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Telecom Provider KDDI in Japan Selects Zadara

To provide enterprise multi-cloud storage services

Zadara, Inc. announced that KDDI Corporation, one of Japan’s largest telecommunications providers, has added its cloud storage to its product portfolio.


KDDI will leverage Zadara’s storage-as-a-service (STaaS) platform to provide its enterprise customers with a 100% OpEx storage solution as a fully managed service – with no significant up-front expenses.

KDDI is excited to launch Zadara Cloud Storage in Tokyo. Since Zadara’s cloud storage is provided as a service, it is continuously upgraded to the state-of-the-art technology,” said Toru Maruta, executive officer, head of product management, service planning and development division, KDDI. “We are equally excited to partner with Zadara who brings a vast knowledge of the storage industry and a world-class engineering team. We believe this partnership will help us accelerate the 5G-enabled cloud service experience to our customers in Japan.

A Global Fortune 500 company, KDDI provides a range of services – including data centers, networks, content delivery and system integration – to customers worldwide. Founded in 1984, the company has grown to become one of Japan’s largest telecom organizations delivering broadband networks to business customers, and also has more than 40 million users on their au mobile carrier business.

The partnership will enable KDDI to provide its network customers with a storage solution that is scalable and provides HA with no planned downtime. A main benefit of the Zadara STaaS model is that it removes the guesswork about how much storage is needed. At any time, customers can dial-up or dial-down the amount of storage they need on demand, without any penalties or hidden fees. This technology platform offers enterprise speed, security and scalability. The solution supports any data type, any protocol and any location.

Zadara Cloud Services prevents cloud lock-in and enables KDDI customers to benefit from:

  • Multi-Cloud Experience: Leveraging the best features of each public cloud using the same data set
  • Security and Governance: Offering security and governance thanks to dedicated, cloud-adjacent resources; soon available in multiple regions
  • Simultaneous Access: Avoiding time-consuming and expensive data transfers among clouds

As flexibility has increasingly become business-critical, consumption-based infrastructure solutions are in demand,” said Zadara CEO Nelson Nahum. “We are pleased that KDDI has selected Zadara’s Cloud Services to provide essential storage infrastructure solutions – and we look forward to expanding our relationship with them in the future.

KDDI’s STaaS offering will be available for its customers starting as early as November 2020. Zadara’s cloud storage offering is expected to be rolled out to enterprise customers in Japan by 2021.