Cloud-Like Expenses with an On-Premises Experience

In this post, James Green outlines how ClearSky Data’s unique approach allows for cloud-like expenses but with an on-site experience for on-demand primary storage. James initially saw the company at Tech Field Day last year.


The Year of Cloud Extension

The idea of incorporating cloud storage into the data center has been around for a while. But Stephen Foskett thinks we’re seeing philosophically different approaches to it recently, with many companies embracing the premise of data non-locality. Stephen sees this change in the assumption from data being tied to a data center to the cloud as a transformative shift allowing for true data center transformation.


Tech Field Day 2017: Storage Management, the Cloud and Data Protection, Oh My!

ClearSky Data definitely made an impression with the delegates during their Tech Field Day presentation last month, and it looks like the feeling was mutual. Courtney Pallotta with ClearSky wrote up their impressions from the event, and the company enjoyed getting feedback from our expert delegates. Make sure to check out the full videos of their presentation to get caught up.


Nothing but ClearSky Ahead

Tim Smith gives a look at what he saw from ClearSky Data at Tech Field Day. The company has an interesting approach to storage, providing it as a managed service remotely, over private fiber. This is able to achieve production level speed and capacity. Tim thinks it could be the perfect way for companies firmly invested in on-premises or private clouds to dip their toes into more public waters.


ClearSky Data & Cloudy Storage

At Tech Field Day this month, Matt Crape saw a presentation from ClearSky Data. They propose to bridge the usual compromise of cloud storage, giving you the same easy expandability without the performance penalty. They utilize a on-site flash cache to talk to metro-based Points of Presence to achieve this. Matt reviews ClearSky Data’s solutions for backup and disaster recovery as well.


#TFD14 Recap – ClearSky wants to move your SAN to the Cloud

Pietro Piutti took a look at what ClearSky Data presented about at Tech Field Day this month. They propose to use an edge flash cache appliance attached to their Global Storage Network to allow organizations to shift primary storage to the cloud and simplifying DR and backup. Pietro digs into the technical details, and the current geographical scope of the company where their solution can be deployed.


Managed Storage with ClearSky Data

Rich Stroffolino writes up his thoughts on what he saw from ClearSky Data, based on their Tech Field Day presentation. He particularly highlights the companies early moves into provide a storage backend for containerized applications. The work is still in development, but Rich is excited by the possibilities.


#TFD14 Preview – ClearSky Data

Before Pietro Piutti comes to his first Tech Field Day event, he’s writing up some presenting company previews. His first centers around ClearSky Data. The company provides cloud storage, but uses distributed points of presence as another caching layer between on-site storage and the cloud. Their 2U all-flash appliance works for hot data, which is then gradually moved further up the “cloud cache” as it needs to be accessed less and less. It’s an interesting approach and Pietro is definitely interested in learning more.


Tech Field Day 14 Primer: ClearSky Data

Matt Crape is headed for Tech Field Day next week, and he’s writing up previews of the presenting companies. In this post, he looks at ClearSky Data. They offer a tiered storage solution. This leverages an edge appliance on-site with up to 24TB of flash storage, which tiers and caches hot data. This then falls back to the ClearSky Data network of PoPs, which serve to cache “warm” data, with cold data handed off to S3. Matt hopes to learn more about their recently announced data protection solution at their presentation. Make sure to tune in live to watch along with Matt during the event.


Future Storage, Flash, and Cloud?

As someone who would have bet good money that Zip disks were going to take over storage in the late 90s, my own ability to predict the future of storage is dubious at best. Alastair Cooke is under no such scrutiny. He reviews what some are seeing as the future of storage: a combination of flash and object cloud storage. He sees two potential solutions for this from ClearSky Data and Avere Systems. ClearSky uses a geographically tiered flash system to quickly represent your data, and Avere uses local flash to focus on file share performance. Alastair might question if flash + cloud will be the correct formulation, but he liked what he saw from Avere and ClearSky.


ClearSky Data – Tech Field Day Update

ClearSky Data – Tech Field Day Update


ClearSky Data Are Here To Help

ClearSky Data Are Here To Help


The Current Status: ClearSky Data

The Current Status: ClearSky Data


ClearSky Data Raise $27 Million For Cloud Storage Service

ClearSky Data Raise $27 Million For Cloud Storage Service


Cloudy primary storage…

Cloudy primary storage…


Hmm, Enterprise Grade Cloud-based Storage?

Hmm, Enterprise Grade Cloud-based Storage?


Storage Dominates VMworld Once Again

Storage Dominates VMworld Once Again