We have a new leader at the top of August’s #CloudInfluence individual rankings. During the summer holiday season there has been a slight lull in the overall volume of opinions and a limited number of major corporate announcements or events, but one of the commentators that has often appeared in our monthly rankings has been busy nevertheless.
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Daniel Ives, an analyst at FBR Capital Markets, has been issuing research reports on topics such as Windows 10 as well as providing press comment on things like the future for Symantec after its sale of Veritas, and on the strategic announcements from VMware at its recent user conference.
Then in 2nd and 6th are Daniel Zhang, the CEO of Alibaba and Simon Hu, the president of Aliyun, Alibaba’s cloud arm, following the announcement that Alibaba is to invest billions in Aliyun as it seeks to challenge the market dominance of AWS and Google.
Diane Byrant was quoted widely on Intel’s investment of $100 million in Mirantis which she described as the next step in bringing open cloud infrastructure to the entire industry as part of Intel’s ‘Cloud for All’ initiative. Also quoted was Alex Freedland, Mirantis’s co-founder and president.
Satya Nadella lost ground to his Microsoft colleagues Nicole Herskowitz, Cindy Bates, and Mark Russinovich as Micosoft made a number of announcements including extending its support in containers from Docker to Mesos.
In a rare outing Sean Boyle, who runs the finance division of Amazon Web Services, was permitted by the company to speak to press about how the firm uses data creates greater clarity to support decision-making.
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Commenting on behalf of Cisco on the need for cloud providers and internet firms to comply with the new EU Cybersecurity Law, Chris Gow was widely quoted saying: “We’re pleased to see digital service platforms subject to a different regime but we’re disappointed at the lack of recognition that it is the use of cloud that determines the security risk not the service itself.”
Meanwhile Cisco colleague David McCulloch responded to news of Facebook’s deal with EZchip, by saying that: “The software defined network threat to Cisco has clearly been overstated.” Eli Fruchter from EZchip disagreed. With technology giants including Facebook and Google developing their own networking-equipment systems to save money and handle an increasing volume of Internet traffic, he sees a real opportunity for EZchip and a threat to traditional hardware makers such as Cisco.
Now that the summer holiday season has come to and end we are expecting competition for places in our next monthly ranking to really hot up as announcements and opinions start to fly.
|Index||Name||Position||Company||Movement since July|
|1||Daniel Ives||Analyst||FBR Capital Markets||+ 1|
|3||Diane Bryant||SVP and GM, Data Center Group||Intel|
|4||Nicole Herskowitz||Senior Director of Product Marketing||Microsoft Azure||@nicolelamb|
|5||Sean Boyle||Finance Division Leader||Amazon Web Services|
|6||Simon Hu||President||Aliyun||- 3|
|7||Rich Tehrani||CEO||Technology Marketing Corporation||@rtehrani|
|8||Cindy Bates||VP US SMB and Distribution||Microsoft||@Cindy_Bates||+ 9|
|9||Mark Russinovich||CTO||Microsoft Azure||@markrussinovich|
|10||Satya Nadella||CEO||Microsoft||@satyanadella||- 9|
|11||Chris Gow||Senior Manager, Government Affairs||Cisco|
|12||Phil Brace||President of cloud systems and electronic solutions||Seagate|
|13||Andrew Reid||Founder and chief product officer||Vision Critical Communications Inc.||@reidandrew|
|14||Alex Freedland||Co-founder and president||Mirantis||@alex_freedland|
|16||Eli Fruchter||CEO||EZchip (Tilera)|
|18||Mark Lohmeyer||VP product management and marketing, Cloud Platform||VMware|
|20||Michael Reh||Senior vice president and global head of Finacle||Infosys|
|21||Ben Ow||President and CTO||StoAmigo|
|22||Harel Kodesh||VP||GE Software|
|24||Nick Lippis||Co-founder and vice chairman||Open Networking User Group ( ONUG )||@NickLippis|
|25||Nikolas Contis||Global director||Siegel+Gale||@NikolasContis|
|26||Joe Gagnon||SVP and global GM, Cloud Solutions||Aspect|
|27||Charlie Wood||Country Manager ANZ||Dropbox, Inc.|
|29||Paul Hamerman||Vice President||Forrester Research||@paulhamerman|
|30||Rick Holden||VP of Business Development & Alliances||Netskope|
|31||Sanjeev Tyagi||VP & Head of Cloud & IP, R&D India||Ericsson|
|33||Stephen Kleynhans||Research vice president||Gartner||@SPKleynhans|
|34||Bill Barney||CEO||Global Cloud Xchange|
|35||Nicholas Teo||Strategist||CMC Markets|
|36||Dean Drako||President and CEO||Eagle Eye Networks||@DeanDrako|
|37||Whitney Bouck||Senior vice president and general manager of enterprise||Box||@WhitneyBouck|
|38||Michael Letschin||Field CTO||Nexenta||@mletschin|
|39||Graham Williamson||Senior Analyst||KuppingerCole|
|40||Rajat Bhargava||CEO||JumpCloud Inc.||@rajatabhargava|
|41||Chase Cunningham||Threat intelligence lead||FireHost|
|42||Don Clegg||VP marketing and business development||Supermicro|
|43||Peter Quigley||Cloud Assurance Director||PwC|
|44||David Cantu||Co-Founder & COO||Redapt||@David_Cantu|
|45||Susan Leveritt||Vice president of cloud sales||Mitel Networks|
|46||Patrick Howard||Senior director of cloud solutions and product management||Jenne|
|47||Chris Orlando||Co-founder and CSMO||ScaleMatrix||@ChrisOrlandoSMX|
|48||Nimesh Dave||Executive vice president, global cloud||Ingram Micro|
|49||Rami Tamir||CEO and co-founder||Ravello Systems||@rami_tamir|
|50||Robert Verdam||VMware certified expert and consultant||bConn ICT||@rverdam|
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.