- Geomapping Agency Vastly Simplifies Management, Gains a
Pay-As-You-Go Path to Scalability
with Zadara’s Virtual Private Storage Array™ (VSPA) in NFS-based
“Zadara has enabled remarkable ease in managing a huge and demanding infrastructure, while setting us on the path to lowering our EBS storage use by 90% and our total storage costs by approximately 50%,” said
Web Infrastructure at Swisstopo. “More importantly, it has given us a pathway to far easier management and scalability. We receive the predictable storage performance of a single-tenant array at the economics of a multi-tenant array. Uptime has been at 100%. I don’t know of any other solution that offers NFS in the cloud, with the performance, control, and simplified management we’re getting with Zadara.”
Founded in 1838, Swisstopo (the
However, the only way Swisstopo could support high availability (HA) with FDSI at the time was to take nightly snapshots of identical data replicated across multiple volumes on clusters of multiple servers. Doing this circumvented restrictions on volume sizes and mounting data only onto a single server. But the approach meant that Swisstopo’s 10 TB of data quickly amounted to over 55 TB of EBS storage data spread across 100 EBS volumes. Meanwhile scalability was a concern, performance degradation was already occurring during summer tourist season when website visitors tripled, and scaling to more volumes would have further complicated management.
Swisstopo trialed Zadara’s solution using NFS in
Zadara’s technology works by providing IT managers with a complete, turnkey storage service in which they provision the exact capacity and performance they need, assembling their storage online with a few clicks, and managing it with their own dedicated administration console. In cooperation with AWS and others, Zadara places dedicated, flexibly deployed hardware at AWS Direct Connect (and analogous) facilities with private, high-speed network connections into AWS and other providers’ data centers, to ensure exceptional cloud-delivered performance even for massive data volumes. Priced starting at the present equivalent of 0.10€ per GB per month, the Zadara Virtual Private Storage Array provides the NAS and SAN features and high Quality of Service (QoS) demanded by databases and other high IOPS and throughput applications, with the flexibility and affordability of the cloud.
“Too many applications have been sidelined from taking advantage of cloud economics and scale because they need robust enterprise storage features – like NFS and large volume sizes – that weren’t available until now,” said
About Zadara Storage
Zadara Storage is a pioneer provider of enterprise-class high-performance, high-availability and scalable cloud storage delivered as a cost-effective pay-as-you-go service.
Powered by patent-pending Virtual Private Storage Arrays (VPSAs), Zadara uniquely places SAN and NAS technology in the cloud, enabling the advanced capabilities of single-tenant on-premise data center storage coupled with an innovative Quality of Service IT environment that meets the most stringent Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
The company provides the flexibility of on-premise private, hybrid or public cloud storage for SMBs and large Enterprises while addressing the infrastructure needs of any data type and any application.
Zadara offers storage on demand through a wide range of worldwide public cloud and colocation providers, including a value-added strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS). For more information visit www.zadarastorage.com.
Source: Zadara Storage