Hear from IT leaders, industry experts and developers at the defining event that brings together the entire cloud computing community.
John Keagy is CEO and Co-Founder of GoGrid, a Global Leader in Cloud & Hybrid Infrastructure hosting. Keagy is an Internet infrastructure pioneer, having built and sold several successful Internet service providers since 1991. At ServePath, now known as GoGrid, , 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 and now GoGrid's rapid growth. The company was named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 in recognition of its growth (#11 in Silicon Valley and #77 in North America) in previous years.
With over 15 years of hosting experience under his belt, John broke new ground with his vision of Cloud Computing, long before the term was even coined. As a result, GoGrid was revealed in 2008 winning many accolades including Best of Show at LinuxWorld 2008. 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 of 2008 that enables customers to deploy, scale and manage load balanced virtual and physical servers and appliances in the cloud in just minutes through a web-based control panel or REST-like API.
In 1994, John founded the West Coast's largest, profitable, dial-up Internet Service Provider which was the first to deliver local internet access in over 30 cities. John received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley where he earned the Kennedy Award in Business Administration. He is also an alumnus of the Stanford Business School Executive Program.
John lives with his wife, two children and dog in San Francisco and is an avid instrument-rated multi-engine pilot.
Once we understand what cloud performance actually means, we need to understand how it applies to real world situations and real applications. In this panel, we'll bring cloud providers and cloud users together for a discussion that will include what vendors are doing about maintaining their offering's performance, what developers are learning as they deploy applications to the cloud, and if any gaps exist between the two that we should be aware of. We'll focus on key takeaways and lessons that can help new and existing application deployments in the cloud.
This workshop will feature vendors and end users discussing important issues around performance in on-demand environments.
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