This is another segment in our ongoing exploration of the integration problem in cloud computing.
Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as OpenLegacy.
Romi Stein: First of all, thank you for the opportunity. I am the CEO and one of the Co-Founders of OpenLegacy. I am an ex-IBM employee. I spent 15 years before co-founding OpenLegacy at IBM headquarters in New York. I was primarily in market and product development roles. There was a bunch of us from the founding team who came from prominent companies.>>>
Sramana Mitra: How did these new categories of customers find you?
Karen Gondoly: We have a strong presence on Google and we also get a lot of word-of-mouth recommendations because our customers enjoy working with us. We are a customer-focused organization.>>>
Karen provides a precise analysis of the infrastructure for remote access in the Covid world, including gaps open for entrepreneurship.
Sramana Mitra: Let’s start introducing our audience to yourself as well as Leostream.
Karen Gondoly: First of all, thanks for having me. My name is Karen Gondoly. I am the CEO and VP of Product Management for a software company called Leostream. We are based here in Boston, Massachusetts. Leostream provides a vendor-agnostic remote access platform.>>>
You have read my earlier piece, Cloud Stocks and PaaS: Which SaaS Players Will Win in PaaS, articulating a vision for a large number of SaaS players evolving into PaaS ecosystems.
We’ve been talking to a lot of PaaS developer ecosystem leaders, and one of the key issues they’re dealing with is the challenge of training a large number of developers at scale.
My observation is that there are two kinds of training required to build a thriving ecosystem: Technical and Business.
Brad Cheedle: In security, we have seen all kinds of things from website security to overall security and all the way to desktop security as a service. We have had customers where they run into ransomware. Somebody opens up the wrong email, and we are right there to recover it for them. They don’t have to worry about the ransom, because we can keep them up and running. There are companies like us that help to do that.>>>
Sramana Mitra: Let’s double-click down on the four areas that you talked about. What have you seen by way of entrepreneurial efforts to address those gaps? It may be productive to brainstorm on those.
Brad Cheedle: There are a couple of things that we are thinking about. Let’s start with the cloud at the edge. The type of cloud nodes that we invest in are robust. They are designed around having lots of data, customers, and lots of things within those. Those particular stacks of technology, although amazing, are not necessarily economical.>>>
Sramana Mitra: Let’s talk about trends. What has changed? The cloud computing movement is quite mature. We first started covering cloud computing back in 2007 and people were still complaining of reservations about moving data to the cloud. This included privacy issues and security issues, but this has all gone away.
Cloud has become mainstream now. Nobody does software except in a cloud mode these days. There is also the hybrid cloud area. What are you seeing by way of movement?>>>
Brad talks extensively about open problems within the cloud infrastructure (IaaS) industry.
Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as Otava.>>>