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Zadara Storage Awarded Patent on its Virtual Private Storage Array (VPSA) Technology

Zadara™ Storage today announced that its CEO and co-founder, Nelson Nahum, and seven members of the company’s engineering team were awarded US Patent 8,819,230 for a “Virtual Private Storage Array service for cloud servers” in recognition of the uniqueness of the underlying technology of Zadara’s enterprise storage as a service offerings for public, private and hybrid cloud storage environments. The patent is both seminal and broad, covering the Zadara VPSA approach for delivering and managing an on-demand storage array service which allows for dynamically creating and changing a storage array, all the while maintaining its high Quality of Service (QoS) and reliability.

At a time when the software-defined storage hype threatens to obscure reality, Zadara’s patent award further corroborates the company’s vision—which originated around the time, nearly three years ago, when the patent was filed—to marry storage virtualization and the “as a service” business model to better provide what today’s customers want: elastic, scalable, remotely managed, pure-OpEx, consumption-priced IT services.

“The patent is just one of the reasons we can reassure customers that they can ‘stop buying storage,’ and I mean it,” said Nelson Nahum, CEO of Zadara Storage, who with this patent has a total of nine to his credit. “The data storage market has lagged behind computing and networking in offering customer-driven business models and especially ‘as a service’ options. Customers are forced to plan far in advance and buy ‘just-in-case’ storage capacity, endure painful migrations every few years, and/or agree to leases with hefty upfront payments, large base capacities, and lengthy, restrictive terms. Zadara Storage continues to grow rapidly quarter over quarter largely because our innovative VPSA software and business model with which, at long last, customers can buy storage the way they prefer – by not buying any storage at all, but simply sourcing storage as a service so they are free to gain the agility that lets their businesses fly high.”

Zadara Storage is the world’s only provider of fully-managed NAS and SAN technologies in the cloud and on-premises with elasticity, high QoS, scalability, privacy and pay-as-you-go pricing. Zadara provides the VSPA either on customer premises – via its OPaaS (On-Premise as a Service) offering for both enterprises and public cloud and managed service providers – or as a pure service in public clouds like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Dimension Data, CloudSigma, and others.

About Zadara Storage

Zadara Storage is a pioneer provider of enterprise storage as a service, delivering high-performance, highly available and predictable (QoS) file and block storage, in a pay-as-you-go model for on-premises deployment and via global service providers. The company’s patented, software-defined Virtual Private Storage Arrays™ (VPSA™) deliver flexible, multi-tenant enterprise SAN and NAS technology for peta-scale primary and secondary storage. With isolated resources, exceptional data security, management control and predictable performance, VPSAs meet the most stringent Service Level Agreements (SLAs), even in public cloud deployments. Its as-a-service model offers enterprises, SMBs and startups a flexible, agile and cost-efficient storage infrastructure, available on-premises via the groundbreaking OPaaS (On-Premise as a Service) offering, delivering fully managed local storage with consumption pricing. VPSA is also available via a wide range of worldwide cloud and colocation providers, including a value-added relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. For more information visit www.zadarastorage.com.

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