Date: May 8, 2012
By: Aaron Delp and Brian Gracely
Description: Aaron and Brian
talk with Randy Bias (@randybias), CTO/Founder of Cloudscaling about
open cloud architectures, deploying new and web-scale applications, and
the evolutions of OpenStack.
Randy Bias (@randybias
, Cloudscaling Blog
) - CTO/Founder of Cloudscaling
Topic 2 - Recently you seem to have shifted your
focus (or at least the clarify of focus) on the idea that it’s “Legacy vs.
Commodity” to “Old Apps vs. New Apps (or Web Apps)”, essentially putting a line
in the sand for either an Enterprise or SP offering services. Is this a refocus
for Cloudscaling, or just adjusting the lens for the conversation?
- Can these “new apps
be classified as mostly focused on a mobile strategy, or is there still a lot
of room for apps that blur the line between consumer functions (Gaming, Social
Media, Entertainment) and people wanting this as part of their work (and hence
could also be used with browsers)?
Topic 4 - You talk about leveraging the concepts of
AWS for the clouds that Cloudscaling builds for your customers. Beyond the idea
of using commodity hardware or open-source software, can you touch on some of
the technical aspects that are different from what you’d consider a
Virtualization 2.0 architecture?
- Cloudscaling is a big supporter of
OpenStack and that’s a key component of the clouds that Cloudscaling are
building. How well equipped are you finding your customers to be able to
operate OpenStack-based clouds? How well equiped are companies to build “design
for failure” architectures or applications
Topic 6 -
Even though a few major companies have been
leaders in Cloud for a while (AWS, Salesforce, Google, etc.), I think it’s
reasonable to say we’re still in the early days of this industry trends. Should
we just accept that it’s early days and winners will eventually emerge, but
lots of learning is still needed?