Zadara Cloud Block Storage Supports Red Hat OpenStack Distribution

PORTLAND, Ore., April 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zadara™ Storage, the innovator in cloud block storage and longtime contributor to OpenStack that brought private storage to the public cloud, announced today that it has joined as an early adopter participant in the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network. The collaboration offers a higher level of integration, interoperability and support than was previously available to customers implementing public and private OpenStack clouds. Zadara will be working with Red Hat to streamline all aspects of implementation and use of Zadara Cloud Block Storage with the Red Hat distribution of OpenStack.

"We are excited to closely collaborate with Zadara to provide compelling OpenStack-based solutions to joint customers," said Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager, Virtualization at Red Hat. "With Zadara, our customers will have access to innovative cloud block storage to offer them more deployment choices."

"By working together, our two companies are offering customers a proven enterprise experience," said Noam Shendar, Zadara's vice president of business development. "Red Hat is known for its enterprise products and support, and Zadara Storage is known for an enterprise-class storage service that has been delighting some of the world's most demanding and well-known customers. We see putting the two together as an obvious combination with tangible customer benefits."

The first storage company to join OpenStack, Zadara Storage is already known for its contributions to and tight integration with OpenStack, and for the reliability, performance and features of its cloud storage software. By joining hands with Red Hat's OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network, the two companies will be able to further improve the customer experience.

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About Zadara™ Storage

A longtime OpenStack storage contributor and winner of Venturebeat, Under the Radar, and Plug and Play's cloud competitions, Zadara Storage offers Enterprise-class, cloud-block storage on-demand. With Zadara Storage, cloud storage leapfrogs ahead to provide cloud servers with high-performance, fully configurable, highly available, fully private, tiered storage. By combining the best of Enterprise storage with the best of cloud and cloud block storage, Zadara Storage takes the cloud to the next level enabling Enterprises to migrate mission-critical applications to the cloud. Discover the benefits of cloud without the

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CONTACT: Media Contact: Noam Shendar, VP of Business Development, Phone: (650) 919-8250, Email: noam@zadarastorage.comSource: Zadara Storage