Cloud Founders: Launching The Cloud

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Tarun Bhatti | May 1, 2012 1:15 pm

I recently joined the Cloud Sites team as a product marketing manager and have enjoyed working with such talented Rackers on defining the next version of the product[1]. However, I also realize the importance of understanding the origin of a product as you look to carry it forward in the future. I was fortunate to get to sit down and visit with Jonathan Bryce and Todd Morey, the founders of Mosso (which would eventually become Cloud Sites).

Over the next several weeks, I will post video excerpts of this conversation with a short synopsis. The topics will focus on the early days of the Cloud Sites team and the vision behind this product that serves more than 500 billion web requests each year[2]! So be sure to come back each Tuesday to hear more about this product straight from the founders themselves.

Did you know that the Rackspace Cloud has been around longer than Amazon? Cloud Sites launched before Amazon S3. Hear straight from Jonathan about how Rackspace was a visionary hosting provider that was trying new and innovative things while others were “trying to cling to what they had.”

Did you know that Cloud Sites hosts more than 400,000 sites across 112 countries? Check out the infographic Rackspace Cloud Sites – A Look At The Numbers[3] for more examples of the power of Cloud Sites.

Endnotes:
  1. next version of the product: http://../rackspace-cloud-sites-update-adds-new-features/
  2. 500 billion web requests each year: http://../rackspace-cloud-sites-a-look-at-the-numbers/
  3. Rackspace Cloud Sites – A Look At The Numbers: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/rackspace-cloud-sites-a-look-at-the-numbers/

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