Steve Riley is Up in the Clouds!

About Show #126

Richard and Greg talk to the one-and-only Steve Riley, formerly of Microsoft and now working with the Amazon Cloud Computing group. Steve is focused on helping enterprise customers understand how to take advantage of Amazon's cloud computing services. As always, Steve has his eye on the security elements of cloud computing as well. There's also a great discussion about virtualization on the desktop.


Steve Riley is Technical Leader in the Office of the CTO at Riverbed Technology, an innovator in wide-area networking and storage optimization. Steve actively works to raise awareness of the technical and business benefits Riverbed's solutions, particularly as they relate to accelerating the enterprise adoption of cloud computing. His specialties include information security, compliance, privacy, and policy. Steve has spoken at hundreds of events around the world, including RSA, SANS, Black Hat Windows, InfoSec US, (ISC)2, SIIA, IANS, TechEd, Connections, Cloud Expo, and Interop. He co-authored a book about Windows network security, contributed a chapter to a book on auditing cloud computing, has published numerous articles, and conducted technical reviews of several data networking and telecommunications books. Born with an Ethernet cable attached to his belly button, Steve grew up in networking and telecommunications. Besides lurking in the Internet's dark alleys and secret passages, he enjoys freely sharing his opinions about the intersection of technology and culture. Contact him at, on Skype as stvrly, and join the conversation at

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