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From Sally Khudairi <sallykhuda...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Introduction; assistance with CloudStack outreach
Date Wed, 21 May 2014 15:40:34 GMT
Thanks so much, Joe. This is hugely helpful!

I'll be incorporating this into my list of things to work on for the project. Much appreciated!

Chat soon,
Sally


>________________________________
> From: Joe Brockmeier <jzb@zonker.net>
>To: marketing@cloudstack.apache.org 
>Cc: ASF Marketing & Publicity <press@apache.org> 
>Sent: Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 10:01
>Subject: Re: Introduction; assistance with CloudStack outreach
> 
>
>On 05/07/2014 09:52 AM, Sally Khudairi wrote:
>> For my edification, and to bolster my outreach activities, if you can
>> please provide (or point me to) the following, that would be of help:
>> 
>> - Apache CloudStack boilerplate --is there more than one version? Who
>> owns this editorially?
>
>This is the boilerplate used for 4.2.1. I *think* that's the one we've
>been using for quite a while. Looks like it got dropped when the last
>announcement was written up. (Sadly, off-list, it seems.)
>
>Apache CloudStack is an integrated Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
>software platform that allows users to build feature-rich public and
>private cloud environments. CloudStack includes an intuitive user
>interface and rich APIs for managing the compute, networking, software,
>and storage infrastructure resources. The project became an Apache top
>level project in March 2013.
>
>> - How we use it --demonstrate deployments of CloudStack that can be
>> presented publicly. Do we have any whitepapers? Use cases?
>
>Case studies here:
>
>https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/CLOUDSTACK/Case+Studies
>
>I don't think we've had any proper white papers, but I might be wrong on
>that.
>
>> Partners --testimonials, presentations from those who use CloudStack
>> across different use cases/perspectives: software provider, service
>> provider, end-user
>
>Plenty, I think - I'll let other folks dig those up. Giles, Sebastien,
>David, Mark, Chip?
>
>>  - What does CloudStack mean to you? --5 word descriptors
>
>Are you looking for 5 words like "stable, open, mature, community,
>flexible" or "A mature open source IaaS"?
>
>
>> - How is CloudStack better than other solutions? --who are the other
>> players, both usual suspects as well as up-and-comers
>
>Depends, I guess - you could say that ACS competes with OpenStack, or
>AWS, or Eucalyptus, and/or VMware and Microsoft.
>
>I will say that I would not go heavy on competitive marketing for ACS.
>Right now, its primary challenge is still awareness - and I'd leave the
>competitive approach to commercial entities that are out in the market
>trying to win deals.
>
>Best,
>
>jzb
>-- 
>Joe Brockmeier
>jzb@zonker.net
>Twitter: @jzb
>http://www.dissociatedpress.net/
>
>
>
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