NOTE: Tonight's scheduled speaker, Chip Witt, had to cancel due to illness but we were fortunate enough to find
a replacement speaker, Thomas Stocking, VP of US Operations for
Gandi US, Inc.
Exactly what is the cloud? It depends on who you talk to (and what they are
selling). Among the topics covered in tonight's cloud
past, or legacy forms of shared computing: Bulletin Boards,
shared hosting, and the hosting you get from domain
current hype of Cloud computing (still in full swing) and what it
means for enterprises.
education problem, and how everyone explains cloud computing a
open source software like Linux does to the economics of cloud
computing, and why this is good, and what the wise adoption of
cloud computing does to the data sharing model, and why this is
bad (if not really new).
line? If you accept some risk, open source can be an enabler to
low-cost, easy to use, cloud-based computing
San Rafael Corporate Center,
750 Lindaro Street
San Rafael (Map)
Stocking is a long-time open source advocate, and has worked with
many project leaders to promote the use and community development
of free software.
In 2004, Thomas co-founded a startup company (GroundWork Open
Source) that uses Linux and open source in its products. He is a
developer, executive, and entrepreneur.
Thomas now leads Gandi US, a subsidiary of a major domain name
registrar and cloud hosting company, Gandi SAS. His interests are
in cloud computing using Linux, and in developing communities of
Linux administrators for small to mid-sized businesses.
Contact Brenda Stine, SofTECH Program Director
Brenda.Stine@softech.org to help contribute to this program.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Location:San Rafael Corporate Center, 750 Lindaro Street San Rafael (Map)
6:30 PM-7:15 PM Registration/Networking
7:15 PM-8:30 PM Presentation and Questions
Free to SofTECH members
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