Around the Storage Block

How iLand delivers secure cloud hosting and uses HPE Nimble Storage


At VeeamON a couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of talking to Dante Orsini from iLand, a global cloud service provider. I found lots of joint HPE Nimble Storage and iLand Podcast.jpgconnections that we have to our Italian backgrounds and Western New York and this is a really good podcast. 

Dante joined HPE in a couple of sessions we had at VeeamON. I really liked the story he had and thought it would make for a good podcast discussion. 

Listen to the podcast by clicking here!

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Summarizing the podcast

  • 00:00-03:00 Introduction and brief history of iLand.
  • 03:00-06:00 What challenges did iLand have to solve and how did Nimble Storage help? (standardize, simplify and automate!)
  • 06:00-08:15 Looking closer at how HPE InfoSight helps iLand deliver cloud data services to their customers
  • 08:15-10:45 Where does iLand provide cloud services to customers, importance of security, and what is the profile of iLand customers? 
  • 10:45-12:45 Education and hands-on-labs solutions from iLand that HPE, Veeam, and Zerto (among others) use. 
  • 12:45-14:45 iLand's disaster recovery solution, trying out iLand services, and "crowdsourced roadmaps".
  • 14:45-15:45 Wrap-up

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About HPE Storage Guy (aka The Storage Godfather)

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I'm Calvin Zito and November 16, 2018 marks 35 years with HP/HPE. I've worked in HPE Storage since 1990. I was just recognized as a 9 time VMware vExpert. As an early adopter of social media and active in communities, I've blogged for 10 years. You can find me on Twitter as @CalvinZito. If you don't follow me on Twitter, do it now! You can also contact me via email

Calvin Zito
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

About the Author


I have worked at HPE since 1983, all of it around storage but 100% focused on storage since 1990. I'm expanding into other areas of focus at HPE like HPE GreenLake, compute, containers, AI, and more. I blog, create videos, and podcasts to help you better understand HPE Storage. Find my podcast at