Tom Keane, Corporate Vice-President of Azure Global

Tom Keane, Corporate Vice-President of Azure Global, has over twenty years of experience in the IT industry. He was previously VP of Product Management and Strategy for Sun Microsystems (now Oracle), where he created a multi-billion dollar product line called “Oracle Solaris.” 


In 2004 he became CEO of Tarantella (acquired by Microsoft), where he led the acquisition and integration process. He is currently a strategic advisor to top venture capital firms. Tom Keane´s latest project is an emerging startup company in stealth mode.


Tom Keane on Bringing Commercial Innovations in Chip Design to National Security 


Software Developer Tom Keane Microsoft

According to Tom Keane, bringing commercial chip design innovations to national security challenges seems far fetched. However, he said it can be done in collaboration with leading semiconductor companies like Intel. In addition, Keane said the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is on the verge of releasing a request for proposals for a 30-year CPU architecture replacement. 


The new architecture will be introduced in connection with a 10-year project called High Productivity Computing Systems (HPCS), intended to deliver 50 times better performance at one-fifth the cost and power consumption of traditional systems. Currently, Tom Keane is also a board member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

The software developer Tom Keane explains that it is a Cloud Computing Consortium subgroup under Sys-Con Media’s auspices. CSA, which comprises public and private sector participants and academics, aims at building trust and confidence in cloud computing by helping business and government users adopt secure cloud computing practices while addressing policy issues through education and advocacy.