Community is a important part of any new growth market. Cloud On A String is a mastermind group that allows technology leaders, marketing managers, and software developers to come together on neutral ground. This is the forum to discuss advantages and disadvantages of platforms. Compare platforms based not only on features, but on support, and cost and difficulty of implementation.
We believe that the advancement of all platforms happens through the interaction of community and providers. Because Cloud On A String has solicited members from Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, to participate in the discussion on this forum, not only will you advance your understanding of cloud technologies, but you contribute to the advancement of these platform providers.
What Will Be Discussed:
Theory of cloud computing, managing developers in a cloud environment, work flow, test methodologies, Quality of Service / Quality of Experience and other programming related topics.
Enterprise Resource Planning for cloud and hybrid environments, right scaling, infinite scale architecture and other scalability topics.
Terminology, vocabulary and messaging for marketing, management, and administrators as a way to market, gain buy-in, or distribute information about cloud computing.
What Won’t Be Discussed:
Code level issues, specific syntax of applications, solutions to bugs. This isn’t to say that we won’t solve problems, but these should be at the architecture level, not at the code level. The goal of this group is to address the kinds of issues that are not discussed on StackOverflow. Not because those aren’t important, but there are places to do that already.
Who Should Join:
CTO’s, PM’s, IT Admins, Enterprise Marketing Execs, Students, VC’s, Cloud App Developers, anyone who wants to understand cloud in the big picture.
Who Should Not Join:
People looking to have their code debugged, and spammers. Spammers should also note that there is a “Marketer” tier. If you spam the list and you didn’t sign up for the Marketer tier you will be sent a bill for using that tier with out authorization. Read that section carefully.
Standard: This is what you want in most cases. Participate in discussions, join conference calls, attend events.
Student / Educator: This is only for people with a .edu email address who are current students or educator. (if you are a student outside the US and don’t have a .edu contact us to prove your status)
Organization / Unlimited: If you have a team of 6 or more, this is for you. You can have as many members as you have employees in your organization.
Marketer: This for people who want to market to the list, not marketing people who want to contribute. For example with the standard membership as a CMO or PM you could ask, “Which is more important to you SLA, or Support Response time”. With this tier you could send “We have the best SLA and Response time Buy Our products”. If you spam the list and you aren’t a member at this tier you will be responsible for the difference in cost between your membership level and this one.
Standard + Support: You get the standard membership, but you can also receive email support from www.blackwaterops.com about architecture and best practices. Generally with in 24 hours, but always within 1.5 business days.
Cloud On A String is a BlackWaterOps community project. We have been building communities around technology for over 15 years. We believe that through moderation of groups such as this one we can help advance the state of the industry and help shape the way providers and users interact. Providing a neutral ground we hope that competitors can agree to speak the same metrics even if they don’t agree on philosophy. We hope that developers can share vital information that will help others reach their goals on time and under budget. We hope to find friends and colleagues who will help each other along the way.
We are always looking for people to host meet ups, be presenters, and generally facilitate community building. If you want to help out contact us. firstname.lastname@example.org
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