Founder and Senior Analyst at ESG
CTO and Co-founder, ClearSky Data
The days of buying boxes and indefinitely extending your data center investments are over.
There are smarter ways to scale enterprise IT and keep your data close.
Companies today must think cloud-first for both apps and infrastructure. However, when it comes to enterprise storage, the transition to a hybrid environment is a challenge. How do you take advantage of the scale and economics of the cloud while maintaining the performance and availability of local storage?
Imagine your world without boxes.
Watch this webinar recording with Enterprise Strategy Group founder, Steve Duplessie, and ClearSky co-founder and CTO, Laz Vekiarides, who are diving into the latest innovations in enterprise storage. You’ll learn how to access all of your data, anywhere you want it, anytime you need it.
Steve Duplessie, founder and senior analyst at ESG, is an internationally recognized expert in IT infrastructure technologies and markets. An acclaimed speaker and author, Steve’s insights have been featured in Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The Financial Times, USA Today, China Daily, The Moscow Times, and many other print and online publications. Steve is a valued strategic advisor to many of the largest technology providers in the world, including IBM, HP, Dell, EMC, NetApp, HDS, and other global IT organizations.
A much sought-after speaker at conferences and industry events worldwide, Steve is known for his pull-no-punches, straight-shooting style. Steve’s presentations are renowned for being educational, opinionated, thought-provoking, and entertaining. They often draw standing-room-only capacity crowds.
Prior to founding ESG, Steve was the founder and CEO of Invincible Technologies Corp., a manufacturer of fault-tolerant NAS systems. Before founding ITC, Steve started and ran a storage peripherals business unit at Clearpoint Research Corp., and he began his career at EMC.
Steve holds a B.S. degree from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
For over 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 produt 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 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.
An occasional blogger, Laz frequently speaks at industry conferences, particularly in the areas of virtualization and data storage. He holds several storage technology patents, as well as BSEE from Northeastern Unversity, and MSCS from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.