(Editor's Note: This article refers to a video interview shot at Interop (News - Alert) 2010. To view TMCnet's entire library of videos from Interop and other industry shows, demonstrations and interviews in our in-house studio, visit our Video News home page.)
At Interop 2010 in Las Vegas TMC's Erik Linask (News - Alert) interviewed Winston Damarillo, CEO of Morphlabs, who explained that as far as work in the cloud was concerned, his company produces a product "that accomplishes infrastructure as a service for cloud."
So "from our perspective," Damarillo said, "what cloud is, is really a set of IT infrastructure resources that has a software representation to it. It's either PCs that have been divided into small pieces, or routing devices or network devices that can be accessed by software.
Morphlabs implements what they call "infrastructure as a service," Damarillo said, explaining that that is "a technology platform that allows our customers, large data centers or MSPs, to look at their network computing resources, divide them into small pieces and reassemble them into virtual data centers." This, he explained, is to fit the client need to the profile from a cloud delivery standpoint.
Linask asked Damarillo why the started delivering the product in Asia before they brought it to America. He explained that they started delivering the product in Asia, "specifically in Japan, and the reason for that is we looked at the market in Japan, and found it's underserved from a technology provider standpoint - both in terms of people selling cloud services, and people selling the technology to provide cloud services."
He noted that in Japan, actually, they're just beginning to use Amazon AWS - "and in Japan, in fact, they're using the American version of AWS to deliver their services." There's a pent-up demand in Japan for cloud services in general, he explained, so they thought they'd start there. Plus, Damarillo said, "I liked the idea of testing our product in the most quality-discriminating market in the world."
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Edited by Patrick Barnard