|Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Masters||1995|
Martin is pioneer in Cloud Computing, having worked in the space since January of 2006 (when he joined Amazon Web Services). He is currently Business Product Manager for Google Compute Engine. Previously he was Business Development and Partners Lead for Google’s Cloud Platform, which is leveraging Google’s world class technical expertise and infrastructure to offer cloud services to enterprises.
Most recently, Martin was was Vice President of Customers and Partners for Nimbula. Nimbula was founded by the team which created and brought to market EC2 for Amazon, and is backed by Sequoia Capital and Accel Partners. Diane Greene (VMware co-founder and ex-CEO) as a board member and investor. Nimbula Director enables enterprises to create highly automated, scaleable, flexible private clouds, as well as to make use of public clouds on a policy driven basis. Service providers are utilizing Nimbula Director to create create public clouds which can serve as extensions to their customers’ private data center infrastructure.
Prior to joining Nimbula, Martin Buhr was European Business Director for Amazon Web Services. His role is to drive increased awareness of Amazon’s cloud computing offerings in the European market, grow the customer and revenue base, and oversee all public facing activities including business development, sales, marketing, evangelism, and support. Martin joined Amazon Web Services in January 2006 to as the business development and sales lead for Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
Before joining Amazon Web Services, Martin performed business development and strategy functions within the Windows Networking and Connected Devices group at Microsoft. Prior to that, Martin was Vice President of Business Development for Neomar, a Silicon Valley startup backed by Research in Motion which extended enterprise applications to mobile devices.
Martin earned BA degrees in German as a Foreign Language and Political Science from the University of Arkansas, and an MA degree in International Relations from School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at the Johns Hopkins University.