Computerworld , 11/20/15
ClearSky Data says its innovations have made it possible for companies to store data needed in real time in the cloud.
There have been a lot of innovations in enterprise storage in recent years and months -- much of it focused on driving storage to the public cloud to save costs.
But what storage vendors haven’t been able to truly crack is the latency factor associated with moving the data back and forth from the cloud to the enterprise. That, and unpredictable internet transport performance, have limited companies’ use of the public cloud as a primary storage location. As for storing data needed by a company in real-time in the cloud, it is out of the question.
This is where Boston-based ClearSky Data is hoping to make its mark. The startup, which just launched a few months ago out of stealth mode, has developed a cloud-based storage network system that it promises has solved this issue.
The company refers to network as on-demand storage or storage provided as a fully managed service, but personally I think its traction would accelerate if it branded itself as storage’s latency killer.