Today we’re talking to Scott Sellers, Co-Founder and CEO of Azul; and we discuss how there is currently a trillion dollars of market cap being weighed down by cloud costs, different tactics for mitigating cloud costs, and how Azul’s extremely efficient Java runtime can help you reduce the number of instances your company needs to run an application. 

All of this right here, right now, on the ModernCTO Podcast! 

Learn more about Azul here: https://www.azul.com

About Scott Sellers:

With more than 28 years of successful leadership in building high technology companies and delivering advanced products to market, Scott provides the overall strategic leadership and visionary direction for Azul Systems.

Scott has a consistent proven track record of vision, leadership, and success in enterprise, consumer and scientific markets. Prior to co-founding Azul Systems, Scott founded 3dfx Interactive, a graphics processor company that pioneered the 3D graphics market for personal computers and game consoles. Scott served at 3dfx as Vice President of Engineering, CTO and as a member of the board of directors and delivered 7 award-winning products and developed 14 different graphics processors. After a successful initial public offering, 3dfx was later acquired by NVIDIA Corporation.

Prior to 3dfx, Scott was a CPU systems architect at Pellucid, later acquired by MediaVision. Before Pellucid, Scott was a member of the technical staff at Silicon Graphics where he designed high-performance workstations.

Scott graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor of science, earning magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors. Scott has been granted 8 patents in high performance graphics and computing and is a regularly invited keynote speaker at industry conferences.

About Azul:

Azul is the only company 100% focused on Java, delivering the most trusted Java platform to the modern cloud enterprise. We provide the world’s best commercial support for OpenJDK to our customers by prioritizing their success, maintaining our unwavering commitment to innovation and excellence, and advancing Java through community leadership.

Millions of Java developers, hundreds of millions of devices, and the world’s most highly regarded businesses – including 27% of the Fortune 100 – trust Azul to power their applications with exceptional capabilities, performance, security, value, and success.

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company LeaderBits.io. Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of BeasleyFoundation.org a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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