Steve Garone serves as Director for Rackspace Private Cloud, where he is chartered with the go-to-market for the company’s private cloud as-a-service offerings. Steve worked previously for Hitachi Vantara, where he was responsible for architecting and executing the company’s cloud strategy and driving the creation of its Cloud Service Provider program. He has also worked in product marketing and management for a variety of companies including Hitachi, Sun Microsystems, Computer Associates and Digital Equipment Corporation.
Steve has also served as an IT industry analyst, and in his six years at IDC helped both vendors and end users navigate the markets for application development and deployment environments and software infrastructure. He was also the co-founder of two companies, including one that helped IT professionals streamline the process of making more informed IT purchase decisions.
Steve holds an MBA from Babson College, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Materials Science from MIT, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from NYU Tandon School of Engineering (formerly the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn).