By Jon Greaves on Oct 19, 2011.
I spent this week in Orlando at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo talking about clouds from two perspectives – IT and weather – as we endured a vigorous tropical storm dumping buckets of rain in the area. It certainly brought a whole new meaning to "cloud bursting" this week! Kudos to the Gartner team for pulling together a very impressive show, a great mix between the emerging technology providers and more established companies. I ended up splitting my time between the show floor, where Carpathia had a booth, and attending the main sessions at the event.
By Jon Greaves on Oct 14, 2011.
New York has always been a very interesting market for Carpathia with many prospects having rigorous compliance requirements, one of our specialties. As such, I’ve been traveling to the Big Apple quite often over the past couple of months. This year we have doubled down in the NY/NJ area by adding additional sales resources and extending our data center footprint and network reach. Delivering close to 1TB/sec of managed bandwidth really puts Carpathia in the top echelon and makes for some very interesting discussions with prospects and customers.
By Jon Greaves on Oct 04, 2011.
This time each year, the hosting industry gathers in Las Vegas for 48 hours of events at Tier1's Hosting Transformation Summit. It’s been interesting to watch this event evolve over the past 4 years. The first events were small with a variety of hosters/like minds meeting and included a few panel discussions. This year however, the event attracted over 800 attendees and included a very robust set of panels, keynotes and exhibitors. Last year it was clear the focus of the event had completely switched to cloud. It’s interesting this year to see that the discussions both at the event and in the hallways seemed to shift and soften a little to talk more about cloud in the hybrid form vs. the pure form of last year.