From the Wires
Zadara™ Storage Delivers High-Performance Enterprise Storage-as-a-Service with OpSource
By: Business Wire
May. 9, 2012 09:15 AM
All About the Cloud — OpSource, Inc., Dimension Data’s wholly-owned enterprise cloud and managed hosting business, today announced it has teamed with Zadara Storage, Inc., a provider of enterprise-class storage in the public cloud, to deliver on-demand Virtual Private Storage Arrays (VPSAs™) to businesses.
Supported by Zadara’s unique, software-only CloudFabric™ Architecture, enterprise public cloud users and users of OpSource’s Managed Hosting Environment now have the option to migrate mission-critical applications to the public cloud while still maintaining a high level of performance. Previously, if an application had high operational requirements, IT managers were forced to build a hybrid cloud environment with equipment on-premise. To make changes or adjustments required purchasing or reconfiguring physical equipment, a process that might take days or weeks to accomplish, and typically necessitated a long-term contractual commitment. By utilizing on-demand VPSAs, IT managers can now instantly configure virtual storage arrays to their exact specifications, and because VPSAs are housed in a virtualized environment, users experience greater resiliency and flexibility.
“Public cloud users who create a VPSA with Zadara experience a true, single-tenant server environment, ensuring the high performance and high availability they require does not vary over time,” said Mark Spowart, CEO of Zadara. “OpSource users are also able to utilize Microsoft Failover Cluster in the cloud natively due to OpSource’s architecture, resulting in unmatched ease of use in migrating existing IT applications to the cloud.”
By dedicating elements of the VPSA specifically to a single tenant, users experience the privacy and controls they’re accustomed to in on-premise arrays in a virtualized environment and at a multi-tenant price. Users can leverage VPSAs for a variety of IT needs, including maximizing database performance, managing volume sizing and disaster recovery.
“Enterprises choose OpSource for the flexibility, performance and scale-on-demand features that make cloud computing a core enabler of their business,” said Treb Ryan, CEO and co-founder of OpSource. “By integrating with Zadara, we are able to extend even more value and options to SaaS ISVs and other enterprises with demanding applications to centralize their cloud resources and simplify management.”
Zadara VPSAs are now available to enterprises in the OpSource cloud, via www.zadarastorage.com.
About Zadara Storage
Zadara Storage, Inc., based in Irvine, California, revolutionizes the Cloud by offering a high-performance, high availability, primary block storage service at major Public Cloud providers (including OpSource, Amazon Web Services and Rackspace). With Zadara's Virtual Private Storage Array™, subscribers are able to run databases and other demanding applications in the Public Cloud, easily, effectively and consistently. Zadara VPSAs combine the privacy, control and consistent performance of on-premise Enterprise storage systems with Cloud economics, flexibility and ease of use.
About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. www.dimensiondata.com
Founded in 2002, OpSource provides cloud and managed hosting solutions that enable businesses to accelerate growth and scale operations while controlling costs and reducing IT infrastructure support risks. Headquartered in Santa Clara, with operations in California, Virginia, the UK, Ireland, and India, more than 600 enterprises, service providers and Software-as-a-Service ISVs rely on OpSource's expertise, experience and cloud automation technology to operate high-availability, business-critical hosting environments. OpSource is a Dimension Data company. www.opsource.net.
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