The list of top cloud bursters, those appearing on the scene all of a sudden, was headed this month by Diane Byrant who was quoted widely on Intel’s investment of $100 million in Mirantis, as was Alex Freedland in 6th.

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Sean Boyle in 2nd made a rare outing as those in AWS’s finance division aren’t often permitted to speak to press about, but this was to promote the firm’s use of data to create greater clarity to support decision-making.

Commenting on the various winners of the fifth Annual Cloud Computing Excellence Awards, boosted Rich Tehrani, CEO, of TMC into third.

1Diane BryantSVP and GM, Data Center GroupIntel
2Sean BoyleFinance Division LeaderAmazon Web Services
3Rich TehraniChief Executive OfficerTechnology Marketing Corporation @rtehrani
4Phil BraceMoody’s Investors ServiceSeagate
5Andrew ReidFounder and chief product officer Vision Critical Communications Inc. @reidandrew
6Alex FreedlandCo-founder and president Mirantis@alex_freedland
7Rod DruryCEOXeroXero @roddrury
8David LokeCEOReadySpace@davidloke
9Ben OwPresident and CTOStoAmigo
10Nick LippisCo-founder and vice chairmanOpen Networking User Group ( ONUG ) @NickLippis

Back in the UK

Simon Hansford holds on to first place in the UK for the second month running as Skyscape Cloud Services announced the latest wave of price cuts. He is followed by Lisa Hutt who was recently announced as Aframe’ snew CMO and Kevin Price at SilverSky this month.

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Having held first place for months Simon Porter dropped to second in May. He was then second again in June and third in July. This month he is down to 4th. To a large extent this is down to the fact that all of his influence comes from social media where he is prolific – he is rarely quoted in the media and his blog posts have been less frequent – he is still however the only person to have appeared in the UK rankings every single month.

1Simon HansfordCEOSkyscape Cloud Services@Shansford
2Lisa HuttCMOAframe@LisaHutt
3Kevin PrinceCTOSilverSky
4Rob CarterVP cloud and data center marketingWindstream
5SimonPorterVP Midmarket and MSPIBM@simonlporter
6Mukhtar AhmedPresidentBioClinica
7Neil LockVP BT ComputeBT Global Services
8Steve GoodmanHead of Messaging & Unified CommunicationsContent and Code @stevegoodman
9Karl RobinsonChief commercial officerStratoGen @robinsok
10Angus MacSweenCEOIomart

NOTE: the Compare the Cloud #CloudInfluence league tables, are based on a broad big data analysis of all major global news, blogs, forums, and social media interaction over the past 90 days. The league tables provide a snapshot taken at a particular point of time of the respective influence of both organisations and individuals over the last quarter. Companies that were particularly active in the given period will feature more prominently.