Roger Strukhoff

Samsung promises to be one of the 800-pound gorillas of the IoT, if its success in recent years with Android devices and other consumer electronics is any guide. Showing its willingness to be a big IoT player, the company recently acquired SmartThings, a recent startup that's d... (more)
Samsung VP Jacopo Lenzi (pictured below), who headed the company's recent SmartThings acquisition under the auspices of Samsung's Open Innovaction Center (OIC), answered a few questions we had about the deal. This interview was in conjunction with our interview with SmartThings C... (more)
Reston, VA-based Serena focuses on working with enterprise IT to build and release applications. A DevOps pioneer and proponent, the company aims to solve applications release complexity. We had a few questions for Mark Levy (pictured below), Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Sere... (more)
Bitium, based in Santa Monica, CA, works in the cloud to provide secure management of an enterprise's applications, users, and passwords in one place. We asked company Co-founder and CEO Scott Kriz (pictured below) a few questions about the company's vision and strategy. Cloud C... (more)
IBM and SAP announced a major strategic agreement that integrates Big Blue's datacenter capabilities with Big Hasso's ongoing HANA cloud-based database initiative. IBM is investing $1.2 billion to build 15 new datacesnters as part of its SoftLayer acquisition and expansion, and ... (more)
Appcore Leverages Apache CloudStack for Private Cloud Appcore aims to simplify private cloud through Apache CloudStack solutions. Nate Gordon (pictured below) serves as the Des Moines, IA-based company's Director of Technology, in its effort to enhance Apache CloudStack and Citrix... (more)
Qubell CTO: "IT Should Be Fluid, Service-Oriented, JIT" Qubell is staking out its territory in DevOps, with a collection of components, connectors and starter kits that are "self-deployable composite applications and blueprints that showcase a complete technical solution to a co... (more)
ActiveState is a Vancouver, BC-based company in the Private PaaS business, with technology that plays nice with others. The company describes its core product Stackato as "a secure, stable and commercially supported enterprise PaaS that is built with and on top of various open so... (more)
New local cloud services for co-location customers in 17 markets has been announced by 365 Data Centers. The new service supports customers' NAS and SAN storage architectures, and is aimed at everything from clustered databases and Big Data analytics to archiving and disaster rec... (more)
Noted IoT expert and researcher Joseph di Paolantonio (pictured below) has joined the @ThingsExpo faculty. Joseph, who describes himself as an "Independent Thinker" from DataArchon, will speak on the topic of "Smart Grids & Managing Big Utilities." Register for @ThingsExpo "FREE"... (more)
Cloud computing is one of the great disruptions in the history of IT, fundamentally because of its promise to deliver software, platforms, and infrastructure from afar. The SaaS/PaaS/IaaS continuum has brought a revolution to enterprise IT, and accelerated another revolution, the... (more)
We had three quick questions for Mike Kail (pictured below), and he had three quick answers. Mike is SVP of Infrastructure at Yahoo!, and formerly VP of IT Operations at Netflix. He'll be speaking at @DevOpsSummit about his experiences in integrating DevOps on a big scale in big... (more)
NuoDB is all about getting customrs to the cloud. It describes itself as offering "a distributed database offering a rich SQL implementation (that is) designed for the modern datacenter, and as a scale-out cloud database." We talked to company CTO Seth Proctor (pictured below), wh... (more)
Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute) dates to 1969, and is known throughout the world as the pioneer in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Led by its original founder and president, Jack Dangermond, the company today has embraced cloud computing as it's grown to 3,0... (more)
Shrikant Pattathil Talks About the IoT & Disruption We were in contact recently with Shrikant Pattathil (pictured below), Executive Vice President of Harbinger Systems. Here are some of his thoughts about healthcare, the IoT, and disruption: IoT Journal: Healthcare, with all of i... (more)
As my East Coast friends say, "Let me ask you this." So, let me ask you this: how cloudy is Oracle now? How much of a consequential PaaS has the company made at the market? Is this a bold new vision, or will the company again be accused of cloudwashing and/or putting old wine in... (more)
Andi Mann (pictured below) is Vice President, Office of the CTO with CA Technologies. He also serves as Conference Chair of our @DeveOpsSummit, to be held November 4-6 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley. Here are some of Andi's thoughts as we enter the final we... (more)
BlueData aims to "democratize Big Data" with its launch of EPIC Enterprise, which it calls "the industry's first Big Data software to enable enterprises to create a self-service cloud experience on premise," according to company CEO Kumar Sreekanti This self-service private clou... (more)
Isaac Saldana is co-founder and president of SendGrid. The roots of the company were born of his frustration in getting emails delivered through apps he was building, he tells us. So he started a company with the snappy name, which as one might expect, featured an SMT... (more)
WaveMaker CEO Samir Ghosh is taking a new pass at aPaas, and leveraging the increasingly popular Docker open-source platform, with the announcement of WaveMaker Enterprise. The new version of the company's eponymous software "enables instant, end-to-end custom web app creation an... (more)
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