Lew Moorman, president of Cloud and chief strategy officer, was out at the Under The Radar conference in Mountain View, CA last week. Under The Radar is billed as a “deep-dive into the cloud ecosystem uncovering who is behind the innovation AND the adoption.”
Among other things, Lew participated as a judge on a panel of cloud luminaries reviewing presentations made by emerging technology start-up representatives under the “Cloud Management” category.
Winning “Best In Show” at Under The Radar was a company offering a free cloud server management tool called CloudKick. Alex Polvi, CEO of CloudKick, demonstrated a very impressive live migration of an Amazon EC2 machine image (or “instance”) to Slicehost (part of The Rackspace Cloud family) by using a feature called Cloud Shift built into their cloud management control panel.
What is CloudKick? Why would you want to use CloudKick? How easy is it to migrate a live image from Amazon EC2 to Slicehost using Cloud Shift? Watch this short video for answers. We think these guys have promise and are onto a hot trend (wink wink).