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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.

9 responses to “Cloud Computing Came to a Head in 2011”

  1. Robert Cathey

    Above is NOT the original post. It points to a vendor site. Randy’s blog posts can always be found at

    1. Robert Cathey

      I am referring to the comment by Cloud Desktop Experts.

  2. Rick S

    Nice article. How can we know where we’re going if we don’t know where we’ve been.

  3. Aditya

    Great article on where we are and what to expect from the cloud in the future, .Apart from being a very cost efficient solution it offers other overlooked benefits such as interoperability and portability which will completely change current IT and business models.Just watched an informative video presentation on cloud computing,Technology benefits , providing insight into cost savings and strategies for adoption @

  4. Danni

    This post goes into a great depth of detail, and is very interesting. I feel the industry has grown phenomenally more recently, after overcoming initial skepticism over security worries.
    The beauty of a cloud computing solution is that it provides immense flexibility to meet the needs of a company by its ability to integrate with existing technologies. I’m particularly interested to see where cloud computing heads in 2012, in particular cloud based analytics