Cloud Expert Bernard Golden Joins ActiveState as Vice President of Strategy
Video Interview: Bernard Golden discusses new role helping companies overcome IT challenges with Stackato and he predicts the next disruption in cloud computing
VANCOUVER, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - ActiveState today announced that Bernard Golden, one of the world's leading experts in cloud computing has joined the company as Vice President of Strategy. Named in Wired.com as one of the ten most influential people in cloud computing, Bernard has extensive experience working with organizations to help them adopt and integrate cloud computing effectively. He will help ActiveState customers apply best practices and meet their goals as they leverage the cloud with ActiveState's Stackato® solution.
"Cloud computing is becoming the rule for enterprises," commented Bernard Golden, VP of Strategy, ActiveState. "Organizations across the gamut of industries, CPG, telecom, banking, medical, retail, they're ramping up cloud adoption. Those enterprises who leverage the cloud most effectively will continue to be first to market and game changers spawning entirely new types of applications made possible by a leading cloud. The Stackato solution provides the cloud governance and agility that enterprises require, alongside development, deployment and social monitoring tools for next generation innovation. ActiveState is well-positioned for continued growth. I look forward to being part of the ActiveState team and helping our customers leverage cost-savings, accelerate app deployment and innovate."
Prior to joining ActiveState, Bernard was Senior Director of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Solutions for Dell Cloud Manager. He joined Dell as a result of its acquisition of Enstratius where Bernard served as Vice President, Enterprise Solutions. Before joining Enstratius, he was founder and CEO for HyperStratus, a Silicon Valley cloud computing consultancy focused on application security, system architecture and design, TCO analysis, and project implementation.
Bernard also serves as the Cloud Computing Advisor for CIO Magazine. His blog, syndicated throughout IDG properties around the world, was named a "Top 50 Cloud Computing Blog" by Sys-Con Media. Bernard's writings on cloud computing have been published by the Harvard Business Review and The New York Times. He has written books on virtualization and cloud computing, including Virtualization For Dummies and Amazon Web Services For Dummies. Bernard co-authored Creating the Infrastructure for Cloud Computing (Intel Press, 2011). He is a frequent speaker on the topic of cloud computing and has keynoted and presented at conferences around the world. Bernard has an MBA in Business and Finance from the University of California, Berkeley.
"We are very pleased to welcome Bernard to our leadership team," said Bart Copeland, President and CEO, ActiveState. "Bernard possesses extensive experience helping CIOs mitigate IT challenges. His tremendous knowledge in cloud computing and experience with a vast array of cloud models makes him an incredible addition to our team, as we continue to grow and deliver immediate business value for our customers."
- Video interview with Bernard Golden, ActiveState Vice President of Strategy: http://youtu.be/kzVvQS6zIt4
Discusses new role, overcoming the IT bottleneck to make applications agile, highly elastic and continuously integrated, and predicts the next disruption in cloud computing.
- Blog by Bernard Golden on Joining ActiveState: http://bit.ly/1hHHfqe
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