How Important is Platform and Cloud Portability?


Join your host Michael Coté of Pivotal in a conversation with Holger Mueller of Constellation Research and Brian Gregory of Express Scripts International about why multi-cloud capabilities are an important differentiator when choosing an application framework. Regardless of whether an organization ever moves its workloads from on-premise to a public cloud or from one IaaS to another, multi-cloud portability has become a requisite expectation that gives customers the confidence to choose the architectural paradigm best aligned with where they are in their digital transformation journey.


Michael Coté
Director, Technical Marketing, Pivotal

Michael Coté works at Pivotal in technical marketing. He’s been an industry analyst at 451 Research and RedMonk, worked in corporate strategy and M&A at Dell in software and cloud, and was a programmer for a decade before all that. He blogs and podcasts at cote.io and is @cote in Twitter.

Brian Gregory
Director of Cloud Strategy & Engineering, Express Scripts International

As Director of Cloud Strategy and Engineering at Express Scripts, Brian is responsible for delivering next generation cloud capabilities and fostering a DevOps culture to support the business’s application development and digital experience initiatives. Headquartered in St. Louis, Express Scripts is the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager. Express Scripts makes the use of prescription drugs safer and more affordable, managing more than one billion prescriptions each year for tens of millions of patients. Express Scripts is No. 22 on the Fortune 500 list and recognized by Forbes (2014 and 2015) as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies.

Holger Mueller
VP & Principal Analyst, Constellation Research

Holger Mueller is VP and Principal Analyst for Constellation Research for the fundamental enablers of the cloud, IaaS, PaaS and next generation Applications, with forays up the tech stack into BigData and Analytics, HR Tech, and sometimes SaaS. Holger provides strategy and counsel to key clients, including Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Product Officers, Chief HR Officers, investment analysts, venture capitalists, sell side firms and technology buyers.