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From "Musayev, Ilya" <imusa...@webmd.net>
Subject RE: CloudPlatform/CloudStack Customers and Marketing
Date Wed, 22 May 2013 19:15:20 GMT
Curious, what happened to case studies?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kelly Hair [mailto:kelly.hair@citrix.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 2:53 PM
> To: marketing@cloudstack.apache.org
> Subject: Re: CloudPlatform/CloudStack Customers and Marketing
> 
> Wondering if a community survey would be a good approach.
> 
> Could kick off before or during CCC13…
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> See OS example:
> http://www.slideshare.net/fullscreen/randybias/state-of-the-stack-april-
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> 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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