Storage Newsletter, 4/15/2016
The traditional model for storage is failing, and transforming to a hybrid cloud model is at the top of CIO agendas.
But, bringing primary data to the cloud is almost impossible for many large enterprises. Customers and partners constantly tell us they need a smarter way than buying new boxes to scale enterprise storage. Enterprises want to apply the economics and flexibility of the cloud to every workload, and to pursue data center transformation.
That's why ClearSky Data, Inc.'s CTO Lazarus Vekiarides and CEO Ellen Rubin, from the beginning, prepared to go to market with a service-based model for primary storage - one that helps customers transform. Customers have begun to stop managing infrastructure, and instead, simply plug into a network and access all of their data when they want it, where they need it. The company is expanding that service to NYC and Washington, D.C., making managed primary storage a reality for new customers.
Companies in these metros want to extend beyond the data center and move large amounts of data to the cloud, but they fear they'll face limited Internet performance and speed. These are companies with virtualized database applications or operational analytics platforms with inherent low-latency requirements.