Patrick Kerpan

Patrick Kerpan, CEO at Cohesive Networks, is responsible for directing product, technology, and corporate strategy. Mr. Kerpan also directly shapes the product development and product support teams. As a co-founder, Mr. Kerpan has been leading the Cohesive Networks direction since 2008.
Mr. Kerpan has more than 20 years of software experience and is one of Cohesive Networks’ founders. Previously, he was the CTO of Borland Software Corp which he joined in 2000 through the acquisition of Bedouin, Inc., a company that he founded. Mr. Kerpan was also the VP and general manager of the Developer Services Platform group at Borland, where he was instrumental in leading the Borland acquisition of StarBase in 2003. Before founding Bedouin, Inc., Mr. Kerpan was a managing director responsible for derivatives technology at multiple global investment banks.
Patrick Kerpan is a recognized Cloud and networking thought leader. Along with the Cohesive Networks team, he regularly organizes and co-hosts CloudCamp events in Chicago and London. Mr. Kerpan recently spoke at the ACG investor forum Europe, TIA Dallas, Secure360 Twin Cities, and CSA EMEA 2015. He has contributed content published in Wired Innovation Insights, SDN Central, and IBM Partner World, as well several technical white papers and the eBook “Cloud Memoirs – Views from Above, Inside, and Below”

Articles by Patrick Kerpan

Goldilocks And The Amazon m4.medium

Once there was a little girl named Goldilocks who used cloud computing. Starting out she launched a C5.18xlarge instance but at over $3.00 per hour, she realized it would cost more per month than the rent of her little cottage in the woods. Next she tried a t2.nano, but try as she might, 500 meg …


Don’t Drop Your Guard: Defense Should Not End At The Data Center Perimeter

Modern organizations have employees on the move all the time, visiting customers and checking in from devices of all types. Yet why do organizations still treat critical data as if it is always in a secure data center network? Cisco reports that by 2018, 76% of all data center traffic will come from the cloud. …