More managed service providers (MSPs), healthcare, legal, non-profit organizations, and others are reaching their hybrid cloud goals – while gaining self-protecting storage on-demand in the process.
Today, we’re excited to announce both momentum and innovation among our customer base, and are thrilled to be working in partnership with a diverse group of organizations.
These organizations which span multiple industries are choosing a self-protecting, on-demand storage service for four primary reasons:
OpEx over CapEx
Everyone is under pressure to reduce costs and it’s a primary reason that the old model of procuring, installing and managing hardware to meet application, storage and backup needs has become less and less appealing. Organizations are demanding the flexibility and cost savings of a hybrid cloud, managed service option. You use as much storage as you need, and you can easily scale up or down as your needs change – paying as you go, rather than making big infrastructure investments up front that often go unused. This is one of the fundamental shifts a cloud model allows, and it’s a big driver for adoption.
Backup and DR, automatically
Backup and disaster recovery (DR) are essential capabilities everyone knows they need, but nobody wants to think about them. They can also be tough to sell to executives, since they’re not something they see in action every day. Having self-protecting storage where backup and DR are actually built-in, allows companies to be protected and not worry about it.
As you can imagine, security, backup and DR are especially critical in the legal industry. For example, our solution with partner Federal Hill Solutions enabled Barrister Digital to replace its on-prem storage with on-demand hybrid cloud storage, “deliver(ing) the peace of mind we promise our legal clients nationwide,” as Federal Hill’s Arthur Olshansky put it.
One durable copy of data
A major problem with traditional cloud backups is they end up creating multiple copies of the same data. This not only takes up space, but it also brings into question which piece of that data is the true copy of record. Organizations need one durable copy of their data. No replication, no confusion.
All these benefits are great, but nobody is going to buy in if performance suffers. Flash level performance where it’s needed is critical, especially as video and other data-intensive applications become more prevalent.
The Diocese of Trenton, for example, now relies heavily on video to communicate with parishioners. ClearSky’s on-demand storage provides the easy, rapid access the Diocese demands, with built-in backup and archiving for large video files.
Each of these features is great, but what’s really driving momentum is the combination of these capabilities in one managed service offering. As Anthony DeLorenzo of the Diocese of Trenton summed it up, “ClearSky Data delivered, and allows us to eliminate replication and access our video files anytime, anywhere.”