The Future of Enterprise Storage: Software-Defined, Storage-as-a-Service
For decades, large array vendors dominated the storage industry. However, over time, the industry began moving to more flexible virtualized and eventually cloud-based resources. Software Defined Infrastructures have enabled an entirely new set of options for pay-as-you-go IT resources. Industry analysts show a clear and consistent transition away from older CapEx storage to OpEx-based Storage-as-a-Service.
One of the most critical elements that companies wrestle with when moving from traditional storage to an as-a-service model is whether they will sacrifice functionality for economic and flexibility benefits. Zadara Storage, by working closely with Intel, has developed “Enterprise” Storage-as-a-Service, providing IT professionals with the same level of enterprise-grade storage that they have used for years, but with the flexibility and economic benefits of cloud-based solutions. The storage is available “anywhere” – in the cloud, on-premise or in hybrid configurations.
Further, by leveraging the fundamental elements of Software Defined Infrastructures and cloud-based technology, Zadara can offer greater business continuity, disaster recovery, security and other advanced storage features than previously offered by the traditional vendors.
To learn more, visit the Storage Builders website storagebuilders.intel.com download the Zadara Storage Solution Brief, or visit www.zadarastorage.com.
RecordedMay 19 201647 mins
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The Future of Enterprise Storage: Software-Defined, Storage-as-a-ServiceDoug Jury, VP Solution Sales & Bob Sarubbi, VP North American Sales, Zadara Storage; Bill Dollan, Business Dev Manager, Intel[[ webcastStartDate * 1000 | amDateFormat: 'MMM D YYYY h:mm a' ]]46 mins