ClearSky Data Adds Backup, DR to Its Managed Service

Using a ClearSky package, users pay only for a single, fully protected copy of their data that is accessible on-premises or in the cloud.

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Hybrid primary storage provider ClearSky Data on March 28 expanded its data-protection capabilities to add full-service offsite backup and disaster recovery as part of its managed service.

Using a ClearSky package, users pay only for a single, fully protected copy of their data that is accessible on-premises or in the cloud. As a result, enterprises can consider eliminating secondary storagea infrastructure for business continuity and DR, including backup licenses and management, making hybrid cloud backup and DR a reality.

It's now common for enterprises to manage six to eight vendors for primary storage, backup and DR; the complexity can be unnerving and time-consuming for staff. ClearSky Data said it solves that problem by integrating primary, backup and DR capabilities in one service, reducing data-center footprints and management complexity.

Boston-based ClearSky Data's new data-protection capabilities include data access for DR across enterprise data centers in multiple locations and in the cloud. In addition to an all-flash, edge cache appliance with high availability, ClearSky Data now offers a virtual edge cache that runs in public clouds, providing high-performance access to data for cloud-based workloads.

In addition to ClearSky Data's hybrid architecture, flash-level performance and certified security and encryption for demanding enterprise workloads, the enhanced service now provides all of the following in a single service offering:

--Unified management for primary storage, backup and DR

--A full copy of data stored offsite in the public cloud

--Ability to restore from thousands of recovery points

--RPO of 0 in-metro; less than 15 minutes cross-metro

--RTO of less than 1 minute

--Fully automated object-level recovery via VMware vCenter integration

--Support for application consistency and multi-volume consistency groups

--Eleven 9s of durability, backed by the public cloud

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