Interviews on Cloud: Bridget Kromhout

Our Interviews on Cloud Video Series features interviews with cloud thought leaders, entrepreneurs, business executives, and luminaries, where they discuss their insights on the current infrastructure space, as well as their future plans for the cloud in 2016.

Interviews on Cloud: Bridget Kromhaut

Bridget Kromhout is currently the Principal Technologist for Cloud Foundry at Pivotal. She has years of site reliabilityProfitBricks-Structure-Con-Cloud-Computing
operations experience including such positions as Operations Engineer at video streaming website DramaFever and DevOps Engineer at 8thBridge Inc. Bridget is also an accomplished public speaker, DevOps Meetup organizer, podcaster, blogger, and a regular on the tech conference circuit.

Pivotal’s Cloud Native enterprise Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) drives software innovation for many of the world’s brands. After shaping the software development culture of Silicon Valley’s most valuable companies for over a decade, today Pivotal leads a global technology movement transforming how the world builds software.

We spoke to Bridget about Pivotal’s plans for 2016. She was excited about their roadmap for the year ahead and spoke about how many large enterprises and organizations are at an inflection point, where they really need both change and improvement, as well as the ability to move fast, paired with stable infrastructure – just like so many of the cloud-native organizations. With many enterprises still using legacy platforms to power their desktop applications, this doesn’t always cut it when it comes to mobile apps – so there are many opportunities for people in need of improvement and change.

To find out what other cloud computing experts have been saying at Structure, watch some of our other video interviews, like this one with Luke Kanies from Puppet Labs or this one with David Linthicum of Cloud Technology Partners.

You can follow Bridget on Twitter @bridgetkromhout and just for fun, check out her DevOps Against Humanities cards over on the GitHub site, where you can download the pdf and images, along with instructions on getting them printed.