Posts Tagged ‘Cloudcamp’

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In memory of Claus Egge, friend and valued member of the storage industry family

August 1, 2012

By Rose Ross, @Rose_at_O

Last week, Claus Egge, analyst, blogger, friend, colleague and established player of the storage world, passed away suddenly.

I, like so many of those in the storage world, have known Claus for many years. He was one of the first analysts many storage professionals would have briefed or set up briefings with during his IDC days, before the dot-com bubble burst and before the shadow of 9/11 was cast over us. He was – and continued to be – on all European storage PR professionals’ top tier list.  He certainly was for me.

I will remember him as a great person to work with, a sharp analytical mind, knowledgeable and supportive—especially during my early years in storage PR in the early noughties. But I think I will most fondly remember him from the social side of the storage world at more informal gatherings such as #storagebeers and CloudCamps.

Claus loved the debates at those events. I remember a debate I had with him not long ago around big data, or should I say, according to his definition, “savage data.” Claus believed big data should be called savage data because it was wild and untamed—a fascinating perspective. I want to, and will, remember Claus as always being armed with a grin and a great sense of humour, and very much enjoying the social side of the storage family.

He’ll certainly be missed as we head into the busy storage autumn with events such as IP EXPO, SNW Europe and VMworld Europe all within the next three months. We’ll all be busy during those events, but they won’t be quite the same without him. 😦

A small regret is that despite many chats around doing an interview for the blog here, the time was never quite right for him. I am sure an interview would have revealed more about this quiet man and his love of music and other interests.

If you want to share your memories of Claus, please email the Rainmakers on rememberingclaus@rainmakerfiles.com

His business partners and great friends Puni Rajah and Martin Hingley will announce an appropriate celebration of Claus’s life in London in a few weeks time. Please keep an eye out on the Rainmakers site for more info on that.

At the celebration, which may coincide with the next #storagebeers in London, I will be raising a glass with many of his friends and saying “Skol” in a toast to my dear, departed storage mate, Claus.

Farewell!

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Cloudcamp London – Goes Big Data for one night only!

January 16, 2012

 

By Rose Ross, AKA @Rose_at_0

 

CloudCamp is an unconference where early adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas. With the rapid change occurring in the industry, we need a place where we can meet to share our experiences, challenges and solutions. At CloudCamp, you are encouraged to share your thoughts and experience in several open discussions, as we strive for the advancement of Cloud Computing. End users, IT professionals and vendors are all encouraged to participate.

 

The Big Data Special

 

Departing from the norm, for this CloudCamp we have a theme – ‘Big Data’ – a perfect use case for the cloud and the cloud is a perfect place to store, manage and analyse big data. Or is it? come along, find out and discuss, let us know what you think.  Of course if you have non data related cloud questions and opinions you’ll have the opportunity to voice them.

 

As always the unconference will provide vendor neutral unbiased expert opinion, answering questions and discussing issues in a fun and educational way, along with the opportunity to network with cloud users, consultants and vendors.  It is a forum where you can get your cloud questions answered in a unbiased way and meet people with real cloud experieince.

 

We keep vendor sales pitches to a minimum by giving the audience ‘red cards’ – if you don’t like what the speakers are saying send them off!

 

The Venue

 

    The Crypt , St James Church, Clerkenwell Close, London, EC1R 0EA.

    http://www.jc-church.org/findus.htm

 

The Agenda

 

    With an introduction to CloudCamp from Simon Wardley @swardley of the Leading Edge Forum

   Followed by Lightning Talks – short 5 minute educational, non-sales, and entertaining talks. Lightning Talks speakers include: Peter Matthews, Research Staff Member at CA Technologies;

        Mark Wilson, Fujitsu; Chris Swan, UBS and Matt Wood, EMEA Evangelist AWS

 

And as always to round off the evening – beer and pizza. A perfect Cloudcamp evening for sure! See you there!

 

More at http://www.cloudcamp.org/london