EMBARGOED News Release and Case Study: "Impress Group deploys Zadara Storage to Support Growing VMware Environment"

Impress Group deploys Zadara Storage to Support Growing VMware Environment Replaces aging storage arrays with Zadara VPSA to address performance, manageability and scalability IRVINE, CA – October 25, 2016 – Zadara™ Storage, the award-winning provider of enterprise-class storage-as-a-service (STaaS) today announced that the Impress Group has replaced their traditional storage arrays with the scalable Zadara VPSA™ Storage Array to support their growing demand for high-performance shared storage. By working with Zadara partner CDC, the Impress Group has architected a storage infrastructure that eliminates prior performance and scalability limitations.

The Impress Group is a leading media group, consisting of a holding company, Impress Holdings, Inc., and 12 operating companies. The company’s storage infrastructure was based on servers with local disk storage and traditional NFS-based shared storage. As the company grew, they recognized they had significant limitations with performance, scalability and manageability. The Impress Group worked closely with their technology partner CDC to find a solution that would enable the company to scale and support their growing demand for VMware storage resources.

After reviewing a variety of industry-leading solutions, the company chose the Zadara VPSA Storage Array to support their growing VMware storage needs. “The Zadara Storage VPSA provides high-availability using complete redundancy and nondisruptive failover,” said Tokuyuki Yokota, engineer, Impress, Professional Works. “The VPSA also leverages industry-leading I/O technologies such as iSER and high-speed SSD caching to optimize VMware performance. We were extremely impressed with the overall performance.

Finally, the centralized management capabilities made the solution an easy decision for us. We have been able to address all of our immediate and future requirements – all while reducing administrative and operating costs.” 1 “At CDC, our goal is to combine best of breed technology to create unique solutions for our customers,” said Yuki Sakamoto, vice president at CDC. “We were pleased to be able to provide the Zadara Storage VPSA architecture to the Impress Group. The Zadara Storage VPSA was the perfect solution to address their challenging storage requirements." “The Impress Group is an excellent example of a customer who experienced the limitations of traditional storage and were able to remove those obstacles by deploying Zadara Storage,” said Dani Naor, vice president, international sales at Zadara Storage. “By properly aligning their storage resources, the Impress Group is now enabling, rather than inhibiting, growth.” Click to Tweet: .@ImpressGroup deploys @ZadaraStorage to Support Growing


Environment – http://bit.ly/ImpressDeploysZadara About Zadara Storage Zadara Storage offers enterprise Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) through the award-winning Zadara Storage Cloud. It can be deployed at any location (cloud, on-premise or hybrid), supporting any data type (block, file and object) and connecting to any protocol (FC, iSCSI, iSER, NFS, CIFS, S3, Swift). The VPSA™ service provides enterprise SAN and NAS while the ZIOS™ service delivers private object storage. Zadara provides resource isolation, exceptional data security, and management control. Zadara is available via OPaaS (On-Premise-as-a-Service) and through a variety of partners including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and others. Visit www.zadarastorage.com, the Zadara Blog, or on LinkedIn and Twitter. Zadara Storage Media Contacts (A3 Communications): US: Mary Kae Marinac Phone: 978-685-3136 Email: mkm@mkmarinac.com EMEA: Federica Monsone Phone: +44 (0) 1252 875 203 Email: fred.monsone@a3communications.co.uk