Tuesday, November 19, 2013

[Press Release] CloudSigma Adds Zadara Virtual Private Storage Array to Public Cloud Storage Offerings

New Offering, Available via Equinix Data Center, Satisfies Customers’ High-Volume Storage Needs

cloudsigmaPalo Alto and Irvine, Calif. – November 19, 2013 – CloudSigma, an international, customer-centric, pure-cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider, and Zadara™ Storage, Inc., an enterprise-class private cloud storage provider, today announced a strategic partnership to offer Zadara’s Virtual Private Storage Array™ (VPSA™) service alongside CloudSigma’s existing high performance, all-SSD compute offering. The offering is also available to Equinix’s 4,400+ customers via direct connects through the Ashburn data center campus, one of the largest Internet exchange points in the world. 

Through this new partnership, CloudSigma customers gain access to Zadara’s private block and file Storage Area Network (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) services at hourly rates, serving as either primary (for applications) or secondary (for repository) storage. In cooperation with CloudSigma and Equinix, Zadara has also placed dedicated, flexibly deployed hardware at Equinix’s data center colocation facilities, with dedicated, high-speed network connections into CloudSigma, so cloud-delivered performance remains exceptional, even for massive data volumes. 

We have always been committed to providing superior storage performance in the cloud, and our partnership with Zadara is another step toward that goal,” said Robert Jenkins, CEO of CloudSigma. “Zadara’s large-volume, sharable, elastic, by-the hour, enterprise storage solution helps us satisfy an even more diverse set of storage needs for our customers; and, together, we are helping advance the public cloud market by enabling enterprise grade tiered storage strategies in the cloud.

Zadara’s technology features large volumes of 100+ TB, volume-sharing among multiple cloud servers, NAS for unstructured data, dedicated spindles and on-demand scaling for capacity and performance. In line with CloudSigma’s focus on data transparency, Zadara also offers unique self-service provisioning and administrative control under completely private environments, so customers concerned with data regulations can always know the exact location of their data. 

CloudSigma’s reputation for quality, innovation and customer service is unmatched in the industry and we are proud to be teaming up with them on this advanced public cloud storage partnership,” said Nelson Nahum, CEO of Zadara Storage. “Our combined offering demonstrates our ability to serve and meet the needs of a wide variety of cloud customers and we expect this will be a significant step toward making Zadara a ubiquitous platform for cloud storage.” 

Based on present exchange rates, Zadara Storage is priced at $0.13 per GB per month (or 0.10€ per GB per month in Europe) for fully protected, large capacity, highly available, sharable storage with SSD caching. Pricing scales up or down depending on the customer’s performance and capacity requirements. Zadara’s VPSA service is available immediately for CloudSigma’s Zurich cloud customers with the additional U.S. locations coming on stream soon. 

We have more than 650 customers colocated in our Ashburn data center campus in the D.C. metro area and are delighted to have a role to play in supporting the partnership between CloudSigma and Zadara, which will benefit our existing customer base,” said Dick Theunissen, Equinix EMEA CMO.  

About CloudSigma
CloudSigma is a pure-cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider that offers highly-available, flexible, enterprise-class hybrid cloud servers and cloud hosting solutions, both in Europe and the U.S. CloudSigma is the most customizable cloud provider on the market, giving customers full control over their cloud and eliminating restrictions on how users deploy their computing resources. With CloudSigma, customers can provision processing, storage, networks and other fundamental computing resources as they please, as well as extend private networks out of existing infrastructure and elastically into CloudSigma’s IaaS cloud to create easy to manage and transparent hybrid cloud solutions. 
For more information, please visit www.CloudSigma.com or find the company on Twitter @CloudSigma, Facebook and Google+

About Zadara Storage
Zadara Storage is a pioneer provider of enterprise-class high-performance, high-availability and scalable cloud storage delivered as a cost-effective pay-as-you-go service.

Powered by patent-pending Virtual Private Storage Arrays (VPSAs), Zadara uniquely places SAN and NAS technology in the cloud, enabling the advanced capabilities of single-tenant on-premise data center storage coupled with an innovative Quality of Service IT environment that meets the most stringent Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

The company provides the flexibility of on-premise private, hybrid or public cloud storage for SMBs and large Enterprises while addressing the infrastructure needs of any data type and any application.    

Zadara offers storage on demand through a wide range of worldwide public cloud and colocation providers, including a value-added strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS).  For more information, visit www.zadarastorage.com. 

Media Contacts
CloudSigma
March Communications
Meredith L. Eaton
Phone: +1 617 960 9877
Email: cloudsigma@marchpr.com

Zadara Storage
A3 Communications
UK:  Federica Monsone
Phone: +44 (0) 1252 875 203, Email: fred.monsone@a3communications.co.uk
US:  Mary Kae Marinac

Phone:  +1 978 685 3136, Email: mkm@mkmarinac.com

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