Get Off My Cloud - Launching your Startup on The Cloud

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  • Hi My name is joe drumgoole and I am the founder and CTO of PutPlace.com. We do online backup for small businesses and home users. Right from day one we made a decision to host ourselves in the cloud (though we didn’t call it that at the time) when we kicked off the business in 2006. I’m going to give you a lightening tour of our cloud stack and why we chose what we chose, then I’ll talk about some of the problems and finally some lessons learned. Lets crack on!
  • Get Off My Cloud - Launching your Startup on The Cloud

    1. Joe Drumgoole 21-Apr-09 Get Off My Cloud – Launching your Startup on Cloud Computing Infrastructure
    2. What We Use <ul><li>Wush.net : Subversion and Trac </li></ul><ul><li>DynDNS : Dynamic DNS </li></ul><ul><li>Python/Django : Dev Stack </li></ul><ul><li>Postgres : Database </li></ul><ul><li>Hudson : Build Server </li></ul><ul><li>Perlbal, MogileFS, memcached : Scaling </li></ul><ul><li>Nagios, Monitis : Monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Hamachi : VPN through Firewall </li></ul><ul><li>Google Apps : Email, Calendar, Docs, Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Zendesk : Support </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon : Storage, Compute, Bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>Paypal : Billing </li></ul>
    3. Cloud Computing: The Bad News <ul><li>The Data Problem </li></ul><ul><li>The Programmer Problem </li></ul><ul><li>The Britney Spears Problem </li></ul><ul><li>The Bank Problem </li></ul><ul><li>The Doctor Problem </li></ul><ul><li>The End User Problem </li></ul>
    4. Costs (Euros) <ul><li>Capital Expenditure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One server 5k euro </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One laptop per developer 2.5k (7 devs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One Linksys WIFI/Firewall (won at Raffle) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two 24 port switches 1.6k </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total: ~24k </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Running Costs for Grid and Storage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>~1800 euro a month (8 instances) </li></ul></ul>
    5. Our Lessons <ul><li>Cloud Computing is a useful adjunct </li></ul><ul><li>We can deploy to any Linux grid in minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Watch the per transaction costs </li></ul><ul><li>We run our build server locally (using VMServer) </li></ul><ul><li>We like Amazon but we will host in parallel with someone else in the future </li></ul><ul><li>Client side encryption is in everyone’s future </li></ul>
    6. <ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>

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