Clash of the Clouds: Azure vs. Open Source Cloud Services

Cloud based technologies are all the rage in the current tech community which is why we have decided to host a debate to answer the ongoing question of “Which cloud based system is “best?”

This event will feature cloud-based developers that have used Azure and variety of open source cloud services and will be held in a debate-style.  The purpose of the event is to help developers and those simply interested in cloud based technologies understand the "what," "how," and "why" of choosing a cloud based service.  By the end of the night attendees will have a clear understanding of the cloud based services out there and best of all they'll be learning from others who have learned from first-hand experience.



Erik Sebesta – Chief Architect and Technology Officer, Cloud Technology Partners

Ed Brennan - Senior Director of Cloud Computing, Development and Strategy at Stratus Technologies



Mark Eisenberg – Cloud visionary and former member of the Windows Azure sales team

Bill Wilder – founder of Boston Azure User Group and author of Cloud Architecture Patterns (O’Reilly Media, 2012)


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  • Drew P.

    thank you Mark Bill Ed Eric. and Matt from JobSpring. It kept us all pondering the right fit for our clients or jobs.

    May 2, 2013

  • Bill W.

    Good to see so many of you turn out to hear about Windows Azure and how it compares to alternatives. I had offered to provide some follow-up references. Since they won't fit within a comment here, I wrote a blog post to highlight them. The follow-up post can be found here:

    May 1, 2013

  • Carole S.

    Great venue, debaters and mediator were all well spoken and very prepared. Awesome turnout!

    1 · May 1, 2013

  • Mike H.

    Very good. For a great follow to this meeting attend Cloud Centric Boston's Meetup - "Score the Cloud" on May 23rd

    May 1, 2013

  • Ted R.

    What time does the main event start? After half hour of networking at 7:00?

    April 30, 2013

    • dianem

      what's the hashtag for the event?

      April 30, 2013

    • dianem

      #TechinMotion - answered it myself..;-)

      April 30, 2013

  • George K.

    Will there be a food offering?

    April 30, 2013

    • Beth C.

      Carbs and more carbs...

      1 · April 30, 2013

  • Nancy H.

    Looking forward to this! Is there parking available there? Thanks

    March 27, 2013

    • Mike B.

      Is the garage free?

      April 30, 2013

  • Maureen H.

    Looking forward to this!

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • chris AT d.

    Tech Lead at Media Arc, a Boston area company focused on creating world-class platforms to deliver various kinds of paid and licensed digital media from data centers and the cloud to desktop and mobile clients and the web.

    April 24, 2013

  • Lindsey W.


    1 · April 3, 2013

  • Mike W.

    Hate to miss this, but have a conflict.

    March 27, 2013

  • Diverboston

    I couldn't find who is presenting - his/her experience with this topic, etc. Where can I find that info? Thanks

    March 27, 2013

  • Steve H.


    March 20, 2013

  • William T.

    Looking forward to this one! No doubt the cloud market is hot - today ProfitBricks (has a Cambridge MA headquarters) announced an additional round of funding - check it out:

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Ramon V.

    Excellent topic, but I'm tied up Tue nights. Hopefully there will be some resources available from the presentation afterwards?

    March 20, 2013

  • Ian H.

    Very excited.

    March 20, 2013

  • Viv S.

    Will you touch on AWS?

    March 11, 2013

Our Sponsors

  • Workbridge Associates

    Workbridge (@Workbridge_Jobs) is supplying a venue, plus food & drinks

  • Jobspring Partners

    Jobspring (@JobspringTweets) is offering IT career counseling services

  • Cimpress

    Information on mass customization.

  • Verizon FiOS

    Information on the FiOS network's market-leading broadband speed

  • Bay State College

    Generously provides funding and support for the Tech In Motion events.

  • QS

    Free admission to the QS World MBA Tour.

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