This resource is no longer available University: Cloud for Primary and Nearline Data Classroom


In a relatively short period of time, cloud computing has gained the trust of once-wary IT professionals. Now many of them have gone so far as to consider these services for their primary storage and near-line data. This classroom takes a closer look at this emerging cloud use case and examines whether it is a viable or realistic option for businesses today.

 Expert lessons will cover:

  • Benefits and distinguishing characteristics of private cloud storage
  • Top Cloud Options for Primary Data
  • Cloud storage uses beyond backup
  • And more


Marc Staimer President, Dragon Slayer Consulting

Marc Staimer is founder and senior analyst at Dragon Slayer Consulting in Beaverton, Ore. The consulting practice of more than 13+ years has focused on the areas of strategic planning, product development and market development.

Howard Marks Founder and chief scientist, DeepStorage LLC.

As Founder and Chief Scientist at DeepStorage, LLC Howard Marks provides the kind of practical, hands-on analysis that can only come from spending 30 years in the trenches. As a consultant, he helped organizations large and small including America Express, JP Morgan, Borden Foods, BBDO Worldwide and Foxwoods Resort Casino solve real world storage and network problems.

30 Aug 2013
04 Sep 2013
Virtual Environment

This resource is no longer available.