20 November 2011 — James Urquhart is a field technologist with almost 20 years of experience in distributed-systems development and deployment. His focus has been on service-oriented architectures, cloud computing, and virtualization.
He is one of cloud computing’s “gurus” (we had the opportunity to meet him this year at the Enterprise Cloud Summit in New York) and up until a few weeks ago he was blogging about the cloud on the CNET Blog Network under a blog called “The Wisdom of Clouds”. His blog posts were brilliant. He covered the tenuous relationship between existing law and cloud computing in several posts (including an in-depth legal analysis of the impact of cloud on the Fourth Amendment), detailed analysis of cloud interoperability, a great post on why cloud computing is an operations model, not a technology, plus scores of others.
He has also spent the last three years helping develop Cisco’s cloud strategy.
But he had to bring the blog to a close because he was taking on a new job as vice president of product strategy for cloud management software provider … Read more