Dell: Noam, can you go ahead and tell us about Zadara Storage?
Noam Shendar: Zadara Storage was the very first storage company to join OpenStack back in 2011. We’ve been closely involved ever since. Our storage is actually based on OpenStack with OpenStack Nova inside our product. We are using Nova to create enterprise storage for service providers, to allow them to sell high-end storage services to their customers - storage that looks and behaves like enterprise storage, but has all the beneficial attributes of cloud storage: flexibility, elasticity and of course low price. We provide the storage elements supporting both traditional and new applications, which means very high levels of quality of service, like high performance, high reliability and again, the flexibility and elasticity that everybody expects from cloud storage.
Q: What is unique about your solution compared to other storage solutions?
A: There are a few things that are unique. First of all, we’re 100 percent software based. Just like the OpenStack solutions, we run software on top of standard x86 servers. Another thing that’s unique about us is that we scale very, very large. Because we’re OpenStack based, just like OpenStack we can scale to thousands and thousands of nodes. The last piece is: We built this specifically for service providers. There is billing, metering, inventory management, operations … all of those things are built into the product, not just hooks, but the actual functionality, therefore service providers can start selling the product from day one without having to create or integrate new functionality.
Q: Thank you Noam.
A: Thank you.