Finally, we never move data over the public Internet, but instead use dedicated private lines, which not only improves performance but also hardens security.
So there’s your answer. We invest in the fastest solid-state storage available for our local appliance, and, because we’ve cached the data set in an intelligent way, it’s not cost-prohibitive. In fact, our customers save at least 50% on the total cost of storage (TCO) over traditional, on-prem systems.
Additional performance benefits of ClearSky’s service
The performance benefits don’t end at primary storage, however. Customers also see incredible performance improvements when it comes to data protection.
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Sandy Alexander is another example. As a graphics communications company, Sandy’s IT team has to deal with extremely large rich media files. With its prior, traditional backup system, not only did it take hours to complete the multiple terabytes of daily incremental backups, the cost of storing these gargantuan backup files meant that Sandy had to be strategic about the data it would protect and the data it would have to leave unprotected. Likewise, restoring such large data files took hours, and that’s if everything went well.
With ClearSky, all data is automatically protected offsite as soon as it enters the service, providing backup and DR availability without affecting performance. And because ClearSky keeps backup and DR snapshots at the edge, restoring data is essentially instantaneous, even for huge rich media files. As a result, customers get recovery point objectives (RPOs) and recovery time objectives (RTOs) of near zero.
Ken at Miles & Stockbridge described the restore experience in this way: “The fact that we don’t have to back up to tape anymore these millions of documents -- or millions of files -- is a great savings. We don’t have to wait for that process of restoring a file. We can quickly do a search, find the file we want, and present it to the user.”
Faster performance, simplified management, a minuscule data center footprint, and automated data protection … all for half the TCO of traditional storage? It may sound too good to be true, but we’ve built a service architecture that makes all of it a reality.
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