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The Cloudcast #128: Does Open Source Redefine the Cloud Supply Chain?

01.17.2014
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The Cloudcast #128 - Does Open Source Redefine the Cloud Supply Chain (32:28)

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Date: January 16, 2014

By: Aaron Delp and Brian Gracely

Description: Aaron talks with Ian Rae (@ianrae) and Giles Sirett (@shapeblue) about Open Source Software and the disruption to traditional vendors and supply chain models. We also discuss who really has the power to influence cloud architectures. Music Credit: Nine Inch Nails (nin.com)


Topic 1 -Ask about branching out beyond reselling - hosting/Cloud; DevOps stuff like Colin does; mobile app development

Topic 2 - Who are the main buyers or influencers of technology these days?

Topic 3 - What technology or business trends do you see earlier than the vendors or media?

Topic 4 - How aggressive are the cloud providers pursuing the channel partners?

Topic 5 - What do you wish the vendors would change about interacting with channels?
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