ClearSky Data Exits Stealth, Touts Sub-2-millisecond Cloud Pipe To Primary Storage
ClearSky Data has come out of stealth mode with $12 million in venture funding. The company has a mandate to manage data storage across physical and cloud infrastructures to provide the performance of local primary storage with scalability and flexibility of cloud-based infrastructures.
Boston-based ClearSky Data also launched its Global Storage Network, which CEO and Co-Founder Ellen Rubin said combines primary, backup and recovery of data across the entire data life cycle, with an emphasis of giving customers high performance and low latency with cloud scalability.
The key, Rubin told CRN, was the way the Global Storage Network leverages points-of-presence, or PoPs, which are physical locations that provide direct access to a cloud.
"PoPs are set up so customers have no more than 2 milliseconds of latency," she said. "We are picking PoPs in large metro locations based on customer location and the amount of fibre and numbers of carriers available."