James  Urquhart

James Urquhart
Director of Product, Cloud Management Systems, Dell

Mr. Urquhart was the Vice President of Product Strategy for Enstratius, the enterprise cloud management solution, which was acquired by Dell in May, 2013.

James is a seasoned field technologist with 20+ years of experience in distributed systems development and deployment, focusing on service-oriented architectures, cloud computing, and virtualization. He has been noted as one of the ten most influential people in cloud computing by both the MIT Technology Review and The Next Web, and is a popular contributing author to GigaOm’s cloud coverage (http://gigaom.com/author/jurquhart).

Prior to joining Enstratius, James held leadership roles at Cisco Systems, Forte Software, Sun Microsystems, and utility computing infrastructure vendor Cassatt Corporation.

James graduated from Macalester College with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Physics.


Sponsored Sessions
Location: E143
Joseph George (Hewlett-Packard (HP)), James Urquhart (Dell), Tim Cook (Hightail Inc. (formerly YouSendIt.com))
In this session, discover how the community-driven open source projects, Crowbar and Dasein, can enhance the agility of your cloud and big data initiatives. Learn first-hand how users and community members are applying these tools to specific use cases, including OpenStack and Hadoop environments. Also, benefit from our discussion of best practices and lessons learned from real-world deployments. Read more.


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