CIO Today, 8/25/15
Using algorithms to distribute data Relevant Products/Services across the best locations according to a company's workloads, ClearSky Data said it can provide simplified, on-demand and low-latency storage Relevant Products/Services management for enterprises with complex data needs. The Boston-based startup today emerged from stealth mode by announcing the launch of its global network for storage on demand.
ClearSky's service provides managed-service access to points of presence (PoPs) in major metropolitan areas, and also uses dedicated, redundant private networks and other optimization strategies to keep latency low. The company described its offering as a combination of traditional and cloud environments that can help ease storage management for IT administrators.
Operating quietly since late 2013, ClearSky was co-founded by CEO Ellen Rubin (pictured), a veteran of Netezza who also helped establish the tech companies Manna and CloudSwitch, and CTO Lazarus Vekiarides, previously executive director of software engineering for Dell's EqualLogic Storage Engineering group. The company is backed by $12 million in venture capital funding.