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ClearSky Data, the provider of a global storage network that manages the entire enterprise data lifecycle, announced the availability of Fibre Channel connectivity for its service, further allowing enterprises to realize the scale and economics of the cloud with the performance and availability of on-premises storage. With low latency and highly available Fibre Channel connectivity, ClearSky Data broadens the range of application workloads, such as machine data analytics, that can benefit from the company’s fully managed service.

Enterprises are struggling to manage data growth due to the influx of Internet of Things (IoT) data in today’s landscape. Machine data from operational, log and security intelligence applications present a unique opportunity for insight, but they also require immediate access to the data. The right connectivity for the right company is critical to help manage this information. Fibre Channel is a preferred storage networking technology for enterprises of all sizes, and those same enterprises are experiencing tremendous IoT and machine data growth. Delivering high-performance, low-latency access to machine data brings the benefits of the cloud to fast-growing data, which traditionally sits in on-premises storage arrays, creating management headaches and storage costs.

Earlier this year, ClearSky extended its global storage network with points of presence (PoPs) in Washington, D.C. and New York City. Delivering Fibre Channel to customers across all ClearSky PoPs will help the company respond to a growing enterprise demand to leverage the economics and flexibility of the cloud, overcome network latency, manage machine data growth and make all data accessible to its users. Using ClearSky’s global storage network for a broad range of analytic workloads, organizations can reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of enterprise storage by up to 80 percent over three years.

Laz Vekiarides, chief technology officer and co-founder of ClearSky Data, said, “Extending connectivity options with Fibre Channel is a natural progression that allows us to support our customers as they pursue hybrid IT and cloud services, tackle machine data growth, and achieve high performance and low latency for their storage. As a result, we’re helping customers close the book on age-old storage management problems and gain access to all of their data, whenever and wherever they need it.”

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