What Cloud Provider is NOT Best for Your Business?


Logicworks Gathering Clouds blog focuses on the ways a business should approach their cloud strategy. The content presents considerations a company should make on whether moving to a cloud provider is right for their business: What they should look for in cost savings, expertise and where the premium pricing makes sense. Share your thoughts on Twitter @CloudGathering

Cloud Player: Shannon Williams – Vice President at Citrix


Recently Jacob Gardner of Logicworks had the pleasure to have an extended and insightful conversation Part 1 here and Part 2 here with Shannon Williams, VP of Market Development for Cloud Platforms at Citrix. They discussed a range of topics related to how Shannon sees businesses leveraging cloud to grow, his perspectives on the industry at large, and where he sees the space developing. Share your thoughts on Twitter @CloudGathering.

“We are in the first inning of a long game of modernizing IT, and so what it means over the next year to even 10 years, is that we are going to see changes really start to penetrate into the everyday lives of IT managers, particularly the way application developers and architects think about building services and bringing new apps to market. Since it’s early, it’s also volatile.”

Shannon Williams VP at Cloudstack

Shannon Williams VP at Cloudstack sharing his perspectives on the evolution of cloud

 

 

 

Cloud Player: Jim O’Neill, CIO of Hubspot


Recently Jacob Gardner of Logicworks had the pleasure to have an extended and insightful conversation Part 1 here and Part 2 here with Jim O’Neill, CIO of Hubspot. They discussed a range of topics related to how Jim’s business leverages cloud as they grow, his perspectives on the industry at large, and where he sees the space developing. Share your thoughts on Twitter @CloudGathering.

“For me, its flexibility and choice. It’s both transparency and opacity. Its leveraging systems people and products that can do things better than you can. Ultimately you become more of an orchestrator or mash-up maker to deliver all these services and products that you need for your customers.”  Read More Here

Jim O’Neill, CIO of Hubspot

Jim O'Neill, CIO of Hubspot

Cloud Player: Michael Crandell CEO and Founder at RightScale Inc.


Recently Jacob Gardner of Logicworks had the pleasure to have an extended and insightful conversation with Michael Crandell, CEO and Founder at RightScale, Inc. They discussed a range of topics related to how he sees cloud being utilized at the SMB and enterprise level, his perspectives on the industry at large, and how he sees the space developing. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Share your thoughts on Twitter @CloudGathering.

“From the IT point of view, there’s been an awakening at higher levels in the organization that they have to embrace cloud because all this consumption is already happening.  There’s no question that the train has left the station in terms of cloud adoption.  IT directors and CIO’s have to have a cloud strategy.”

Michael Crandel, Founder and CEO RightScale Inc.

Michael Crandel, Founder and CEO RightScale Inc.

Cloud Player: Ben Kepes, Cloud Evangelist and Investor


Recently Jacob Gardner of Logicworks had the pleasure to have an extended and insightful conversation (Part 1 here and Part 2 here) with Ben Kepes well-known cloud commentator and investor, as well as self-described cloud evangelist and member of the Clouderati, the loose group of commentators and industry experts who publicly progress the conversation around cloud computing. We discussed a range of topics related to how he sees cloud’s value being portrayed, cloud adoption and hurdles at the enterprise level, his perspectives on the industry at large, and how he sees the space developing.

“I think there’s more value to be added after the fact, and so if I look at involvement with companies, as an investor that’s more and more focused further up the stack, at the platform or at the software space so I think there’s a lot of value being added there. That’s not to say that there’s no added value to infrastructure because clearly there is, but that more around service, around some geographic granularity, those sorts of things, rather than you know, specifics of innovation happening to appear.”

Ben Kepes, Cloud Evangelist and elite member of the Clouderati

Ben Kepes, Cloud Evangelist and elite member of the Clouderati