Enterprise-class Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) provider Zadara Storage has partnered with Tech Data Corporation, a wholesale distributor of technology products, services and solutions o tap the markets in the US, Canada and worldwide on the Avnet Cloud Marketplace. Under this, Technology Solutions, formerly a division of Avnet and now part of Tech Data, will make Zadara Storage solutions easily accessible to channel partners worldwide through its Avnet Cloud Marketplace.
Zadara Storage offers storage solutions in any location – cloud, on-premise or hybrid – supporting any data type (block, file and object) and connecting to any protocol (FC, iSCSI, iSER, NFS, CIFS, S3, Swift). Customers of AWS, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure can access it directly from their cloud virtual machines and enjoy Zadara’s enhanced privacy, performance and data protection features.
“We are proud to partner with Technology Solutions and help their partners participate in the dynamic shift from CapEx storage to OpEx storage services,” said Nelson Nahum, CEO and Co-founder, Zadara Storage.
“Our Zadara Storage Cloud is the foundation for companies from nearly every vertical market worldwide. Our new relationship with Tech Data will now expand our reach even further, by providing these solutions through the Avnet Cloud Marketplace,” Nahum added.
According to the industry analyst firm IT Brand Pulse, the public cloud storage-as-a-service market is growing at approximately 25% per year, and by 2020 will capture 25% of a massive $50 billion in enterprise storage spending. The rapid transition from traditional CapEx storage to as-a-service solutions is due to the scalability, elasticity and economic benefits of OpEx-based storage-as-a-service.
The Avnet Cloud Marketplace enables Technology Solutions partners, including value-added resellers (VARs), independent software vendors (ISVs), managed service providers (MSPs) and system integrators (SIs), easy access to products. With this announcement, Technology Solutions partners will now have access to the portfolio of Zadara Storage block, file and object storage services.
“As enterprises worldwide continue the transition from purchasing CapEx storage to subscribing to OpEx-based storage services, we are pleased to add Zadara Storage to the Avnet Cloud Marketplace. Corporate IT customers require flexible, agile storage services that align with their business, and Zadara Storage will enable our resellers to address this growing market demand,” said Sergio Farache, Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Units, Enterprise Solutions, Tech Data.