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An interview with Amjad Afanah (@amjadafanah) at #GartnerDC 2016

By | December 14, 2016

Last week I had the chance to talk with Gartner at the #GartnerDC2016 conference about how digital disruption is transforming IT.  Some of the key takeaways from our conversation include the following:

  • IT is becoming the bottleneck in delivering applications in a timely manner. As a result, many business users have been drawn to public clouds to get instant access to application services – bypassing IT and locking themselves to an expensive service.
  • HyperGrid delivers the public cloud experience on premises with a full stack solution that provides infrastructure as well as the much needed application and platform services.

Click here to watch the interview (7 minutes, 36 seconds).

@amjadafanah

Amjad Afanah

VP of Product, HyperCloud at HyperGrid
VP of Product at HyperGrid. Previously the co-founder & CEO of DCHQ, which is now HyperCloud™ Portal, the management console of HyperCloud™, providing integrated compute, storage, networking, application and container services in a full-stack offering that is delivered on premises and on a pay-as-you-go consumption model. The self-service library in HyperCloud enables self-provisioning of infrastructure, storage, network, container, and application services on HyperCloud™ as well as 15 other clouds and virtualization platforms – like VMware vSphere, OpenStack, Microsoft Hyper-V, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and others.

Prior to founding DCHQ, he was a senior product manager at VMware, where he managed strategic products in cloud management & automation for almost 3 years. He also assumed a product management role for 5 years at Oracle where he focused on application and middleware management capabilities. He holds a bachelors degree in computer science from MIT and an MBA degree from UCLA.