About Show #465
Does the cloud represent the end of the world for ISPs? Hardly, according to Barnaby Jeans. Barnaby and Richard chat about how service providing is still an important part of the equation for many customers, but the workloads are evolving. Microsoft has a Cloud Solution Provider Program to help ISPs utilize features of Azure and Office 365 as part of their overall offering. Every service provider has some unique element to their own product line up, and Azure can be used to augment or expand that offering. Looking the other way, there are opportunities for consultants to offer services in the form of Azure and Office 365 as well - take a look!
Barnaby Jeans is currently a Technology Strategist with the hosting and cloud services team at Microsoft Canada. Barnaby’s current focus is working with partners to help them build out new managed service offerings leveraging both their own datacenter capacity as well as Microsoft’s cloud services. Prior to this role Barnaby has held a number of progressively senior roles at Microsoft, VMware, Red Hat, and Oracle. He brings a broad background across IT infrastructure and architecture to all of his customer and partner interactions. In addition to his role at Microsoft, Barnaby currently sits on the Technical Advisory board of the Canadian IT Futures conference and is a past Board member for the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS).