Managed Hosting Service Providers (MHSPs) operate in a dynamic, rapidly changing market and are required to constantly refine their business plans to remain relevant. Public Cloud Computing compelled many MSPs to reinvent their services. They must develop business strategies that take uncertainty into account, being able to adapt to unpredictable events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Zadara Edge Cloud Services is built for MHSPs aiming to reduce financial, operational and technical risks to a minimum and open new revenue streams. We are proud to share that we are backed by an industry-best net promoter score of 71, as measured by Delighted. We measure our own success based on the success of our partners.
The unique and innovative On-Premise-as-a-Service business model together with the secured, feature rich, high performance Zadara Edge Cloud Platform provides the best solution for MHSPs.
MHSP and their customers are demanding more from their cloud providers to solve for the post-covid cloud rush and the constantly changing market requirements. With the increasing need for flexibility, more MHSPs are choosing Zadara. Here are five reasons MHSPs choose Zadara for their edge cloud services.
1. Fully Managed Services (Hardware & Software)
Zadara is the only Edge Cloud Service Provider who offers Hardware and Software in a true as-a-service model.
From an operational perspective, you don’t have to manage any more time-consuming and tedious work related to Hardware refresh, Firmware upgrades and software updates. No need to train and maintain IT experts to handle your IT Infrastructure. Zadara does all that for you. The Zadara Cloud Platform was designed and built from the ground up to provide our global Operation team all the needed metrics, alerts and tools to manage the platform for you, at your data center, remotely, with zero disruption to customer services.
From a financial perspective, Zadara Edge Cloud Services are provided in a pay-as-you-go model. MHSPs pay Zadara only for the services which are actually consumed by their customers! No upfront Investment. No overprovision. No risk. The MHSP success is Zadara success.
All services are provided with 100% uptime SLA and with detailed billing and chargeback information.
With Zadara providing a fully managed Cloud Infrastructure, MHSPs reduce financial and operational risks, and can focus on their core business and value-added services.
2. Secured & Private
Security & privacy are cornerstones of the Zadara Edge Cloud Services platform architecture, with the goal of providing a single-tenant experience in a multi-tenant environment.
Customers provision and run their VM instances and all other compute resources and services within a Virtual Private Clouds (VPC) to secure and logically segregate workloads, similar to how hyperscaler clouds operate.
Users can select their own IP address ranges, subnets, and gateways, as well as define their own Security Groups through which they control inbound and outbound filtering at the instance and subnet level.
Storage services are consumed using Virtual Private Storage Arrays (VPSAs) which are per-tenant virtual storage systems with dedicated and isolated hardware resources – Controllers, Network functions and Drives.
Data is encrypted In-flight and at-rest with user defined and controlled key-management system.
Zadara adheres to major security certification standards including, SOC 1, SOC 2, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27001, and HIPPA Compliant. We also comply with the privacy regulations in every country where we provide the service. Specifically GDPR, CCPA and ISO27701. Learn more here.
For our MHSP partners this means that they can offer their Enterprise and SMB customers, secured cloud services, completely segregated from each other, with consistent and predictable performance
3. Flexible, Optimized and repurpose Storage Services
Zadara patented zStorage platform provides a unique scale-out share-nothing architecture that segregates storage services. Primary or Secondary, Block, File and Object Storage services can be spawn, tuned and deleted on the fly. Storage system resources such as HDDs, SSDs, network functions, CPU and memory can easily be re-purpose to adapt to dynamic needs. No more silos of storage boxes and no more one-size-fit-all storage system. With Zadara, MSPs get one platform, one control plane to run all types of storage workloads.
Block and file storage services are built using patented key-value store over 3DXpoint & SSDs to support intensive metadata operation, fast write buffer and efficient inline data deduplication.
Data compression, compaction and serialization dramatically reduces SSD wearing and increases capacity utilization.
Zadara Virtual Private Storage Arrays (VPSA) offers an Intelligent Automatic Data Tiering for cost optimization, which keeps the hottest data in an SSD tier and the long tail of cold data either in local HHD tier or in a remote Object Storage tier.
Highly Scalable high-performance S3-compatible Object Storage service delivers Erasure Coding data protection and high resiliency through a set of advanced features including Object versioning, Lifecycle configuration and object lock immutability (WORM).
With the above comprehensive portfolio of data storage services together with the ability to repurpose resources, MHSPs can efficiently and cost effectively support all their Enterprise customers’ data storage challenges.
4. AWS Compatible APIs for Hybrid deployment
Cloud automation enables IT teams and developers to create, modify, and tear down resources on the cloud automatically. Moreover, in a hybrid cloud model, automation makes it possible to synchronize and migrate assets between edge data centers and a public cloud to achieve cloud bursting, disaster recovery and more.
Cloud automation can be done using throwaway scripts, but due to the complexity of cloud environments and the need for intricate orchestration of many day-to-day tasks, it is better to rely on mature automation tools.
Zadara Edge Cloud Services is the only Edge platform that provides AWS-compatible APIs to manage all your major cloud services, including but not limited to EC2, EBS, VPC, S3, LB and more. Using AWS-compatible APIs allows you to leverage various Infrastructure-as-code tools (such as Terraform by Hashicorp) to orchestrate your Zadara Edge Cloud resources together with your AWS resources.
5. Federated Edge Cloud
Public cloud has helped accelerate digital transformation in the last decade. At the same time, organizations understand that those gains cannot be realized by all workloads.
Edge Cloud Services drives applications, data, and computing services closer to where data is generated and\or consumed. This is done so that data, especially real-time data, does not suffer latency issues that can affect an application’s performance.
In addition, companies that have embraced the public cloud for many of their applications can save money with Edge Cloud Services by efficiently processing large amounts of data near the source, thus reducing internet bandwidth use and costs.
For businesses dealing with privacy and compliance issues, locally managed Edge Cloud Services means a higher level of information security.
Edge Cloud Services are complementary to the hyperscaler centralized Cloud services, rather than a replacement.
Recently, Zadara has announced the launch of its Federated Edge program, designed to help MSPs win on a global scale. Federated Edge is a consortium of MSPs, powered by Zadara’s Edge Cloud Services. It introduces a new, fully managed, distributed cloud architecture that unlocks new use cases and revenue models.
Every MHSP that becomes a member of the Federated Edge is 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.
We value our extensive MHSP partner network. We listen to their challenges, learn and deliver innovative cloud services and business models. Security and privacy are top priority. Agility, flexibility and AWS compatible APIs are essentials for automating and adjusting to MHSPs dynamic business needs. All this and more is offered via an innovative Federated Edge Cloud business model extending MHSPs opportunities into new geographics and scale.
CTO and co-Founder, Zadara