Just a quick flying (literally at 36,000 ft.) update…
It seems these days that I blink and a couple of months have passed me by. The speed of innovation at Carpathia is amazing and the best part is that 100% of the efforts are all centered around our customers requirements. During one of my recent trips, I spent a very enjoyable hour chatting to an entrepreneur in residence at a bay area VC. The meeting ended with him making the comment “you are just having way too much fun”. I have to agree.
So here are a few quick updates to bring you up to speed.
As I hope you have noticed, we recently completed a major design update and content re-org on our website. It highlights what we do and what we provide our customers in a much more concise format, while emphasizing our DNA … enterprise class solutions and compliant delivery. We also have released a mobile-friendly version of our website, with plans to migrate our customer support tools to a much more friendly platform coming soon. Check out m.carpathia.com from your mobile device.
Speaking of enterprise and compliant customers … we recently announced two federal wins. The first is Ethical Advocate, a very critical service supporting the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. This is a FISMA and HIPAA compliant solution delivering ethics training and anonymous incident reporting to over a million users. The second is Ceridian Lifeworks who we are working with to deliver services for Military OneSource. Military OneSource provides resources for active-duty National Guard and reserve personnel reaching 2.7M users around the globe. In this case, we’re helping them meet DIACAP and HIPAA compliance requirements as well as DR/COOP capabilities. In both cases, our Information Assurance and Compliance Group is working closely with the customer and agency security teams to achieve ATO.
This week, I’m on the road again heading to San Diego for the Burton Group’s “Catalyst 10” event. Congrats to the Burton group for assembling such a great group of presenters. I’ll be on stage with Simon Crosby, CTO of Datacenter and Cloud Division at Citrix talking about pizza... Seriously! We’ll be talking about how enterprise customers now have a choice on how they purchase and consume IT and how there is more than one choice for cloud. The pizza model is a great way to explain this. I’ll be sending updates from the event via my twitter account as well.
Cloud continues to be the dominant discussion topic for our customers, with a tremendous amount of interest in private cloud. In fact, during Q2 it was probably one of the fastest growing portions of our portfolio. We’re also seeing a very interesting variance of private hosted cloud emerging with 90% of customer’s workload running inside their own cloud, and 10%+ running in our multi-tenant cloud. I say 10%+ because this is the scenario where cloud bursting really comes into play. We can connect using layer2 networking and while our cloud doesn’t have public IP addresses the customers private cloud acts as the “front door” for traffic with vm’s being dropped dynamically into the network as needed.
So to wrap up this post … you can now check out videos from Citrix Synergy online. If you’re interested in our presentation of cloud for the public sector (presented with Greg Sanchez, CTO GDIT, Homeland and Civilian Group) or "The Great Cloud Debate" Nathan Day, CTO of Softlayer and I had on cloud please check them out.