ClearSky solves this problem through a hybrid approach that uses the edge to unlock the full power of the cloud. ClearSky’s patented Smart Tiered Caching™ technology keeps hot data on-prem in a fully-managed flash appliance for high performance. Both hot and warm data are also stored at nearby point of presence (PoP) on the metro edge, so if the data or an app or the user requires isn’t cached locally, it can still be retrieved at sub-millisecond latency. Further, all data is stored in a backing cloud.
In this way, ClearSky ensures that data is exactly where it needs to be when it’s needed.
Security and data protection
Ensuring this growing mountain of healthcare data is properly protected is another huge challenge. In many organizations, IT only backs up once a day, which means a lot of data could be irrevocably lost. ClearSky has built data protection and disaster recovery into the service so backup happens as often as every ten minutes with no impact to the production environment. Restoring data is also fast, with recovery time objectives (RTOs) measured in minutes, not hours or days.
Read how healthcare data is safer in the cloud than it is on-prem
Concerning security, all data is encrypted in transit and at rest, and backups are effectively air gapped, preventing ransomware attacks from accessing and destroying them. And ClearSky provides full audit logging and control to demonstrate compliance with every regulatory and standard healthcare needs, including SOC-2, HIPAA and GDPR.
Perhaps the best news of all? Healthcare organizations can get all this functionality for half the total cost of traditional storage.
Managing and protecting healthcare data doesn’t have to be so hard, so long as you work with the right partner.
Want to learn more about how ClearSky Data can help your healthcare organization simply data management and protection? Sign up for our Aug. 15 webinar today.