2014 has been a once-in-a-lifetime year for Tutum. The original project was hacked together in 2 months in Buenos Aires, and this year we saw Tutum turn into a cloud platform being used by thousands. We tripled the size of our team, from three to nine (and we’re still hiring!). We settled (finally!), and opened two offices; one in Madrid, Spain and another in Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York.
All in all, it has been a year full of learning. We learned it’s not about deploying containers, but about cloud-enabled applications, and facilitating the entire lifecycle. We listened to our users who wanted to use Tutum in their existing infrastructure, and were not interested in yet-another-hosting-provider.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our users for their endless supply of support and feedback. It may sound cliché, but you have all been truly instrumental in creating what Tutum is today, THANK YOU. With this in mind, we challenge you to keep the tweets, tickets, emails, and feedback coming in 2015.
I would like to personally thank the more than 1,000 users that took the time to personally reply to my welcome email. I know a few of you have yet to receive a response; I promise I won’t stop until I’ve replied to every single one of you.
To Techstars and the Techstars family for inviting us to participate in the best startup accelerator in the World and teaching us to #givefirst.
— Codestarter (@codestarterorg) August 22, 2014
Our investors: Kirill Sheynkman and the RTP team, Cameron Lester and the Azure Capital team, Andy Brown, David Carroll, Ted Dziuba, Mike Lazerow, and Patrick Stokes for believing in us (and giving us money!).
Our guest writers: Maxime Heckel and John Regan.
Our early adopters: Golo, Dmitriy, James, Brendan, Bryan, Justin, Dan, and Philip. And all of you who struggled with Tutum but kept trying.
Our advisors: Bob Pasker and Tom Preston-Werner. Thank you for believing, helping, and being an integral part of the team.
Those of you who support us on Twitter:
Just got dockerized RabbitMQ and queue consumers on nicely scalable infra running in no time thanks to @tutumcloud!
— svs (@_svs_) December 21, 2014
— Raquel Hernandez (@maggit) December 21, 2014
— Arthur Caranta (@arthur_caranta) December 8, 2014
@tutumcloud You guys are awesome! I found out that making it public worked. If there’s any way I can contribute please let me know 🙂
— Bryan Moyles (@bmoyles0117) December 5, 2014
— Javi Perez-Griffo (@jpgriffo) December 4, 2014
— Brad Urani (@bradurani) November 9, 2014
— Daniel Demmel (@daaain) October 25, 2014
— Mario Mainz (@m_mainz) October 16, 2014
And each and every one of you that have made 2014 an unforgettable year.
Thank you for helping us do what we love, including playing ping-pong:
For allowing us to show the world Tutum, to meet many of you and to share what we’ve built:
For giving us the opportunity to imagine everything (including food) are containers:
— tutum (@tutumcloud) April 12, 2014
For letting us let loose:
and be goofy:
Letting us feel like a real startup:
Work with Microsoft in Redmond:
Hang out with the CEO & CTO of Docker, Ben & Solomon:
— tutum (@tutumcloud) June 20, 2014
And for the opportunity to work hard doing what we’re most passionate about:
Here’s to an even better 2015!
Founder and CEO