I'm going to cry tonight, long and hard. I'll do so as I remember and mourn
I knew Jeremy for almost 20 years, from the time he showed up one day at
Cloud Expo's headquarters in Bergen County, New Jersey, and went to work. The
show wasn't called Cloud Expo then, of course - it was still known as Java
Edge, a pioneering event that grabbed developers, architects, and enterprise
IT users alike for twice-yearly confabs.
Jeremy didn't have a job there, or even a job offer. He was simply a fan of
the technology and the show. So when his wife, a Danish diplomat, was
relocated to the UN in New York, Jeremy literally sprang into action and made
himself at home at the show's office.
At the time, I'd been advising the owners about their direction and
operations, but wanted to hedge my bets and keep my own research company
active; I didn't want to jump into the ... (more)
Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all
sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the
reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey from Gartner shows that 74% of
enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are
using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infrastructure as a
Yet enterprises in the U.S. and throughout the world are still lagging in
their use of Information Technology (IT), according to research my team and I
continuously conduct at the Tau Institute for Global ICT... (more)
Cloud computing is emerging to solve numerous enterprise IT problems at
organizations of all sizes, and Cloud Foundry has emerged as a leading
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to develop and launch applications in
their private enterprise clouds.
Cloud Foundry is open-source software, and available in "plain vanilla"
code from the Cloud Foundry Foundation. It is also available in proprietary
versions from a few vendors.
However, it's important to understand that Cloud Foundry is not owned by a
single, proprietary provider, and its availability is not limited to the
small number... (more)
Cloud Expo 2016 New York at the Javits Center New York was characterized by
increased attendance and a new focus on operations. These were both
encouraging signs for all involved in Cloud Computing and all that it
As Conference Chair, I work with the Cloud Expo team to structure three
keynotes, numerous general sessions, and more than 150 breakout sessions
along 10 tracks. Our job is to balance the state of enterprise IT today with
the trends that will be commonplace tomorrow.
Mobile Computing, Big Data and Analytics, the Internet of Things, Platforms
and Microservice... (more)
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently identified four keys areas in
which to focus for the next 15 years: Health, Farming, Banking, and
Education. Bill himself holds forth on a regular basis about the challenges
facing many billions of people in the world, particularly in Africa, as well
as the opportunities to save lives and change lives.
He does not seem naïve about the enormity of the challenges, and does not
offer technology as a simple panacea to what ails the world. He also seems
committed to respecting national sovereignty in implementing programs,
difficult as t... (more)