Podcast: 10 Years of Cloud Computing
POD2112: Ingram Micro’s Renee Bergeron on 10 Years of Cloud Computing
Cloud computing dominates the IT industry as more vendors, partners, and customers adopt cloud-based services. According to Gartner, total worldwide cloud spending will top $431 billion this year, and it continues to grow at rates between 8 and 9 percent annually. Suffice it to say that cloud computing is a juggernaut that shows no sign of slowing anytime soon.
Cloud computing wasn’t always this way. Just a decade ago, Ingram Micro created its cloud computing division – Ingram Cloud – with much promise of growth, but also with a fair amount of apprehension. When Ingram held its first Cloud Summit in 2009, it didn’t have the marquee brands or high attendance. Ingram knew cloud computing was the next big thing, but the distributor didn’t know how it would unfold or how fast the channel would adopt it.
With a decade of experience under her belt, Ingram Micro Cloud’s Renee Bergeron joins POD2112 to reflect on the early days of developing a specialized cloud distribution division, the technology, trends that have changed over the years, and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for vendors, solution providers, and end users.
Senior Vice President, Global Cloud, Ingram Micro
CEO & Chief Analyst, The 2112 Group