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Dynamic talks – episode 2: The re-emergence of private cloud – a POV from Mike Dvorkin—CTO, Hedgehog

Discover the future of private cloud and its potential to revolutionize infrastructure for applications and data processing in this insightful expert discussion. The conversation centers around the challenges posed by public cloud services, including cost complexities and unpredictable expenses, and the growing interest in private cloud alternatives. The experts delve into the financial impact of public cloud on startups and enterprises, shedding light on the need for more cost-effective solutions. They explore the benefits of setting the private cloud to keep data close to where it’s generated, emphasizing the affordability and efficiency of optimized private infrastructure for heavy data processing, AI, and edge computing workloads.

The discussion also highlights the importance of seamless integration and ease of use in private cloud environments. The speakers emphasize the value of opinionated stacks that are designed specifically for applications, reducing complexities and eliminating unnecessary features. They advise viewers who wish to build a private cloud to seek vendors who offer pre-integrated solutions tailored to their use cases, avoiding upselling and customization pitfalls. Join us as we delve into the exciting possibilities of private cloud and its characteristics such as ability to provide optimized infrastructure for applications, data processing, and edge computing. Gain valuable insights to make informed decisions about your organization’s cloud strategy.

Speakers Bios:

Mike Dvorkin is a distributed cloud and decentralized infrastructure pioneer. He was the spiritual father of intent-based networking, and policy-driven ops. His long-standing goal was to consumerize and simplify computing and networking around concepts familiar to applications and platforms practitioners, and bring cloud UX into the world of private, off-cloud infrastructure. Dvorkin is a co-founder and CTO of Hedgehog. In the past, he co-founded Insieme where he was a co-creator of Cisco ACI. Prior to Insieme, he was a co-architect of Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS).

Stan Klimoff serves as Chief Strategy Officer for Grid Dynamics. In this role, he is responsible for all facets of revenue growth, including sales, strategic partnerships, and M&A. Bringing over twenty years of leadership and industry experience, Stan has been affiliated with Grid Dynamics since 2007, holding key leadership roles. Prior to his switching to a corporate role, he held the role of Vice President of Advanced Services, managing the consulting arm of Grid Dynamics. In this capacity, he was responsible for driving cloud platform engineering for technology companies such as Cisco, Tripwire, eBay, and Seagate. Stan is an accomplished Silicon Valley technology executive. Before joining Grid Dynamics, he consulted in product development and also founded Tonomi, a venture-backed cloud management startup catering to Fortune 500 companies. Stan holds a Masters degree in CS/EE from Saratov State University.

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