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Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Simplicity, Complexity

Thanks for joining us. As you’re probably figured out, we’re writing a four part series about the Cloudistics view of alternate approaches to IT. We’re here to deliver simple, agile, and transformative ways to accelerate your organizational success. Check out Part 1 if you missed it.

So it’s VMware™ week, and everyone in the VMware ecosystem will be talking about their capabilities and their benefits. And it’s easy for organizations to love those stories. VMware is mature, it has thousands of partners, and it’s a name everyone recognizes.

But like most enormous companies, it brings complexity to the picture. So many options, so many licenses, so many certifications. And that’s especially true when we’re talking about integrating public clouds into your on-premise IT.

How many vendors tell you that the path to success is integrating public cloud with your on-premise infrastructure? You hear about hybrid cloud again and again, and that’s fine because it’s a story many vendors love to tell. That’s a message VMware wants to broadcast, and it makes sense, because they’re incredibly strong in legacy on-premise infrastructure, but not so strong in public cloud. They’d love to own both infrastructures, not just one. Other vendors are very strong in public cloud, but not in on-premise infrastructure, so they’re promoting hybrid cloud – from a different direction.

And you can’t blame them. No one wants to fade into obsolescence, disappear from innovation lag like Wang or DEC or Compaq.

But what if trying to tie public cloud and on-premise infrastructure together isn’t right for you? What if having one vendor own everything, or complicate everything, isn’t a bright idea?

It just isn’t for many organizations. Thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of organizations live in a world where on-premise and public cloud will never be tied together. And there are good reasons for that.

  1. They have specialized clouds for specialized purposes. For example, they have Microsoft public cloud because they need a great way to support Microsoft applications and get massive amounts of user storage, but keep their on-premise infrastructure on VMware. Why? Because it’s what they’ve always done, and don’t want to connect the two.
  2. They’re anxious about security. Keeping their on-premise infrastructure safe and secure is paramount, and they know that if they connect their public cloud to internal resources, they’re opening paths for attack.
  3. Organizationally, the two approaches are handled differently. Public cloud is procured, provisioned, and maintained by departments, while the on-premise infrastructure is owned by a central IT organization.

And Cloudistics understands those concerns, and we’re here to help. We want to co-exist with your other capabilities, not try to own them or complicate them. Our premium private cloud platform gives organizations like yours a public cloud-like experience that’s safely within your own data center. Better than anyone, we understand just how important it is to be easy, safe, and versatile.

How are we easy? We have a general-purpose private cloud that live migrates VMware applications (for free), automatically provisions networking, storage, and compute resources on the fly, is manageable by an IT generalist (no certifications needed!), and automatically detects problems and engages support, whether for hardware or software. We build in analytics and showback. Those are capabilities other private clouds can’t match without a bunch of add-ons with headaches to match.

How are we safe? We offer a secure control plane, data at rest encryption, quarterly third party penetration testing, micro-segmentation, true multitenancy, application level and user level security profiles, two-factor authentication, distributed firewalls, and inbound only management. All these capabilities are built into the platform – no extra licenses or third-party tools needed!

And finally, we’re versatile. Since we’re not tied into one vendor ecosystem or another, we’re a platform that fits a wide range of needs. Whether you’re running traditional enterprise applications or data analytics, using our platform for file storage or as a test/dev platform for containerized applications, we can fit your requirements without added cost or complexity.

Private cloud that lives alongside everything you do, without complicating everything you do. How does that sound? To learn more, explore our user interface, and see the promise of Cloudistics in action, visit us at cloudistics.com/demo. We promise to help you take our bright idea and make a fresh start.

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Dan Mroz

VP of Worldwide Marketing

Over the past 20 years, Dan has had the unique opportunity to hold several diverse positions within the IT industry-spread across numerous business verticals. Most recently he was part of an incubation team at Lenovo, launching new hyper-converged products. He developed the overall channel strategy and enablement while contributing to marketing and messaging efforts. Prior to Lenovo, Dan held positions in sales and engineering at Dell-EMC, supporting top revenue accounts and new product development within Texas and Pennsylvania. Dan was engineer of the year in 2012 and 2014.

Before becoming a resident of Texas, Dan was an IT Director and Instructor at the Pennsylvania State University where he led overall technology strategy, instructional design, and numerous strategic projects outside the scope of IT. He taught classes in a number of subject areas to include information sciences and security, risk analysis, and fly fishing.

Dan has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and cofounded a web development, hosting, and consulting company. He has led marketing, recruitment, and IT operations of multiple organizations in the healthcare, technology, and financial segments.

Dan earned his AAS and BS degrees from the Pennsylvania College of Technology and his MBA from the New York Institute of Technology.

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