Zadara Launches New ‘Federated Edge’ Program for MSPs

Zadara’s Federated Edge introduces a new, fully managed, distributed cloud architecture that unlocks new use cases and revenue models. It’s made possible by Zadara’s Edge Cloud Services, so without requiring investments in hardware, technology or human capital.

Powered by Zadara’s Edge Cloud Services, including zCompute and zStorage, Zadara’s Federated Edge program enables public edge cloud composed of hundreds of global MSPs. It is designed to support modern edge-specific workloads. Every Managed Service Provider that becomes a member of the Federated Edge will be able to deploy applications in hundreds of locations worldwide by leveraging other members’ infrastructure, creating new revenue streams and global cross-selling capabilities. Without the need to invest in a new data center or other physical facility.

“With their Federated Edge, Zadara is providing a lifeline for MSPs looking to boost their Points-of-Presence and deploy anywhere in the world the same way that they deploy in their own data centers,” said Dave McCarthy, vice president, cloud and edge infrastructure services, IDC. “Latency requirements, cost considerations, operational resiliency and security/compliance factors all contribute to the need to deploy infrastructure closer to where data is generated and consumed – at the edge of a networks’ reach, away from the centralized cloud.”

Provision IT ‘As-a-Service’

Nelson Nahum, CEO of Zadara
[PHOTO CAPTION:] “We strive to be a true partner to MSPs, not just a technology provider. We’ve built a network that creates an ideal opportunity for MSPs to move into the next generation of edge workloads and stop missing out on new global opportunities,” said Nelson Nahum, CEO of Zadara.
Zadara’s Federated Edge program enables service providers to provision IT ‘as-a-Service’ business solutions to customers as close as necessary to those customers’ workloads, through a shared revenue model. Joining the Federated Edge would be easy and requires zero up-front CapEx investment. Zadara provides all of the hardware and software required to get local edge clouds up and running.

MSPs who join the Federated Edge program can immediately realize new revenue from third-party customers who deploy in their data centers while getting paid by Zadara for the usage through this model for MSPs.

“We strive to be a true partner to MSPs, not just a technology provider,” said Nelson Nahum, CEO of Zadara. “We understand their unique challenges and have designed the Federated Edge program with their specific needs in mind. We’ve built a network that creates an ideal opportunity for MSPs to move into the next generation of edge workloads and stop missing out on new global opportunities. Our Federated Edge program harnesses the collective power of MSPs, where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

To sum up, benefits for MSPs becoming Zadara Federated Edge Operators would include:

  • Create new revenue streams with zero CapEx risk – Gain instant global scale without the need to build new data centers, form individual partnerships or deploy to a colocation facility in new regions based on ever-changing customer needs. All global infrastructure is provided and available on-demand via the Federated Edge network powered by Zadara’s Edge Cloud technology. Operators pay only for usage.
  • Deliver new global products & services – Leverage access to one of the world’s largest federations of hosting service provider locations to host location-sensitive workloads.
  • Compete vs. public cloud providers – The Federated Edge Program gives on-demand access to the features needed to compete with the world’s largest public clouds.
  • Remove data sovereignty barriers – Federated Edge Zones, or Points-of-Presence, available in cities across the world ease concerns around data sovereignty and compliance issues.
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