Like Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, the IT foundation – compute, storage, network – are the food, safety, psychological and self-actualizing resources needed to run applications and access data at a fundamental level. Without them, cloud is not achievable at the scale and performance level companies need on their digital journey. Still, we run into companies who question whether their existing foundation needs to be modernized at all. Let’s discuss why “Modernize the Foundation” is such an area of focus.
John Hanlon joined Presidio in 2020. He has more than 25 years of industry and international experience in information management software, hardware and service. John came to Presidio from Dell/EMC, where he was SVP of Commercial Data Center Sales. He joined EMC in August 2000 and held leadership roles including Vice President, Network Attached Storage Unit; Senior Vice President, Mid-Market Sales; and President, EMC Americas Sales and Customer Operations. Prior to Dell/EMC, John was VP of Sales (Americas) for Parametric Technology Corporation. He also served for 7 years as an Officer in the United States Navy.