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Meet Zadara at Google Cloud Next — Booth S1626

Google Cloud Next ’18
Moscone Center, San Francisco
July 24 – 26

Supercharge Your GCP with Enterprise Cloud Storage from Zadara

Meet the Zadara Storage team at Google Cloud Next ’18 to see a LIVE DEMO of the Zadara’s industry-leading enterprise storage delivered as a fully-managed, pay-only-for-what-you-use service.

The Google Cloud Platform Experience with Zadara

100% SLA and 24/7 support
Available On-Premises, In the Cloud, or as a Hybrid configuration (On-Premises + In the Cloud)
Secure – private data transport, user-owned encryption keys
Private – no shared resources
Scalable – change storage capacity and performance at will with no downtime
Cost-effective – no equipment purchase, no maintenance Convenient – eliminate disruptive updates, hot-fixes, and upgrades

Full-featured NAS file and SAN block storage — including AD and HA/DR with dedicated resources — for just $5K per month. Don’t wait. This offer is only available until July 26, 2018.

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July 2, 2018

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The Power of Zadara Storage and Google Cloud Platform

Given all the discussion regarding cloud storage, it is easy to get confused. So, we decided to consolidate it down to the top 5 reasons to leverage Zadara Storage and Google Cloud Platform as your cloud architecture.


Gain the Elasticity, Agility and Economic Benefits of OpEx Storage

The market is rapidly moving away from the traditional cycle of purchasing CapEx storage every 3-5 years, to the OpEx model of Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS). There are many reasons for this but they all generally revolve around: 1) Operational benefits (e.g., agility, scalability, elasticity, less management burden, no need to upgrade your storage, reconfigure as needed); and 2) Economic Benefits (e.g., no upfront CapEx payments, only pay for what you use, no overprovisioning). Essentially, your storage resources are perfectly aligned with your business because you can change, on-the-fly, as-needed – and you only pay for what you use. This is a huge difference from the old world of purchasing more than what you need, managing it, upgrading it, and then replacing it every 3-5 years.


As you move to the Cloud, don’t give up any of your functionality

One of the reasons companies have avoided the cloud is that vendors have asked them to leave behind many of the enterprise-class features they have come to depend on over the past couple of decades. Why would you want to take two steps forward, only to take one step backward? This doesn’t make any sense. With the combination of Zadara Storage and the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), you are able to retain all of your enterprise class storage features, but also gain the flexibility and economic benefits of the cloud. With Zadara and GCP, you can enjoy:

  • Block, File and Object Storage
  • Clusters
  • Snapshots, Remote Replication, Online Volume Migration
  • Hardware isolation
  • Metropolitan failover
  • And more


Easy Migration to the Cloud

Another common question is “how do I get my data to the cloud?” Google has partnered with Zadara Storage to leverage Zadara’s deep experience in “hydrating the cloud”, or moving data to the cloud environment. Zadara offers a variety of options for moving data to the cloud. Whether your data is static or an online production environment that cannot afford any downtime, Zadara Storage can assist with hydrating your cloud environment. Download our Zadara Storage Cloud Hydration data sheet here.


Backup to Object Storage

Zadara Storage offers a unique capability to backup your data to object storage targets. This can be the Zadara VPSA Object Storage, Google Object Storage or even AWS S3. As you architect redundancy and resiliency into your storage platform, it is always smart to protect your data by co-locating it in different locations and possibly with different vendors.


Multi-Cloud Support

Using the same logic as above, your storage architecture should prevent any single-point-of-failure, whether it be a single piece of hardware, a single location, or even a single vendor. As you design your storage infrastructure, it’s imperative to build an architecture that protects you from unexpected failures. With Zadara Storage, we uniquely connect concurrently to AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and many other cloud service providers. Whether you use Google as your primary Cloud Service Provider or as a secondary backup for another CSP, Zadara Storage can connect to both concurrently and share data between them. This provides you with the ultimate in flexibility.

Align your storage with your business, not the other way around.

A Phased Approach: On-Premises as-a-Service (OPaaS)

Not everyone is ready to migrate all of their data to the cloud. In some cases, it makes sense to take a phased approach. With Zadara Storage, you can enjoy the benefits of OpEx storage as-a-service within your own data center using On-Premises as-a-Service. As you become more comfortable with the cloud, you can add cloud-based storage and replicate between your on-premises and cloud platform.



April 3, 2017

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Zadara Summit 2016: Zadara is Googling It

Dave Elliott, What’s Next in Cloud Computing

Zadara is Googling it with Dave Elliott, Global Product Lead for Google. Dave will be a keynote speaker at Zadara Summit 2016.  His presentation will focus on trends in data and storage as well as migrating to the cloud.

Dave’s role at Google includes strategizing and managing go-to-market plans for Google’s public cloud storage business. Dave is known in the industry as an innovator in data protection for virtual and cloud environments as well as business development.

Zadara Storage recently teamed up with Google to provide our patented, award-winning enterprise Storage-as-a-Service solution for Google Cloud Platform customers. Dave will describe the benefits of this architecture from both a Zadara and Google standpoint, as well as what it means for Google customers.

Zadara is now available in the top 3 hyperscale clouds.  With Zadara’s multi-cloud concurrent access, users have the ultimate flexibility to connect to the most appropriate service, as needed. The availability means that GCP customers now have access to encrypted, advanced, high performance, high availability, fully-featured enterprise storage directly connected to their Google Cloud Engine VMs.

As a result, GCP customers enjoy enterprise storage that offers the capabilities, reliability and data privacy of traditional, on-premise storage arrays – but in a fully elastic manner and with pure OpEx consumption pricing.  This enables the migration of business applications to GCP as well as hybrid operating models that span GCP and on-premise environments.

This offering is an essential part of the ongoing tectonic shift from the traditional CapEx infrastructure model to flexible, agile OpEx. The combined spending on Public- and Private-Cloud OpEx IT is forecasted to account for half of total IT spending by the end of the decade.

Google boasts a network backbone with a vast reach and many locations worldwide, allowing for efficient connections from nearly anywhere on the planet.

Don’t miss Dave Elliott at the Zadara Summit! See the full agenda by clicking here.

November 8, 2016

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