Today ClearSky Data launched its global storage network. The global storage network aims to combine the best of both worlds: the performance and availability of local storage with the scalability, agility and economics of the cloud. ClearSky Data’s global storage network will ease the burden on IT helping with managing primary, backup, and disaster recovery storage, will deliver data when and were it is needed, and will eliminate the data center footprint.
One of the biggest challenges IT faces is storage management. Not only must IT categorize and manage performance and availability, they have to quickly respond to changes in how applications run as well. To top it all off, IT resources are generally small and have a limited budget. ClearSky Data’s global storage network addresses these issues with the ability to plug into storage infrastructure as a fully managed service from points of presence (PoPs) in major metro areas. ClearSky claims that they can deliver hundreds of thousands of IOPS with less than two milliseconds of latency. This will allow storage administrators the ability to stop worrying about storage management and focus on new initiatives and growth.
A further benefit of the global storage network is its ability to make workloads portable and mobile between traditional and cloud environments. This means there will no longer be a need for a physical backup site for Disaster Recovery and customers will have the near unlimited storage capacity of the cloud without the costs and complexity that would entail with traditional storage.Read the full article >