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TMCNet:  Zadara™ Storage Continues to Expand Global Presence with Toronto-based SAN/NAS Expert SerenitaaS; Provides Flexible, High QoS Enterprise Storage as a Service Provisioned at Equinix Data Centre

[February 12, 2014]

Zadara™ Storage Continues to Expand Global Presence with Toronto-based SAN/NAS Expert SerenitaaS; Provides Flexible, High QoS Enterprise Storage as a Service Provisioned at Equinix Data Centre

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Zadara Storage, Inc., provider of enterprise-class cloud storage as a service (STaaS), today announced that SerenitaaS (sister company to Stratus Technology), a Markham, Ontario-based provider of advanced data storage solutions, now offers Zadara's Virtual Private Storage Array (VPSA) solution for block and file Storage Area Network (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) services to its customers. Already deployed by SerenitaaS at Equinix's Toronto data centre campus, SerenitaaS' offering of Zadara Storage allows more organisations in Canada to enjoy the benefits of traditional on premises storage - including its high performance, high availability and security - with cloud-like scalability and superior economics. It allows local organisations to gain the flexibility and affordability of a cloud solution for either primary (for applications) or secondary (for repository) storage, yet with the superior Quality of Service (QoS) of traditional storage and the privacy of on premises infrastructure.

"As experts in storage architectures we're highly impressed with the Zadara Storage as a Service offering as we've deployed it in several pilot applications and in our own systems." SerenitaaS' relationship represents the third Equinix data centre to offer Zadara's storage as a service offering, and supports access to Zadara's offering by many of Equinix's 4,400+ customers via Equinix' high-speed direct connections. SerenitaaS now can help users leverage Zadara's unique cloud-deployed capabilities for enterprise-class storage, including features that have never before been available in cloud storage solutions such as NFS, CIFS, clustering, large volume size support, instant snapshots with writeable clones, remote replication, data encryption and flash caching. Hence, Zadara customers now have even more choice in supporting global collaboration or disaster recovery requirements at Equinix facilities and via other partnerships, around the world, including on the US East Coast, and in Northern California, Zurich, Dublin, Singapore, Tokyo, and more.

With a steady increase in the demand for cloud economics, agility and scalability alongside the traditional benefits of on-premise storage systems, SerenitaaS is now ideally positioned to leverage its longstanding expertise in storage architectures and deployments to enable a greater range of enterprises to move more mission-critical applications to Zadara Storage as an on premise Storage as a Service solution, while achieving superior QoS and avoiding the need to purchase and deploy costly storage hardware - or risk unavailability or performance issues with their applications.

"As experts in storage architectures we're highly impressed with the Zadara Storage as a Service offering as we've deployed it in several pilot applications and in our own systems," said Glenn Cameron, CEO at SerenitaaS. "SerenitaaS' highly personalised approach to building the right SAN or NAS for both large and small organisations combined with Zadara's solution, can help more businesses in the Toronto area to transition a growing number of their applications to a cloud-enabled model with all the cloud economies and scale advantages." In cooperation with SerenitaaS and Equinix, Zadara has placed dedicated, flexibly deployed hardware at Equinix's data centre colocation facilities, with dedicated, high-speed network connections into SerenitaaS. Zadara's approach uniquely provides dedicated disks, virtual controllers, and separate networking to achieve single tenant, predictable performance at a multitenant price. Each Zadara customer receives their own management interface from which they can add or eliminate disks, switch from disk to SSDs and back, adjust controller capacity, and fine tune their storage needs on the fly - allowing flexibility and control. Zadara storage at SerenitaaS is priced at the equivalent of about $0.13 per GB per month, billed by the hour and separately from SerenitaaS' other services.

"For far too long, the applications that can really benefit from the cost-saving and agility-increasing advantages of the cloud have been landlocked at on-premise deployments for lack of enterprise-grade features, or because existing cloud storage approaches proved insufficient or delivered unreliable performance," said Nelson Nahum, CEO of Zadara Storage. "Our relationship with SerenitaaS will allow more service providers and enterprises in Canada to start moving business-critical applications to a proven, rock-solid and enterprise-capable cloud." About SerenitaaS SerenitaaS and its sister company Stratus Technology are leading providers of SAN data storage solutions in the Toronto area. Whatever the circumstance or complexity, whatever the platform or technology, whatever the deadline or challenges, our proven professionals are available to assist you at the level you expect, delivering your project on time. We are a trusted leader in SAN Storage solutions. We strive to maintain an open culture, in which everyone is dedicated, positive, a resourceful hands-on contributor and feels comfortable sharing ideas and opinions.

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 centre 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 relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS). For more information visit www.zadarastorage.com.

Federica Monsone A3 Communications - the storage and virtualization PR specialists T: +44 (0) 1252 875 203 M: +44 (0) 7958 986 916 F: +44 (0) 870 762 8672 E: fred.monsone@a3communications.co.uk http://twitter.com/Fred_Monsone http://about.me/fred_monsone www.a3communicationspr.com .

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