Dollar Shave Club grooming AWS cloud services for smoother growth

If you asked a CIO to sketch the ideal modern IT architecture on a few cocktail napkins, it might resemble the system fashioned by of the Dollar Shave Club (DSC), the men’s grooming ecommerce company that ascended from relative obscurity to prominence thanks to sound branding and this memorable YouTube clip.

Running in a public cloud, the startup uses 22 custom applications to run sales and marketing campaigns and customer service, as well as a recommendation engine. The custom-cloud combination embodies the type of IT environment CIOs say they would build if they had a green field devoid of legacy architecture and technical debt.

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Dollar Shave Club grooming AWS cloud services for smoother growth

If you asked a CIO to sketch the ideal modern IT architecture on a few cocktail napkins, it might resemble the system fashioned by of the Dollar Shave Club (DSC), the men’s grooming ecommerce company that ascended from relative obscurity to prominence thanks to sound branding and this memorable YouTube clip.

Running in a public cloud, the startup uses 22 custom applications to run sales and marketing campaigns and customer service, as well as a recommendation engine. The custom-cloud combination embodies the type of IT environment CIOs say they would build if they had a green field devoid of crippling legacy architecture and technical debt.

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Dollar Shave Club grooming AWS cloud services for smoother growth

If you asked a CIO to sketch the ideal modern IT architecture on a few cocktail napkins, it might resemble the system fashioned by of the Dollar Shave Club (DSC), the men’s grooming ecommerce company that ascended from relative obscurity to prominence thanks to sound branding and this memorable YouTube clip.

Running in a public cloud, the startup uses 22 custom applications to run sales and marketing campaigns and customer service, as well as a recommendation engine. The custom-cloud combination embodies the type of IT environment CIOs say they would build if they had a green field devoid of legacy architecture and technical debt.

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IDG Contributor Network: Displaying impressive growth, Pantheon slurps up heavy Series B

At first blush, Pantheon does something pretty mundane — it is in the business of helping companies host their websites.

In a world awash with cheap cloud computing platforms, and a myriad of cheap (and often free) website hosting solutions, you’d have though Pantheon was in a business with few prospects.

But the reality of Pantheon’s growth has been impressive. Founded only a few short years ago, the company has parlayed its singular focus (OK, it’s actually a dual focus) on hosting WordPress and Drupal websites into an impressive business that powers 150,000 websites globally including some high profile, and high traffic, sites. As an aside, that 150,000 figure is up from 65,000 in 2014.

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Google Study Finds Enterprises Who Trust The Cloud Beyond Cutting Costs See Revenue Growth

38% of enterprise IT organizations have adopted cloud computing, projected to increase to 45% by 2019. Enterprises with very high trust in cloud technology overall cite a 9.1% profit rise versus 1% by the low-trust group. 62% of respondents who note high cloud trust consider it a competitive advantage. Concerns over security, regulatory and compliance issues, and inability to integrate with existing on-premise systems are the three primary barriers hold back cloud computing adoption in enterprises today. 

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