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From Giles Sirett <>
Subject Re: CloudPlatform/CloudStack Customers and Marketing
Date Wed, 22 May 2013 18:56:39 GMT
Kelly , I was thinking exactly the same

I'm happy to spend some time thinking about how best to put something like this together

Kind Regards

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On 22 May 2013, at 11:53, "Kelly Hair" <<>>

Wondering if a community survey would be a good approach.

Could kick off before or during CCC13…

See OS example:

On 5/20/13 3:31 PM, "Mark Hinkle" <<>>

I compiled a "NASCAR" slide with the companies that have publicly stated
they are using CloudStack or a CloudStack based product like Citrix Cloud
Platform (Keep in mind many users are still using a pre-Apache version of
CloudStack too). I uploaded it to Slideshare for anyone who wants to
reference those things, though this is not an official Citrix slide and
obviously not an official CloudStack slide either, just my personal


Mark R. Hinkle
Senior Director, Open Source Solutions
Citrix Systems
Twitter: @mrhinkle
Skype: mrhinkle

On 5/20/13 1:01 PM, "Kelly Hair" <<>>

Yes, there are some public Citrix customer use cases/white papers. That's
all fair game.

Clayton Weise <<>> wrote:

Just a suggestion to this; having been part of such an exercise.  What
about a jointly published case study with CS/CP customers/users who are
willing to share.  Since it involves good press for both companies such a
thing is mutually beneficial.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mathias Mullins []
Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2013 9:13 AM
Cc: Peder Ulander
Subject: Re: CloudPlatform/CloudStack Customers and Marketing


I think to take that one step further, we do have an official "public"
list of customers that have signed off on letting us use their name in
marketing, presentations, etcŠ What we probably need to find out is how
far can we take that with ACS. Can those names be published at an ACS
level as well since the official title of CCP is CloudPlatform powered by
Apache CloudStack.

I'm copying in Peder Ulander in here to see if maybe he can help with
clarification. If that list can be brought to bear for the good of both
Citrix customers using Apache CloudStack technology then maybe there is a
win-win without showing any favoritism, more of a use case.

Mark / Karen - I know you are both active on this list, if you have any
advice that would be helpful too.

Matt Mullins
CloudPlatform Implementation Engineer
Worldwide Cloud Services ­ Citrix System, Inc.
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On 5/18/13 6:04 PM, "Kelly Hair" <<>>

Agree with Joe.

As an account rep @ Citrix developing CloudPlatform for the NE US (PA ->
DE -> ME),  I will do everything I can to ensure we can publish customer
names with their consent.  However, there's a number of enterprises that
will never allow this to occur.  It's just they way their legal
departments work..

While it may be frustrating at times, the fact remains that Apache
CloudStack, and commercial variants like Citrix CloudPlatform, is user
driven rather than a marketing focus like other options in the market.

I can share that there's 150+ paying CloudPlatform customer.  In 2011,
around 80% of new customers were Service Providers. In 2012, this number
was evenly split between SPs & enterprises.  The enterprise number &
will grow this year especially in mature markets.  This is not only
because the SP market is saturated but also because enterprises are
investing more in building private clouds. In developing markets, SPs
building clouds are mostly focused on either a CloudStack or OpenStack
based solution.

Getting back to customers - as you could imagine, we have a slide that
lists ~ 30 customers we can talk about but I would prefer to defer to
colleagues inside Citrix to bless the publishing of these names.  A
presented to a prospect is very different than publicly posting :)


On 5/18/13 3:59 PM, "Joe Brockmeier" <<>> wrote:

On Fri, May 17, 2013, at 03:06 PM, Musayev, Ilya wrote:
What is the take on publishing names of CCP customers? I continuously
learning about more CloudStack/CloudPlatform customers that are huge
size - but it hurts our marketing strategy as names don't get

Perhaps I can start un-official CS/CP customer list on personal blogs
based on public information (like job descriptions posted online).


So, unless a company has specifically signed-off on having their name
published, I think it's probably not a good idea to put it out there
without their blessing. That can have a backlash.

Having a "NASCAR" page of organizations that do use and are willing to
talk about their use of CloudStack would be a good thing. I just don't
want to incur any ill-will on the part of users who don't want to be
public, for whatever reason.


Joe Brockmeier<>
Twitter: @jzb

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