Storage Review, March 28th, 2017
Today ClearSky Data announced that it has expanded its data protection capabilities. The company is now able to offer complete offsite back and disaster recovery (DR) as part of its fully managed service. ClearSky states that organizations now only have to pay once for access to all of their data regardless of where it resides. ClearSky also points out potential cost savings by eliminating redundant infrastructure such as secondary infrastructure for DR, backup licenses and management.
It is not uncommon to see multiple vendors and types of storage in one shop. There may be one vendor for primary, a different one for backup, and a third for DR. There may even be different vendors for different tiers of storage. These different vendors in one shop can add to the TCO. ClearSky claims that they can save TCO costs by as much as 60% over three years by integrating primary, backup and DR capabilities in one service.