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ClearSky Data’s global storage network simplifies the entire enterprise data lifecycle as a managed service. IT is now liberated from the treadmill of managing primary, backup and disaster recovery storage infrastructure, and empowered to use data with on-demand scaling and agility. ClearSky delivers data where it’s needed, enterprise-ready and fully optimized to eliminate the cost and data center footprint of traditional storage solutions. Led by experienced entrepreneurs with track records in cloud computing, storage and data management, ClearSky is based in Boston and backed by top-tier venture firms General Catalyst, Highland Capital Partners and Polaris Partners, as well as Akamai Technologies, the global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services.

Making Apps Succeed in the Cloud

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Many companies that move production apps to the cloud wind up moving them back on-premises again. In this interview with The Enterprisers Project, Laz Vekiarides, CTO of cloud storage provider ClearSky Data, explains why this happens and how to make cloud deployments that will stick. The Enterprisers Project (TEP): Why do companies that have moved […]

Rely on a Fully Managed Service for Primary Storage? Yes, You Can.

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If you could do something better than you do it today, would you? Today’s data-driven enterprises are required to transform and think cloud first when it comes to apps and infrastructure. But, most agree that the promise of cloud economics and infinite scalability is still unrealized for critical workloads. Thus continues the endless cycle of […]

Did EMC’s Sale Push Noncompete Reform Over the Edge? Not Exactly

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Tech startups and their investors have spent several years agitating for noncompete reform in Massachusetts, with almost no results. That changed abruptly Wednesday when House Speaker Robert DeLeo put his weight behind a deal to finally limit how the contracts are used. So what changed? One obvious answer was Dell’s buyout of Hopkinton-based EMC, a […]

Webinar: Stop Hugging the Box. Embrace the Data

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I was recently introduced to a solution called ClearSky and they are transforming storage, yet again!  ClearSky’s global storage network manages the entire data lifecycle, combining the performance and availability of local enterprise storage with the scalability and economics of the cloud. This is not yet another, I was really impressed when I was briefed […]

Choose How to Access Your Data Instead of Managing Your Storage

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When I worked with my first SAN, it was the late nineties and I was leading a storage QA team at Digital.   Most servers at that time had hard disks directly attached, either internally or externally via parallel SCSI cables.  My team got a FC-AL based array to test. These new ideas and companies […]

It’s Your Box That’s Dead, Not the Storage Industry

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Every now and then I run across something in a blog that is so aligned with what we are thinking, it feels like I couldn’t have written it better myself. It happened two weeks ago, when no sooner had we finished our session with Steve Herrod about the future of storage (“Is Storage Dead?”) that […]

Solving the Data Mobility Problem at Long Last

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Some technology challenges loom large for a period of time, and then get resolved and fade away. Internet access, for example, and mobile payments. Other problems hang around for years, sometimes even longer. The one that has irked me in my own career for over five years now is data mobility. Since the earliest days […]

Riding the Storage Performance Curve

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Last weekend I enjoyed what surely has to be the final ride of the season. The weather was a balmy 65 degrees, and in the past 25 years of being an avid motorcyclist, I cannot remember getting out so late in the year. My buddy and I had a blast carving up the empty roads […]

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