This weeks chinwag is with Dante Orsini of iland.com. I recently hooked up
with representative of iland.com in my
local city of Nottingham in the UK. It was just an informal cloud chat over a lunch time bite to
eat. As ever these sort of informal discussions are always very interesting and fruitful. Heck, the
number of times I should have a recorder with me for these sorts of chats is more than I can
remember. Anyway, I arrange to chat with the iland.com folks about their
vCloud Director offering, and also just talk about cloudy issues generally. This podcast falls into
the “chinwag” category, because I asked Dante not to sell iland.com, or its services –
but just talk generally about how customers are consuming vCloud Director, and what their
challenges were adopting the technology…
Here’s a bit of bio about Dante: “Dante
Orsini is the Vice President of Business Development at iland.com,
a Premier VMware Service Provider delivering innovative cloud infrastructure solutions from six
high-availability datacenters in North America and Europe. Dante oversees the development of
the company’s strategic-channel relationships including sales, partner development, and product
positioning. Dante’s experience provides partners with the creative ability to meet their
customer requirements while at the same time providing a leadership conduit to iland.com that
effectively conveys the company’s products and services. Dante has over 15 years of
experience in sales and business development providing enterprise software, managed services, and
technology consulting to mid-market and small and medium sized businesses.”
Anyway, here’s the questions I asked at iland.com
You’ve got an offering of vCloud Director – what kind of business is buying the offering?
Do you find the end-consumer is also running vCD, or they just running vSphere…?
Why do you think VMware developed the vCloud Connector?
What were the Storage and Network challenges of implementing vCD in your environment – did the
storage & network guys flip their lids?
VMware talk a lot about “Hybrid Clouds” – do think that’s the future? Why do think VMware have
taken such a line?