InformationWeek, October 6th, 2017
Partners HealthCare, one of the largest employers in Massachusetts, has deployed a new three-tiered cloud storage service from ClearSky Data that it says reduces on-site storage costs by at least 25 percent.
Partners CIO Jim Noga said the pay-as-you-go ClearSky service caches frequently-used data locally, then replicates the healthcare provider’s audit trails, Splunk data and Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) backups at a regional facility, which then sends a so-called “golden copy” to an Amazon Web Services facility in the public cloud.
“ClearSky has a unique model with the regional data centers, for the most part we treat it like a SAN, the service really reduces latency and increases reliability,” said Noga. “We’re in our second year with ClearSky and we really like their pay-as-you-go model.”