ClearSky's proprietary Smart Tiered Caching secret sauce automatically distributes data across a network of geographically distributed cache layers.
Startup ClearSky Data has an ambitious business model: It's built a new global data storage network and is fashioning it on Akamai Technologies' automated content-management approach.
Akamai is a pioneering network services provider for automating media and software delivery and cloud security solutions, heavily used by advertising networks. ClearSky Data wants to automate on-demand storage access and retrievability in the same manner.
Boston-based ClearSky on Aug. 25 launched its cloud-based network as a fully managed service, which aims to combine the availability of local enterprise storage with the scalability and economics of the cloud.
ClearSky enables workload portability between traditional and cloud environments and kills the expense of storage infrastructure in multiple sites for mirroring and backup purposes. The cloud service also frees storage administrators from tedious infrastructure management duties, so they can spend more time on new initiatives. Users can access unlimited amounts of storage when and where they need it, without the capital costs, delays and complexity it has endured for years.