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Announcing Janakiram 2.0

I am writing this post almost after a year since my last blog post. The last couple of years (2010 and 2011) have been phenomenal for me. Especially, the last 12 months of being an Evangelist with Amazon Web Services gave me tremendous opportunity to engage with customers, partners and the community in India. I was privileged to join AWS as the first employee in India. After spending a year at AWS, I have decided to become an entrepreneur and thus evolves Janakiram 2.0!

Cloud Computing brought a huge transformation to my professional life. Having worked on COM, DCOM, MTS, COM+, Web Services, WCF and SOA, Cloud was a natural progression for me. But it is certainly more than that. The day I got exposed to Windows Azure (this was back in 2008), I had a strong inclination to learning more and going deep into the concepts. That led me to explore other stacks like Amazon Web Services and Google App Engine. Understanding the common concepts across IaaS and PaaS stacks made me realize the potential that this paradigm holds for the businesses. I started dreaming of being an independent, unbiased and neutral Cloud Computing expert. I wanted to help the consumers of the Cloud choose the right platform and also optimize their applications and work loads to take advantage of the chosen platform. While I was nurturing this dream, I got an opportunity to be a Technical Architect for Cloud at Microsoft and then as the Technology Evangelist at Amazon Web Services. After a lot of planning and thought, I decided that this is the right time for me to realize my dream and get started as an independent Cloud Specialist.

I play three different roles in my new Avatar. First, I am going to be a ‘Product Manager on Demand’ for product companies helping them all the way from the specifications to Go-To-Market strategy. I am fortunate to have a couple of customers who trust me for their product strategy. I deliver this as the Principal Consultant of Janakiram & Associates. Secondly, I play the role of the Cloud Specialist at GetCloudReady.com. GetCloudReady.com is an initiative of Janakiram & Associates to enable individuals and businesses to be Cloud ready. I offer training as a part of ‘Get Cloud Ready for Teams’ program and consulting as a part of ‘Get Cloud Ready for Applications’ program. I am very excited to offer niche, value-driven training on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure. The third role that I play is going to be as the Chief Editor of a Cloud portal. I am partnering with the passionate team at YourStory.in to launch India’s first dedicated online property for Cloud that aspires to be India’s most credible voice in the world of Cloud Computing offering insights, news, analysis and reviews.

As an independent, unbiased and neutral Cloud Computing advocate, I promise to deliver value to my customers, partners and community through my online and offline engagements. I am going to invest in valuable content that will be available through my blog and various other channels. So, stay tuned and I look forward to your feedback!

I want to thank my friends, mentors and advisors who instilled the confidence in me to take the plunge. I am indebted to them for spending numerous hours with me, patiently listening to my plans, and offering their valuable insights. I will strive to live up to the expectations!


Wish you a Very Happy New Year 2012!

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Janakiram MSV heads the Cloud Infrastructure Services at Aditi Technologies. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. In his current role, he leads a highly talented engineering team that focuses on migrating and managing applications deployed on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.
Janakiram is an industry analyst with deep understanding of Cloud services. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies. He leverages his experience of engaging with the industry in developing informative and practical research, analysis and authoritative content to inform, influence and guide decision makers. He analyzes market trends, new products / features, announcements, industry happenings and the impact of executive transitions.
Janakiram is one of the first few Microsoft Certified Professionals on Windows Azure in India. Demystifying The Cloud, an eBook authored by Janakiram is downloaded more than 100,000 times within the first few months. He is the Chief Editor of a popular portal on Cloud called www.CloudStory.in that covers the latest trends in Cloud Computing. Janakiram is an analyst with the GigaOM Pro analyst network where he analyzes the Cloud Services landscape. He is a guest faculty at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) where he teaches Big Data and Cloud Computing to students enrolled for the Masters course. As a passionate speaker, he has chaired the Cloud Computing track at premier events in India.
He has been the keynote speaker at many premier conferences, and his seminars are attended by thousands of architects, developers and IT professionals. His sessions are rated among the best in every conference he participates.
Janakiram has worked at the world-class product companies including Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services and Alcatel-Lucent. Joining as the first employee of Amazon Web Services in India, he was the AWS Technology Evangelist. Prior to that, Janakiram spent 10 years at Microsoft Corporation where he was involved in selling, marketing and evangelizing the Microsoft Application Platform and Tools.