In 2001, Martin Bentz & Kefton Schermerhorn established ClearShark and began providing storage and architecture expertise to commercial projects, while establishing a solid service presence within the Intelligence Community (IC). Within a couple of years, additional storage engineers had been hired, and the Department of Defense became the sole focus for ClearShark’s consulting services. By 2005, strategic vendors such as NetApp, VMware, and Microsoft were in place, and ClearShark created a reseller business unit, providing custom business solutions to the IC.
As a response to the demand for Splunk professional services, ClearShark began building out the professional services unit in 2018. Within a couple of years, the services business had diversified beyond just Splunk professional services to include Palo Alto Networks and Qmulos services as well as Splunk training, and had grown tenfold. In order to provide the absolute best service to our customers, the decision was made to decouple the services organization from ClearShark proper. A separate company was established, known as ClearShark Services, with Marshall Bailey serving as President.