Session will focus on implementing VVols, increasing storage ROI and paving the way to hybrid cloud
BOSTON, August 23, 2016 – ClearSky Data, provider of a global storage network that manages the entire enterprise data lifecycle, today announced it will participate in a VMware-led panel session about the power of VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) for enterprise storage at VMWorld 2016 in Las Vegas. The panel will share customer feedback about VVols from the technology’s first year on the market, and share tips for making storage simpler, faster and smarter.
The session, titled “Transitioning to VVols: Partner Panel” (#STO88619), will take place on Wednesday, August 31 at 4 p.m. PT. Laz Vekiarides, ClearSky Data chief technology officer, will join the discussion led by Pete Flecha, senior technical marketing architect at VMware, alongside panelists from Dell, EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Nimble, NetApp SolidFire and Hitachi Data Systems. As VVols use policy-driven automation and enable flexible storage resource consumption with high granularity, the “why” behind leveraging the technology has become clear for customers. This session will focus on the “how” behind the top use cases and strategies for extracting value from the VVols solution.
Vekiarides said, “Since the initial announcement of VVols, the solution was highly anticipated by those in the storage industry. VVols elegantly solves one of the biggest administrative problems in virtual infrastructure, helping users eliminate storage complexity and paving the way to a hybrid cloud strategy. Now, drawing from a year of user feedback, we can outline the best way for organizations to simplify and speed up their storage environments with VVols and measure ROI.”
ClearSky Data’s fully managed global storage network is designed to support fast-growing data and solutions such as VVols. The service combines the performance and availability of on-premises storage with the scalability and economics of the cloud, providing access to all of a company’s data from any location at any time. The company recently announced the availability of Fibre Channel connectivity, expanding the range of application workloads that benefit from its fully managed service, including machine data analytics.