Patrick Sliney is a Storage Architect for Nimble Storage. Sliney has over 19 years of storage and system integration experience, beginning in encryption and networking with the United States Air Force, then moving to primary storage and data protection. Today, Sliney's expertise focuses on designing highly efficient enterprise data storage management architectures, optimizing around performance, cost and capacity. This includes deep data analytics that run the full stack of storage, hypervisor,  and application. His specialty is in understanding what drives the client’s business, and designing an efficient solution that includes the appropriate levels of application latency, reliability and data protection in order to build a foundation for highly efficient data centers and private cloud architectures. He can be followed @pjsliney.