision the exact capacity and performance they need – assembling their storage online with a few clicks, and managing them with their own dedicated admin console. In cooperation with AWS, eircom and others, Zadara places dedicated, flexibly deployed hardware at AWS Direct Connect Facilities with private, high-speed network connections into AWS data centers, so cloud-delivered performance remains exceptional even for massive data volumes. The company’s architecture can also be leveraged by enterprise data center administrators maintaining their own virtualized datacenters. Zadara’s VPSA can serve as either primary (for applications) or secondary (for repository) storage.
Based on present exchange rates, Zadara Storage will be released at prices starting from 0.86€ per hour for 6 TB of fully protected, highly available, sharable storage. Pricing can scale up or down depending on the customer’s performance and capacity requirements.
“European organizations big and small are ready for a transformative solution like Zadara’s,” said Jason O’Conaill, Head of Cloud and Data Centers at eircom. “We’re proud to help organizations who leverage the AWS platform to access cost-effective, cloud-based storage without giving up the enterprise class features they are used to having with on-premises storage resources.”
“We are delighted to partner with eircom and enable AWS EU customers to gain a competitive edge by using our Enterprise Storage as a Service (STaaS) solution,” said Nelson Nahum, CEO of Zadara Storage. “By providing, together with eircom, the clustering, privacy, predictability and control enterprise applications require, AWS customers across Western Europe can move their business applications to the powerful AWS cloud to access its scale and economics along with enterprise storage management and reliability.”
About Zadara Storage
An Amazon Web Services Technology Partner and winner of VentureBeat, Tie50, Under the Radar, and Plug and Play’s cloud competitions, Zadara Storage offers enterprise-class primary and secondary storage for the cloud via dedicated, flexibly deployed equipment located at AWS Direct Connect facilities and Dimension Data (formerly OpSource) data centers, as well as at a growing number of leading service providers. With Zadara Storage, cloud storage leapfrogs ahead to enable the same high-performance, entirely configurable, highly available, fully private, tiered SAN and NAS capabilities traditionally expected from on-premises solutions equipment, but at the cost-competitiveness of the cloud. By combining industry-leading enterprise, cloud and cloud block storage, Zadara Storage enables organizations to migrate existing mission-critical applications to the Cloud. Discover the benefits of cloud without compromise at zadarastorage.com.