ClearSky Data Launches Partner Acceleration Program Amid Continued Growth

Cloudian, Docker, Daymark among growing partner base for ClearSky Data’s hybrid cloud, consumption-based storage services

BOSTON--()--ClearSky Data, provider of on-demand primary storage with built-in offsite backup and disaster recovery (DR) as a single service, today announced the launch of its partner program to drive growth for its technology, managed service provider (MSP) and reseller partners. With more than 12 partners already enrolled — including Cloudian and Docker; MSPs Congruity360 and Molnii High Performance Cloud (a Federal Hill Solutions company); and resellers Alliance Technology and Daymark Solutions — the ClearSky Data Partner Acceleration program helps enterprises shift from traditional IT infrastructure to public and private cloud services that boost their bottom line.

Service providers, resellers and technology providers are focused on moving to the cloud for scale and efficiency, realizing that traditional on-premises-only infrastructure is becoming obsolete. ClearSky’s fully managed service for primary, backup and DR data allows partners to deliver consumption-based enterprise storage services to their clients. Partners delivering ClearSky’s hybrid, multi-tenant service give their customers flash performance while eliminating the need for backup licenses and replication, and reducing secondary data center footprints for DR.

“The partner community wants to stop selling boxes and give customers more of what they need – scalable managed services that get them out of the data center and into the cloud,” said Ellen Rubin, CEO and co-founder of ClearSky Data. “We’re committed to a channel-driven go-to-market strategy that differentiates partners with our consumption-based, hybrid cloud offering, so they deliver transformational services and see increased growth.”

ClearSky Data partners are saying:
“Our customers are looking for turnkey IT solutions that are customized to their needs and fit seamlessly with their existing environments. With ClearSky Data’s high-performance storage service they’ll gain the speed and flexibility their businesses require, delivered via a cost-effective, fully managed solution.” – Mark Shirman, chief operating officer of Congruity360, a comprehensive managed solution provider for complete data lifecycle management.

“We’ve delivered on-premises and cloud infrastructure, data protection and managed services to hundreds of enterprises across New England, and the ClearSky service is a valuable asset in the hybrid cloud solutions we offer clients. ClearSky enables us to give enterprises the economics of the cloud and the trusted security of on-premises solutions, while providing a metro-based service that is an excellent fit for our customer base.” – Corey Roberts, director of cloud and managed services at Daymark Solutions, an IT reseller specializing in data center infrastructure.

Members of ClearSky Data’s Partner Acceleration Program join the company’s existing technology partners: Amazon, Elastic, Intel, Splunk, VMware, and data center provider Digital Realty. To support its partners’ efforts to help transform how enterprises consume storage, ClearSky offers joint sales activities and promotions, co-marketing programs, on-demand lab environments, 24/7 support of its fully managed service, ongoing training, and a resource center of go-to-market sales tools. To learn more and join the ClearSky Data Partner Acceleration program, visit www.clearskydata.com/partners.

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About ClearSky Data
ClearSky Data delivers on-demand, primary storage with offsite backup and DR as a single service. Enterprises pay for their data once and gain access to all their data, anywhere it’s needed – on-premises or in the cloud. IT is now liberated from the treadmill of managing primary, backup and disaster recovery storage infrastructure, and empowered 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. ClearSky Data is based in Boston and venture-backed by General Catalyst, Highland Capital Partners and Polaris Partners, as well as a strategic investment from Akamai Technologies. Board members include market leaders Paula Long and Jit Saxena. For more information, visit http://www.clearskydata.com/.

Contacts

Metis Communications
Melissa Cohen, 617-236-0500
clearskydata@metiscomm.com

Release Summary

ClearSky Data announced the launch of its partner program to drive growth for its technology, managed service provider (MSP) and reseller partners such as Cloudian, Docker, Daymark.

Contacts

Metis Communications
Melissa Cohen, 617-236-0500
clearskydata@metiscomm.com