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Learn about Azure cloud storage solutions at Azure Storage Day

By Tony Velcich, Apr 19, 2021

There’s an easy and efficient way to get all your questions answered about Azure cloud storage solutions during the upcoming Azure Storage Day. Organizations are embracing cloud storage solutions and replacing their on-premises storage infrastructure. Gartner stated that, “In 2020, 36% of global corporate enterprise-grade storage petabytes (PBs) were consumed off-premises as part of a cloud consumption service.”1 They expect rapid growth to continue and estimate that by 2025 this number may reach 59% of corporate PBs being consumed off-premises.

How to learn about Microsoft’s Azure cloud storage solutions

Microsoft is not only a benefactor of this growth, but also a driver. The latest innovations from Azure Storage are enabling Azure cloud storage solutions to provide the foundation for all enterprise workloads. On Thursday, April 29th Microsoft will be hosting Azure Storage Day where you can find out more about the latest innovations and Azure cloud storage offerings.

WANdisco is proud to be a close partner with Microsoft and help enterprise customers streamline their migration to Azure cloud storage solutions. Together we introduced WANdisco LiveData Platform for Azure, a turnkey solution for Hadoop-oriented data lake migrations. LiveData Platform for Azure is Microsoft’s preferred solution for Hadoop to Azure migrations. It enables you to deploy and manage your data lake migrations using the same Azure management experience you enjoy today through the Azure portal and Azure CLI. You begin your data lake migration in minutes and not weeks or months like you would with other solutions. Most importantly, LiveData Platform for Azure allows you to begin migrating your Hadoop-oriented data lake into Azure Data Lake Storage with zero business downtime.

Watch: LiveData Unplugged Ep. 7 – Introducing LiveData Platform for Azure

The “Scale your globally distributed workloads with object storage” session with Klaas Langhout, Principal Group PM Manager, Azure Storage and the “Accelerate infrastructure migration with Azure Storage” session with Karl Rautenstrauch, Principal Program Manager, Azure Storage will provide valuable information such as how to use Azure Data Lake Storage as a scalable foundation for your analytics and big data workloads, and provide insights on how to migrate your storage and optimize for price-performance with workload-specific services, tools, frameworks, and best practices. These breakout sessions will also introduce LiveData Platform for Azure and provide you with access to an exclusive offer. Don’t miss it.

  1. Gartner, “Enterprise Storage as a Service Is Transforming IT Operating Models” by Jeff Vogel and Robert Preston, March 2, 2021

Tony Velcich

Tony is an accomplished product management and marketing leader with over 25 years of experience in the software industry. Tony is currently responsible for product marketing at WANdisco, helping to drive go-to-market strategy, content and activities. Tony has a strong background in data management having worked at leading database companies including Oracle, Informix and TimesTen where he led strategy for areas such as big data analytics for the telecommunications industry, sales force automation, as well as sales and customer experience analytics.



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