Cloud consultant, writer, and thought leader
Hi. I’m Bernard Golden. Wired named me one of the ten most influential people in cloud computing. I’ve worked with cloud computing since … well, before it was called cloud computing. What got me started with the cloud? I’m glad you asked!
Ten years ago I was writing one of my five best-selling cloud computing books -- Virtualization for Dummies. I attended an enterprise architecture meetup as part of my research for the “Future of Virtualization” chapter. That night an Amazon evangelist presented on a new offering from the company called Amazon Web Services. I was kind of surprised -- a computing offering from Amazon? But by the end of that presentation I knew that AWS wasn’t just the future of virtualization: it was the future of software.
I threw myself into AWS, learning everything I could about it. I began consulting on it with companies all around the world. I developed and delivered the very first cloud computing training in the industry. And I continued my cloud work in two startups, each of which was acquired by one of the technology giants.
Today I’m proud to bring together all the strands of my work -- software development, cloud computing, industry experience, and education -- in this course. I hope you’ll enjoy taking it as much as I’ve enjoyed making it!