Zadara™ Storage, the award-winning provider of enterprise-class storage-as-a-service (STaaS) today announced that ContractPal has deployed the Zadara VPSA storage array architecture to support their Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) application, CloudPiston. By deploying the Zadara Storage VPSA solution, ContractPal is able to transition from a CapEx model to a pure OpEx model, while ensuring their customers are protected by sophisticated data encryption and comprehensive data protection and disaster recovery services.
ContractPal built their business on providing secure, reliable business solutions via a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) business model. When they decided to move their infrastructure to the cloud, they had concerns over their ability to maintain a secure and reliable environment for their customers. After researching the market for solutions, ContractPal found that Zadara Storage uniquely addressed their concerns. First, the Zadara VPSA Storage Array offered both at-rest and in-flight data encryption providing user-owned keys. Next, Zadara was able to offer enterprise-grade data protection and disaster recovery functionality including snapshots, remote mirroring, and their award-winning Backup to S3 (B2S3) service.
As David Martineau, the CTO of ContractPal described, “The results have been outstanding. Performance at all levels has exceeded expectations. As a bonus, we have also become more responsive to our customer needs.” ContractPal has been able to transition their storage from a CapEx model to an OpEx model and significantly upgrade the level of service they are providing to their clients – all while enjoying the flexibility, agility and economic benefits of cloud-based, Storage-as-a-Service.
“I’m not just paying for capacity. I’m paying for a talented group of human beings, some of whom I know on a first name basis, who know a lot more about storage than I do. Zadara’s support team, and entire company for that matter, has been very responsive and proactive,” said David Martineau, CTO, ContractPal, Inc. “It is great to know that they are available, and I consider them an extension of my internal team.”
“We are pleased to be able to assist ContractPal as they migrate their architecture to a cloud-based OpEx model,” said Bob Sarubbi, vice president of Americas sales and strategic alliances at Zadara Storage. “By providing the right levels of data security and disaster recovery services, we were able to provide ContractPal with a cloud-based architecture and enable them to leverage the flexibility, scalability and financial benefits of Storage-as-a-Service.”