Cloud Computing Weekly Podcast (general)

Our guest on the podcast this week is Mike Bainbridge, digital technologist, speaker, and cloud expert. We discuss digital innovation and the disruptive business models that rely on it. Digital disruption comes up a lot today when thinking about the startups that challenge the way things have always been done. AirBnB and Uber are technology companies at their core, not transportation and hospitality companies. We look at AI and how it will affect jobs of the future. Last, we discuss vendor lock-in and when it can be a good idea to go all in on one vendor. 

Direct download: Mike_Bainbridge.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

We discuss the foundational traits of serverless computing, including scaling and provisioning, cost precision, high availabilty and more. We also look at what Mike considers to be the main benefits of serverless, from costs based upon specific usage to faster time to market. Enterprises can now build entirely new products in hours or days because so much of the inherent complexity has now been commoditized by the vendors.

We also look at how large enterprises can get started down the serverless path. Once your organization is consuming some amount of public cloud, it’s easy to get your feet wet slowly. It’s low commitment and low cost to try the technology out in areas of your ecosystem that aren’t mission critical. Enterprises that want to leverage serverless technology should embrace visibility and monitoring, autonomy and automation.

Direct download: MikeRoberts.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35am EST

Our guest on the podcast this week is Chris Cochran, SVP and GM at Backspace. We discuss the value that Managed Service Providers (MSP) bring to its customers, specifically through the 24-7 support that is constantly evolving to keep up with the rapid innovation of cloud technologies. We also look at the recent alliance between CTP and Backspace and how this partnership will create leading end-to-end solutions for cloud transformation. Finally, we discuss the importance of planning in the early stage of the cloud journey so the customer understands, and can prepare for the operational changes that will occur once they move to the

Direct download: Chris_Cochran.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:29pm EST

Our guest on the podcast today is Sandeepan Banerjee, SVP of engineering and operations at ClusterHQ. We discuss why Google’s biggest challenge in the cloud right now is working with enterprise customers. We also consider why enterprises are favoring hybrid cloud approaches, instead of going all-in on one public cloud provider. Finally, we discuss the potential of machine learning and how essential the adoption of this technology will be for companies to stay competitive.

Direct download: Sandeepan_-_Banerjee.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:26pm EST

Our guest on the podcast this week is Joel Davne, Founder and CEO at Cloudnexa. We discuss cloud pricing strategies including Microsoft Azure’s recent price cut for large enterprises. It seems cloud providers are reducing prices on older technology to make way for newer products. We also look at the latest AWS announcement that they will be offering options to get up to a 10% discount for reserving capacity in advance and on a recurring basis.

Direct download: Joel_Davne.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55am EST

Direct download: cloud_weekly_podcast_ep_40.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:42am EST

The Size of OpenStack
Direct download: cloud_weekly_podcast_ep_39.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm EST

Direct download: cloud_weekly_podcast_ep_38.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:47pm EST

Direct download: cloud_weekly_podcast_ep_37.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:56am EST

SAP and AWS News
Direct download: cloud_weekly_podcast_ep_36.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:41pm EST