Lightstream, a U.S. systems integrator with offices across the country, has announced that Zadara’s Virtual Private Storage Array (VPSA) platform is now available as part of its new Lightstream Storage-as-a-Service offering.
Industry research has shown that the storage-as-a-service market will grow from about 10% of the overall storage market in 2015, to as much as 80% or more by 2023 (source: IT Brand Pulse, October 2015).
To address this growing market requirement, Lightstream has chosen Zadara Storage as its partner for enterprise Storage-as-a-Service. The Zadara Storage VPSA would uniquely offer enterprise-grade, elastic, high performance, pay-as-you-go storage via an Operational Expense (OpEx) model with solutions that are available in the cloud, on-premise or in hybrid configurations.
“Our customers are asking for elastic, on-demand storage solutions that align with the OpEx model that they are already using to pay for their cloud-based networks,” said Jim Cassell, CEO of Lightstream. “Zadara’s approach to Storage as a Service (STaaS) matches up perfectly with what they, and the industry need, through a business model that makes sense. We also have customers whose data is sensitive enough that they are not willing to put it into a public cloud environment, so they are building private clouds instead. Zadara’s on-premise storage solutions meet their needs as well.”
Zadara’s patented, software-defined Virtual Private Storage Arrays (VPSA) deliver flexible, multi-tenant enterprise SAN and NAS technology for peta-scale primary and secondary storage.
“We are thrilled to be adding Lightstream to the Zadara family,” said Bob Sarubbi, vice president of Americas sales and strategic alliances at Zadara Storage. “As a premier solutions innovator, Lightstream combines best-of-breed technologies with industry-leading domain expertise and consulting. The combination of Lightstream and Zadara Storage provides a much needed solution to a storage market that is in rapid transition from traditional storage to storage-as-a-service.”