Matt Richins has over 20 years of IT experience working with companies across all of North and South America; including several top fortune 500 companies within the manufacturing, retail, services, banking, and media and entertainment industries. Over those years, he has specialized in Big Data as an architect of global WANs, large scale application infrastructures, and disaster recovery solutions for petabyte+ data replication and restoral, and virtualized and cloud solutions. As a technologist, he has developed an extensive knowledge base of the hardware and software aspects that support telecommunications, application development and deployment, cloud computing, automation, virtualization, and server architectures
In his role at Rackspace, Matt is focused on helping companies to adopt cloud and automation technologies that allow them to boost efficiencies of application performance while reclaiming IT operations time to focus it on deploying new business enabling technologies and also allowing them to work closer with the business units to help meet their technology needs.
Kevin Parker is an Architect within Rackspace’s Enterprise Cloud Solutions organization and develops complex cloud infrastructures for his clientele. As a tenured member of the Rackspace team, Kevin is a Senior Advisor to the company’s Enterprise Sales and Product organizations. Having 12-plus years in the IT industry, he has a deep understanding of the challenges facing the enterprise. Kevin develops strategies to optimize application availability, performance and scalability, as well as essential solutions focused on business continuity, disaster recovery, storage efficiency, information security, and deployment strategy. Kevin holds a B.S. in both Biochemistry and Biology from Trinity University where his research in Immunology provided him a deep understanding of complex adaptive systems.