Russell has a long history solving unusual, difficult, and critical problems under challenging circumstances. He knows what it means to deliver under fire.
Russell knows a great deal about the process of going to into a Cloud. Lots of people talk about the technology, but few recognize the issues that need to be solved first. Over the past 8 years working with Cloud technologies, he has come to understand the difficulties that organizations face going to Cloud: policy issues, process issues, security issues, organizational stovepipes, etc. Russell can help you chart the way through the minefield and help you arrive at your Cloud goals with a minimum of problems. He can also help your customers understand the value of going into a Cloud.
Russell also has a long heritage with Linux and Open Source. He has lots of technical experience in this area, and a working knowledge of the benefits which can be realized in this area.