Cloud computing is changing many important principles of how enterprise IT organizations are managed and run. While no one is throwing away their firewalls, there is a reprioritization of where efforts should be focused. The virtualization and decentralization trends introduced by cloud computing (at both the public and private levels) have elevated the role of Identity Management and Role Based Access Control. But is there anything else that we should be keeping track of? In this edition of 1on1 with BizTechReports, Reza Malekzadeh, VP of Marketing for Nimbula helps us explore the concept of Workload Based Access Control as a key element to manage and control in today’s cloud environment.
Reza Malekzadeh, Vice President of Marketing & Sales, brings solid enterprise software marketing experience to Nimbula. Previously, he was Senior Director of Products and Marketing at VMware in EMEA, where he was responsible for all marketing activities in VMware’s second largest theater. Reza had re-joined VMware in June 2007 following its acquisition of Akimbi Systems. He had previously been employee #10 at the company, fulfilling the role of Director of Marketing from 1998 to 2002. Prior to joining VMware, Reza was Vice President for International business at Akimbi Systems where he drove significant international growth, including sales, marketing and channel operations. Before working at Akimbi, Reza co-founded Twingo Systems, which he successfully sold to Cisco Systems in 2004. Reza holds an MBA in Marketing and Business Strategy from HEC in Paris.
Founded by the team that developed the industry-leading Amazon EC2, Nimbula delivers a comprehensive cloud operating system that uniquely combines the scalability and operational efficiencies of the public cloud with the control, security and trust of today's most advanced data centers. Nimbula was named one of the most promising startups in The Wall Street Journal and was dubbed “one of three cloud properties ready to burst” in Fortune. Nimbula is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit http://nimbula.com.
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