Markley Cloud Services Introduces Cloud-Based Storage and Archiving Service, MCS Archive

Posted on October 28, 2014 by Adam Burnham

New Offering Provides an Affordable, Secure, Reliable and Infinitely Scalable Option for Storing, Archiving and Accessing Big Data

Boston, MA – October 28, 2014 – Markley Cloud Services (MCS) today announced a new cloud-based storage and archiving service that provides clients with maximum reliability and accessibility, along with the ability to scale to multiple petabytes at an unmatched price point in the industry. The new service, MCS Archive, strengthens the company’s flexible, on-demand hybrid cloud computing and storage services.

At a time when organizations are struggling to find affordable storage solutions for large amounts of structured and unstructured data, MCS is providing dedicated and shared archiving service solutions at a cost as low as 1.2 cents per gigabyte per month with unlimited scalability. Customers can connect at gigabit or even ten gigabit speeds to send and receive as much data as necessary and since ports are unmetered, there are no additional costs for data extraction. This provides unmatched savings to companies that would otherwise require large capital expenditures and operating costs to purchase an archiving solution. MCS Archive also provides access to stored information within seconds, compared to other archiving solutions that have retrieval times measured in days.

MCS has partnered with Storiant, the leading provider of long-term storage software for enterprises, to provide bundled services on top of a multi-tenant platform. Together, Storiant and MCS Archive enable customers to easily control access and monitor usage through a self-service portal.

“Companies are continuing to struggle with an increasing volume of data that must be kept for longer periods of time within strict regulatory boundaries. As a result, there is a growing need for a long-term, archival solution that meets those requirements in an efficient and cost-effective manner,” said Jeff Flowers, co-founder and CEO of Storiant. “We are proud that our software is the platform on which Markley chose to build a service to help its customers meet those challenges.”

MCS Archive takes full responsibility for data archiving, including all the overhead of supporting hardware and software, such as data center space, power and cooling. Customers can use MCS Archive's backup and archive software on a pay-as-you-go basis and have access to 24/7 support staff. MCS, including MCS Archive, is backed by the industry’s only 100 percent service level agreement.

For those looking to migrate or access their company data frequently, unlimited and robust bandwidth can be purchased at wholesale costs and connected directly to any carrier or enterprise through MCS Connect. In addition to having a unique connection to Markley Group’s 920,000 square feet of data center space at One Summer Street in Boston, MCS provides second location backup and archiving storage solutions in California and Texas – with the option to store additional copies elsewhere, as needed.

“In a space that has historically offered either expensive, non-customizable packages or low end, unreliable services, organizations have been left to find their own cloud-based archiving and storage solutions – many of whom end up building in-house infrastructure that requires costly upkeep and unnecessary IT manpower,” said Devon Cutchins, SVP and CLO of Markley Group. “With MCS Archive, organizations have access to an affordable, enterprise-grade storage solution that delivers unmatched reliability, scalability and performance, ensuring businesses can continue to focus on their core competencies and drive innovation.”

About Markley Cloud Services

MCS delivers the ideal enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service solution for organizations working to maximize IT performance, reduce upfront capital expenses and increase speed to market. In addition to high performance Tier 1 and Tier 2 solutions, MCS provides MCS Archive, an industry leading, Tier 3 storage solution, and MCS Connect, which includes direct connectivity to more than 250 industry-leading companies at no cost, with virtually no latency. MCS Archive is available now. To learn more about Markley Cloud Services and all of our cloud storage solutions, please visit www.markleycloud.com or contact sales@markleycloud.com.

 About Markley Group

Markley Group owns and operates One Summer Street, one of the largest and longest operating multi-tenant, mission-critical telecommunications and data center facilities in New England. The building’s 920,000 square feet of highly secured white and mechanical space house more than 250 industry leading companies, including AT&T, NTT, British Telecom, Tata Communications, Boston Red Sox, Harvard, MIT, the Boston Internet Peering Exchange (BOSIX), The New York Times, and Markley Cloud Services. One Summer Street’s data center has never experienced an electric utility failure.  The carrier-neutral facility enables access to more than 80+ independent network providers and eight utility feeds from multiple substations for uninterrupted, reliable power and service. One Summer Street is maintained by more than 30 on-staff professional engineers, operating engineers, electricians, HVAC and telco technicians, and building maintenance staff 24/7/365. To learn more about Markley Group, please visit: www.markleygroup.com.