Storage is one of the best Cloud use cases.
Windows Azure Cloud Storage was recently judged the best of all the Cloud Storage providers by an independent third party, Nasuni. (See http://searchcloudstorage.techtarget.com/news/2240178332/Nasunis-cloud-storage-comparison-ranks-Azure-ahead-of-Amazon-S3.)
We are still making arrangements; however, we plan to hear from two Windows Azure Cloud Storage companies: EVault and Store Simple.
Microsoft recently acquired storage archiving appliance vendor StorSimple. From their web site: “StorSimple securely and transparently integrates the cloud with on-premises enterprise storage through a single solution that delivers high-performance tiered storage, live archiving, and cloud-based data protection/disaster recovery, reducing costs by up to 80 percent compared to traditional enterprise storage.”
EVault is a vendor of Data Protection Software, Online Storage Appliances, and Cloud Backup Services. From their web site: “EVault combines the best of on-premise software and offsite cloud services for the best way to protect data in a distributed environment.”
Joseph Prete. Regional Sales Director. EVault, A Seagate Company will present for EVault. Joe Prete is responsible for managing a sales team and revenue targets for the New York & New Jersey Region where he brings 15+ years of sales and sales management experience and over a decade of Cloud knowledge. Mr. Prete speaks regularly at Cloud events/symposiums and with CIO’s of large corporations helping them understand the landscape of Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud solutions. Mr. Prete holds a BS of Computer Science from NY Institute of Technology. He resides on Long Island with his wife and 4 children.