Datera Elastic Data Fabric proves to be more scalable and easier to deploy than industry alternatives
Sunnyvale, California – June 27, 2017
Datera Inc., the only cloud independent storage-as-a-service solution for on-premises clouds, today announced it signed a customer agreement with Steadfast, an IT infrastructure solutions company. Steadfast uses Datera Elastic Data Fabric (EDF) to create a wide range of storage service levels that are individually tailored to each of their customer applications, by uniquely converging mixed servers and storage media into a unified data management platform. As a result, Datera gives Steadfast a game-changing total cost of ownership advantage, combined with excellent performance, seamless scalability and carrier-grade reliability.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Steadfast was founded in 1998 by then 14-year old CEO Karl Zimmerman. The company has since evolved from a passion project to a multimillion dollar IT services company, providing global customers with high quality, reliable managed services. It delivers IT infrastructure solutions to businesses across all phases of IT, including consultation for planning, design and implementation, as well as 24/7 support from on-site engineers that fully manage the service. The company has three data centers in Illinois and New Jersey.
Steadfast had been searching for a storage solution that could satisfy their diverse customer requirements and easily grow with their business. Historically, the company had encountered numerous storage challenges, resulting in storage silos for archival, production and enterprise-class high performance. Its IT organization was looking to consolidate those sprawling storage silos into one single, scalable data management platform. After considering more than a dozen potential solutions from established storage vendors, including NetApp Solidfire, HP 3PAR, Pure Storage, Nimble and Infinidat, that were traditional single point solutions, not automated, or cost-prohibitive, Steadfast chose Datera EDF because of its excellent operational efficiency, industry-leading price, performance flexibility, and seamless scalability. Datera EDF uses application-policy to decouple storage provisioning from physical infrastructure management, and dynamically tailors storage from commodity x86 servers to each individual application.
“Steadfast is at a point in our evolution where we we’re looking to scale, helping our customers to do the same,” said Karl Zimmerman, Chief Executive Officer of Steadfast. “In fact, most IT teams spend 80 percent of their time monitoring and managing existing infrastructure. We want to give these teams their time back to really focus on what matters to improve their businesses. By working with Datera, we provide our customers with reliable infrastructure at a fraction of the cost. In fact, we’ve found Datera’s solutions to be simple and easy to manage, with deployment proving to take minutes versus weeks or months with other alternatives.”
Datera Elastic Data Fabric provides a unified automatic data management platform for a wide range of business sizes and demands. It combines cloud-like operational simplicity, agility and economics with enterprise-class performance, and can automatically meet a broad spectrum of customer requirements.
“Organizations are looking to radically increase the operational efficiency of their IT environment, creating agile infrastructure that can dynamically respond to new business demands while significantly reducing costs,” said Flavio Santoni, Chief Revenue Officer of Datera. “Datera EDF has been architected to drive a true paradigm shift that will forever simplify storage management and redefine the economics of storage.”
To learn more about how Steadfast migrated from traditional storage to Datera’s on-premises cloud solution, register for their webinar, “Traditional Enterprise Storage to Modern Day Cloud Infrastructure,” on June 28 at 10 a.m. PT. For additional information, read the full customer story here.
Datera is taking storage into the cloud era. Unlike traditional storage architectures that simply bridge to the public cloud, Datera Elastic Data Fabric (EDF) delivers a holistic blueprint to lead the architectural transformation to hybrid cloud data centers that enables unmatched simplicity, scalability and total cost of ownership, at enterprise-class performance. Architected from the ground up to be operated as-a-service that runs on x86 servers with mixed media, Datera EDF eliminates storage management operations through policy-driven automation and dynamically composes storage solutions with unparalleled price/performance flexibility. Datera EDF operates at multi-rack scale across any orchestration stack, including VMware, Kubernetes, OpenStack, CloudStack, Docker and Mesosphere.
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Steadfast specializes in flexible cloud environments, infrastructure hosting, and a full suite of reliable managed services and security. Complemented by expert consultation at all stages of design and deployment to maintenance and expansion planning, Steadfast delivers high-quality, cost-effective IT infrastructure solutions, personalized to customer needs.