Buying, deploying and managing on-premises primary storage is complex and expensive, without mentioning the need to manage separate backup and disaster recovery systems makes the situation even worse. Enterprise IT managers desperately want to simplify storage infrastructure, and, not surprisingly, many are looking to the cloud for a solution.
The cloud can help, but not all by itself. The edge is required to take full advantage of all the public cloud has to offer for enterprise storage.
On Tuesday, March 26 at 1:00 p.m. ET, Eric Hanselman, chief analyst at 451 Research, and Laz Vekiarides, CTO of ClearSky Data, will explain how the cloud in combination with the edge can:
- Eliminate the bulk of an enterprises’ on-prem storage infrastructure
- Radically simplify storage operations
- Reduce the overall total cost of storage by 50 percent
The traditional storage buying cycle is broken
Many industry analysts agree that the market is driving the enterprise towards hybrid cloud storage solutions. The exponential rate of data growth forces IT to either buy far more storage than it will need for at least a year or continually buy and deploy new boxes. Data protection and disaster recovery (DR) adds additional cost and complexity, as it’s difficult to maintain secondary data center locations and use public cloud resources with fast access to data.
Additional topics covered during the webinar include:
- Market trends driving infrastructure investment
- Current and new approaches for tackling data storage and management
- How edge-based storage as a service can make the cloud work for the demands of enterprises’ applications, without the need to re-architect data infrastructure for each new application or location
- How to ensure the data enterprise end-users depend on is protected and always available on-demand
- The edge-way to eliminate infrastructure, reduce storage costs, and successfully get to the cloud.
ClearSky’s service gives enterprise IT a single, durable copy of their data, vastly simplifying storage management. The service then intelligently moves data between a small, fully managed on-premise appliance, the metro edge and the public cloud so data is available for end users without any latency.
Our storage service can meet the needs of the most performance-demanding applications without an expensive investment in additional infrastructure.
Eric Hanselman, Chief Analyst at 451 Research
Eric has an extensive, hands-on understanding of a broad range of IT subject areas, having direct experience in the areas of networks, virtualization, security and semiconductors. He coordinates industry analysis across the broad portfolio of 451 Research disciplines.
For more than 20 years, Eric has worked with segment leaders in a spectrum of technologies, most recently as CTO of Leostream Corporation, a virtualization management provider. Prior to that, Eric delivered security solutions for IBM and Internet Security Systems. At Wellfleet/Bay Networks, Sitara Networks and NEC, he was involved in the introduction of many new technologies ranging from high-performance image analysis to rollouts for IPv6.
Eric holds a patent in image compression systems. He is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a VMware Certified Professional (VCP), and he is a frequent speaker at leading industry conferences. He majored in chemistry at Reed College.
Lazarus Vekiarides, CTO and Co-founder of ClearSky Data
For more than 20 years, Laz Vekiarides has served in key technical and leadership roles delivering breakthrough technologies to market. Most recently, he served as the executive director of software engineering for Dell’s EqualLogic Storage Engineering group, where he led the development of numerous storage innovations and established the EqualLogic product line as a leader in host OS and hypervisor integration.
Laz joined Dell from EqualLogic, which was acquired in early 2008, where he was a member of the core leadership team – playing a key role in the company’s early success as a senior engineering manager and Architect for the PS Series SAN arrays and host tools. Prior to EqualLogic, Laz held senior engineering and management positions at several companies including 3COM and Banyan Systems. He holds several storage technology patents, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.