There are a few problems in our maven configuration, and a couple places where we aren't using the best jclouds configuration.
- in our pom files, we needlessly declare transitive dependencies modules. this is unnecessary maintenance, as jclouds version/dependency configuration is scoped to whirr core
- we've switched to SLF4J, yet haven't configured jclouds to use it
- especially considering we are uploading large blobs, we should be using the jclouds EnterpriseConfigurationModule which handles file slicing much more effectively.