James R. Doran  James R. Doran photo         

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Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect Software Defined Environment Lab
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


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Professional Associations:  IEEE Computer Society


I'm leading IBM Research's Internal Cloud Living Lab called the Research Compute Cloud. Selfishly it is about this is about eating our cooking - - Within Watson IS we are making a very bold "eating" play - - but that does represent a 3000 person dinner..... We have 3,000 researchers across 8 labs, we are reconsolidating their datacenters, changing the capital allocation process, and basically putting everything in the cloud. We think we can prove that we will save tons in capital, tons in expense, and make our customers (the 3000 researchers much happier). We have plans to create "lights out" ensembles in POK, Haifa, and somewhere in either europe or asia.