MSPs unite! Zadara details a federated edge program for global services model

MSPs unite! Zadara details a federated edge program for global services model

Zadara has 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 first-ever 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.

“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.”

Ideal opportunity for MSPs

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.”

Zadara Federated Edge operator benefits

– 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.

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