Cloud Computing Series - Part II: SmartSheet Case Study

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WTIA Cloud Computing Series - Part II: Picnik Case Study. Presented by: Todd Fasullo, Director of Operations, SmartSheet.

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Cloud Computing Series - Part II: SmartSheet Case Study

  1. 1. Smartsheet.com Amazon Web Services Case Study Todd Fasullo Director Operations, Smartsheet.com
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Who is Smartsheet? </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Demo </li></ul><ul><li>How we use Amazon Web Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Which services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits to us and our customers </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What is Smartsheet? <ul><li>Smartsheet.com is an online service (SaaS) for managing any kind of work across personal, team, client, or on-demand work scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 2005 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 Employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 50,000 companies have tried Smartsheet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Logins from 94+ countries in past year </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Sample Use Cases <ul><li>Project Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Team Task List </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time Tracking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Legal & Finance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>M&A Due Diligence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IPO Time & Resp. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sales </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pipeline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Client Contact List </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Product Mgmt </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Issue/Bug Tracker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhancement List </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Event Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dept. Goal Tracking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wedding Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Home Remodel </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Demo
  6. 6. AWS Services We Use <ul><li>CloudFront </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implemented in Nov 2008 during beta period </li></ul></ul><ul><li>S3 – Document Attachments & Cache </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using since Nov 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mechanical Turk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Smartsourcing feature released this month </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Requirements <ul><li>24 x 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Secure </li></ul><ul><li>Scalable </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate well with our current hosting infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Core application infrastructure is running on dedicated servers at hosting provider </li></ul></ul>Smartsheet
  8. 8. Benefits <ul><li>Improved scalability and performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Offload core infrastructure services to AWS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cost effective solution for us and our customers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>S3 was 5% cost of our initial projection for local storage at our hosting provider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CloudFront was < 1% cost of traditional CDN provider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No sales negotiation – no long term contracts </li></ul></ul>Smartsheet
  9. 9. Considerations <ul><li>Looking forward to see where CloudFront service is moving </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SSL support is important to us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More cache flushing flexibility </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Anxious for S3 Management Console </li></ul><ul><li>Sample code libraries are of varying quality </li></ul>Smartsheet

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