Mar 15, 2016

Press Release: Headwaters Group offers Zadara Storage to enable their Storage-as-a-Service Offering

For Immediate Release

handshake_alphaIRVINE, CA AND MARIETTA, GA – March 15, 2016Zadara™ Storage, the provider of enterprise-classstorage-as-a-service (STaaS), and Headwaters Group today announced that Zadara’s award-winning Virtual Private Storage Array™ (VPSA™) platform is now available as part of the Headwaters Group Storage-as-a-Service offering. 

"New Solution addresses the growing need for OpEx-based, Scalable, Elastic Cloud Storage Solutions"

Headwaters Group has built a strong reputation for delivering sophisticated technical professional services to enterprise IT channel solution providers and commercial clients, in the design, implementation and optimization of their storage and data technology infrastructure. As data technologies and complexity increase, both providers and users are recognizing that the traditional approach of allocating capital for large storage array expenditures and then depreciating and maintaining those complex devices has become inefficient and will not scale.

Many of these companies are turning to the cloud and consumption-based models to address this problem. They are quickly realizing the answer is not simply determining which solution is best. Rather, this transition to cloud storage represents new challenges for both the provider and the user. Headwaters Group and Zadara have combined forces o deliver a positive, measurable outcome.

“We are seeing a tremendous shift in how clients purchase IT hardware and software,” says Mark Ziskind, founder and chief storage architect at Headwaters Group. “The convergence of megatrends like cloud computing, managed services, and the Internet of Things is disrupting traditional business models within IT. Our Clients expect lower cloud prices paid out of their 'OpEx' budgets. Moreover, they will only pay for these services if they successfully achieve the business value offered by technology solution.” For enterprise IT organizations, the challenge is to respond quickly and efficiently to user demands for highly available, optimized and compliant storage in the most cost effective manner.

By leveraging the Zadara enterprise Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) platform, combined with the technical expertise of Headwaters Group, both provider and user will now have a solution that addresses the scalability, manageability and economic limitations of traditional storage arrays. The combined solution is available in public clouds, on-premise or in hybrid configurations.

“We are excited to be joining efforts with Headwaters Group,” said Bob Sarubbi, vice president, Americas sales, at Zadara Storage. “Combining the industry-leading professional services and consulting expertise of Headwater roup with the Zadara Storage platform now provides struggling IT organizations with practical solutions to the data storage challenges.”

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About Headwaters Group
Founded in 2005, Headwaters Group, Inc. provides professional services and consulting to IT manufacturers, solutions providers, and enterprise IT organizations. Headwaters’ consultants specialize in the design, deployment and management of complex enterprise storage environments that require a more sophisticated level of engineering talent. For more information on our team and our capabilities, visit www.TheHeadwatersGroup.com, the Headwaters Group Blog, LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Zadara Storage
Zadara Storage offers enterprise storage-as-a-service, delivering high-performance, highly available Pile and block storage. The company’s patented, software-dePined Virtual Private Storage Arrays™ (VPSA™) deliver Plexible, multi-tenant enterprise SAN and NAS technology for peta-scale primary and secondary storage. With isolated resources, exceptional data security, and management control, VPSAs meet the most stringent Service-Level Agreements (SLAs). Zadara is available both via OPaaS (On-Premise as a Service) and through a wide range of worldwide cloud and colocation providers, including value-added relationships with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Dimension Data, TelecityGroup, CloudSigma, and others. Visit www.zadarastorage.com, the Zadara Blog, or on LinkedIn andTwitter.

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