ClearSky Data, a provider of on-demand, primary storage with offsite backup and DR as a single service, has 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; and resellers Alliance Technology and Daymark Solutions, the ClearSky Data Partner Acceleration program would help enterprises shift from traditional IT infrastructure to public and private cloud services.
To support its partners’ efforts to help transform how enterprises consume storage, ClearSky Data 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 with go-to-market sales tools.
Backup and Disaster Recovery
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 storage service would 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.”
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.
“We’ve delivered on-premises and cloud infrastructure, data protection and managed services to hundreds of enterprises across New England, and the ClearSky Data service is a valuable asset in the hybrid cloud solutions we offer clients,” said Corey Roberts, director of cloud and managed services at ClearSky-partner Daymark Solutions, an IT reseller specializing in data center infrastructure. “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.”