Cloud Start Up CTO to Challenge Incumbent Cloud Providers at International Cloud Conference

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Communication Service Providers will be in a better position to become cloud providers; providing better industrial strength solutions than existing IT incumbents, Gustavo Alonso, Zimory CTO and Professor at ETH Zürich told an audience, at the BITKOM International Cloud Computing Conference, Cologne, Germany.

Joined by top international keynotes such as, Steve Ballmer, CEO Microsoft Corporation, Dr. Werner Vogels, CTO, René Obermann, CEO of Deutsche Telekom; Alonso said that in the future there will be many cloud computing providers and that local regulations and constraints will dominate the market in the short to medium term -- mainly for reasons that range from privacy and security to strong service level agreement (SLAs) and control of the infrastructure.

“Rather than blindly outsourcing the infrastructure to an international provider, most companies are interested in hybrid solutions combining a private cloud and flexible extensions to a multiplicity of public clouds,” said Alonso. “In such settings, the network is as important as the cloud infrastructure. As a result, the future for Communication Service Providers to act as Cloud Providers looks bright.”


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About Gustavo Alonso
Alonso brings extensive experience in databases, enterprise application integration, transaction processing, data replication, and middleware platforms. In addition to his academic role, Alonso has worked as an IT consultant for the financial industry. He was also a researcher at IBM Almaden – working in workflow management and transactional messaging -- before joining ETH Zürich in 1995, becoming a full professor in 2001. Alonso has an engineering degree in telecommunications from the Madrid Technical University in Spain (1989); as well as a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Santa Barbara (1992 and 1994).
About Zimory
Based in Berlin, Zimory delivers software to enable Enterprise Companies, Communication Service Providers and Partners to offer dynamic IT infrastructure services for the enterprise environment.
Zimory offers a Carrier Grade Cloud Computing solution suite; a secure, fully flexible, scalable and interoperable, end-to-end service for private, public and database cloud anytime, anywhere. For more information visit

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