NooBaa, a flexible data storage fabric that spans on-premises and multi-cloud capacity including Microsoft Azure, has announced availability of the NooBaa software-based storage solution in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, and Microsoft’s selection of NooBaa as a member in the Microsoft Accelerator program.
NooBaa’s software solution provides a new architecture for a flexible compute and storage fabric that would seamlessly span enterprise data centers and public cloud providers. In addition to supporting heterogeneous on-premises storage resources, NooBaa now allows customers to pool public cloud capacity from Microsoft’s Azure Blob Storage in addition to other cloud providers.
NooBaa’s support for multiple public clouds would reduce vendor lock-in and facilitates simple application and data migration between resource pools.
The NooBaa storage solution is now also available directly through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. As a multi-cloud-capable storage solution, NooBaa provides access to Azure Blob Storage capacity via the popular S3 API, which has emerged as a de-facto standard for Dev-Ops and cloud computing. The NooBaa Azure Marketplace Edition can be deployed for free and automatically integrates with Azure compute and capacity resources.
Microsoft Accelerator Program
In addition to NooBaa’s availability in the Azure Marketplace, NooBaa has also been selected by Microsoft to join the exclusive Microsoft Accelerator program. The Accelerator program provides NooBaa working space, and valuable access to mentoring, funding, facilities, and direct access to Microsoft customers.
According to Navot Volk, Managing Director of Microsoft Accelerator, “We only accept 3.5% of the applicants into the accelerator so we’re extremely selective about the companies we work with. NooBaa is unique because their technology is impressive, they deliver a unique value proposition for Microsoft’s IT customers, and they align perfectly with Microsoft’s strategic vision for hybrid computing.”
“It’s becoming clear that Microsoft is going to be a dominant market force for enterprise hybrid cloud computing over the next few years,” said Yuval Dimnik, CEO of NooBaa. “Being admitted to the Accelerator was a huge win because it allows us to focus on important things like Azure integration and customer feedback. We’re getting access to some amazing people and resources that are accelerating our progress. Plus I have to say the food is amazing!”
Co-founded in 2013 by storage and security experts Yuval Dimnik and Guy Margalit, NooBaa has offices in Herzliya, Israel and Silicon Valley, California. Privately-held, NooBaa has received venture capital funding from JVP, OurCrowd and prominent industry leaders.