November 18, 2011

By samdizzy

Here’s a look at the top 200 cloud computing experts and executives working with cloud services providers (CSPs), MSPs and VARs, last names U through Z. You can also return to our main Talkin’ Cloud 200 center here.


Who’s going to be first here?


Joseph Vaccone, President and CEO, Excel Micro Inc. Twitter: @ExcelMicro
Vaccone leads the largest authorized distributor of Google’s message security and compliance solutions. The 24-person company’s cloud business now spans more than 750,000 end-users, up from about 500,000 last year. And top-line recurring cloud revenues grew an impressive 33 percent in 2010 vs. 2009, according to our Talkin Cloud 50 survey data.

Balaji Vajjala, President, KaDee Cloud Computing Solutions. Twitter: @kdcloudservices

Vajjala is positioning his three-person company for a range of cloud services and managed services opportunities. In addition to traditional desktop and server management, the company is preparing to promote Microsoft Office 365 out to its customer base. Vajjala indicates that KaDee’s cloud computing revenues doubled from 2009 to 2010, according to our Talkin’ Cloud 50 Survey.


Jason Wagoner, CEO, Cloud IT. Twitter: @CloudITdotTV

Jason Wagoner

Wagoner positioned Cloud IT to help small to midsize businesses cloud. It’s still early Cloud IT offers a full range of Cloud Services from Cloud Consulting to Custom Cloud applications. Based in York, Pa., Cloud IT helps its clientele migrate to Office 365, Google Apps, Rackspace Cloud and other SaaS platforms. Admittedly, we don’t have business stats on Cloud IT — but Talkin’ Cloud has a habit of putting the spotlight on small-business entrepreneurs like Wagoner.

Jason Waldrop, CEO, Connected WorkPlace Solutions. Twitter: @CWPS10
At first glance, Waldrop continues to promote on-premise solutions — including new unified communications offerings from Cisco Systems. But take a closer look at Waldrop’s business and you’ll learn that Connected WorkPlace Solutions wraps managed services and cloud services around most of the company’s business engagements throughout the Washington, D.C., area.

Padmasree Warrior, CTO, Cisco Systems Inc. Twitter: @Padmasree

During Cisco Partner Summit, Warrior explained how she worked with CEO John Chambers and an executive committee to formulate Cisco’s cloud strategy. The result included this week’s launch of the Cisco Cloud Partner Program, which will initially include roughly 100 certified Cisco MSPs (managed services providers).

Scott Warzecha, president and founder, Netgain Technology Inc. Twitter: @NetgainHosting

The hosting provider grew its cloud revenues about 25 percent in 2010 vs. 2009, while working closely with NetApp and VMware, according to our TalkinCloud 50 survey. Among Warzecha’s big priorities: Promoting desktop hosting to small and midsize businesses. The company also offers a partner program that promote recurring revenues to peer VARs and MSPs.

Rich Wein, CEO, MySecureCloud. Twitter: @mysecurecloud

Wein has built one of the largest cloud services providers that we’ve spotted (so far) within our Talkin’ Cloud 50 survey. The company provisions private label cloud services for channel partners at wholesale rates. The offerings include custom line of business applications, according to National Channel Manager Don Burt. The results sure sound promising. The company has roughly 4,500 end users leveraging its cloud services, up from about 3,000 in 2009.

Craig West, VP of Channel Sales, NetSuite. Twitter: @NetSuite

West leads one of the industry’s fastest-growing SaaS-centric channel programs. NetSuite spent most of 2010 attacking the core SAP and Microsoft legacy ERP markets. And it sounds like that strategy will continue in 2011, as West and the rest of NetSuite gear up for the SuiteWorld conference in May 2011. Wall Street was a bit disappointed with NetSuite’s profit outlook for 2011, but Talkin’ Cloud continues to hear solid reports from partners who are engaging with the SaaS company.

Lyf Wildenberg, President, Mytech Partners. Twitter: MytechPartners

lyf wildenberg

Wildenberg and his three business partners have built Mytech Partners into one of the most successful MSPs in Minneapolis, Minn. A well-known member of HTG Peer Groups, Wildenberg has helped Mytech to introduce such hosted services as managed video surveillance. He’s also a Mac expert, having rolled out a range of virtualized server solutions that customers can access from Macs, iPads and iPhones.

Marc Wolenik, CEO, Webfortis. Twitter: @webfortis

Marc is one of the first TalkinCloud 50 survey participants to highlight a corporate focus on Windows Azure, Microsoft’s platform as a service (PaaS) offering. Indeed, Webfortis leverages Parrot, an Azure-based social media add-on for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The result? Cloud computing revenues more than doubled from 2009 to 2010, according to our Talkin’ Cloud 50 survey.


Who’s going to be first here?


Who’s going to be first here?


Who’s going to be first here?

Next Steps

That’s the end of F through J. Return to our main Talkin’ Cloud 200 center here to see the rest of the list.

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