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From Kelly Hair <kelly.h...@citrix.com>
Subject Re: CloudPlatform/CloudStack Customers and Marketing
Date Tue, 21 May 2013 13:10:48 GMT
AH - ok.  Thanks for the clarification Sebastien!



On 5/21/13 1:18 AM, "Sebastien Goasguen" <runseb@gmail.com> wrote:

>CERN is like any large organizations, they have many IT groups. Their
>central IT uses openstack and thats what u see in the news. Other groups
>withon cern and associated with cern could be using cloudstack.
>
>The cloudstack use case i reported was from the CERN VM group an r&d
>group, not the central IT.
>
>-Sebastien
>
>On 21 May 2013, at 02:24, Kelly Hair <kelly.hair@citrix.com> wrote:
>
>> BTW, does Cern still use CloudStack?  I saw some recent blog entries on
>> the Net about how they use OpenStack…
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On 5/20/13 3:31 PM, "Mark Hinkle" <Mark.Hinkle@citrix.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> 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
>>> observations. 
>>> 
>>> http://www.slideshare.net/socializedsoftware/cloudstack-users-21545745
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Regards, 
>>> 
>>> Mark R. Hinkle
>>> Senior Director, Open Source Solutions
>>> Citrix Systems
>>> e: mark.hinkle@citrix.com
>>> Twitter: @mrhinkle
>>> Skype: mrhinkle
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On 5/20/13 1:01 PM, "Kelly Hair" <kelly.hair@citrix.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Yes, there are some public Citrix customer use cases/white papers.
>>>>That's
>>>> all fair game.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 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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