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Rackspace President Taylor Rhodes this week took the stage at GigaOm Structure to deliver a keynote on the right (and wrong) way to scale.
We all want the best of both worlds: a car that’s sexy and fast, as well as safe and affordable; a meal that’s healthy and also satisfying. When it comes to IT, companies that are operating at scale have been telling us for years that they wish they could get the agility of the multi-tenant public cloud, along with the simplicity, consistent performance, and predictable cost of single-tenant servers.
Hybrid cloud is a major discussion point at this year’s GigaOm Structure, which continues today in San Francisco.
Last year, Rackspace President Lew Moorman took the stage at Structure to talk about the power of the cloud as the underlying technology platform and core operating system upon which most future applications will be built. We’re seeing that transformation happening now, and it’s changing how the world builds and runs applications.
Below is a full transcript of Rackspace President Lew Moorman’s June 20, 2012 talk at the GigaOm Structure Conference in San Francisco. Video of the full presentation is available here.
Rackspace President Lew Moorman took the stage at the GigaOm Structure Conference in San Francisco Wednesday to reveal the truth about vendor lock-in and showcase how the fusion of applications and infrastructure within proprietary cloud environments can trap customers and remove application portability. In his talk, Moorman disproved the myth of cloned APIs and showed how some of the cloud’s biggest and earliest users have become shackled to their providers. Moorman also presented a solution and showed how OpenStack and the Open Cloud lead to true application portability and cloud choice.
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