CIQ's Colin VanderSmith to Speak at Google's '2Gather Sunnyvale: Cloud Optimization Summit'

CIQ, an infrastructure partner of Google Cloud, provides customers and partners with enterprise-grade Rocky Linux solutions for their migrations and compute-intensive workloads.

RENO, Nev., Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- CIQ, the company leading the next generation of software infrastructure for enterprises running performance-intensive workloads atop Rocky Linux, will sponsor the "2Gather Sunnyvale: Cloud Optimization Summit" on February 15. Colin VanderSmith, senior vice president of product management at CIQ, will be participating as a keynote panelist and a breakout session leader.

This gathering at the Google campus in Sunnyvale, California, is part of Google's C2C program, which brings together Google Cloud customers from around the globe to share ideas, insights and strategies.

Vandersmith will lead the breakout session "1000+ Cloud Migrations: Lessons Learned and Best Practices on Performance, Security and Cloud ROI." A Google Cloud Infrastructure and Cloud Migration leader prior to joining CIQ, VanderSmith will share best practices and lessons learned from a career building global cloud services and helping thousands of customers achieve their goals. He'll walk session participants through core concepts, insights and analysis to help mitigate risks while sharing how to maximize price performance, security and ROI with Google Cloud.

VanderSmith will also participate in the keynote "Partner Panel: Industry Insights" along with cloud industry leaders from Google, AODocs, NetApp and Okta.

"Cloud optimization is extremely important to every one of our customers, it's the core mission of CIQ's partnership with Google," said VanderSmith. "I look forward to sharing success stories and best practices that Google customers can implement immediately to get the most out of their Google Cloud experience."

CIQ's Rocky Linux Solutions Available on Google Cloud Marketplace 

CIQ's Rocky Linux solutions are available on Google Cloud Marketplace as part of CIQ's partnership with Google Cloud. Google customers and partners have access to a world-class Rocky Linux experience backed by CIQ. This includes the ability to tailor your Linux environment to meet your specific needs, 24/7 support from CIQ's Rocky Linux experts, and long-term support with regular updates, patches and industry-leading security measures. Furthermore, Google customers and partners can test, procure and deploy Rocky Linux with CIQ Premium Support while taking advantage of many Google Cloud Marketplace benefits, including private offers, integrated billing, fast procurement and retiring their committed Google Cloud spend. For more details on Rocky Linux by CIQ on Google Cloud Marketplace, please visit