Meeting Archive:
Dipping Your Toe in the Cloud: Leveraging Cloud Computing

Meeting Description:

Presentation will include:

  • Embracing the cloud without fear
  • Understanding why cloud hosting is for everyone, but not for everything
  • Enabling businesses to lower costs with the pooled resources of the cloud
Date: Wed, Dec 16, 2009
Time: 11:00 AM CST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Karen Gonzalez
 Presenter Information
Andy Schroepfer, VP Strategy, Rackspace Hosting
Speaker Photo

Andy has been the go-to analyst in the hosting industry since its inception in the late 1990s. From his beginnings at Piper Jaffray where he developed and managed the VoIP industry’s primary market statistics, Schroepfer published a 270-page report on the dis-aggregation of communications, which sparked his coverage of the Web hosting industry.

He then joined Goldman Sachs as VP and Senior Equity Analyst on the Internet Infrastructure Services industry during the time when Equinix, Loudcloud (now HP), and Webex (now Cisco) were executing their IPOs. In late 2000, Schroepfer founded, led, and later sold Tier 1 Research, the leading specialist research firm on the hosting and data center industry.

Before joining Rackspace, Mr. Schroepfer was a technology investor and founded, an archiving firm for business use of social media applications like Facebook (/Schroepfer) and Twitter (@shrepfur).