Network World for Eucalyptus
August 12, 2013
Devops and the cloud: They’re two of the biggest buzzwords in high-tech today. But organizations embracing these trends are finding out just how closely the two are linked, and the advantages that automating IT processes can bring. Take Rafter, a San Mateo-based company that was founded on the idea that college textbooks are really expensive. Chris Williams created a sort of Netflix for textbooks rental business that started by running off a couple servers sitting in a closet. Seven years later the company has 150 employees and is helping students and bookstores manage inventory and host online book stores for colleges, in addition to the book rentals.