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Wednesday, August 29 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Cloud API's - The New Agent of Vendor Lock-In - Marten Mickos, Eucalyptus; Cole Crawford, Open Compute Foundation; Sam Ramji, Apigee, Reuven Cohen, Virtustream

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Like system calls, Cloud API's are the bridge to the back end infrastructure that interface with the complex hardware below. Join a panel discussion with Marten Mickos, Cole Crawford, Reuven Cohen & Sam Ramji for a discussion on the current landscape of the technology people are calling the new anti vendor lock.


Reuven Cohen, Virtustream

Reuven is an early innovator in the cloud computing space as the founder of Toronto based Enomaly in 2004 (Acquired by Virtustream in 2012). Enomaly was among the first to develop a self service infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform (ECP) circa 2005. As well as SpotCloud (2011) the first commodity style cloud computing Spot Market. Apart from his current role as Senior Vice President at Virtustream, Reuven writes "The Digital... Read More →

Cole Crawford, Open Compute Foundation

Cole is an industry recognized thought leader on linux, virtualization, storage and cloud computing with over 15 years of experience in the field. He sits on multiple technical advisory boards for cloud related companies and is a Cloud Advisor to the Linux Foundation and the Storage Project Chair for Facebook's Open Compute Project.

Sam Ramji, Apigee

VP of Strategy, Apigee
Sam Ramji is VP of Strategy at Apigee, enterprise API technology and free developer tools. Sam brings over 15 years of industry experience in enterprise software, product development, and open source strategy. Prior to Apigee, Ramji led open source strategy across Microsoft. He was a founding member of the AquaLogic product team and has built large-scale enterprise and Web-scale applications, leading the Ofoto engineering team through its... Read More →
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Marten Mickos, Eucalyptus Systems

CEO, Eucalyptus Systems
Marten Mickos is CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, the leader in open source cloud computing platforms for on-premise use. Previously as CEO of MySQL AB, Marten grew that company from a garage start-up to the second largest open source company in the world. After the acquisition by Sun Microsystems of MySQL AB, he served as Senior Vice President of Sun's Database Group. Marten holds a M.Sc. in technical physics from Helsinki University of Technology... Read More →

Wednesday August 29, 2012 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Executive Center Room 1