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STP205 Making it Big Without Breaking the Bank - AWS re: Invent 2012


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Join Ray Bradford from Kleiner Perkins in a frank discussion with Yelp Engineering Manager Jim Blomo, and Flipboard Chief Architect Greg Scallan , as they explore how they are optimizing their costs with AWS, and how they think about owning vs. renting hardware as they grow. Ray will also share observations and trends on how successful VC funded companies think about IT costs and the right things to be spending money on.

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STP205 Making it Big Without Breaking the Bank - AWS re: Invent 2012

  1. 1. Ray Bradford – Partner – Kleiner Perkins Caufield & ByersGregory Scallan – Chief Architect – FlipboardJim Blomo – Engineering Manager – Yelp
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  5. 5. Strained Analogy Time: Plodding oxen are much more suited to carrying heavy loads than thoroughbred horses, and who ever hampers the fleetness of such high-born creatures with a heavy pack? -Seneca
  6. 6. ‘Your users around the world don’t carethat you wrote your own DB.’-Mike Krieger, Instagram Cofounder 7
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  9. 9. The bar is high… 1
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  11. 11. We are sincerely eager to hear your feedback on thispresentation and on re:Invent. Please fill out an evaluation form when you have a chance.