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.
Below is the presentation I gave at this year’s 2012 Cloud Connect in Santa Clara. It was extremely well received. Better than I expected really, given it’s last minute nature. For some, I think a lot of the architectural and … Continue reading
This weeks’ re-launch of Cloudscaling was amazing. It was all we could have expected and more. My only regret was not being able to walk the halls at Cloud Connect as much as I would have liked, but I think … Continue reading
Over the past two years, I’ve talked at length about the emerging success gap between ‘enterprise cloud’ and the AWS model. In the past, I’ve asserted that these two different approaches to cloud service very different kinds of applications: legacy … Continue reading
Happy New Year! I hope you are all having a fantastic holiday. This is a year end posting that I think you will find particularly compelling. Rather than predicting the future I thought I would take a look back at … Continue reading
I was just informed anonymously about AWS scheduling reboots across hundreds or even thousands of AWS EC2 instances. This is to “receive some patch updates”. As some in the twitterverse have speculated, this is likely a security issue and most … Continue reading
I’ve made the argument on numerous occasions that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is essentially the quintessential cloud computing offering, particular for infrastructure. To boil down my argument again, it’s essentially: Cloud computing is an entirely new model for IT This … Continue reading
I had meant to put more content together around these numbers, but due to time constraints I won’t be able to. Regardless, the picture speaks for itself. Here’s my AMZN ‘Other’ revenue numbers with the blue bar representing my estimates … Continue reading
After the NIST presentation I gave last week in Washington, D.C., there were a large number of requests for the presentation itself. Rather than reply to all of the individual requests, I thought I would direct folks to the NIST … Continue reading
I just returned from the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit in NYC. It was an eye opening experience. I thought I would share my take aways plus talk about what I perceive as a core issue: can the Open Compute … Continue reading
We can all see it Amazon’s continued growth. The ‘Other’ line in their revenue reports is now the #1 area of growth for Amazon, even above consumer electronics. Their latest 10-Q reported 87% year-over-year growth, well over their consumer electronics business. … Continue reading