From the Gaming Scalability event, June 2009 in London (http://gamingscalability.org).
What's the state of play with Cloud Services in 2009? Which businesses are on the cloud and why? When should you look at cloud services and what's the payoff?
Alexis Richardson is CEO and co-founder of Rabbit Technologies Ltd., the commercial support company behind RabbitMQ, a leading implementation of the AMQP open business messaging standard. Alexis is also co-chair of OCCI, the new initiative from OGF to develop an Open Cloud Computing Interface. Alexis Richardson is also a co-founder of CohesiveFT. Recently CohesiveFT spun off its investment in Rabbit Technologies Limited which is now operating as a separate company. Previously Alexis was CEO and co-founder of MetaLogic, a middleware company specializing in high throughput caching and transaction management products. As a past consultant for Fortune 1000 corporations, he has worked on various high performance front-office trading solutions. Before that he worked in proprietary trading of fixed-income derivatives at Goldman Sachs, after researching and teaching mathematical logic and computer science at Oxford University.