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ZeroStack Debuts zApp Store for Z-Block Users

PRESS RELEASE — MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – June 27, 2016 – ZeroStack, a one-stop shop for infrastructure that combines the consumption model of public cloud with the security needs of businesses, today announced its zApp Store, a new source of single-click, downloadable application templates for users of ZeroStack’s Z-Block Cloud Appliance.

ZeroStack is aiming to fix a broken private cloud model that requires a high level of IT expertise and expense. ZeroStack is now enabling single-click onboarding of workloads like Jenkins, Cassandra, Hadoop and Spark through its zApp Store. ZeroStack will continually add new applications to the zApp Store.

“Many private cloud projects leveraging OpenStack have failed to produce the desired outcomes, generating caution and disappointment in their wake,’’ said Brad Casemore, research director, datacenter networks at IDC. “Businesses need turnkey technology that models what we have seen in the consumer realm and in public cloud. ZeroStack is hoping to bring App Store thinking and something akin to an “easy button” to private and hybrid-cloud deployments.”{ad}

“The private cloud model isn’t dead, it’s just broken,” said Steve Garrison, vice president of marketing at ZeroStack. “With the zApp Store, we’re once again showing our commitment to bridging the gap between public and private cloud.”

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About ZeroStack
ZeroStack offers secure turnkey private cloud solutions without the need for IT operations expertise. The ZeroStack Cloud Appliance can be deployed in minutes, on premises or in a colo facility, offering private infrastructure regardless of location. Clouds built using our appliances can be consumed in a self-service manner, similar to a public cloud, through a web-based user interface. IT operational complexity is eliminated using on-premises, self-healing software that works in a closed loop with the predictive analytics extracted from our big-data platform. ZeroStack was recognized by Gartner as a 2016 Cool Vendor for uniquely combining the functionality of cloud infrastructure with a cloud management platform. Founded by senior engineers from VMware and Google, ZeroStack is funded by Formation 8 and Foundation Capital, and is based in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit http://www.zerostack.com or follow us on Twitter @ZeroStackInc


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