The complexion of enterprise infrastructure has changed forever in the cloud era. The prevailing strategy for most enterprise technology vendors seeking a cloud strategy continues to be that they want to build clouds of their own. We, on the other hand, have taken the view that public clouds are going to evolve to be the new raw materials – the commodity components – from which the next generation of enterprise technology will be built.
Not surprisingly, ClearSky Data is a living example of this approach. Our service is a unique combination of both traditional technologies in the physical realm, along with as much public cloud technology as we can leverage in order to bring our customers the best benefits of cloud economics with the requirements of enterprise data management. Next week, during a breakout session at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, I’ll discuss some of the details of how we put together our service on top of Amazon’s suite of offerings, and I’ll also discuss some future directions in which we can leverage the new Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) service.
The session, titled “Expert Topics, Amazon Elastic File System: Unleash AWS” (STG306), will be presented by Tim Harder, global business development at AWS, and Edward Naim, principal product manager at AWS. Tim and Edward will highlight EFS, a fully managed service that helps companies set up and scale file storage, and provides low-latency, shared access to file systems. There’s no need to provision storage capacity or performance with EFS, because you’ll only pay for the storage you’re actually using. In other words, many of the key aspects that define EFS are driven by the same beliefs that underlie our global storage network, and our thoughts on why the enterprise storage industry is in need of a major shift.
I’ll be taking the stage during this session to describe the ClearSky service and provide a few new details about how we’re leveraging AWS services and components to achieve our on-demand scalability, ease of management and enterprise-class performance and availability. If you’re a storage pro, and especially if you manage production file systems or work regularly with file system architectures, you’ll walk away with new insights about your environment, and tips and tricks to improve the return on investment (ROI) of AWS at your organization. The session takes place on Wednesday, October 7 from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. PT in Pallazzo H. If you’re planning to attend re:Invent or follow along remotely, you won’t want to miss it.
Visit our team in booth K2 at AWS re:Invent, and follow @ClearSkyData on Twitter for real-time updates.