Intricately: Mapping the Internet with Fima Leshinsky

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Intricately is a company that maps the breadth and depth of cloud infrastructure usage. Using a combination of clever algorithms, data engineering, and web crawlers, Intricately derives information about how different companies spend money on infrastructure.

Fima Leshinsky is the CEO and co-founder at Intricately. In his previous job at Akamai, he began to study how a cloud provider such as Akamai could figure out how much its competitors were charging certain customers. Since CDN infrastructure is a commodity with reasonably low switching cost, a provider that can undercut its competitors significantly can have an edge in the marketplace.

From his work at Akamai, Fima felt there was a market opportunity to provide this kind of service to the broader market of cloud providers. There are more cloud providers than ever before, and the kind of data that Intricately aggregates is highly useful to this competitive marketplace.

Fima joins the show to talk about the modern landscape of cloud providers, and how to build a system that maps the Internet.

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