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Cascadeo IT Guru On AWS Charge, Tech Layoffs, ChatGPT And Why ‘Old IT World’ Hasn’t Died Off Yet

Mark Haranas

Cascadeo CTO and President Jared Reimer talks to CRN about its AWS push in 2023, why the “old IT world” hasn’t faded away yet, and how ChatGPT will “eventually be as good as a competent human software developer.”

Cascadeo’s longtime leader and technology guru Jared Reimer isn’t worried about the large tech layoffs occurring across the industry because cloud computing is just getting started with hundreds of billions of dollars on the table in 2023.

“If you are a certified experienced cloud architect, cloud engineer, DevOps engineer—the odds that they’re going to lay you off are pretty slim,” said Jared Reimer, founder, president and CTO of Cascadeo. “The people that are getting laid off, typically, are not people that have that skill set. And even if they were, they would get snapped up quickly.”

Reimer said the already massive cloud computing market has yet to take off, which is why Cascadeo is doubling down on Amazon Web Services and skilling up cloud practitioners as quickly as possible.

“It feels like cloud is a fully mature market. But if you zoom way out, we’re actually still in the early adopter phase of it. We haven’t really hit the gigantic hockey stick when there’s an irreversible decline in the sales of conventional IT stuff, and an endless increase in the consumption of cloud services,” said Reimer. “The old IT world hasn’t really started to die off yet.”

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ChatGPT Will Become ‘As Good As’ A Human Software Developer

Cascadeo is an innovative MSP and AWS Premier Tier Services partner that specializes in cloud migration, AIOps, machine learning and data analytics. The Seattle-based company formed a strategic collaboration agreement with cloud market leader AWS in 2022 to accelerate enterprise and mid-market cloud adoption.

“We continue to support all of the major U.S. cloud hyperscalers, but the bulk of our business today and this year will be AWS-centric. That’s both because of our relationship and also because that’s what the customers generally want to buy,” said Reimer. “For us, this year is really about scaling.”

Reimer, a technology wiz who’s been in the industry for 30 years, is also bullish about the rapid advancements being made in the artificial intelligence arena—such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Amazon’s CodeWhisperer.

ChatGPT will eventually be as good as a competent human software developer,” Reimer said.

In an interview with CRN, Reimer explains the future of the cloud computing market, big investments Cascadeo is making in 2023, and how platform services and SaaS will overtake traditional IT hardware.

“Five years from now, the amount of physical hardware that’s sold to anyone but the hyperscalers will be in a serious state of decline,” he said.

Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at

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