His provocative views on the profound disruption caused by cloud computing have made Randy Bias one of the most influential voices in the industry. Randy uses this influence to advocate an open and honest debate about which technologies will win in driving clouds to large-scale adoption. He has inspired organizations and individuals to embrace the disruption of cloud computing to transform business processes and position themselves to succeed in a new world where computing resources are ubiquitous, inexpensive, instantly scalable, and highly available.
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's voice can be heard through the Cloudscaling blog, which has tens of thousands of page views monthly. Randy is recognized by The Next Web as one of the 25 Most Influential People Tweeting About Cloud. He is frequently interviewed in the trade and business media on cloud computing, and he speaks at dozens of industry events annually.
Two independent analysts who have contributed an unvarnished voice of pragmatism to the cloud conversation are Ben Kepes of Diversity Limited and Krishnan Subramanian of Rishidot. They’ve made a name for themselves in providing points of view that everyone might … Continue reading
Historically, we’ve kept quiet about the details of our approach to building software and architecting elastic cloud infrastructure, but that changes now. Our new blog‘s mission is to engage the OpenStack development community and non-OpenStack cloud architects everywhere in a … Continue reading
Two and a half years ago I wrote about the inevitable throwdown between VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS), but recently VMware’s senior leadership appeared to outright admit defeat. The message to VMware’s partners was simple:“We want to own corporate … Continue reading
(Note: Deadline is Monday, February 25.)On April 15, a record crowd of as many as 2,500 people will descend on the Oregon Convention Center in Portland for what will be the largest gathering of OpenStack developers, users, media and analysts … Continue reading
I want to try an experiment. Hopefully it won’t bite me…I am trying to understand if we are close to a consensus on the new apps driving all of the cloud growth. Cloud-native is a term positioned by the folks … Continue reading
Sometimes, when you see something sufficiently off-track, you need to respond, even when the person in question may be a personal hero of yours. Geoffrey Moore (yes *that* one), recently wrote an article about Cloud Computing that made me very … Continue reading
Come and get it! Love to see your feedback and/or contributions. Cloudscaling Github GCE APIs repo: nova-gce Come visit our booth at the OpenStack Design Summit to ask questions if you have them.
In February, we announced Open Cloud System (OCS). That moment marked our transition to a product company. Since then, a lot has happened. We have talked and engaged with a lot of customers, and they’ve told us in direct and … Continue reading
We announced on Thursday the availability of a new compute API set for OpenStack that is compatible with Google Compute Engine (GCE). GCE is Google’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) compute service that competes with Amazon Web Services EC2. The announcement was picked … Continue reading
As many of you know the OpenStack Design Summit for Grizzly, the next release in spring 2013 is only a handful of weeks away. Cloudscaling and some of our friends have submitted a number of fresh talks mostly centered around … Continue reading