Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people...
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing.
But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and
external entrepreneurs driving companies involved in the Cloud, who are the
leading engineers, developers, analysts, researchers, marketing
professionals, authors...who, in short, are the people behind the cloud?
This list will be updated weekly between now and November 4-7, 2013, when
13th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley opens its doors in the Santa
Clara Convention Center, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Here
are some highly prominent "Cloud People" to kick off with...
RANDY BIAS | @randybias
"Randy Bias is visionary. He sees things others don't." [Emphasis added.]
That is how Mårten Mickos puts it, as succinctly as ever.... (more)
Ever since I first published here my tentative list of Top 50 Bloggers on
Cloud Computing it became clear that an expansion would be needed before too
long. Thanks to community feedback via my Twitter account
(http://twitter.com/jg21) here goes - just three months before Cloud
Expo Silicon Valley (November 7-10) - with an expanded roster, listed as
before in alphabetical order since I am making no attempt at this stage to
rank the various blogs, merely to map - and celebrate - their existence.
Dustin Amrhein | "A View from the Clouds"
Dave Asprey | "Cloudy Words"
Ian Bergin | "Clouded Issues"
Randy Bias | "Cloudscaling"
Rick Blaisdell | "Rickscloud"
Steve Bobrowski | "The Cloud View"
Rene Buest | www.CloudUser.de
Larry Carvalho | "Robust Cloud"
Andrew M. Chapman | "MemorableURL.com"
Sam Charrington | "Cloud Pulse"
Colin Clark | "Cloud Event Processing"
Peter Coffee | cloudb... (more)
Cloud Expo New York
In response to massive demand, the world's largest Cloud event - the
International Cloud Expo series - is expanding its number of tracks and
sessions for its upcoming New York event: 5th International Cloud Expo.
The deadline for the very popular Call for Papers, which resulted in a
greater deluge of submissions than ever seen before, is being extended to the
other side of the holiday period - to January 15, 2010.
Additionally, SYS-CON Events announces the addition of additional tracks,
additional session slots, and a general all-round expansion of the program in
line with the expectations and needs of the 5,000 delegates who are expected
to register for the event.
Submit Your Speaking Proposal Today to the Largest Cloud Computing Event in
Topics to be covered at the 5th International Cloud Expo will include:
SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS Stora... (more)
In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1–4, 2010)
being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time
to give my earlier list a complete overhaul.
Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the
I have increased it from the 'mere' 150 I identified back in January of this
year, to 250, testimony – as if any were needed! – to the fierce and
continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of
Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various
services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web
sites of the companies themselves. Omissions to this Top 250 list should be
sent to me via Twitter (twitter.com/jg21) and I will endeavor to include them
in any future revision of this newly expanded rou... (more)
"One day the cloud really will be big..." concludes an article in this week's
international print edition of The Economist, an intriguing article that sets
out to quantify the size of the three main layers of the cloud computing
The article draws in part on these statistics , published in Guy Rosen's
invaluable "Jack of All Clouds" blog.
What The Economist attempts to do is to quantify the SaaS, PaaS and IaaS
layers of the ecosystem. It is in that last category that it makes use of
Rosen's data and also quotes Cloudkick - the San Francisco start-up - and
Randy Bias, who is, like Rosen, a Top 50 Cloud Blogger.
The article's guesstimate is that "revenues generated by computing
infrastructure as a service in 2010 may exceed $1 billion."
It then goes on to speculate about the future:
"So how big is the cloud? And how big will it be in, say, ten years?
It depends o... (more)
I'm returning to the US this week after spending more than a year in Asia.
I'm pessimistic about many things, as I recently explained in a separate
But let's talk about the rays of light in today's grim global greyness. Let's
talk about Cloud Expo.
I don't know much, but I do know that Cloud Expo 2011 New York (at New
York's Javits Center June 6-9) presents a golden opportunity for IT managers
and executives to see what's on display, listen to the whys and hows of
Cloud, and network with their colleagues. I would never underestimate the
power of such networking.
Say what you will about virtual events: they do save money. But I think you
get what you pay for with them. A virtual event is virtual in the human sense
of "not really," rather than virtual in the IT-centric sense of "in effect."
The opportunity to compare notes with one's colleagues, do a reality ... (more)
The doors open today on 9th Cloud Expo - Cloud Expo Silicon Valley - the
biggest event in the world-beating Cloud Expo series to date, with more
members of the cloud computing ecosystem gathered than anyone has ever seen
before in one place, to play catch-up with Internet technology's most
compelling alternative to running all applications within a traditional
corporate data center.
The technical and strategic session program at 9th Cloud Expo features more
sessions than ever before, across eight parallel tracks covering every
possible aspect of cloud computing. The 4-day Expo Floor features cloud
players from every level of the cloud ecosystem, including a welter of
vibrant Cloud Start-ups with new ideas and fresh approaches, to spice up the
mix of offerings on display.
Each and every day there is a Cloud Keynote by a major provider or user of
cloud computing, st... (more)
With Cloud Expo 2012 New York (10th Cloud Expo) now under three weeks away,
what better time to introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished
individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy
sessions at the conference...
We have technical and strategy sessions for you every day from June 11
through June 14 dealing with every nook and cranny of Cloud Computing and Big
Data, but what of those who are presenting? Who are they, where do they work,
what else have they written and/or said about the Cloud that is transforming
the world of Enterprise IT, side by side with the exploding use of enterprise
Big Data – processed in the Cloud – to drive value for businesses...?
CLOUD EXPO SPEAKER NAME: Henry Fastert
COMPANY: SHI Enterprise Solutions Services Group
10TH CLOUD EXPO OPENING KEYNOTE TITLE: Mission-Critical Applications... (more)
At its first full Board of Directors meeting, due to be held Tuesday August
28th, The OpenStack Foundation will be considering among other things
applications from VMware, Intel, and NEC to become Gold Members of the
They would be joining prior Gold Members like Cisco, Dell, NetApp and Yahoo!
The Foundation already numbers AT&T, Canonical, HP, Rackspace, IBM, Nebula,
Red Hat, and SUSE as its Platinum members.
The VMware application form [PDF] is personally signed by VMware CTO Steve
Herrod (pictured below).
VMware CTO Steve Herrod keynoting at 1st Cloud Expo in Silicon Valley in 2008
"Cloud made Big Data what it is today," stated Scott Morrison, CTO at Layer 7
Technologies, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy
Geelan. "Cloud gave us the massively scalable infrastructure necessary to
practically do Big Data," Morrison continued, "as well as the engineering
mindset that made it a front-of-mind solution for organizations that may not
have considered it before."
Cloud Computing Journal: The move to cloud isn't about saving money, it is
about saving time. - Agree or disagree?
Scott Morrison: It's about both, but one or the other may be the driving
motivator depending on the organization.
Cloud Computing Journal: How should organizations tackle their regulatory and
compliance concerns in the cloud? Who should they be asking/trusting for
Morrison: Definitely look to the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) for
independent a... (more)
Our more interconnected planet is accelerating the adoption and convergence
of next-generation architectures, in the form of cloud, mobile and
instrumented physical assets. Organizations that can effectively balance
optimization and innovation, will be in a position to leverage new systems of
engagement, out maneuver their peers and achieve desired outcomes.
In the Opening Keynote today June 10 at 12th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New York
[June 10-13, 2013], IBM GM & Next Generation Platform CTO Dr Danny Sabbah
will detail the critical architectural considerations and success factors
organizations must internalize to successfully implement, optimize and
innovate using next generation architectures.
Dr. Daniel Sabbah has recently been named as CTO and General Manager, Next
Generation Platform, at IBM Corp. He has responsibility for aligning
direction IBM is pu... (more)