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Cloud Expo Speaker Profile: Ross Mason - MuleSoft

Ross Mason - CTO & Founder at MuleSoft, Inc.

With Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) starting today Monday November 7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the conference...

We have technical and strategy sessions for you dealing with every nook and cranny of Cloud Computing, but what of those who are presenting? Who are they, where do they work, what else have they written and/or said about the Cloud that is transforming the world of Enterprise IT?

CLOUD EXPO SPEAKER NAME: Ross Mason

TWITTER: @rossmason

COMPANY: MuleSoft, Inc.

9TH CLOUD EXPO SESSION TITLE: Top 10 Pitfalls of Point to Point Integration to Avoid in the Cloud

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com/node/2037283

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: Ross Mason is the Founder & CTO of MuleSoft. He founded the open source Mule project in 2003. Frustrated by integration "donkey work," he set out to create a new platform that emphasized ease of development and re-use of components. He started the Mule project to bring a modern approach, one of assembly, rather than repetitive coding, to developers worldwide.

Now, with the MuleSoft team, Mason is taking these founding principles of dead-simple integration to the cloud with Mule iON, the world's first integration platform as a service (iPaaS).

BLOG: http://rossmason.blogspot.com

RECENT CLOUD COMPUTING QUOTE:

"Obviously, as the creator of Mule I have some bias for wanting everyone to use Mule. However, it is critical to the continued success of the Mule project and to MuleSource that users understand when not to use an ESB. Open source makes a lot of sense for enterprise software because projects need time to try out the technology and refine their proposed architecture. Having access to the product and source code helps a huge amount in this discovery process and allows the customer to make an informed decision.

In fact the MuleSource business model hinges on the ability of the user to self-select Mule and approach us only when they need development or production support. This has been working very well for everyone involved. Customers get to do a proof of concept (PoC) with our product knowing that if they end up using it for a mission critical application that they can get professional 24x7 support. For MuleSource it means that our customers buy from us rather than us selling to them, so they always get what they want – this is a far cry from the old proprietary upfront license model that used to hold the enterprise market hostage."


[from rossmason.blogspot.com]

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