James Urquhart

James Urquhart
blogger, GigaOm

@jamesurquhart

James Urquhart manages cloud computing infrastructure strategy for the Server Provider Systems Unit of Cisco Systems. Named one of the ten most influential people in cloud computing by the MIT Technology Review, and author of the popular C|NET Blog Network blog, The Wisdom of Clouds, Mr. Urquhart brings a deep understanding of these disruptive technologies and the business opportunities they afford.

Mr. Urquhart is a seasoned field technologist with almost 20 years of experience in distributed systems development and deployment, focusing on service-oriented architectures, cloud computing, and virtualization. Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. Urquhart held leadership roles at Forte Software, Sun Microsystems, and utility computing infrastructure vendor Cassatt Corporation.

Mr. Urquhart graduated from Macalester College with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Physics.

Sessions

Location: Portland_Ballroom
Tags: cloud
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An overview of how "cloud" has changed in the last five years. Read more.
Location: Portland_Ballroom
Tags: cloud, debate
Rick Clark (Cisco Systems), Neil Levine (Canonical), Mårten Mickos (Eucalyptus Systems), James Urquhart (GigaOm)
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Our panel of experts will examine the relationship between open source and cloud computing, answering questions from the audience. Read more.
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If cloud computing is one natural conclusion of open source business models, what kind of cloud ecosystem would best support open source as a whole? Join James Urquhart, author of the "Wisdom of Clouds" blog on the CNET blog network, as he explores the technology and business models that could drive the open source opportunities of tomorrow--and a few that won't. Read more.
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