In 2009, cloud computing went mainstream to become one of the biggest tech buzzwords of the year 2010. “Take it to the cloud!” has become a popular motto for large enterprises, small businesses and start ups. Cloud computing services exist along a spectrum from open public to closed private. Gartner expects all large enterprises will have a dynamic sourcing team in place by 2012 that is responsible for ongoing cloudsourcing decisions and management.
We partnered with PeerIndex, again, to come up with a list featuring the 25 most influential people on Twitter on the topic of cloud computing. Our top 25 list is not ranked based on their overall PeerIndex score , but based on each one’s topic resonance score, which measures how their actions within cloud computing community resonant with the community.
You can follow our list of Cloud Computing’s top 25 influentials on Twitter or get more info on the PeerIndex group we’ve created to stay on top of the latest news, insiders’ insights and emerging trends in cloud computing.
1. Jeff Barr
It comes as no surprise to find someone from Amazon on our #1. Jeff Barr is a Senior Manager at Cloud Computing Solutions at Amazon.com and a Web Services Evangelist. If you simply can’t get enough of his tweets, you can read his blog here.
Urquhart describes himself in his Twitter bio as: “Father, husband, technologist, author: The Wisdom of Clouds (CNET), cloud computing SME” You can read his posts on cloud computing here.
Vanessa Alvarez works as an analyst with Forrester covering storage. Her focus as a researcher is primary on storage architectures and strategy, the evolution of these as they relate to converged infrastructure and cloud computing scenarios.
5. Reuven Cohen
Better known as Krish, he is an industry analyst covering Cloud Computing and Open Source, an advisor, entrepreneur and blogger.
7. William Toll
A cloud computing marketing professional that holds the position of VP, Marketing at the web performance company Yottaa.
8. Dana Gardner
The former CEO of MySQL is now the CEO of Eucalyptus Systems. Eucalyptus Systems delivers private cloud software that enables enterprises and government agencies to establish their own cloud computing environments.
10. Simon Wardley
11. Christofer Hoff
12. Michael Sheehan
13. Greg Knieriemen
14. Zoli Erdos
15. Randy Bias
CTO and Co-Founder at Cloudscaling, a cloud computing consulting firm
16. George Reese
17. Simone Brunozzi
Amazon Web Services Technology Evangelist for Asia Pacific (APAC), read his personal blog here.
18. Joe Baguley
CTO Europe at Quest Software
19. Denise Dubie
20. Jeremy Geelan
21. Rod Trent
22. James Governor
Principal Analyst and co-founder at RedMonk
23. Stephen Foskett
Foskett Services, community organizer at Gestalt IT and File System Storage MVP at Microsoft
24. Sam Johnston
Technical program manager in the Site Reliability Engineering team at Google Switzerland
25. Riitta Raesmaa
Don’t forget you can follow how the Top 25 changes over time via our PeerIndex group and do let us know if we missed one of your fave thinkers on cloud computing in the comments.