Enterprise Cloud Network Attached Storage Provider ExpandsBy Jessica Davis | Posted 2010-04-25 Email Print
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Resellers and MSPs looking to tip a toe into the service-providing business model may want to cast an eye on Zetta, an enterprise cloud network attached storage (NAS) service provider that is expanding to the east coast and recruiting channel partners.
Enterprise storage service provide Zetta, which provides on-demand network attached storage (NAS) as a service, is opening a new data service facility in the New York City metropolitan area, the company has announced.
The new data center storage facility will be the third for the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company, which already operates two facilities on the West Coast. Zetta is partnering with Equinix as a collocation provider for the new facility.
"At least 20 percent of our current customers and a larger percentage of our prospects are on the East Coast, so the new service facility makes a lot of sense for them and us," said Jeff Treuhaft, CEO of Zetta, in a statement. "It allows us to directly serve a large and expanding northeast U.S. market and provides greater geographic separation for our existing customers' replication plans."
Zetta is also in the process of recruiting channel partners – value-added resellers (VARs) and managed service providers (MSPs) – who are looking to "embrace a services-oriented model," the company says on its web site. "For existing MSPs and agencies incorporating an annuity-based revenue model, this presents an exciting opportunity to add enterprise-grade cloud-based storage to your portfolios."
Zetta was founded in 2007 by companies such as Netscape, VeriSign, Symantec, EqualLogic, and Shutterfly. The company has raised $11 million in venture capital funds and investors include Sigma Partners and Foundation Capital.