Past Meetup

The Challenges of Using The Cloud for Primary Data and How to Fix Them

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ClearSky Data

100 Summer Street · Boston, MA

How to find us

We're on the 9th floor.

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In today's world of on-premises, cloud and hybrid cloud infrastructure, enterprises are often left wondering, which apps are best suited for the cloud and how do I get them there? The data is the problem. At this meetup the ClearSky team will explore how you decide: Which apps are ready for the cloud? How to you get them there? How can organizations move their significant on-prem data footprints into a cloud environment while optimizing performance, scalability, security and cost?

Clearsky has built a dedicated fiber network to optimize the performance and latency of data...they also back up all data to AWS, so not only do they keep data close, it's 100% available from the cloud as well. For companies doing things like Splunk or ELK Stack analytics, they deliver high performance and low latency access to all data and significantly reduce the storage footprint and investment - allowing these companies to focus on analytics not storage.

Join us as ClearSky Data founder Laz Vekiarides discusses the challenges of using the cloud for primary storage and how to overcome these challenges today. You will have a clear understanding of what kind of primary storage workloads you can put in the cloud and why you should do it.

100 Summer Street, walking distance from the South Station and Downtown Crossing T stops....parking garages nearby....we're on the 9th floor.

6pm Networking & Food

6:30pm Session Begins

Pizza & beer served.

Laz Bio:

Lazarus Vekiarides, CTO and Co-founder, ClearSky Data @lazvek

For over 20 years Laz Vekiarides has served in key technical and leadership roles deliveringbreakthrough technologies to market. Most recently, he served as the Executive Director ofSoftware 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 ofthe 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.

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 a BSEE from Northeastern University, and an MSCS from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.