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Co-Founder, Nimbula Inc.
Willem is a senior technology executive and entrepreneur who started his career building a unix-based operating system for mini-computers and the first retail debit card payment system for one of the largest retailers in South Africa. Building on that expertise, he co-founded Mosaic Software to build the first high-end payment transaction switch for commodity hardware and operating systems. Mosaic became one of the world's leading EFT companies with operations in more than 30 countries and was successfully sold to S1 Corp. in 2004. Willem then joined Amazon to develop the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service business plan and to drive product management and marketing for the service. Willem is a graduate of the University of Cape Town.
Clouds aren't just on-demand machines. A successful cloud--whether private or public--requires both compute infrastructure and a set of services for storage, message queueing, parallel computation, and more. In this session, we'll look at what IT executives need to deploy to create a true cloud environment.
On-demand computing resources are the most disruptive change in IT of the last decade, and much of that disruption begins at home. Day One of Enterprise Cloud Summit will focus on private clouds -- radically new ways to combine virtualization, automation, and self-service models in order to change how you deliver IT to your business.
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