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What’s Really Holding Enterprises Back from the Cloud?

Posted by Courtney Pallotta on 7/27/16 10:00 AM

One of the biggest myths in the startup world – technology or otherwise – is that entrepreneurs have it easy. The most successful companies need to start somewhere, and they often do so with limited resources, a big idea, a dedicated team and a healthy dose of opposition from critics.

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Topics: Bringing the Cloud to Primary Data 


The Evolution of Edge Computing

Posted by Laz Vekiarides on 7/21/16 1:00 PM

We have been talking about the notion of edge services, or more recently, edge computing, for quite some time. When Ellen and I were conceptualizing what the next generation of infrastructure might look like, we kept revisiting network concepts – users are on one end of a powerful network, and compute and data can flow seamlessly from the cloud to locations proximal to users.

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Topics: Architectural Deep Dive: Global Storage Network, Accelerating Machine Data Analytics, Founder's Perspective


#StorageDebate: Does SDS Exist?

Posted by Courtney Pallotta on 7/20/16 9:39 AM

Join us for our #StorageDebate on Thursday, July 21 at 11:00 a.m. ET as Stephen Foskett, organizer in chief of Tech Field Day and founder in chief of Gestalt IT, debates with ClearSky Data co-founders, Ellen Rubin and Laz Vekiarides. Share your thoughts and let’s see what SDS really means for today’s data-intensive enterprise.

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Topics: Accelerating Machine Data Analytics, Founder's Perspective


Why the Industry Needs a New Storage Approach for Machine Data

Posted by Ellen Rubin on 7/8/16 11:00 AM

When we started ClearSky a couple of years ago, it seemed to the early team that we were focused on a particular set of challenges created by the growing adoption of cloud and hybrid cloud architectures: what to do about primary storage? We built a storage network that combines high performance and low latency with the ease of use, agility and scale of the cloud. In the early beta days, we focused on workloads that customers would trust us with: VMware, SQL and other back-office apps that were appropriately low-risk for a pre-GA service. 

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Topics: Enterprise Storage, Architectural Deep Dive: Global Storage Network, Accelerating Machine Data Analytics, Founder's Perspective