Episode Summary

iland Cloud Technologist Brian Knudtson is joined by guests Ben Clayton, Daniel Paluszek, and Sam Woodcock for a conversation about how customers can benefit from using the cloud to attain a global presence. They discuss the global nature of cloud and the pros and cons of using the same CSP across countries and continents.


Ben Clayton
Director Dev Ops, Company Kitchen

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Daniel Paluszek
Cloud Provider Staff Solutions Engineer, VMware

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Sam Woodcock
Sr. Director, Cloud Strategy, iland

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Cloud Conversations

Topic 1

[03:58] Not having to investigate and build out data center locations/facilities internationally is an advantage to using a cloud provider. How much does this play into customers’ decision making?

Topic 2

[09:28] What are some advantages and disadvantages of using the same provider across countries/continents?

Topic 3

[18:34] Do global cloud providers offer connectivity between their sites by default? What technologies should customers be prepared to use?

Cloud Bites

[02:05] “Quite frankly, I think we’re scratching the surface of what we’ll see in the next 3-to-5 years.” – Daniel Paluszek

[02:22] “The global nature of the cloud is giving people a lot of opportunities to expand their businesses in ways they might not have been able to in the past and I think we’re just getting started on seeing exactly what that means to people.” – Ben Clayton

[05:12] “It definitely gives people the opportunity to evolve their business. A lot of people aren’t going to be able to tap into a new market and immediately have the money to build out a new data center.” – Ben Clayton

[06:13] “We want to get out of the physical data center business. We shouldn’t be managing that, that’s not our forte, right? We should be focusing on our business operations first and foremost, then work with a partner that can help us provide these transformations and help us operate a cloud environment.” – Daniel Paluszek

[07:25] “There’s a lot of deep level evaluation criteria that goes with actually looking at a data center that can take time for an organisation, and if they look towards a cloud provider, that’s going to save them a bunch of time, because if they look towards a trusted cloud provider, they’ll have curated those attributes already.” – Sam Woodcock

[09:46] “The number one advantage to working with the same cloud provider across international space is that same uniform operating experience that I would receive if I’m in the United States, inside of Germany, inside of South Korea, for example. I know exactly what I’m going to get. I know what services that I’ll need to operationalize, and I’ll know what I need to do and what I’m responsible for as the end tenant or end consumer.” – Daniel Paluszek

[12:40] “Having that common compliance and security platform really helps, obviously meeting those specific needs of a business.” – Sam Woodcock

[13:29] “From a small business point of view, I think it’s incredibly advantageous to have the same provider just because the employees are going to be asked to do more with less, and aren’t going to be able to learn the ins and outs of all the different providers.” – Ben Clayton

[14:29] “If you can standardize as much as possible in terms of the number of providers that you deal with, you can really standardise that pricing model. Make it easy to predict budget and utilize as well.” – Sam Woodcock

[26:01] “The ability to get the information at every point globally is huge.” – Ben Clayton

“The number one advantage to working with the same cloud provider across international space is that same uniform operating experience.”


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