Hear from IT leaders, industry experts and developers at the defining event that brings together the entire cloud computing community.
Vice President, Sales and Business Development, Nimbula
Martin is an accomplished Sales and Business Development executive who brings a solid track record to Nimbula. Most recently, Martin spent four and a half years with Amazon Web Services (AWS) where he first led business development and sales for Amazon EC2, and then served as Business Director for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Before joining Amazon, Martin served business development and strategy functions in the Windows Networking and Connected Devices group at Microsoft. Prior to that, Martin was Vice President of Business Development for Neomar, a startup backed by Research in Motion and subsequently sold to Good Technologies / Motorola. Martin has also held sales and business development roles at IDT and Ericsson Wireless Systems. He holds a Masters degree in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
A variety of options are available for building a private cloud that include both commercial and open source options. While many of the arguments for and against both style of solutions remain fairly standard (flexibility versus lock-in, price versus support) cloud computing brings new arguments to the table that may or may not tip the balance toward one approach rather than another for organizations. This session will bring those arguments to the table in a panel debate with proponents of open source squaring off against commercial vendors. Panelists will present the strengths and weaknesses of each approach, pushing each other to defend their positions and offering counter points that challenge the audience to reconsider their own biases and assumptions.