ClearSky Data, a Boston-based data storage startup, launched its eponymous global storage network today, enabling businesses to provide primary storage services, but with a twist.
The fully managed, plugin service uses a model similar to that used by content delivery networks (CDNs). Geographically distributed and linked together by ultrafast networks, CDNs provide Internet users with speedy access to online content and media services.
ClearSky is blending cloud storage with the CDN approach to enable fast, enterprise-grade storage with on-demand data mobility capabilities and end-to-end data lifecycle management, minus much of the cost of building and maintaining additional data centers.
"Enterprise applications require agility that today's storage systems can't deliver, and companies are spending time and money to manage data they'll probably never need on demand," Ellen Rubin, CEO and co-founder of ClearSky told InfoStor. "ClearSky Data delivers storage infrastructure as a fully managed service from points of presence (PoPs) in major metro areas."