All posts by Carol Carpenter

Joining CenturyLink: Win the Day


On the day I started at ElasticBox, I talked to the team about winning the day. This means different things to everyone. For me, it’s about doing the best you can do, each day, to move the business forward. As an example, for the engineering team, this means creating and delivering features that customers value. In sales, this means moving customers through the pipeline to close. For marketing, this means delivering the right message to the right person at the right time. Read More

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Cultivating Containers: Best Practices for Gen 3 Cloud Management


Last night, the ElasticKube team sponsored a San Francisco Cloud Mafia meetup with AppOrbit. While containers have been around for a while, the varied topics and questions reflect the fact that most companies are in the early stages of using containers. Topics ranged from best practices for container management at scale, to namespaces, to picking a repo. Read More

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On a mission for hyper-growth: Preview one-click deploy and container orchestration


Faster time-to-market is a sure strategy to grow a business. App deployment automation gets you there. Which is why we’re in the business to automate deployments. Whatever applications power your business — on premises, in public, or hybrid clouds — we help lower virtual infrastructure costs, operational overhead, and create more time for engineers to innovate freely. Read More

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3 fundamental ways ElasticBox can impact your bottomline


Watching the women’s world cup final last weekend was thrilling. Of course it was fun to see the USA women’s team win the soccer championship (football for those living outside of the US). Having coached my son’s soccer team for many years, I was awed by the team’s mastery of soccer fundamentals and appreciated how much drilling and practice led them to the championship. Read More

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ElasticBox joins Cisco Intercloud to serve hybrid cloud customers


Today, at Cisco Live San Diego, Cisco announced 35+ ISVs have joined Intercloud, a globally-connected network of clouds Cisco is building with its partners.

ElasticBox looks forward to being an early member of the Cisco Intercloud Marketplace and expanding hybrid cloud capabilities to Cisco customers. We’re in the company of some great leaders in the industry including Chef, F5, Informatica, and many more. Read More

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2 reasons why businesses perform at the top

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Recently, I had the privilege to attend a World President’s Organization (WPO) breakfast with Meg Whitman, the CEO of HP, one of the largest companies in the world by most measures. She was incredibly personable, authentic and inspiring. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about a few of her insights into leadership and business, and how they apply to what we’re building at ElasticBox. Read More

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What’s the cost of build versus buy DevOps?


Nearly every business today relies on faster, innovative technology to succeed in the marketplace. How about the coffee you drink, or the movie you’re watching, or the phone on which you’re watching it? Name every business or walk of life. You can argue that technology serves to make it better. If DevOps helps deliver the best services and experiences to you, then should companies making the coffee, movies, and phones also make their own DevOps solutions? Read More

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Tuning in to the real pain of customers

In my product management and marketing experience, I discovered that I carry a deep bias about our product capabilities and why it’s special — before a launch. On a whiteboard, in a spec, or in a usability lab, our product can and will change the world. Post-launch, when customers get their hands on our product, magical things happen. Intended use cases become irrelevant. Intended benefits change. Intended value changes. Read More

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A few words from Carol Carpenter, the new CEO at ElasticBox


Editor’s note: We recently welcomed Carol to ElasticBox as our new CEO to lead our go-to-market strategy and execution. Carol has spent the last 20 years in leadership roles in marketing, sales and executive management. She has a passion for technology, in driving new products to customers and a thirst for adventure. We asked a few questions as a fun way for you to get to know her. It’s easy to see why she sees “infinite opportunity” ahead for ElasticBox. Read More

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