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Our weekly Speaking in Tech podcast is back with Greg Knieriemen - and for this week's episode, special guest Rodney Rogers.

Greg's co-hosts Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela are away, so we welcome Rodney, a serial entrepreneur and chairman and CEO of Virtustream, who is gently quizzed on how one should go about building an IT company in today's tough economic times - and how to pit a public cloud upstart against mighty giants Amazon Web Services and IBM.

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This week we discuss...

  • Rodney's background
  • Building a cloud business and keeping it simple
  • The economics of public, private and virtual clouds
  • Redefining cloud resource metrics: MicroVM (uVM)
  • The NSA scandal and skepticism of public cloud
  • Transforming internal IT into a service business
  • OpenStack AWS API debate
  • Virtustream gets into UFC

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