Emerging Tech SIG: Control in the Cloud
Topic: Control in the Cloud
Speaker: John Keagy, CEO of GoGrid and ServePath
Cloud Computing reflects the natural evolution of various older computing technologies (Grid, Utility, Cluster). But is it a simple marketing buzz term of something being repurposed, or is it truly something more evolutionary? How does it vary between providers and what is the best choice based on your organization? Why and to what level should your business be involved in helping shape this industry or use these new tools? John Keagy answers these questions and more as he cuts through the "cloud confusion" and presents true "control" in the cloud.
John Keagy is CEO and Co-Founder of ServePath, the Managed Hosting provider based in San Francisco that has just launched its new GoGrid cloud computing service. Keagy is an Internet infrastructure pioneer, having built and sold several successful Internet service providers since 1991. At ServePath, Keagy drove the early growth of the dedicated server hosting market by introducing multiple firsts, including multiprocessor servers and hosted load balanced server networks. John Keagy's entrepreneurial skills and strategic vision have led Servepath's rapid growth. The company was recently named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 in recognition of its growth (#11 in Silicon Valley and #77 in North America).
In 2006, Keagy saw the impending shift to the cloud as ServePath's second growth opportunity. Keagy's vision became a two year development effort resulting in GoGrid, the hosting service launched in March 2008 that enables customers to deploy, scale and manage load balanced servers in the cloud in just minutes through a web-based control panel.
2475 Hanover St.
Palo Alto, CA 94304
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration / Networking / Refreshments / Pizza
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation
$15 at the door for non-SDForum members
No charge for SDForum members
No registration required
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