CloudFest 2019 Video Interview Recap with Hosting Industry Leaders #HJpicks

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At CloudFest 2019 in Rust, Germany, HostingJournalist.com’s Editor-in-Chief Koen Stegeman had a great time meeting various data center solution vendors, ISVs, hosting providers, CSPs, MSPs and others active within the international cloud, hosting and data center services industry. In this recap, we provide an overview of the video interviews we did during this year’s CloudFest event. These HostingJournalist.com editor’s picks are being marked as #HJPICKS on our social media channels.

Interview with rankingCoach founder and CEO, Daniel Wette

At CloudFest 2019, HostingJournalist.com had an interview with rankingCoach founder and CEO, Daniel Wette. This Cologne, Germany headquartered company provides software on an international scale with a program that guides users through the search engine optimization of their website, step-by-step. The hosting market plays an important role in rankingCoach’s go-to-market model.


Interview with Ben Aroya, Spike CEO and co-founder

In this video interview taken at CloudFest 2019, Mr. Ben Aroya, Spike CEO and co-founder, explains why they changed the name into Spike. He also shares with us news about a new funding round including investments from web development platform Wix, Koa Labs, and NFX.


Interview with Open-Xchange CEO and co-founder Rafael Laguna

At CloudFest 2019 in Germany, HostingJournalist.com Editor-in-Chief Koen Stegeman had a video interview with Open-Xchange CEO and co-founder Rafael Laguna.


Interview with JP Nacier, VP of Engineering, Ubersmith

At CloudFest 2019, HostingJournalist.com Editor-in-Chief Koen Stegeman had a video interview with Ubersmith’s VP of Engineering, JP Nacier.


Interview with Alex Fine, CEO Vituozzo

At CloudFest 2019 in Germany, HostingJournalist.com had a video interview with Alex Fine, a Parallels and industry veteran who joined Vituozzo a few months ago as CEO.


Interview with StorPool CEO and co-founder Boyan Ivanov

HostingJournalist.com Editor-in-Chief Koen Stegeman had a video interview at CloudFest 2019 with StorPool CEO/co-founder Boyan Ivanov – about current storage trends, what the StorPool offering is about, the most requested storage features, and more.


Interview with Plesk CTO Jan Löffler

In the past, Plesk was largely used for server administration. At this moment, Plesk has expended its functionality and product reach to web applications including WordPress. HostingJournalist.com spoke to Plesk CTO Jan Löffler at CloudFest 2019 in Rust, Germany.


Interview with David Levi, CEO Ethernity Networks

At CloudFest in Germany, HostingJournalist.com had an interview with the company’s CEO, David Levi. He explains that the huge growth in data usage forces companies to move cloud closer to the edge, preferably software-defined.


Interview with Martijn Niessen, CEO Ynvolve

At CloudFest 2019, HostingJournalist.com had an interview with Ynvolve’s CEO Martijn Niessen. In this interview he talks about Ynvolve’s client focus that includes hosting providers, CSPs and MSPs, as well as the company’s efforts to help these clients evolve through their business lifecycles.


Interview with Marketgoo CEO and co-founder Wences Garcia

At this year’s CloudFest event, HostingJournalist met again with search engine optimization (SEO) tools provider MarketGoo. We had a talk with Marketgoo CEO and co-founder Wences Garcia about their recent deal closed with Endurance Group and more.


Interview with PCextreme CTO Wido den Hollander

Dutch web hosting company PCextreme was acquired by TWS (Total Webhosting Solutions) in 2018. At this year’s CloudFest in Germany, HostingJournalist.com spoke to PCextreme CTO Wido den Hollander, about their transition from a traditional web hosting model to becoming a cloud infrastructure provider. He also elaborates on the acquisition-focused expansion strategy of parent company TWS.

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