Cloud Computing Weekly Podcast (technology news)

We discuss how to navigate through the mess of information out there on the cloud to gain a perspective that is not biased by vendors. Conversations need to extend beyond individual vendors and events like VMworld, DellWorld, and HP Discover. We also discuss the future of data security and the top skills you need to get a job in cloud technology today.

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Category:Technology News -- posted at: 2:34pm EST

Our guest on the podcast this week is Sharon Wagner, Founder and CEO of Cloudyn. We discuss Amazon’s recent price reductions and how the competitive landscape has evolved. Since the price wars last November, providers have prioritized offering more capabilities and higher performance to draw new customers. Listen in to learn how AWS is offering both new features and lower prices.

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Category:Technology News -- posted at: 4:51pm EST

Our guest on the podcast this week is Casey Benko, President and CTO at BLT Global Ventures. We discuss the importance of having a contingency plan for moving your data to other organizations. While many providers advertise that you may take your information whenever you want, the format of the data and ease of migration to another provider takes consideration. Listen in to learn about the importance of having an exit strategy before choosing a cloud provider.

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Category:Technology News -- posted at: 5:20pm EST

Our guest on the podcast this week is Peter Coffee, VP of Strategic Research at We discuss the news that a Justice Department proposal will give U.S. law enforcement the right to conduct remote searches of computers which could upset diplomatic relations with other countries. With technology ahead of a judicial system that doesn’t always understand the complexity of IT, some rights are going to be stepped on. Listen in to learn how the laws around security are changing.

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Category:Technology News -- posted at: 9:26am EST

Our guest on the podcast this week is Randy Bias, VP of Technology at EMC. We discuss the rapid adoption of internet connected “things” and the security standards that surround them. Some democratic senators want new laws that mandate security and privacy measures on IoT, specifically internet connected cars. Listen in to learn who should be responsible for the security of your collected data.

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Category:Technology News -- posted at: 3:50pm EST

Our guest on the podcast this week is Mitch Berke, who is leading a team of service provider specialists at EMC. We discuss Google’s adoption of a streamlined version of Ubuntu for Docker use. As we continue to evolve technologies around cloud and containerization we work towards an environment where companies will be able to live migrate containers within a multi-cloud deployment based on cost and performance. Listen in to find out why you should keep an eye on containerization in 2015.

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Category:Technology News -- posted at: 1:44pm EST

Our guest on the podcast this week is Janakiram, Analyst at Gigaom and Head of Cloud Infrastructure at Aditi Technologies. We discuss Microsoft’s recent outage (again) and the lack of communication to their users. With access to social media, customers were reporting the outage before the dashboard picked it up. Listen in to find out what Microsoft needs to change to get back in the good graces of their users.

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Category:Technology News -- posted at: 5:02pm EST

Our guest on the podcast this week is Kacy Clarke, Vice President and Principal Cloud Architect here at CTP. We discuss new services and capabilities announced at this years’ AWS re:Invent conference. While beneficial to customers, many of Amazon’s new services overlap with partners, creating understandable anxiety amongst the APN. Listen in to learn about the new announcements, and what they mean for all of us.

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Category:Technology News -- posted at: 4:36pm EST

Our guest on the podcast this week our guest is Paul Defeo, Director of Business Development here at CTP. We discuss the Google announcement of a new container engine at their Cloud Platform Live in San Francisco this week. This comes just days before Amazon’s largest cloud event of the year in Vegas. What is Amazon going to launch at this year’s re:Invent?

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Category:Technology News -- posted at: 1:06pm EST

Our guest on the podcast this week is Jeff Barr, Chief Evangelist for Amazon Web Services. We discuss a whole host of news from the Amazon cloud community including how customers are adapting to daily software releases, the new AWS loft in San Francisco, and what to expect at this year’s AWS re:Invent.

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Category:Technology News -- posted at: 2:54pm EST