General Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Services
John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering management. To date, IBM has launched more than 50 cloud data centers that span the globe. John has been building advanced technology, delivering “as a service” solutions, and managing infrastructure services for the past 20 years.
John joined IBM in 2015 as the Vice President of the IBM Cloud Innovation Lab where he was responsible for the architecture and design of the evolving IBM cloud platform, which includes all aspects of cloud computing from compute, storage, and networking, to software defined environments, platform services, and data center technologies. The Cloud Innovation Lab is designed to enhance the operational efficiency, scale, and performance of the IBM cloud.
Prior to joining IBM, Considine was the CTO of Verizon Terremark, responsible for leading the company’s global research and development efforts. Formerly the cofounder of CloudSwitch, a leading enablement software company acquired by Verizon in August 2011, Considine developed and delivered technologies that enable enterprises to seamlessly and securely integrate public cloud resources into existing IT infrastructure without re-architecting applications.
Considine has more than two decades of technology vision and proven experience in complex enterprise system development, integration and product delivery. Before founding CloudSwitch, he was Director of the Platform Products Group at Sun Microsystems. Considine came to Sun through the acquisition of Pirus Networks, where he was part of the early engineering team responsible for the development and release of the Pirus NAS product, including advanced development of parallel NAS functions and the Segmented File System. He has started and boot-strapped a number of start-ups with breakthrough technology in high-performance distributed systems and image processing. Considine has been granted patents for cloud computing, virtualization, networking, RAID and distributed file system technology.
He began his career as an engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems, and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.