Speaking in Tech

Speaking in Tech #71 - Rodney Rogers

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie and Sarah are out so it's just Greg with special guest Rodney Rogers, serial entrepeneur and Chairman and CEO of Virtustream. We take the opportunity to dive into how Rodney built IT companies through some of the worst economic times and the reality of building a public cloud company in the shadow of Amazon Web Services and IBM.

This week we discuss...

  • Rodney's background
  • Building a cloud business and keeping it simple
  • The economics of public, private and virtual clouds
  • Redefining cloud resource metrics: MicroVM (uVM) 
  • The NSA scandal and skepticism of public cloud
  • Transforming internal IT into a service business
  • OpenStack AWS API debate
  • Vurtustream gets into UFC
Direct download: SiT71.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:37pm EDT