Zadara Storage, a provider
of enterprise-class Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) has announced that the company’s cloud will offer Intel-based, flash storage solutions providing industry-leading flash performance in a pure-OpEx-based model at prices that rival traditional hard disk drive configurations.
The company explains that as the market continues to abandon traditional CapEx-based storage and move at an increasing rate toward OpEx-based Storage-as-a-Service, it has teamed with Intel to provide new flash-enabled solutions to address the insatiable demand for high-performance storage. The new solutions combine Intel PCSD
servers, Intel Xeon E5 v4
processors and Intel SSDs based on the new Intel 3D NAND
technology with the Zadara Storage Cloud
“Our goal at Zadara Storage is to create solutions that align with our customers’ needs. This often causes us to disrupt the market by introducing technologies and business models that are non-traditional,” said Nelson Nahum, CEO and Co-founder, Zadara Storage.
“In this case, we believe the market has passed an inflection point, and flash should be priced on par with disk-based solutions – providing flash performance to the mass market,” Nahum added.
The California-based organization claims that the solutions enable both service providers and enterprise customers to enjoy unprecedented flexibility, scalability and performance. Further, in a move that will accelerate market momentum away from HDD-based offerings, Zadara is offering new flash-based solutions at price-parity with existing HDD products.
“Intel 3D NAND SSDs are shifting the way customers and end-users think about storage by delivering incredible price/performance that transform the economics and will accelerate the transition toward cost-effective, dense storage options – all while moving the industry away from legacy technologies,” said Bill Leszinske, Vice President and Director, Strategic Planning, Marketing and Business Development, Intel Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group.
“Applications, like the Zadara Storage Cloud, showcase Intel’s latest technologies and accelerate flash adoption across the industry, leading to incredible experiences, breakthroughs and business value,” Leszinske affirmed.