On Monday, there was announcement made by Storage Network provider ClearSky Data for $27 million growth in a series B investment that was led by Partners of Polaris. There will be further funding done for the betterment of sales and operational organizations and will be added with different points.
General Catalyst, Highland Capital Partners and Akamai Technologies were the other partners who participated and tried for the investment done strategically. There is total funding of $39 million by ClearSky.
Managing partner of Polaris Partners Dave Barrett said in a statement, ‘Managing primary storage is a huge and poorly served challenge in the enterprise infrastructure market. Legacy systems have failed to address customer needs and no one has figured out how to leverage the economics and agility of the cloud – until now. ClearSky has addressed this challenge head-on, creating a breakthrough software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering for primary storage, we’ve entered the next generation of the enterprise and ClearSky has a great opportunity to build the next major infrastructure company.”
Andy Champagne, vice president and chief technology officer, Akamai Labs at Akamai Technologies said in a statement. “ClearSky’s global storage network is the way for enterprises to move their data to the cloud—with the security, performance and availability they need to succeed,” “At Akamai, we know firsthand how to build a global network that meets the stringent requirements of enterprise customers, and we look forward to working with the ClearSky team to help customers worldwide as they adopt this new approach to enterprise storage.”
There are 40 people working that are based in Boston. There are several facilities also provided by Clear Sky.