Walter Derezinski

DevOps | Cloud Architect | FInOps | 30 years experience scaling applications and organizations

I help organizations balance their cloud cost with user experience against business objective

I've engineered systems capable of handling large-scale operations, from video-on-demand services and data lakes to contributing to one of the most widely-used apps ever, The Weather Channel.

I currently reside in Chattanooga, enjoying access to the nation's fastest internet speeds and looking for a reason to get 10G service to my house.

I am a freelance consultant looking to help startups lay the foundati…

Walter Derezinski



  • Walter Derezinski

    Walter Derezinski

    Solution Architect, DevOps, Cloud Cost

    Sep 2016 - Present

    As a cost-conscious Solution Architect, I specialize in optimizing cloud expenditures while ensuring alignment with strategic business objectives. My extensive background spans product development, software engineering, and DevOps, equipping me with a versatile skill set to tackle diverse challenges.

    • Lead architect for State Farm's AWS data lake
  • Ericsson


    Technical Product Management

    Dec 2006 - May 2016

    Responsible for portfolio multi-cloud and systems strategy for media platform products.

    • Lead development for 50 cloud and platform engineers
  • The Weather Channel

    The Weather Channel

    Senior System Architect

    Jun 2000 - Dec 2016

    Lead system architect for the clustered digital forecasting system, storage area network, and file services.

    • Lead system engineer for the clustered digital forecasting system
  • Kennesaw State University

    Kennesaw State University


    Sep 1998 - Mar 2000

    • Master of Business Administration
  • Bellsouth.Net


    Operations Manager

    Jan 1998 - Jun 2020

    Launched Bellsouth's initial internet service focused on scaling their back office operation team and systems.

    • Launched Bellsouth Internet Service
  • Sprint Paranet

    Senior Technical Analyst, Professional Services

    Jan 1994 - Jan 1998

    Senior Analyst providing consulting services to customers along the East Coast, specializing in large-scale system migrations, system stabilization, and data protection.

    • 4 Customer Recognition Awards
    • Two time exceeded 100% Annual Performance
    • Top Five Percent Company Best of the Best
  • Georgia Institute of Technology

    Georgia Institute of Technology


    Sep 1990 - Dec 1993

    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

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