Have you ever heard of “Flex Computing”? It was what I named the second cloud service I launched, back in 2002 at Speedera Networks (now Akamai), based on what I learned from 5 years of automating professional services IT operations in data centers – and building one of the first commercially available clouds at Exodus Communications (now Savvis).
My blog covers a mix of cloud computing, security, and virtualization. I have been involved in those industries for more than 10 years as a senior executive at a mix of service providers, software, and networking companies. I ran strategic planning for Citrix’s virtualization business unit and have been a VP Marketing, Product Manager, VP of Business Devleopment, VP of Technology, and VP of Corporate Development.
Most of what I write here includes historical context along with technology and strategy perspectives…but I’m not always right.
My LinkedIn profile has my full background if it’s helpful to you. Connect with me there if we’ve interacted online or IRL.
If you only read this blog and we haven’t emailed, please start by following me on twitter (@daveasprey). Or find me at a cloud conference. I’ll be the tall guy with size 16 feet, eating a stick of grass-fed butter wrapped in salmon. Seriously, you won’t miss me.
In the rare instance that I’m not flying somewhere to talk at a cloud conference for Trend Micro, you’ll probably find me playing with my kids or blogging about biohacking the Quantified Self on bulletproofexecutive.com or at an anti-aging conference.
This blog will occasionally quote excerpts from other publications, in which case it will be done under Fair Use. I despise copyright trolls and think the EFF is due for sainthood any day now. Spam-protected comments are unmoderated. Say what’s on your mind, be direct, speak the truth, etc., but if you’re an ass, I’ll delete your comments for the sake of the blog…