AI firm Nuance Communications has partnered with on-demand storage and DraaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) provider ClearSky Data in a bid to focus on reducing the former’s on-premise storage footprint. As per the terms of the deal, Nuance will transition its current storage infrastructure to ClearSky’s on-demand, hybrid cloud service to deliver secure storage and AI prowess to customers.
According to Nuance, data center consolidation has been a major challenge for enterprises that constantly need to maintain and optimize their legacy infrastructure. They believe that a shift to a hybrid-cloud service model will reduce the company’s investment in storage costs and improve service to their customers.
By partnering with ClearSky Data, Nuance claim that their hosting environment will become agiler along with complete data protection. They say that Nuance can benefit from ClearSky’s ability to provide automated and instant backup and availability for disaster recovery without data replication, that too at a low cost.
Speaking about this alliance, Craig Preston, Vice President of IT, Nuance Communications, commented:
As Nuance has grown, we’ve increased our infrastructure footprint globally. ClearSky gives us a single, durable copy of our data – complete with instant protection and value – through an on-demand consumption model that allows us to scale as needed.