Tech Intelligence Bulletin (HG Insights) – In a move that extends its leadership position in hybrid cloud storage, Zadara Storage Inc. has added critical enhancements to its fully managed enterprise STaaS (storage-as-a-service) platform – including NVMe.
With these new features, Zadara is removing barriers to the adoption of new technologies – and delivering significant economic benefits.
Lightning-fast data access
Offering lightning-fast data access, reduced power consumption and lower latency, NVMe addresses the limitations of – and bottlenecks created by – legacy storage interfaces. While the industry has embraced all things NVMe, its benefits remain out of reach for many enterprises due to high device cost and interoperability issues. Zadara’s agile enterprise STaaS solution moves NVMe from a CapEx expenditure to a flexible consumption OpEx item – and opens the door to larger scale adoption.
Optimized object on-premises storage-as-a-service
Additionally, Zadara’s platform now includes optimized object on-premises storage-as-a-service for next-generation applications such as big data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, video-on-demand, and more.
“Our customers demand real solutions that not only provide technical performance but also drive measureable business value,” noted Nelson Nahum, Zadara’s co-founder and CEO. “By offering the industry’s only complete hybrid cloud storage service, we are giving IT departments the ability to streamline operations and reduce capital expense, without sacrificing control, availability or performance. Data is the lifeblood of any organization, and we believe that businesses should be able to focus on using their data – and not worry about storing it.”
Zadara’s newly enhanced platform includes:
- NVMe-as-a-service at prices below current flash offerings.
- A new, more compact option for storage nodes in ROBO and edge use cases.
- Remote clone functionality for improved data mobility between arrays, across geographies, into clouds, between clouds, and more.
- Object Store enhancements for dramatically improved economic efficiency.
- Built-in virus protection with embedded McAfee AV engine for on-file-access virus scans.
According to Zadara’s vice president of product management, Oded Kellner, “As companies look to implement hybrid cloud storage strategies, they need storage that can be as agile as the rest of their IT operation. By adding new features to our universal storage source platform, we’re removing complexities and making it easy for users to quickly benefit from all of the advantages of NVMe capacity – without any hidden costs, support plans or complicated deals.”