ClearSky Data and Digital Realty to provide High-performance Storage through Global Colocation Sites

By CIOReview | Friday, September 11, 2015
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BOSTON, MA: ClearSky Data, a provider of storage network to manage the entire enterprise data lifecycle, announces an ecosystem alliance with Digital Realty, a provider of premium data centers to improve enterprise connectivity and storage infrastructure for users globally.

The ClearSky Data solution coordinates the performance and availability of local enterprise storage with the scalability and economics of the cloud. This partnership is said to benefit Digital Realty’s global footprint of highly interconnected data centers to deliver a fully managed, software-defined storage solution that grants enterprises complete access, control and manageability of data when needed. ClearSky Data will aid in latency issues and reduce storage costs by more than 60 per cent for global customers.

“Enterprise storage is a major part of any IT team’s critical initiatives, with its pay-as-you-go model, ClearSky Data is an ideal enterprise use case for Digital Realty’s resources, services and assets,” says Bill Bradley, Senior VP of Partners, Alliances and Strategy, Digital Realty. 

ClearSky Data intends to advance the enterprise storage treadmill, which is an endless cycle that demands IT professionals to renovate the infrastructure and expand storage capacity. The company aims to simplify storage management and deliver agile, on-demand access to data. ClearSky Data offers enterprises primary storage, backup and disaster recovery infrastructure solutions that are delivered as a fully managed service from points of presence in major metro areas. Digital Realty will help ClearSky to give customers the access to their high-performance data sets with enterprise availability and security.

Digital Realty provides agile data center solutions that offer low-latency metro connect routes to cloud platforms, such as access to Amazon Web Services, SoftLayer and Microsoft Azure. It provides its users direct connectivity thereby supporting business growth by enhancing their hybrid strategies.

“End users expect services to be available on demand, at any location around the world. Primary storage should be no different. Digital Realty’s data centers are everywhere our customers need to be, and they provide a powerful footprint to support our growth and global connectivity needs,” says Ellen Rubin, CEO, ClearSky Data.