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Webinar: The Five Whys of the Cloud

Consider this scenario. You want to embrace the cloud.This webinar is designed to help you think about what you want to achieve by implementing a cloud computing environment.

The Five Whys of the Cloud

Question 1 - Why do you want the Cloud?

Answer: To decrease provisioning time.

Question 2- Why?

Answer: So we can get servers provisioned in 8 minutes instead of 8 weeks.

Question 3 - Why?

Answer: So developers can get resources quicker to get their job done faster.

Question 4 - Why?

Answer: So they can get features out to customers faster.

Question 5 - Why?

Answer: So we make more money faster.

The example above was from John M. Willis, of, blog "The Five Why's of Cloud" earlier this year that talks about his experience with companies that are interested in moving to the cloud. We all know there is a mutual understanding the key benefits to cloud computing are cost savings, reliability and scalability-but John brought up an interesting technique to determine why you want the cloud. Do you know why you want to embrace the cloud?

As part of our 5-part webinar series, we invited John M. Willis, Vice President of Services, DTO Solutions, along with Mark Hinkle, VP of Community at, to discuss Jonh's five "whys" and how they can prevent common business pitfalls before jumping onto the cloud.

Sign-Up for the Cloud Computing Webinar

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Guest Saturday, 19 July 2014


Citrix supports the open source community via developer support and evangeslism. We have a number of developers and evangelists that participate actively in the open source community in Apache Cloudstack, OpenDaylight, Xen Project and XenServer. We also conduct educational activities via the Build A Cloud events held all over the world.