Allowing you to forklift your silos the hell out of Dodge
Dump your on-premises SAN and fly to the cloud via an all-flash on-ramp: that's the message from startup ClearSky Data. Enterprises should access all their data, throughout its lifecycle, via a fully managed service and, implicitly, hit the eject button on their on-premises data-storage equipment.
ClearSky was founded by CEO Ellen Rubin and CTO Lazarus (Laz) Vekiarides in 2014 – this is an early-stage startup. It's funded by a $12m A-round, led by General Catalyst Partners and Highland Capital Partners.
ClearSky Data is using the cash “for its initial wave of hires in storage, networking, security and virtualisation, and to kick-start product development as the company gains traction in stealth mode".
But ClearSky's GSN comprises regional Points of Presence (PoPs) in major (US) metro areas, and within 120 miles of a customer's data centre. Data access operates with Service Level Agreements and the round-trip latency to/from a PoP is less than two milliseconds.