April 5, 2018

ClearSky Data partners with Faction for on-demand disaster recovery

The alliance seeks to eliminate secondary data center costs for clients by offering a combination of hybrid cloud storage and multi-cloud platform.

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Storage and data recovery provider ClearSky Data has partnered with multi-cloud platform company Faction for an on-demand disaster recovery offering with VMware. As per the terms of the alliance, ClearSky and Faction will mitigate data center costs for clients by taking away the load off their capital expenditure.

According to ClearSky, businesses are looking to cut capital expenditure by opting for storage solutions that are more operation-expenditure based. They also say that with this offering, clients will be able to leverage Faction’s multi-cloud prowess along with on-demand data storage to nullify data center costs.

In a bid to consolidate this alliance, Faction say that they have also roped in VMware so as to combine fast compute and on-demand storage prowess.

Speaking about the alliance, Luke Norris, CEO and founder of Faction, commented:

As a VMware partner, we’ve heard customers asking for a seamless on-demand DR solution with native vCenter integration, and that’s exactly what we’re delivering in partnership with ClearSky Data.

The combined compute and storage on-demand allows customers to have access to reserved resources, which can be activated during a disaster, eliminating the costs and management of a secondary site. It’s unique to the market, and it is something VMware customers have sought for a long time.

Excited about this partnership, Laz Vekiarides, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of ClearSky Data, said:

Customers want to get out of their secondary data centers to capture the flexibility and economics of the cloud, but it’s been almost impossible for them to get there with reliable performance and costs. This partnership paves the way forward and makes on-demand DR a reality for the enterprise.

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