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Zadara Announces New Federated Edge Program for Managed Service Providers 

IRVINE, Calif., April 21, 2021 -- Zadara, a leader in edge cloud services, 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, including zCompute and zStorage. Federated Edge introduces a new, fully managed, distributed cloud architecture that unlocks new use cases and revenue models made possible by edge computing without requiring investments in hardware, technology or human capital.

The infrastructure of the future demands agility and global coverage. The Federated Edge program enables the public edge cloud composed of hundreds of global MSPs and is designed to support modern Edge-specific workloads. Every MSP that becomes a member of the Federated Edge will be 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. Powered by Zadara’s Edge Cloud Services, including zCompute and zStorage, the company’s Federated Edge Program gives MSPs the global footprint, flexibility and competitive margins needed to compete and win.

“With their Federated Edge, Zadara is providing a lifeline for MSPs looking to boost their points of presence and deploy anywhere in the world the same way that they deploy in their own data centers,” noted Dave McCarthy, vice president, cloud and edge infrastructure services, for IDC. “Latency requirements, cost considerations, operational resiliency and security/compliance factors all contribute to the need to deploy infrastructure closer to where data is generated and consumed – at the edge of a networks’ reach, away from the centralized cloud.”

Opening New Doors

Zadara’s Federated Edge program enables service providers to provision IT ‘as-a-Service’ business solutions to customers as close as necessary to those customers’ workloads, through a shared revenue model. Joining the Federated Edge is easy and requires zero up-front CapEx investment – Zadara provides all of the hardware and software required to get local edge clouds up and running. MSPs who join FE can immediately realize new revenue from third-party customers who deploy in their data centers while getting paid by Zadara for the usage through the FE model. Zadara’s Edge Cloud will soon power the largest federation of service provider locations in the world.

“We strive to be a true partner to MSPs, not just a technology provider,” noted Nelson Nahum, CEO, Zadara. “We understand their unique challenges and have designed the Federated Edge program with their specific needs in mind. We’ve built a network that creates an ideal opportunity for MSPs to move into the next generation of edge workloads and stop missing out on new global opportunities. Our Federated Edge program harnesses the collective power of MSPs, where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Benefits of Becoming a Zadara Federated Edge Operator

  • Create new revenue streams with zero CapEx risk: Gain instant global scale without the need to build new data centers, form individual partnerships or deploy to a colocation facility in new regions based on ever-changing customer needs. All global infrastructure is provided and available on-demand via the Federated Edge network powered by Zadara’s Edge Cloud technology. Operators pay only for usage.
  • Deliver new global products & services: Leverage access to the world’s largest federation of hosting service provider locations to host location-sensitive workloads.
  • Compete (and win!) vs. public cloud providers: The Federated Edge Program gives on-demand access to the features needed to compete with the world’s largest public clouds.
  • Remove data sovereignty barriers: Federated Edge Zones, or points of presence, available in cities across the world ease concerns around data sovereignty and compliance issues.
  • Zadara delivers superior turnkey solutions for partners with the benefits of on-demand compute and storage services anywhere, in an existing on-premises data center, in a private colocation facility, or in the cloud. This flexibility enables customers to develop, deploy, run and virtualize any application on a true 100% OpEx consumption-based model.

For more information about Zadara and to join the federation, please visit: https://www.zadara.com/federated-edge/

About Zadara:

Since 2011, Zadara Edge Cloud Services have simplified operational complexity by delivering automated end-to-end infrastructure provisioning of compute, storage and network resources at the edge. Available on-premises and through cloud and colocation providers around the world, Zadara’s turnkey hardware/software, combined with its pay-only-for-what-you-use model, helps companies gain agility without sacrificing the features and functionality that enterprise IT teams demand. Zadara operates worldwide, including clouds in hundreds of data centers at public- and private-cloud partners, with an expert team that provides follow-the-sun services and support and is the official cloud supplier of Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN in the Formula One world championship. Zadara is headquartered in Irvine, California with locations in Cirencester (UK), Tokyo, Yokneam (Israel), and Bangalore.


Source: Zadara

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