Rising Stars

Brent Bensten

Rising Star 2013

Think moving to a FedRAMP-compliant cloud service is daunting? Try building one.

That was the charge given to Brent Bensten by Carpathia CEO Peter Weber when Bensten was promoted from vice president of operations to chief technology officer. He was an experienced data center specialist who managed operations for Fortune 500 firms before turning his attention to public-sector IT. (He holds a patent for innovative methods of "remote management of customer servers.")

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He led the development of Carpathia's newest hybrid cloud offering for federal agencies and strengthened his firm's partnership with VMware in the process. The new service was built to be "binary compatible" with existing VMware-based virtualized systems and give agencies an easier migration path to the cloud.

"Brent was instrumental in this process, from design all the way through to operation," a Carpathia colleague said.

About the Author

Troy K. Schneider is editor-in-chief of FCW and GCN.

Prior to joining 1105 Media in 2012, Schneider was the New America Foundation’s Director of Media & Technology, and before that was Managing Director for Electronic Publishing at the Atlantic Media Company. The founding editor of NationalJournal.com, Schneider also helped launch the political site PoliticsNow.com in the mid-1990s, and worked on the earliest online efforts of the Los Angeles Times and Newsday. He began his career in print journalism, and has written for a wide range of publications, including The New York Times, WashingtonPost.com, Slate, Politico, National Journal, Governing, and many of the other titles listed above.

Schneider is a graduate of Indiana University, where his emphases were journalism, business and religious studies.

Click here for previous articles by Schneider, or connect with him on Twitter: @troyschneider.


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