Zadara Partners with Rakuten to Provide Storage Solutions for Virtual Mobile Network

By Ken Briodagh September 23, 2020

In a recent release, Zadara Storage, enterprise, software-defined storage solutions provider, announced it has partnered with Rakuten Mobile to offer its solutions within Rakuten’s platforms and services, including the Rakuten Communications Platform. The mobile carrier leverages Zadara’s storage-as-a-service platform, which is designed to provide a data management solution for any data type, protocol or cloud environment.

“We are thrilled to partner with Zadara to power our diverse storage needs,” said Tareq Amin, Representative Director, EVP and CTO of Rakuten Mobile. “Zadara has a strong track record providing storage solutions with impressive scalability, performance and uptime that are tailored for Rakuten Mobile’s cloud-native virtualized architecture.”

“The pioneers at Rakuten Mobile have re-imagined and deployed in record time the first-of-its-kind, cloud-native mobile infrastructure, and we are proud to support this achievement,” said Nelson Nahum, CEO and founder, Zadara. “No matter the data type, protocol, or location, we are committed to offering storage solutions for our customers’ most ambitious, urgent and complex initiatives.”

Rakuten Mobile selected Zadara to offer a broad, flexible, cloud-based storage solution. Rakuten Mobile said it needed storage in the form of a large grid, where disk capacity would not be stranded in one storage array when it was needed for another. In one platform, Zadara provides all three storage types and related protocols for Rakuten Mobile, including block storage (iSCSI, FC), file storage (NFS, CIFS/SMB) and object storage (S3 & Swift). With Zadara’s unique storage-as-a-service model, and native support for RESTful API and Kubernetes orchestration, Rakuten Mobile’s storage needs are fully managed by Zadara’s expert 24x7 support to reduce technology and operational risk and burdens.

Ken Briodagh is a storyteller, writer and editor with about two decades of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh
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