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From Ahmad Emneina <aemne...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: CloudPlatform/CloudStack Customers and Marketing
Date Mon, 20 May 2013 17:35:21 GMT
i partially agree with the premise it could be mutually beneficial. Some
companies view cloudstack as their competitive advantage, and guard that
info religiously.


On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 9:39 AM, Clayton Weise <cweise@iswest.net> 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 [mailto:mathias.mullins@citrix.com]
> Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2013 9:13 AM
> To: marketing@cloudstack.apache.org
> Cc: Peder Ulander
> Subject: Re: CloudPlatform/CloudStack Customers and Marketing
>
> Ilya,
>
> 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 some
> 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.
>
> Thanks
> Matt Mullins
> CloudPlatform Implementation Engineer
> Worldwide Cloud Services ­ Citrix System, Inc.
> +1 (407) 920-1107 ­ Office/Cell Phone
> matt.mullins@citrix.com
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On 5/18/13 6:04 PM, "Kelly Hair" <kelly.hair@citrix.com> wrote:
>
> >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 & ratio
> >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 some
> >colleagues inside Citrix to bless the publishing of these names.  A slide
> >presented to a prospect is very different than publicly posting :)
> >
> >
> >Best,
> >Kelly
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >On 5/18/13 3:59 PM, "Joe Brockmeier" <jzb@zonker.net> 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 in
> >>> size - but it hurts our marketing strategy as names don't get
> >>>published.
> >>>
> >>> Perhaps I can start un-official CS/CP customer list on personal blogs
> >>> based on public information (like job descriptions posted online).
> >>>
> >>> Thoughts?
> >>
> >>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.
> >>
> >>Best,
> >>
> >>jzb
> >>--
> >>Joe Brockmeier
> >>jzb@zonker.net
> >>Twitter: @jzb
> >>http://www.dissociatedpress.net/
> >
>
>

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