About the Author
John Rhoton is a strategy consultant who advises global enterprise customers on emerging technologies with a current focus on public, private and hybrid cloud computing. He speaks regularly on technology and strategy and is the author of five books including Cloud Computing Explained, currently ranked among the most popular books on the topic. His tenure in the IT industry spans over twenty-five years at HP, EDS, Compaq and Digital where he has held leading roles in defining and implementing business and technology strategy both internally and for many of the largest clients. John has been responsible for driving the adoption of several emerging technologies including cloud computing, mobility, next-generation-networking and virtualization. Over his career, he has covered a range of activities from software engineering and enterprise architecture to business development and global infrastructure deployment. After living in a dozen countries, including long-term assignments to the United States, France, Italy, Ireland, Hong Kong and Malaysia, he has settled with his family near Vienna, Austria. In addition to English, John is fluent in German, Spanish, French and Italian.