Especially with the amount of enterprise data doubling every three years, it’s expensive and maddening to buy and manage separate systems for backup, DR, replication, cold storage and primary storage. Even worse, the industry expects you to buy enough storage to last three years, which presents enterprise IT with a terrible choice: pay a ton up front for big iron that you won’t use for two years, or go back on the market just 18 months later to buy additional gear.
At ClearSky Data, we believe enterprise storage and backup should be simple.
“We have an interesting business model because we’re a service, so you don’t have to sign up for all the capacity you need for the next three years,” said Laz Vekiarides, our CTO and cofounder in a recent video interview with Solutions Review’s Doug Atkinson. “We’ll always come in cheaper because the up-front commit is smaller. You don’t have to go through the exercise of predicting your needs for the next three years and can scale as you grow.”
Backup and DR should be baked into the solution so that it happens automatically and frequently. Recovery should be measured in seconds, not in days or hours. And customers should only pay for the storage they’re actually using.
But we do more than just reduce the management and financial headaches of enterprise storage. ClearSky liberates enterprise data so it can be used by applications no matter where they are located: on premises, in a private cloud and across multiple public clouds. This capability doesn’t introduce additional complexity, however – there’s still just one copy of the data to manage. ClearSky does the hard work behind the scenes.
Not everyone is comfortable yet with relying on a cloud-only service to store their data. CIOs are justifiably concerned about security and compliance with regulations like SOC 2 and GDPR. But ClearSky has thought deeply about both issues. All data is encrypted on-premises, in-transit and in the cloud and only the customer controls the encryption keys. Not even ClearSky can see customer data. And when it comes to compliance, ClearSky gives enterprise IT more control and transparency than they would have with a legacy storage architecture.
- Breaking the three-year storage buying cycle
- Simplifying from multiple storage systems to a unified storage service
- Liberating data so it can go anywhere it is needed, without creating multiple copies
- How Clearsky addresses security and compliance issues
- Data storage in a multi-cloud environment
- Scaling storage in the face of exponential data growth
You can watch the video here at Solutions Review. And for more information on how ClearSky compares to traditional enterprise storage and backup, download our e-book, How to Define Hybrid Cloud: It's Time to Call the Enterprise's Bluff.