CloudOps Research

Cloud computing. Web performance. Analytics. Enterprise Collaboration. Our research focuses on topics that matter to technology firms.

Since 2006, CloudOps Research (formerly BitCurrent) has been focused on delivering core on emerging technologies to startups, enterprises, and governments. Our goal is to separate hype from reality, and help IT organizations put new technology to work.

CloudOps Research clients include Cedexis, Citrix, Coradiant, Strangeloop Networks, Taser and Webmetrics.

Our services:

    • Technology due diligence. We help investors and startups to understand the strengths and weaknesses of emerging technologies.
    • Market and product analysis. We help enterprises and governments understand the technology landscape, create vendor shortlists and define product roadmaps.
    • Report research and publication. We develop primary research and white papers that explain and clarify emerging sectors of IT. We’ve done this for companies like Strangeloop Networks, Taser, Citrix, Coradiant, Webmetrics, Cedexis, and others.
    • Thought leadership. We present at conferences and within organizations, helping to bring executives and IT professionals up to speed on how technology is changing.


Principal Research Analyst, and VP CloudOps Research

Alistair Croll is an entrepreneur, analyst, and author. He has founded several companies in the area of network infrastructure, performance management, and web technology, and chairs a number of the tech industry’s largest events on cloud computing, Big Data, and entrepreneurship including Cloud Connect, Strata, Interop, and the International Startup Festival. He is also the creator of the bitnorth conference series. Alistair is the author of three books on performance, operations, and analytics, and is currently working on Lean Analytics, part of the Lean series from O’Reilly Media, which shows startups how to use data to build better startups faster. In 2010, he co-founded Year One Labs, an early stage startup accelerator, and he is an angel investor and hands-on advisor to numerous startups and investor organizations. Most of what Alistair says, passed through notoriously poor filters, can be found on Twitter or his blog, Solve For Interesting.

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