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Seasoned venture investor, senior advisor to global corporations, and a recognized thought leader in big data, digital platforms, and corporate innovation. Author of the book The Big Data Opportunity In Our Driverless Future. Founder and Managing Director of Synapse Partners, a firm that invests in early-stage companies developing applications that combine artificial intelligence with big data. Previously Managing Director with Trident Capital and Apax Partners. Prior to his investing and advisory work, Evangelos had more than 20 years experience in high-technology industries, in executive roles spanning operations, marketing, sales, and engineering. He was the CEO of two startups. He is a member of Caltech’s advisory board, the Advisory Board of Brandeis International School of Business, and the advisory board of Center for Urban Science and Progress. In 2014, he was named a Power Player in Digital Platforms. Evangelos earned a Ph.D. in computer science from Brandeis University and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Caltech.

One response to “Choosing Between Public and Private Cloud Infrastructures”

  1. TechYogJosh

    I met a couple of SaaS companies, and not really big ones but not early stage either, who repatriated their AWS hosted SaaS model in-house in their co-located datacenters. The reasons they normally cite is that AWS become uneconomical beyond a scale and then of course the concerns around control are there. Most of these SaaS companies start on third-party infrastructure as its easy and potentially cheap, but they realize after a scale that they now have the money to create their own co-located datacenters and host the SaaS application. More so, the client relationship manager from AWS (especially given their size and clout), does not care retaining these SaaS companies by giving extra incentives. This client manager is already making loads of bonus from multiple clients so retrenchment of one does not matter. Therefore, SaaS companies feel left out and humiliated on such shabby treatment.