MIX09: Cloud Computing: What's in It for Me?
Learn what cloud computing is, what it can do for you, and how to quickly deploy and scale Web applications. Understand the competitive benefits and cost savings of cloud computing, and how to determine when it is the right solution for your needs.
John Keagy is CEO and Co-Founder of ServePath, a Managed Hosting provider based in San Francisco that has just launched its new GoGrid cloud computing service. Keagy is an Internet infrastructure pioneer, having built and sold several successful Internet service providers since 1991. ServePath, founded in 2001, serves the critical Internet infrastructure needs of thousands of businesses worldwide from its headquarters and data center facility in San Francisco. In 2006, Keagy saw the impending shift to the cloud as ServePath’s second growth opportunity. Keagy’s vision became a two year development investment, now GoGrid, the cloud server hosting service launched in March 2008 that enables customers to deploy, scale and manage load balanced servers in the cloud in just minutes through a web-based control panel.
Prior to ServePath, John founded InReach Internet in 1994 and grew it to become the largest profitable Internet Service Provider headquartered in California, with over 35,000 customers. In 1991, John used the Internet to manage the overseas development of software and electro-optical imaging devices for computer and Internet security for biometric security start-up Identicator Technology.
John received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley. He lives with his wife, two children and dog in San Francisco and is an avid instrument-rated multi-engine pilot.