Storage Newsletter, 8/31/15
ClearSky Data, Inc. announced the launch of its global storage network, a service that simplifies the entire enterprise data lifecycle as a fully managed service.
The service combines the performance and availability of local enterprise storage with the scalability, agility and economics of the cloud, liberating ove rburdened IT teams from managing primary, backup and DR storage infrastructure. ClearSky delivers data where it's needed, enterprise-ready and fully optimized to eliminate the cost and data center footprint of traditional storage solutions.
IT leaders often cite storage management as one of their biggest challenges. Beyond the expense and difficulty of categorizing and managing performance and availability throughout the data lifecycle, IT has to respond quickly to changes in how applications are run - in data centers, colocation facilities, or in private or public clouds - and they typically have small teams with which to do it.
The ClearSky service simplifies that challenge with the ability to plug into storage infrastructure as a fully managed service from points of presence (PoPs) in major metro areas. The resulting SLA-based service delivers hundreds of thousands of IO/s and less than two milliseconds of latency, providing the performance of a local storage array with the comprehensive security, low latency and HA required for enterprise applications.