Zadara™ Storage has announced that its Virtual Private Storage Array™ (VPSA) service is now available at select Equinix locations offering cloud providers, services providers, and enterprises co-located at Equinix, access to local, feature-rich enterprise storage as a service, obviating the need for up front purchases and long-term commitments. Zadara will be offering direct connection to its storage service inside Equinix IBX data centers in Silicon Valley and Washington. Through this offering, Equinix customers are able to establish a private network connection between their IT infrastructure and the Zadara VPSA service in the same data center.

Zadara’s on-demand VPSA block and file storage solution features virtual SAN/NAS with dedicated drives, dual controllers, RAID level selection, volume-wise IO throttling, volume sharing and clustering, full performance metering, and hourly usage billing. By providing an Enterprise storage service which can be instantly created, grown and shrunk, Zadara Storage VPSA puts an end to expensive up-front purchases and scalability headaches. Moreover, Zadara Storage is built for security and data privacy, providing encryption both at-rest and in-flight, and dedicated hardware resources and network for each client.

“As more businesses look to companies such as Zadara for cost-effective, cloud-based storage solutions to offload their IT infrastructure, it’s critical that these services are offered from a secure, dynamic, and global platform as found with Equinix,” said Chris Sharp, general manager of cloud and content at Equinix. “By offering direct connection inside Equinix, Zadara offers enterprises the ability to tie directly into the Zadara service over a private network connection and avoid the pitfalls from traversing the public internet. We are thrilled to have them as part of Platform Equinix, joining more than 4,000 companies and a rich ecosystem of more than 300 cloud service providers.”

“We are thrilled to work with Equinix to launch the first enterprise SAN/NAS storage as service using Equinix’s advanced cross connect and marketplace capability,” added Nelson Nahum, CEO and co-founder of Zadara Storage. “Now Equinix customers, both Enterprises and Service Providers, can add SAN/NAS storage to their IT infrastructure with the price and elasticity of the cloud.”