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)
Wanted: 19 More of the Top Software People in the World Sung and Unsung
i-Technology Heroes Who's Missing from SYS-CON's i-Technology Top Twenty?"
Our search for the Twenty Top Software People in the World is nearing
completion. In the SYS-CON tradition of empowering readers, we are leaving
the final "cut" to you, so here are the top 40 nominations in alphabetical
Our aim this time round is to whittle this 40 down to our final twenty, not
(yet) to arrange those twenty in any order of preference. All you need to do
to vote is to go to the Further Details page... (more)
What are the three companies expected to benefit most from the cloud
computing boom? One answer would be Google, Akamai, and VMware - according
anyway to the Rule Breakers newsletter run by the founder of The Motley Fool,
"At Motley Fool Rule Breakers, we believe cloud computing will massively
disrupt the desktop computing industry that came before it -- and we think
three stocks, in particular, will profit handsomely from the shift," writes
Tim Beyers, who adds:
"Cloud computing is to storing and processing data what the electrical grid
is to plugging in your tele... (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 ... (more)
Keith Lea writes of the benchmark, on his results page, "I was sick of
hearing people say Java was slow, when I know it's pretty fast, so I took the
benchmark code for C++ and Java from the now outdated Great Computer Language
Shootout and ran the tests myself."
Lea used G++ (GCC) 3.3.1 20030930 (with glibc 2.3.2-98) for the C++, with the
-O2 flag (for both i386 and i686). He compiled the Java code normally with
the Sun Java 1.4.2_01 compiler, and ran it with the Sun 1.4.2_01 JVM. He ran
the tests on Red Hat Linux 9 / Fedora Test1 with the 2.4.20-20.9 kernel on a
T30 laptop. The... (more)