Welcome to the Intelligent Cloud

We already know about Linda Hamilton’s nemesis and Joaquin Phoenix’ girlfriend, but now it’s time to explore artificial intelligence in a practical way—to give cloud computing professionals the tools to innovate and make great decisions as this technology matures. Last year at CloudFest, we explored hyperscale enablement, and now we turn to AI to maximize […]

CloudFest School in Guatemala is Now Open

We worked together, and we did it! On October 18, 2019, the newly-renovated Escuela Oficial Urbana Mixta San Antonio in Sololá, Guatemala opened its doors. Thanks to generous donations from companies and individuals in the cloud computing industry and some very heavy lifting by the locals, 525 kids now have a better shot at a […]

How OVH Builds an End-to-End Cloud Experience

“By 2025, data will be ten times what it has been since 2016,” said Hiren Parekh, Senior Director of Cloud Services, EMEA at OVH, in his CloudFest 2019 keynote. If your core business is consulting and managed services, and that data growth will influence tomorrow’s business decisions. You probably don’t want to spend time handling […]

New Model for Your Competitive Advantage in the Cloud

The Cognitive Enterprise is the next logical step in the digital transformation, said Marie Douglas, Vice President, Global Technology Service Providers (CSPs, MSPs) at IBM, in her CloudFest 2019 keynote. Customers are aware that now is the time to develop new applications and start moving traditional mission-critical enterprise applications into an open hybrid-cloud environment, and […]

To Understand AI, We Must Understand Human Intelligence

“May you live in interesting times”: it’s a famous back-handed blessing. And yet… here we are, living in interesting times. Technology is changing the way we live, work and play. Time to insight and frequency of innovation are being fueled by the ease of data sharing, collaboration and productivity. The convergence of infotech and biotech […]

Building an Open Source Community for Enterprise Blockchain Technology

Brian Behlendorf is most famous for developing the Apache HTTP server, and he served as CTO of the World Economic Forum, but did you know he was also one of the original technologists for the Burning Man festival? Empowering everyday people has always been a priority for him—he’s a longtime subverter of corporate software culture, […]

Death by Winning

Entrepreneur and executive coach Will Pemble has been founding and growing businesses of all shapes and sizes for over 25 years. He is a certified stockbroker, flight instructor, product manager, technical trainer, commercial instrument pilot, behavioral analyst, and forklift operator; and he builds real-life roller coasters in his backyard. As the founder of web.com, he […]

Should Cloud Companies Become Internet Cops?

Biggie once said “Mo’ money, mo’ problems”, but in this case that can apply to hyperscale platforms whose clients push out billions of content nodes. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) described the passage of the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive as “abandon[ing] common-sense and the advice of academics, technologists, and UN human rights […]

The Cloud is Not a Destination: It’s an Experience

In his keynote address, Xavier Poisson Gouyou Beauchamps, Hewlett Packard’s Vice President for Service Providers and Cloud28+ Worldwide, shared with the CloudFest 2019 crowd how technologies and alliances to shape the next generation of IT and break cloud stereotypes. Risks associated with the Cloud can be flipped into a trusted, sustainable, and positive experience. You […]

CloudFest School Progress Report: New Guatemala Classrooms Nearly Ready!

A quick update on the CloudFest School project in Guatemala: which has only been possible thanks to your generous support. Heavy rain in the region has slowed the construction process a bit, and so has the local election: even though the same mayor was re-elected, the process had temporarily disrupted the flow of political will. […]