Markley Cloud Services Selects EMC to Offer a Cloud Target for Customers Deploying EMC VMAX, Isilon and Data Protection Solutions

Posted on June 07, 2016 by Adam Burnham

With EMC’s Elastic Cloud Storage, Markley Cloud Services Enables Customers to Tier Data from On-Premise Equipment to the Cloud, Without Compromising User Experience

Boston, MA – June 7, 2016 Markley Cloud Services, a division of world class mission-critical data center and cloud operator Markley Group, today announced that it will offer EMC® Elastic Cloud Storage™ (ECS) for object storage. Markley Cloud Services will become one of the first service providers in the United States to provide EMC ECS as a cloud target for its customers deploying EMC hardware and software from locations in Massachusetts, Texas, Virginia and California.

Markley Cloud Services selected EMC ECS for its modern, multi-purpose, shared global storage capabilities, including its support for traditional and next-generation applications. Through ECS’s built-in offerings, organizations will be able to simplify, accelerate and scale their storage, backup and recovery environments, including meeting the long-term retention requirements of storage and data protection workloads, which have shifted to include object storage in addition to tape. Through the platform, Markley Cloud Services’ customers will have access to the highest level of data storage efficiency, data management, integration flexibility and data encryption.

As one of the first service providers to deploy EMC ECS to power its cloud, Markley Cloud Services will enable its customers to archive data from select on-premise EMC storage arrays, EMC protection storage and EMC software solutions to the cloud. This simplifies storage management for inactive data and offsite protection and maximizes cost savings through decreased resource consumption, all without having to sacrifice on user experience or business continuity.

“Transferring data between physical infrastructure and cloud storage solutions is notoriously expensive, and a cost many organizations don’t fully realize until they’re receiving the bill,” said Patrick W. Gilmore, Chief Technology Officer at Markley Group. “Through Markley Cloud Services’ offering of the ECS platform – and our positioning as one of the first to offer customers these solutions on-demand – we can continue to stay true to our commitment of providing the industry’s best data storage solutions at the best prices.”

Markley Group’s customers may push and pull unlimited amounts of data at 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps speeds with MCS Connect without incurring transfer charges, which is unprecedented in the cloud storage industry. MCS Connect enables direct fiber connectivity for customers to the Markley Cloud Services platform.

“We are excited to work with a trusted mission-critical data center like Markley Group and look forward to providing Markley Cloud Services’ customers with a cloud target for many of EMC’s on-premise storage and protection offerings,” said Manuvir Das, Senior Vice President, Advanced Software, Emerging Technology Division, EMC. “At EMC, we have always aimed to deliver services that enable customers to archive data from on-premise infrastructure to the cloud without affecting business continuity plans, while providing the highest level of data storage efficiency and encryption. We are delighted to support Markley Cloud Services in becoming one of the first service providers to deliver these EMC services to customers.”

EMC ECS is available as a cloud target for all Markley Cloud Services customers running supported EMC hardware and software solutions. For more information on the specific offerings and the full range of Markley Cloud Services and Markley Group data storage solutions, contact your Markley Group representative or email sales@markleycloud.com.

About Markley Cloud Services

Markley Cloud Services delivers the ideal enterprise-class, self-service 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, Markley Cloud Services provides MCS Archive, an industry leading, object storage solution; MCS Connect, which enables direct fiber connectivity for collocation customers to the MCS platform and services, and MCS Backup which enables Markley Cloud Services’ storage solutions to be used as a storage target from anywhere. To learn more about Markley Cloud Services and all of its cloud storage solutions, please visit www.markleycloud.com or contact sales@markleycloud.com.

About Markley Group

Founded in 1991, Markley Group has developed over three million square feet of mission-critical space for the most demanding global clients, in addition to operating a multi-site elastic cloud that allows clients to scale resources by paying only for what they use. The company owns and operates One Summer Street, the largest and longest operating multi-tenant, mission-critical telecommunications and data center facility in New England, as well as a mission-critical data center facility in Lowell, Mass. One Summer Street’s 920,000 square feet of highly-secured white and mechanical space houses leading companies from across the globe and is maintained by on-staff operating engineers, technicians and support staff, available 24/7/365. The carrier-neutral facility enables access to more than 80 independent network providers and 12 utility feeds from multiple substations for uninterrupted, reliable power and service. To learn more about Markley Group, please visit: www.markleygroup.com.