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Co-Founder, CTO at Cloudscaling.  Since 1990, Randy has driven innovations in infrastructure, IT, operations, and 24×7 service delivery. He was the technical visionary at GoGrid and built the world’s first multi-cloud, multi-platform cloud management framework at CloudScale Networks. He led the open-licensing of GoGrid's API, which inspired Sun Microsystems, Rackspace Cloud, VMware and others to open-license their cloud APIs. Randy blogs @ Cloudscaling blog, is recognized by The Next Web as one of the 25 Most Influential People Tweeting About Cloud, is frequently interviewed and speaks at dozens of industry events annually.

2 responses to “The Evolution of IT Towards Cloud Computing”

  1. Ray DePena

    Nice post Randy!

    I guess you don’t buy the zCloud, as that’s a vertical scaling which does seem redundant in terms of benefits when compared to a well architected, horizontal Cloud scaling approach. Though big enterprise and big government love big iron, and have the money to burn regardless of budget surplus or deficit. Would love to hear your thoughts, compare/contrast on zCloud.

    On a separate note, it would be interesting to see a comparison of technical, non virtualization multi-tenant approaches. ;-)

  2. Randy Bias

    Thanks for the comment.

    Are you referring to the Zynga zCloud? They use virt mostly as an accelerated packaging format. Not even for multi-tenancy in any form. Their multi-tenancy exists up in the app layer as is appropriate given their use case.