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Cloud Weekly Podcast Ep. 11


Intro:


Welcome to the Cloud Computing Weekly Podcast, your one stop for news, information, and expert advice around the emerging world of cloud computing.   This podcast is brought to you by Cloud Technology Partners in partnership with our host TechTarget.    


This is Ep. 11.          


My name is David Linthicum...cloud computing SME, author, speaker, consultant, B-list geek, and with the firm Cloud Technology Partners.  


Guests:


bartc@activestate.com   Bart Copeland


Charles.radi@cloudtp.com  Charles Radi


John Treadway


Events:


  • None until Fall.  


Webinars.    

   

  • PaaSLane


Topics:       


Managing multiple drones is harder than it sounds, and DroneDeploy wants to change that


Savvis acquires AppFog

Finding the next AWS, VMWare or EMC: Five areas where cloud startups can make it big


Discuss Gene Kim's book, "The Phoenix Project"


US Government


I ran across an interesting Forbes article - how the US government is the biggest cloud user in the world (at 2 billion annually). They are a huge proponent of private cloud.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/oracle/2013/06/24/the-top-10-cloud-innovations-in-federal-government/


It's interesting because the government has essentially been forced into becoming pioneers due to their shrinking budgets. They had to find new ways to do things and innovate - and have actually leapt to the forefront of cloud technology.


Another article on the CIA picking Amazon over IBM to build their private cloud despite IBM being cheaper (by 54 million):

http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-building-private-cloud-for-cia-2013-6


I thought this was interesting because even in IBM's own report stated that most enterprises that are looking into private cloud options are not that swayed by price. Most are being methodical and looking for technical superiority and find a cloud that fits them now and in the future - future proofing. They care much more about that - and this deal validates that theory.


And it's not just the US - IT spending around the world is dropping but increasing on public/private cloud:

http://www.ukauthority.com/tabid/64/Default.aspx?id=4212

Driven mainly by reduced costs/risk, faster deployments and increased productivity



Outtro:


Please pick up a copy of my book “Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence” which you can find in softback on Amazon as well as on the Kindle, read my blog on InforWorld.com and GigaOM.    Also, please don’t forget to go to www.cloudtp.com for current cloud news, links to this podcast, more ways to contact us directly.


Twitter:  @DavidLinthicum


Also, please make sure to support our host, TechTarget.   Make sure to read my content there, as well as some great research, reporting, and events.   Please go to: http://searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com/.     


So, until next time, best of luck in building your cloud computing solutions, we’ll be back next week.


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Cloud Weekly Podcast Ep. 10


Intro:


Welcome to the Cloud Computing Weekly Podcast, your one stop for news, information, and expert advice around the emerging world of cloud computing.   This podcast is brought to you by Cloud Technology Partners in partnership with our host TechTarget.    


This is Ep. 10.          


My name is David Linthicum...cloud computing SME, author, speaker, consultant, B-list geek, and with the firm Cloud Technology Partners.  


Guest:


<<Please add very short bios, contact info, twitter, etc.>


Bitium


Erik Gustavson <erik@bitium.com>

Twitter: @erikgustavson

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/erikgustavson

Erik Gustavson is CTO and co-founder of Bitium, the SaaS Operating System that lets companies centrally manage and control web-based software with features like app provisioning, reporting, single sign on, and authentication integration.


Prior to Bitium, Erik was VP of Technology for Fastpoint Games, a sports and entertainment gaming company that sold to WePlay in 2012. At Fastpoint, Erik oversaw the architecture and development of Fastpoint’s game platform which was used to deploy over 60 data-intensive games for companies ranging from Sony Online Entertainment, Fox, ABC, Sports Illustrated, NBA, NASCAR and Turner Digital.


Erik also served as VP of Technology for ProElite, a CBS backed company, where he supervised the creation of a pioneering video-streaming and live event social network focused on the Mixed Martial Arts Community. Erik also founded multiple tech consulting groups and has worked at Digital Evolution, US Interactive, Perficient and Meritage Technologies on projects around the world. He holds a degree in Physics from Colby College in Maine.



Scott Kriz <scott@bitium.com>

Twitter: @scottkriz

Scott Kriz is CEO of Bitium, the SaaS Operating System that lets companies centrally manage and control web-based software with features like app provisioning, reporting, single sign on, and authentication integration.

Before co-founding Bitium, Scott was VP of Product for Fastpoint Games, a sports and entertainment gaming company that sold to WePlay in 2012. While at Fastpoint, Scott oversaw the development of over 60 online games for companies like Sony Online Entertainment, Fox, ABC, Sports Illustrated, NBA.com, NASCAR.com and Turner Digital.

Scott also served as Director of Product at ProElite, a CBS backed company, where he managed live streaming events and video on demand targeting Mixed Martial Arts fans. He was CEO at MindEdge, Inc., a founding member of CollegeTownUSA, and worked as a systems engineer at General Electric and Raytheon. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Union College.



What is Bitium?   


Events:


  • I’m done!.


Webinars.    


Active State

Integration

PaaSLane      


Topics:       


Is your big data worth the effort?



WigWag and the future of controlling the connected home



PayPal now builds products on its internal PaaS





Outtro:


Please pick up a copy of my book “Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence” which you can find in softback on Amazon as well as on the Kindle, read my blog on InforWorld.com and GigaOM.    Also, please don’t forget to go to www.cloudtp.com for current cloud news, links to this podcast, more ways to contact us directly.


Twitter:  @DavidLinthicum


Also, please make sure to support our host, TechTarget.   Make sure to read my content there, as well as some great research, reporting, and events.   Please go to: http://searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com/.     


So, until next time, best of luck in building your cloud computing solutions, we’ll be back next week.


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Cloud Weekly Podcast Ep. 9


Intro:


Welcome to the Cloud Computing Weekly Podcast, your one stop for news, information, and expert advice around the emerging world of cloud computing.   This podcast is brought to you by Cloud Technology Partners in partnership with our host TechTarget.    


This is Ep. 9.          


My name is David Linthicum...cloud computing SME, author, speaker, consultant, B-list geek, and with the firm Cloud Technology Partners.  


Guest:


Guest: Mike Kavis  -  Bio Mike?


Cohost:  Erik -  As Chief Architect and Technology Officer (CATO), Erik manages clients’ enterprise-wide transformations to the cloud and provides critical market and technology guidance for Cloud Technology Partners.   


Cohost: Brad - Brad studied environmental science and policy at Duke University before shifting his focus towards technology and the cloud.


Events:


  • GigaOM Structure.


Webinars.    


Active State

Integration

PaaSLane      


Topics:       


In a cloud computing economy, the NSA is bad for business

Cloud computing saves energy, and here’s the data to show it

Dell builds a government cloud of its own



Outtro:


Please pick up a copy of my book “Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence” which you can find in softback on Amazon as well as on the Kindle, read my blog on InforWorld.com and GigaOM.    Also, please don’t forget to go to www.cloudtp.com for current cloud news, links to this podcast, more ways to contact us directly.


Twitter:  @DavidLinthicum


Also, please make sure to support our host, TechTarget.   Make sure to read my content there, as well as some great research, reporting, and events.   Please go to: http://searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com/.     


So, until next time, best of luck in building your cloud computing solutions, we’ll be back next week.


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Cloud Weekly Podcast Ep. 8


Intro:


Welcome to the Cloud Computing Weekly Podcast, your one stop for news, information, and expert advice around the emerging world of cloud computing.   This podcast is brought to you by Cloud Technology Partners in partnership with our host TechTarget.    


This is Ep. 8.          


My name is David Linthicum...cloud computing SME, author, speaker, consultant, B-list geek, and with the firm Cloud Technology Partners.  


Guest:


Erik Sebesta and John Treadway


Bios?


Erik....


As Chief Architect and Technology Officer (CATO), Erik manages clients’ enterprise-wide transformations to the cloud and provides critical market and technology guidance for Cloud Technology Partners.   Erik served as a National Principal Architect for Cambridge Technology Partners/Novell from 1991 to 2006. Erik has led successful projects with distributed teams working across several continents and rolled out solutions to hundreds of thousands of users. He is also an expert in secure identity management, leading a large project for the US government, speaking at security conferences, and guiding many financial, consumer product, and healthcare organizations. An avid sports fan, Erik founded and serves as director of TheUltimateShowcase.com.



John

John leads the products and software business as a Senior Vice President at Cloud Technology Partners, and serves as client partner for a number of enterprise accounts. John first encountered “the cloud” in 2006 as an entrepreneur looking to efficiently scale his technology footprint and leverage on-demand provisioning to improve the productivity and agility of his development team.  John got serious about cloud computing in the enterprise in 2009, launching the CloudBzz blog and joining Unisys to lead cloud and data center services and technology. John joined Cloud Technology Partners in early 2012.  You can find John on Twitter as @CloudBzz.



Events:


  • Cloud Computing Expo.

  • GigaOM Structure.


Webinars.    


Active State

Integration      


Topics:


- for consideration - PaaSLane...        

For SoftLayer customers, IBM buy could bring benefits — or migration to other clouds


Customers of cloud provider SoftLayer have mixed impressions of what could lie ahead following IBM’s acquisition of the company. Some of SoftLayer’s 21,000 customers only see good things resulting from the deal and the planned Cloud Services division alongside the IBM SmartCloud, hoping for the continuation of many deployment options, strong performance and good support. Others are not so sure.


It would be in IBM’s best interest to keep things simple and consistent for existing customers — it could make IBM look like it cares — but it’s hard to say if that will happen down the line. Complications could stem from the integration of SoftLayer into IBM. Asking users to migrate workloads could pose lots of problems — or the shift could mean little more than administrative tweaks.


What the web is saying about Salesforce’s $2.5B ExactTarget buy


In putting down $2.5 billion for marketing player ExactTarget, Salesforce.com touched off plenty of commentary from bloggers, analysts, marketers and others on Tuesday. Many agreed that adding ExactTarget’s mass emailing and marketing-automation capabilities to Salesforce’s feature set is a good idea, and some suggested that they comprise integral parts of “CRM 2.0.” But there were several questions about whether the investment was a sound decision.


Outtro:


Please pick up a copy of my book “Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence” which you can find in softback on Amazon as well as on the Kindle, read my blog on InforWorld.com and GigaOM.    Also, please don’t forget to go to www.cloudtp.com for current cloud news, links to this podcast, more ways to contact us directly.


Twitter:  @DavidLinthicum


Also, please make sure to support our host, TechTarget.   Make sure to read my content there, as well as some great research, reporting, and events.   Please go to: http://searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com/.     


So, until next time, best of luck in building your cloud computing solutions, we’ll be back next week.




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Cloud Weekly Podcast Ep. 7


Intro:


Welcome to the Cloud Computing Weekly Podcast, your one stop for news, information, and expert advice around the emerging world of cloud computing.   This podcast is brought to you by Cloud Technology Partners in partnership with our host TechTarget.    


This is Ep. 7.          


My name is David Linthicum...cloud computing SME, author, speaker, consultant, B-list geek, and with the firm Cloud Technology Partners.  


Guest:


Geva Perry:



Events:


  • Cloud Computing Expo.

  • GigaOM Structure.


Webinars.    


Active State

Integration      


Topics:       

Australian government launches cloud strategy

Australia's minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has launched the country's first national cloud computing strategy – and has hooked the success of cloud computing in this country to the success and continued rollout of the government's fibre-based National Broadband Network.


Announcing the National Cloud Computing Strategy, Conroy called it “the agenda that puts the internet at the centre of our economy”, and said the right adoption strategies for cloud computing would add $AU3.3 billion to Australia's GDP by 2020.


DISA to Spend Summer Exploring Security in the Cloud

               

Over the next several months, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) will partner with Google to learn how to implement critical security capabilities in a cloud computing environment. The pilot program, involving selected members of DISA’s staff, will explore how the U.S. Defense Department will implement security when it begins to offer cloud computing services to the military in the future.


The pilot program is the result of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) signed between DISA and Google last February, David Mihelcic, chief technology officer, DISA, says. “The goal of the CRADA is to discover ways we could take our DOD authentication services and be able to gateway those to other cloud services,” explains Mihelcic. He adds that the CRADA is a contractual agreement that allows both entities to do what he describes as, “exploratory work in this area.” Even though the scope of the pilot is specified in a contract, there is no money exchanging hands as part of the CRADA, he says.






Outtro:


Please pick up a copy of my book “Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence” which you can find in softback on Amazon as well as on the Kindle, read my blog on InforWorld.com and GigaOM.    Also, please don’t forget to go to www.cloudtp.com for current cloud news, links to this podcast, more ways to contact us directly.


Twitter:  @DavidLinthicum


Also, please make sure to support our host, TechTarget.   Make sure to read my content there, as well as some great research, reporting, and events.   Please go to: http://searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com/.     


So, until next time, best of luck in building your cloud computing solutions, we’ll be back next week.






    

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