ClearSky Data brings the Tuxera SMB protocol to its high availability on-demand primary storage service

October 25, 2018


ClearSky Data brings the Tuxera SMB protocol to its high availability on-demand primary storage service

The companies continue to bring reliable data-handling to enterprises


Helsinki, Finland – Tuxera, the world’s leading storage software and networking technology company, today announced that ClearSky Data is using the Tuxera Server Message Block (SMB) protocol for its on-demand primary storage service with built-in offsite backup and disaster recovery (DR). The solution is designed to support reliable and seamless data transport between network-attached storage (NAS) infrastructure and Microsoft Windows solutions.

The Tuxera SMB implementation is a proprietary solution that brings support for the Microsoft SMB protocol to the enterprise storage market. Tuxera SMB makes it possible to securely share files over a network with multiple clients simultaneously in a Windows Active Directory environment, while ensuring high availability for storage infrastructures.

According to TechNavio, the enterprise storage market is expected to grow at the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.41 percent from 2018 to 2022. The main drivers for growth include the rapid adoption of cloud applications and data storage.

“We are excited to announce our partnership. Working closely with ClearSky, we have launched a reliable and scalable solution that meets the requirements of an enterprise-grade storage architecture. We are pleased to be a part of ClearSky’s offering, as well as showcasing our expertise and the Tuxera SMB protocol,” says Jouni Welander, General Manager of North America of Tuxera.

“At ClearSky, we offer primary storage, backup, and disaster recovery as a simple, unified service that provides flash performance. Tuxera SMB is playing a key role in our service as we work to continuously find new solutions that help us ensure an excellent experience for our customers,” says Laz Vekiarides, Co-founder and CTO at ClearSky Data.

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of storage and networking technologies. From the latest flagship smartphones, to cars, cameras, routers, and drones—Tuxera’s software makes file transfers fast and content easily accessible. The company is an active member of multiple standard organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association, UFS Association, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, India, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US.

About ClearSky Data

ClearSky Data delivers on-demand primary storage with built-in offsite backup and disaster recovery (DR) as a single service. Enterprises pay for their data once and gain access to it anywhere it’s 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 it’s 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

For more information, please contact:

PR & Communications manager, Tuxera

Stan Dmitriev

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Cathy Atkins, Metis Communications for ClearSky Data

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