vCORE Technology Partners | July 16, 2019
Accomplished cloud technology leader Brent Piatti, one of the key minds behind the successful development and unveiling of the Dell Technologies Cloud earlier this year, has joined the vCORE team as Technical Director of Cloud Platforms & Services.
Piatti brings with him many years of IT and leadership experience, including distinguished service in the military and an impressive technical background at Dell EMC, where he led strategic projects and advised clients as a systems engineer, field CTO and global strategist.
At vCORE, Piatti will lead the Cloud Platforms & Services team alongside Cloud Architect James Chandler, who over the last two years has developed vCORE’s cloud team into a major force for innovation and automation for numerous enterprise clients.
vCORE has seen explosive growth in demand for its cloud services over the last year, with more clients relying on vCORE to provide the solutions and expertise to enable DevOps, transition to agile methodology and deliver self-service cloud infrastructure.
With Piatti’s arrival at vCORE, cloud solutions and services will continue to grow as a significant source of revenue for the company, and an increasingly important way for clients to simplify, automate and secure their environments.
To help vCORE’s clients and partners get to know our new cloud technical director a little better, we posed five questions about his personal background and vision for the cloud team:
Q. What is your professional background?
A. I’ve spent the last 15+ years in technology serving both the civilian and military sectors. My most recent employment was six years at EMC, Dell EMC, and Dell Technologies. While there, I focused on connecting people, ideas and technologies to transform the way they did business.
I spent time in presales engineering, was the field CTO for North America, a global strategist working on special projects related to cloud for our executive staff and worked in product & business development for the Dell Technologies Cloud portfolio.
Prior to that, I spent nearly 13 years in (or supporting) the military. I worked as a paratrooper in the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division and as a contractor, with three years deployed to Afghanistan attached to the USMC.
Q. How would you describe your primary role at vCORE and how do you plan to grow the team?
A. My role at vCORE is the Technical Director of Cloud Platforms & Services, focused on helping our customers navigate the multi-cloud landscape, automate the rote and undesirable tasks, become more agile, reduce time to value and to help our customers digitally transform.
I will guide our customers as they go from being great at systems of record, to being phenomenal at systems of engagement.
The outcomes I plan to bring to our clients are increased revenue, reduced risk and increased agility. Our team will do this through the several services that we offer: hybrid cloud automation, self-service portals, application monitoring, infrastructure as code, workload automation, containers, cloud native application and more!
Q. What about Cloud Services made you want to specialize in it?
A. First, let’s clarify “cloud” because many people still think it means “public cloud.” Quite simply, cloud is an operating model, not a destination.
Our customers are going through massive changes to meet the needs of the market. Cloud, as an operating model, simplifies their consumption of the resources they require to be agile, provides valuable systems of engagement and digitally transforms their workflow.
In the past years we have seen the rapid shift from on-premises to public cloud; now, we are seeing a swing back to on-premises with a focus on multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud. This time, however, we have three key battlegrounds where our customers are looking to deploy their applications: the edge cloud, the private cloud and the public cloud.
This multi-cloud landscape allows for us, as a partner, to provide consistency regardless of where and how you want to deploy your applications.
Q. What made you decide to join the vCORE team?
A. I decided to leave one amazing team to come to another. At vCORE, I am able to be a part of an exciting and growing cloud practice. The choice to come to vCORE was made easier because I know the people, culture and passion they have for delighting their customers match my own priorities.
I look forward to growing alongside them as the Cloud Platforms & Services division grows.
Q. When you are not at vCORE where can you be found?
A. I’m active in the community, often volunteering at food banks. I enjoy camping in the mountains with my friends and family, and I shoot archery when I have time. I’m also a gamer (Guild Wars, Division 2, Oculus Rift, and soon Borderlands 3).
Finally, I’m active on social media; I can be found on either Twitter (@BrentPiatti) or Linkedin. If you are feeling nostalgic and want to listen to nearly 100 episodes of fantastic IT related podcasts with industry leaders, go to iTunes and listen to “The Hot Aisle.”
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