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Bernard Golden

Bernard Golden has been called a “cloud guru” and a “cloud computing rockstar.” He is Vice President, Enterprise Solutions for enStratus Networks, a leading cloud management software company. In this role, he works with large enterprises throughout the world, helping them migrate to cloud computing and gain its full benefits. Formerly, Bernard was the CEO of HyperStratus, a Silicon Valley cloud computing consultancy working with clients throughout the world.

His status as a global cloud computing thought leader has been recognized by inclusion in a number of influencer lists:


2013 Named a “Top 12 Cloud Thinker” by Apptio
2012 Named as a “Top Ten Influential People of Cloud Computing”
2012 Flexiant: Named a “Top Cloud Blogger”
2012 Named to “Power25 Insightful bloggers on the cloud” list
2012 CRNBuzz: Named a “Top Cloud Computing Influencer”
2012 CloudCamp Cloud Awards: Nominated as “Cloud Hero”
2011 Sys-Con Media: Named a “Top 100 Security Most Powerful Voice”
2011 AlwaysOn Media: Named as a “Top Twenty Most Important Cloud Blog”
2010 AppDynamics poll: Named as third most influential cloud blog
2010 Sys-Con Media: Named a “Top 50 Cloud Computing Blogger”
2010 Named a “Top 10 Cloud Computing Blog”

Bernard is the Cloud Computing Advisor for CIO Magazine. His blog has been called “brilliant and incisive” and is read by tens of thousands of people each month. Bernard’s writings on cloud computing have also been published by the New York Times and the Harvard Business Review.

Bernard is a frequent speaker on cloud computing. He regularly presents on the following cloud computing topics: strategy; cloud provider selection; application design; security; ROI and TCO economics; and workforce effects. He has keynoted cloud computing conferences in the United States, Singapore, Seoul, Taipei, and Moscow.

Bernard is the author or co-author of three books on virtualization and cloud computing:


  • Virtualization for Dummies (sole author; Dummies Press 2007): the most popular book on the subject ever published.
  • Creating the Infrastructure for Cloud Computing (co-author; Intel Press, 2011).
  • Cloud Computing: Managing the Risk (co-author; IT Governance Press, May 2012)