ZeroStack Announces General Availability of Industry’s First Zero-Touch Private Cloud

ZeroStack Cloud Platform Eliminates the Complexity of Building and Managing a Private Cloud


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – March 8, 2016 – ZeroStack, a pioneer in self-service and scale-out private cloud, today announced the general availability of its highly anticipated ZeroStack Cloud Platform, the industry’s first zero-touch private cloud.

“We are thrilled to offer the market the ZeroStack Cloud Platform, a new self-operating model of cloud that eliminates the hassles of IT operations,” said Ajay Gulati, co-founder and CEO of ZeroStack. “Enterprises have long been frustrated with the challenges of building and operating private clouds. The complexity inherent in existing solutions delays time-to-value, while introducing high costs for deployment and maintenance. Our modern and automated approach takes users from bare metal to running applications in the cloud in literally minutes, while eliminating the day-to-day headaches for IT administrators. This is an industry game-changer.”

Available today, the ZeroStack Cloud Platform provides a software-driven private cloud that offers the ease-of-use of a public cloud coupled with complete control and security. This new cloud model is delivered through hyper-converged ZeroStack Cloud Building Blocks that integrates compute, clustered storage, software-defined networking and management software running as part of a highly resilient control plane. This on-premises infrastructure is consumed and managed by the innovative ZeroStack Cloud Portal, which provides analytics-based insights and optimizations for application deployment.

The ZeroStack Cloud Platform enables a unique private cloud experience, including:

  • Anyone can build a private cloud in less than 30 minutes — until now, it has taken a team of highly skilled experts weeks or even months to build a private cloud
  • A distributed, self-healing architecture managed by intelligent software that eliminates the need for IT administrator involvement to maintain a resilient environment
  • The ability to launch applications with a single click through the integrated catalog of templates in the built-in app store
  • Powerful new analytics simplifies troubleshooting and takes the guesswork out of capacity planning
  • Lower overall total cost of ownership (TCO) versus both public and private cloud alternatives.

“The existing private cloud options would have introduced unnecessary costs or taken us weeks to get it working without a guarantee of a successful deployment,” said Mahesh Neelakanta, director of technical services at Florida Atlantic University. “The ZeroStack Cloud Platform is remarkably simple to implement and use. We now have a self-service cloud that requires very little human intervention.”

“The ZeroStack Cloud Platform enables our developers to enjoy the same user experience and workflows as the public cloud, but provides the visibility, control and consistent high performance that we desire,” said the build and release engineering manager at a leading manufacturer of scientific testing equipment. “For an organization like ours that is embracing innovation to increase IT agility, the new ZeroStack offering was an ideal fit.”

“The ZeroStack Cloud Platform is a vital part of a strategic initiative to modernize our infrastructure,” said the technology services manager at a county government organization in Southern California. “By implementing a software-driven private cloud, we expect significant gains in developer productivity while enjoying a substantial reduction in operating expenses.”

More information on the ZeroStack Cloud Platform can be found at

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About ZeroStack
ZeroStack makes it possible to own and use cloud infrastructure without any operational complexities. The ZeroStack Z-Block 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. Our breakthrough software technology runs as a service, delivering a self-healing architecture and integrated public-cloud-like control mechanisms to manage hybrid cloud and private cloud for you.. 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 or follow us on Twitter @ZeroStackInc.


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