ClearSky Data Brings Data Layer Capabilities for High-Performance Storage-as-a-Service to the Kinetic Edge Alliance

ClearSky Data, provider of on-demand primary storage with built-in offsite backup and disaster recovery (DR) as a service, today announced it has joined the Kinetic Edge„¢ Alliance (KEA), an industry alliance of leading software, hardware, networking and integration companies committed to driving the broad adoption of compute, storage, access and interconnection at the edge of the cellular network, simplifying edge computing for the masses. Working alongside other member companies, including Packet and Hitachi Vantara, ClearSky brings its unique data management services to the Alliance, combining forces with other infrastructure, software and hardware companies to develop and extend edge capabilities.

The Kinetic Edge Alliance was founded by Vapor IO, the worlds fastest-growing colocation and interconnection platform at the edge of the wireless network, for the purpose of rolling out edge equipment and services across the top 30 major metropolitan US markets, beginning with the first six markets in 2019. The Alliance seeks to deploy, in lockstep, all of the key hardware and software infrastructure components that can enable commercial-grade edge computing at scale. ClearSky Data and Vapor IO are working together to add ClearSkys data layer capabilities to the Kinetic Edge, enabling services such as high-performance storage on demand, backup and disaster recovery for enterprises.

By joining the Kinetic Edge Alliance, ClearSky brings its unique data services to our edge environments, radically simplifying data management at the edge, said Matt Trifiro, CMO of Vapor IO. By placing ClearSkys data services at the Kinetic Edge, end users can access a scaleable, high-performance storage service that includes automated backup and disaster recovery, accelerating the adoption of edge computing by connecting all of the critical infrastructure services.

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With ClearSky, companies gain limitless data access from multiple locations, complete with flash performance, comprehensive protection, encryption and simplified data management.

The edge requires a total paradigm shift in how enterprises design, implement and offer IT services to support use cases like IoT, enterprise storage, connected vehicles and smart cities, said Ellen Rubin, CEO of ClearSky Data. Our collaboration with the Kinetic Edge Alliance will help build this emerging edge ecosystem with the goal of realizing mass adoption for a highly-distributed edge architecture.

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About ClearSky Data ClearSky Data delivers on-demand primary storage with offsite backup and disaster recovery (DR) as a single service. Enterprises pay for their data once and gain access to it anywhere its needed “ on-premises or in the cloud. IT is empowered to stop doing backup, replication and DR, and to access all data as if it were local, with on-demand scaling and agility. ClearSky Data delivers data where its needed, enterprise-ready and fully optimized to eliminate the cost and data center footprint of traditional storage solutions. For more information, follow ClearSky (@clearskydata) or visit

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