Thanks to Verizon’s acquisition last year, Terremark CTO John Considine now has a significantly larger war chest to compete with in 2012. The $1.8 billion deal now gives users access to the cloud services, managed hosting, application management and storage and cloud services available from both companies. With Considine responsible for aligning the company’s technology vision with its organizational strategies, as well as leading its R&D efforts, he’ll appreciate Verizon’s deep pockets. Considine, co-founder of CloudSwitch, which Verizon also acquired, has focused hard the past three years on delivering technologies that integrate public cloud resources with internal IT infrastructure while sidestepping the need to re-architect apps. This sort of solution is on the to-do list of any organization serious about launching a public cloud or tying it to a private one. This year figures to be one in which Considine’s influence grows and Verizon/Terremark increases its hold on the industry.
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Previously, at No. 10 was Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon.com.