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New Zadara Storage Solution Using iSER RDMA Boosts Application Performance and Reduces Costs

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today announced a new high performance storage as a service
(STaaS) solution offering for private clouds – the Zadara iSER VPSATM –
using a first of its kind Ethernet transport mechanism for exceptional
performance at reduced costs. The latest generation of its award-winning Virtual
Private Storage ArrayTM
services, iSER VPSA takes advantage of iSCSI
Extensions for RDMA (iSER) using 40 Gigabit Ethernet to
cut latency and boost application performance. Zadara Storage is the
first vendor to offer a storage array supporting this next generation
Ethernet-based transport. While all block-based applications running on
Zadara iSER VPSA will see significant improvements, latency-sensitive
databases will see a marked improvement in their transaction per second
(TPS) count.

Developed in collaboration with Mellanox (NASDAQ:MLNX),
a pioneer in RDMA-based networking, the iSER VPSA works by delivering
iSCSI storage traffic over 40 Gigabit Ethernet, with minimal overhead.
Traffic goes directly to applications’ memory buffers, hence minimizing
latency at every step. The Mellanox NIC based iSER VPSA solution offers
significant application level performance improvements while being
comparably priced to ordinary Ethernet solutions without RDMA

Zadara Storage is the world’s only provider of fully-managed NAS and SAN
in the cloud and on-premises with elasticity, high QoS, scalability,
privacy and pay-as-you-go pricing. This latest offering, iSER VPSA, is
available for customers of the recently announced OPaaS
(On-Premise as a Service)
offering who use Mellanox iSER compatible
NICs on site at no additional charge. As with other Zadara Storage
solutions, Zadara Storage’s iSER VPSA incorporates the same hallmark
multitenancy, high QoS, dedicated, private drives, hourly metering,
consumption pricing, and full suite of enterprise storage features.
Zadara iSER VPSA is available in addition to the company’s existing
Storage as a Service (STaaS) solutions deployed at public clouds
providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Dimension Data,
CloudSigma, and others.

“The Zadara iSER VPSA storage platform is an ideal solution to boost
application performance using iSER over RoCE (RDMA over Converged
Ethernet),” said Kevin Deierling, vice president of marketing at
Mellanox Technologies. “The combined solution of Zadara’s iSER VPSA with
Mellanox RDMA-based 40 Gigabit Ethernet NICs delivers substantially
improved latency and throughput compared to more costly interfaces like
Fibre Channel, and thus delivers cost savings and converged enterprise
storage for private clouds of all sizes.”

“Hot on the heels of our OPaaS
, which brings the power of a cloud business model to
private storage, we are innovating again with our iSER VPSA solution,”
added Nelson Nahum, CEO of Zadara Storage. “With it we can now deliver
to our customers more performance and potentially save them money. It is
noteworthy that, thanks to our patented software defined storage
architecture, we were able to be the first to deliver this breakthrough
capability to the market.”

Zadara Storage is showcasing its new iSER VPSA as well as the recently
debuted VPSA On-Premise as a Service (OPaaS) solution at the VMworld
Innovator’s Pavilion.

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About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and
Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage.
Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by
providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data
faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability.
Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters,
switches, software, cables and silicon that accelerate application
runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets
including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0,
cloud, storage and financial services. More information is available at

About Zadara Storage

Zadara Storage is a pioneer provider of enterprise storage as a service
(STaaS), delivering high-performance, highly available and predictable
(QoS) file and block storage, in a pay-as-you-go model for on-premises
deployment and via global service providers. The company’s
patent-pending, software-defined Virtual Private Storage ArraysTM (VPSATM)
deliver flexible, multi-tenant enterprise SAN and NAS technology for
peta-scale primary and secondary storage. With isolated resources,
exceptional data security, management control and predictable
performance, VPSAs meet the most stringent Service Level Agreements
(SLAs), even in public cloud deployments. Its as-a-service model offers
enterprises, SMBs and startups a flexible, agile and cost-efficient
storage infrastructure, available on-premise and through a wide range of
worldwide cloud and colocation providers, including a value-added
relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS). For more information visit

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