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Founders Perspective


Microsoft Azure is Gaining on AWS (and We’re Not Surprised)

Posted by Ellen Rubin on 2/13/17 3:30 PM

In our recent conversations with customers, we’ve started to notice a trend gathering speed. Amazon Web Services has dominated the public cloud market for almost 10 years, at times feeling synonymous with “public cloud.” 

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Topics: Bringing the Cloud to Primary Data , Founder's Perspective


Disaster Recovery in the Hybrid Cloud Era: 4 Pitfalls to Avoid

Posted by Laz Vekiarides on 2/2/17 1:00 PM

Is your disaster recovery (DR) strategy inhibiting your company’s growth?

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Topics: Bringing the Cloud to Primary Data , Founder's Perspective


Bringing Hybrid Cloud to Healthcare: ClearSky Data Welcomes Partners HealthCare

Posted by Ellen Rubin on 12/6/16 4:30 PM

It’s a question I hear from many CIOs: “How do we accelerate our hybrid cloud strategy?”

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Topics: Bringing the Cloud to Primary Data , Founder's Perspective


How the Storage Industry Survived: Solving Data Management Problems

Posted by Laz Vekiarides on 11/7/16 9:00 AM

It wasn’t long ago when I heard the news: storage was “dead,” or at least in the process of dying, and those in the industry would need to dramatically shift focus in order to survive.

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Topics: Enterprise Storage, Founder's Perspective


3 Ways Machine Learning and AI Depend on Storage

Posted by Laz Vekiarides on 10/13/16 2:00 PM

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a hot topic since Stanley Kubrick introduced us to the HAL 9000 in “2001: A Space Odyssey.” 

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Topics: Accelerating Machine Data Analytics, Founder's Perspective


5 Questions to Ask Before Moving Apps to the Cloud

Posted by Laz Vekiarides on 9/26/16 10:00 AM

As companies put hybrid cloud strategies into action, there are a few lessons they tend to learn the hard way. For example: there’s no silver-bullet way to move applications to the cloud. Certain workloads thrive on premises but lag behind in the cloud; others are ideal for a public cloud environment. Learning the applications that fall into each category requires a time-honored, highly scientific process: trial and error.

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Topics: Bringing the Cloud to Primary Data , Founder's Perspective


Feeling the Undercurrents at VMWorld 2016: Incumbent Vendors, VCs and the Future of the Public Cloud

Posted by Laz Vekiarides on 9/12/16 3:00 PM

Like many others in this field, every year for the last 10 years, I have had to recluse myself from the last full week of the summer to attend VMWorld.

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Topics: Founder's Perspective


#StorageDebate: Is the Data Center of the Future a Colo Site?

Posted by Laz Vekiarides on 8/15/16 3:00 PM

Ask a room of IT pros about long-term goals for their companies, and you’re likely to hear a common theme: cut down our data center footprint. As primary IT functions become available as a service and the need to depend on physical infrastructure wanes, nearly every industry is looking to downsize. After all, from real estate to maintenance, data centers demand major investments.

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Topics: Bringing the Cloud to Primary Data , Founder's Perspective


The Evolution of Edge Computing

Posted by Laz Vekiarides on 7/21/16 1:00 PM

We have been talking about the notion of edge services, or more recently, edge computing, for quite some time. When Ellen and I were conceptualizing what the next generation of infrastructure might look like, we kept revisiting network concepts – users are on one end of a powerful network, and compute and data can flow seamlessly from the cloud to locations proximal to users.

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Topics: Architectural Deep Dive: Global Storage Network, Accelerating Machine Data Analytics, Founder's Perspective


#StorageDebate: Does SDS Exist?

Posted by Courtney Pallotta on 7/20/16 9:39 AM

Join us for our #StorageDebate on Thursday, July 21 at 11:00 a.m. ET as Stephen Foskett, organizer in chief of Tech Field Day and founder in chief of Gestalt IT, debates with ClearSky Data co-founders, Ellen Rubin and Laz Vekiarides. Share your thoughts and let’s see what SDS really means for today’s data-intensive enterprise.

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Topics: Accelerating Machine Data Analytics, Founder's Perspective