Enterprise Management Associates, 9/11/15
As applications create and utilize information at unprecedented levels, the ability to store all of the data is challenge enough given the current budget limitations of the typical enterprise. However, just storing the data is not enough.
Service levels must be met, which means data must be delivered at the performance required to satisfy application requirements. Cloud storage, with its inherent ability to deliver on demand consumption, elastic scalability, and the elimination of capital expenditures is one potential solution; however, the choices are to either move the compute function to the cloud or incur extremely high storage latencies. It is clear that the market is ready for a solution that delivers storage as a true service, providing the elasticity and on demand nature of the cloud while meeting enterprise performance requirements. On August 25, 2015, ClearSky Data, a Boston company exiting stealth mode, announced the launch of its global storage network. The ClearSky global storage network is an on demand storage service targeted at users of VMware vSphere.This impact brief explores how ClearSky's solution addresses the need to deliver enterprise class perfromnace while taking advntage of the public cloud.