ClearSky Data, provider of on-demand primary storage with built-in offsite backup and disaster recovery (DR) as a service, and Equinix, the global interconnection and data center company, today announced a partnership to expand the delivery of ClearSky’s market-leading, high-performance data management and storage services on Platform Equinix [®] . Together, the ClearSky and Equinix services provide enterprises access to their data wherever it’s located, with comprehensive, built-in data protection.
Enterprises embracing today’s digital transformation initiatives are challenged to manage explosive data growth, minimize infrastructure and adopt cloud strategies. The unique combination of ClearSky’s edge-based service and Equinix’s global footprint creates a hybrid data fabric and network that empowers companies to solve their complex data management challenges and derive more value from their data. Specifically, enterprises gain access to on-demand storage with built-in backup and DR, unlimited capacity and no egress fees while also accelerating any cloud, multi-cloud or edge computing deployment.
“[Equinix] is aggressively moving beyond basic colocation to leverage growth in interconnection as well as enterprise and virtualized services,” writes Hugh Ujhazy, Associate Vice President at IDC, in IDC Market note: Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric: Friend or Foe? “It will also focus on growing its share of the enterprise sector over the next few years.”
“There is great synergy in our companies’ vision for digital transformation, hybrid cloud adoption and the important data management capabilities enterprises need to aid that transformation and adoption. ClearSky’s service offering enabled by Platform Equinix will give enterprise customers a broad range of options for accessing their data, with deployment models that best suit their specific needs,” said Steve Steinhilber, Vice President of Global Business Development, Equinix. “Enterprises can leverage ClearSky to leave behind complex, costly and inflexible storage solutions for a single, unified and more cost-effective approach to data management that comes with the proven reliability and support Equinix customers have come to expect.”
With 200 International Business Exchange™ IBX [®] data centers on five continents and 99.9999 percent global uptime, Platform Equinix gives customers access in more than 52 major markets. New and existing customers can now take advantage of both the vast Equinix network and its interconnection services, and ClearSky’s on-demand service for maximum operational efficiency and limitless data access. No other interconnection or storage provider can deliver a fully integrated data fabric to solve today’s data storage and management challenges.
“This partnership offers far more than just simple interoperability — it significantly amplifies the value of each service,” said Ellen Rubin, CEO of ClearSky Data. “ClearSky customers can take full advantage of the Equinix data center network and services, enabling the high-performance, on-demand storage with built-in protection as a service offered by ClearSky. We look forward to driving customer successes initially across the United States and eventually globally.”
The ClearSky service has transformed how storage is consumed and how data is accessed by today’s hybrid enterprises. Powered by its patented Smart-Tiered Caching [®] technology, the ClearSky service automatically optimizes data across the entire lifecycle. Hot data is cached at the edge in the ClearSky architecture for guaranteed flash performance. Warm data is cached in a ClearSky point of presence (PoP) within 120 miles, and all data is stored in multiple locations in the public cloud. The ClearSky service minimizes the costs and infrastructure required for primary and secondary storage, and it provides automated and instant backup and availability for DR without the need for replication.
For more information on how enterprise IT and MSPs can access the ClearSky service in Equinix locations, please visit www.clearskydata.com/equinix.
About ClearSky Data
ClearSky Data delivers on-demand primary storage with offsite backup and disaster recovery (DR) as a single service. Enterprises pay for their data once and gain access to it anywhere it’s needed – on-premises or in the cloud. IT is empowered to stop doing backup, replication and DR, and to access all data as if it were local, with on-demand scaling and agility. ClearSky Data delivers data where it’s needed, enterprise-ready and fully optimized to eliminate the cost and data center footprint of traditional storage solutions. For more information, follow ClearSky (@clearskydata) or visit http://www.clearskydata.com/.