cloudstack-marketing mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Cees Doets <>
Subject RE: CloudStack questions...
Date Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:29:27 GMT
Great work Amy,

Kind regards,

Cees Doets

SMART IT Services B.V., NET Services Nederland B.V. and DATACENTER Services B.V. form from
Januari 1 2015 together CSN Groep B.V.

CSN Groep B.V.

Head Office
Fokkerstraat 7
3833 LD Leusden

088 - 999 09 99<><>

Rozenburglaan 3
9727 DL Groningen

Vareseweg 63
3047 AT Rotterdam



From: Amy Lindberg []
Sent: donderdag 15 januari 2015 16:25
Subject: Re: CloudStack questions...


I can arrange a call with our CTO, Nate Gordon. He would be a great resource to compare CloudStack
and OpenStack. We also created an eBook recently comparing these two from our perspective.
I have attached it for your review as well.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Amy Lindberg
Director of Operations

Office +1.800.735.7104  |  Direct +1.515.612.7792
Mobile +1.515.250.7003 |<>

The information in this message is intended for the named recipients only. It may contain
information that is privileged, confidential or otherwise protected from disclosure. If you
are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution,
or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this message is strictly prohibited.
If you have received this e-mail in error, do not print it or disseminate it or its contents.
In such event, please notify the sender by return e-mail and delete the e-mail file immediately
thereafter. Thank you.

On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 10:36 PM, William Van Winkle <<>>
Hello, Team! Thanks to you all for being available and willing to help with my research for
this project.

I'll open with a small plea of ignorance. I'm not half as informed on IaaS as I should be,
which leaves me twice as in need of pointers on background and some patient hand-holding.
As such, I'd be most comfortable offering up the topical outline that Julio baked up the other
day, then working with whomever you feel would be the best fit for setting the right pieces
in play by email. This might be one article, or it might merit breaking up into a series.
I guess we'll play that by ear, and I'll take my cue from you guys. But my overall mission
is to provide a high-level, comparative overview of CloudStack and OpenStack to general IT
workers and decision makers. Your help in guiding this would be incredibly appreciated.

That all said, here's the tentative outline:

•         Intro

•         IaaS Options

o   Vendor (RackSpace, Amazon, MS, etc)

o   Open Source (OpenStack, CloudStack)

•  Vendor provided OpenStack, CloudStack (ie RedHat, HP)

o   Advantages of Open Source vs Vendor IaaS

o   Disadvantages of Open Source vs Vendor IaaS

•         Features (Comparison starts here)

o   Architecture

•  Basics (Hypervisor used, OSes supported,

•  Complexity (ex. how many techs needed to manage)

•  Key Modules (I would refer to a vendor and get their input on necessity vs optional modules)

•  Scalability

o   Infrastructure needed (hardware/VMs)

o   Management (cloud tools, UIs, API’s)

•  Expertise needed (or is convergence a key factor that might simplify management)

o   Support (big part of pricing)

•         Deployment Options

o   Is there a business case for going with a Vendor provided product?

•         When does using OpenStack make sense?

•         When does using CloudStack make sense?

What makes sense and what doesn't? Please ping me back at your earliest convenience. Thank



William Van Winkle  |<>
446 NE 60th Ave.  |  Hillsboro, OR 97124
office: 503-213-3199<tel:503-213-3199>  |  cell: 503-809-9406<tel:503-809-9406>

On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 12:38 PM, Julio Urquidi <<>>
Thanks folks.

I'll be cc'ing our writer, William Van Winkle as he's currently working on an article about
open source IaaS. I'm sure he'll appreciate any help you can give him.

William, meet the CloudStack Team!


Julio Urquidi
Senior Editor
Tom’s Hardware –
Tom's IT Pro -<>
Twitter: @tomsitprojulio
Mobile: 310 351-3757<tel:310%20351-3757>
Tom’s IT Pro | Tom’s Hardware

-----Original Message-----
From: Giles Sirett [<>]
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 6:46 AM
To:<>; Julio Urquidi
Cc: David Nalley; sebgoa
Subject: RE: CloudStack questions...

thanks Joe

Hi Julio

Either myself, David or Sebastien I'm sure would be able to help you.
What have you got in mind ? an interview ? - in which case, I would suggest that you give
us an idea of time slots and a summary of what you need to know and we'll get the best person
to speak to you

Kind Regards

D: +44 20 3603 0541<tel:%2B44%2020%203603%200541> | M: +44 796 111 2055<tel:%2B44%20796%20111%202055><>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Brockmeier [<>]
> Sent: 14 January 2015 14:38
> To: Julio Urquidi;<>
> Subject: Re: CloudStack questions...
> Hi Julio,
> On 01/13/2015 05:18 PM, Julio Urquidi wrote:
> > We're working on a Open Source cloud article and need to reach
> > someone involved with CloudStack. Would that be you or can you
> > introduce me to someone who we can speak to?
> I'm CC'ing<>,
as I'm sure someone on the
> marketing list will be able to help you out. My involvement with
> CloudStack is a bit limited these days, so I'd prefer to put you in
> touch with someone who's doing CloudStack-related work more regularly.
> Hope that helps! (Note, I redacted the mobile # before sending to
> public
> list.)
> Best,
> Joe
> > Julio Urquidi
> > Senior Editor
> > Tom's Hardware - Tom's IT Pro -
> ><>
> ><>
> > Twitter: @tomsitprojulio
> > Tom's IT Pro<<>> | Tom's Hardware<<>>
> >
> >
> --
> Joe Brockmeier
> Twitter: @jzb
Find out more about ShapeBlue and our range of CloudStack related services

IaaS Cloud Design & Build<<>>
CSForge – rapid IaaS deployment framework<>
CloudStack Consulting<>
CloudStack Software Engineering<>
CloudStack Infrastructure Support<>
CloudStack Bootcamp Training Courses<>

This email and any attachments to it may be confidential and are intended solely for the use
of the individual to whom it is addressed. Any views or opinions expressed are solely those
of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Shape Blue Ltd or related companies.
If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you must neither take any action based
upon its contents, nor copy or show it to anyone. Please contact the sender if you believe
you have received this email in error. Shape Blue Ltd is a company incorporated in England
& Wales. ShapeBlue Services India LLP is a company incorporated in India and is operated
under license from Shape Blue Ltd. Shape Blue Brasil Consultoria Ltda is a company incorporated
in Brasil and is operated under license from Shape Blue Ltd. ShapeBlue SA Pty Ltd is a company
registered by The Republic of South Africa and is traded under license from Shape Blue Ltd.
ShapeBlue is a registered trademark.

View raw message