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The Cloudcast (.net) #90 - Six Weeks to a Cloud (26:58)

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Date: June 28, 2013

By: Aaron Delp and Brian Gracely

Description: Aaron talks with Kirk Jantzer about creating a cloud in six weeks and why he doesn’t have time to order physical servers anymore. We talk about matching his operations to the speed of the business and learning to “get the hell out of the way” vs. “scripting yourself out of a job” and how he created a Win-Win-Win situation in his environment.

Topic 1 – We can’t name your site but it is a very large web company everyone has heard of, but give us your background...

Topic 2 - You are seeing what is in Silicon Valley (Hadoop, Cassandra)

Topic 3 – templates, automation - What were users looking for?  What were the demands?

Topic 4 – How did your cloud start?  (Hack Days - In january) - $10,000 and 6 weeks to work on your project (His project was that the cloud was needed and ready for production in just 6 weeks)

Topic 5 - Where was your head at and what products did you look at?  What use cases?  How hard does your large environment push products?  What were the barriers to entry?

Topic 6 – How do you keep up with cloud computing and still do your day job?  Why did you chose CloudStack for your cloud?


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