Alex Polvi

Alex Polvi
CEO, Cloudkick

Website | @cloudkick

Alex Polvi is the President of the Overcast Group, a Y-Combinator funded start-up. Overcast specializes in portability and openness between cloud providers. In the past, he has worked on many free/open infrastructure projects for the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and the Oregon State Open Source Lab.


Products and Services
Location: Meeting Room C3
Alex Polvi (Cloudkick), Michael Mayo (Rackspace), Erik Carlin (Rackspace)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
The true power of cloud APIs lies not in their functional capabilities (albeit important), but their ability to foster and support a rich and diverse set of cloud tools and applications. What cloud API characteristics help accomplish that and what’s it like to develop against them? Read more.
Cloud Computing, Emerging Topics
Location: Ballroom A4/A5
Alex Polvi (Cloudkick)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
This talk will discuss the on going effort to standardize the interfaces into the cloud. Currently every cloud provider has a unique, proprietary, API for consuming the services they offer. The Cloud Computing Interoperability movement aims to provide standards that will overcome vendor lock-in, benefit the consumers, and allow the cloud ecosystem to grow transparently. Read more.
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Facebook
  • Gear6
  • Kaltura
  • Liferay
  • MindTouch
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Symbian Foundation
  • Twilio
  • WSO2
  • Yabarana Corporation

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