Jon Boutelle shares insights with Robert Duffner for "Thought Leaders In The Cloud"

March 30, 2011

SlideShare CTO and co-founder Jon Boutelle talked with Microsoft’s Robert Duffner recently for his "Thought Leaders In The Cloud" series. The in-depth interview is posted on the Windows Azure Team Blog. Topics covered include:

  • The scale of SlideShare (45 million visitor per month)
  • Two kinds of expensive missteps with the cloud
  • Aligning SaaS revenue with cloud costs
  • Concrete examples of the benefits of hybrid architectures
  • The higher administrative burden of infrastructure as a service
  • The opportunity to build cloud hosted special purpose application services
  • Front end complexity and back end cost risks

You can read the entire interview, “Thought Leaders in the Cloud: Talking with Jonathan Boutelle, cofounder and CTO of Slideshare,” on the Windows Azure Team Blog.

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