Rich Morrow is an Analyst at Gigaom Research who specializes in architecture, development and maintenance of large-scale mission-critical custom Web applications, and has an extensive background in building and leading extraordinary technology teams. Since early 2010, his consulting venture, quicloud.com, has assisted over 2 dozen companies with their Cloud, Big Data, and Web initiatives. They help them understand and appropriately build/manage their services in the cloud — allowing each to dramatically cut costs while simultaneously removing the ceilings on their growth.
quicloud leverages solutions from Amazon’s AWS (EC2, S3, EBS, SQS, SNS, etc), Rackspace Cloud (CloudServers, CloudFiles, CloudSites), Apache Hadoop, MongoDB, HBase, etc, to build robust Web products with infinite scale and ludicrously low TCO.
Rich is an expert in 3 tier Web system architecture / implementation (esp Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP or “LAMP”); database design and maintenance; software internationalization (i18n) and localization (l10n); OOD, design patterns; Unix sysadmin / security; shell scripting; DBA level MySQL. He also has a good knowledge of TDD, Agile/Scrum, subversion (SVN), monitoring, networking. He is fluent in Business Japanese.