KDDI Selects Zadara to Provide Enterprise Multi-Cloud Storage Services

Japan-Based Telecom Leader Expands Cloud Services With Zadara’s 100% OpEx Storage-as-a-Service Platform to Enterprise Customers

IRVINE, Calif. October 28, 2020 Zadara Storage Ltd., the leader in enterprise storage-as-service, today announced that KDDI Corporation, one of Japan’s largest telecommunications providers, has added Zadara’s cloud storage to its product portfolio. KDDI will leverage Zadara’s storage-as-a-service (STaaS) platform to provide its enterprise customers with a 100% OpEx storage solution as a fully managed service – with no significant up-front expenses.

“KDDI is excited to launch Zadara Cloud Storage in Tokyo. Since Zadara’s cloud storage is provided as a service, it is continuously upgraded to the state-of-the-art technology,” said Toru Maruta, Executive Officer, Head of Product Management, Service Planning and Development Division for KDDI. “We are equally excited to partner with Zadara who brings a vast knowledge of the storage industry and a world-class engineering team. We believe this partnership will help us accelerate the 5G-enabled cloud service experience to our customers in Japan.”

A Global Fortune 500 company, KDDI Corporation provides a broad range of services – including data centers, networks, content delivery and system integration – to customers worldwide. Founded in 1984, KDDI has grown to become one of Japan’s largest telecom organizations delivering broadband networks to business customers and also has more than 40 million users on their au mobile carrier business.

The partnership with Zadara will enable KDDI to provide its network customers with a storage solution that is easily scalable and provides high availability with no planned downtime. A main benefit of the Zadara STaaS model is that it removes the guesswork about how much storage is needed. At any time, customers can simply dial-up or dial-down the amount of storage they need on demand, without any penalties or hidden fees. Zadara’s technology platform offers enterprise-class speed, security and scalability. The solution supports any data type, any protocol and any location.

Zadara Cloud Services prevents cloud lock-in and enables KDDI customers to benefit from:

True Multi-Cloud Experience

Leveraging the best features of each public cloud using the same data set

Security and Governance

Offering best-in-class security and governance thanks to dedicated, cloud-adjacent resources; soon available in multiple regions

Simultaneous Access

Avoiding time-consuming and expensive data transfers among clouds

“As flexibility has increasingly become business-critical, consumption-based infrastructure solutions are in demand,” said Zadara CEO Nelson Nahum. “We are pleased that KDDI has selected Zadara’s Cloud Services to provide essential storage infrastructure solutions – and we look forward to expanding our relationship with them in the future.”

KDDI’s new STaaS offering will be available for its customers starting as early as November  2020. Zadara’s cloud storage offering is expected to be rolled out to enterprise customers in Japan by 2021.

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About Zadara Storage
Since 2011, Zadara has changed how enterprise data is stored and managed, by offering enterprise data storage as a fully managed service. With solutions available on-premises and through cloud and colocation providers, Zadara’s proprietary software, combined with its pay-only-for-what-you-use model, helps companies be more agile without sacrificing the features and functionality that enterprises demand. Zadara operates worldwide, including hundreds of data centers at public- and private-cloud partners, with an expert team that provides services and support 24/7. Zadara offers all three storage types and related protocols, including block storage (iSCSI, FC), file storage (NFS, CIFS/SMB) and object storage (S3 & Swift). Zadara is headquartered in Irvine, California with locations in London, Yokneam and Tokyo.

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