Cloud Computing Weekly Podcast

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.


Direct download: Cloud_Weekly_Podcast_Ep_9.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

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.




Direct download: Cloud_Weekly_Podcast_Ep_8.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

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.






    

Direct download: Cloud_Weekly_Podcast_Ep_7.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Cloud Weekly Podcast Ep. 6



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. 6.          


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


Guest:


James Staten <jstaten@forrester.com>


I have over 30 years experience in marketing, business development and corporate strategy with large tech companies and startups, have raised money on Wall Street and worked as a journalist. My passions are trending and forecasting new technologies and mapping them to customer needs, helping my clients beat competitors to market with innovative solutions and services, building communities that connect people in ways not possible before and stretching to reach new goals. I don't believe in marketing of old; new ideas are required today as is understanding what job customers are trying to accomplish is critical to success.


Events:


  • Cloud Computing East.

  • Cloud Computing Expo.

  • GigaOM Structure.


Webinars.          


Topics:       


  1. Is the cloud market saturated?

  2. Cloud computing lessons learned from harvard business publishing

  3. SAP says HANA will power all its cloud applications



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.

Direct download: Cloud_Weekly_Podcast_Ep_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Cloud Weekly Podcast Ep. 5


Intro:


Welcome to the Cloud 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. 5.          


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


Guest:


Lori Mac Vittie <L.MacVittie@F5.com>, Senior Technical Marketing Manager.   


Lori has been an application developer, a system engineer, a consultant, a writer, an author, and a blogger.


Specialties:Application development, application integration, application infrastructure, application networking


Events:


  • Cloud Computing East.

  • Cloud Computing Expo.

  • GigaOM Structure.


Webinars.          


Topics:       


  1. Mostly bark, little bite in SAP's cloud offerings Blog by David Linthicum, A move to full-blown cloud services could decimate its business, so SAP focuses on window dressing

  2. Google I/O sensors will detect motion and generate data for real-time visualization

  3. Rackspace to help customers debug their programs


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.


Direct download: Cloud_Weekly_Podcast_Ep_5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Cloud Weekly Podcast Ep. 4


Intro:


Welcome to the Cloud 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. 4, and it’s Tuesday May 14th 2013.          


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


Joining me on this podcast is John Treadway, SVP with Cloud Technology Partners.       


Events:


  • Cloud Computing East.

  • Cloud Computing Expo.

  • GigaOM Structure.


Webinars.          


Guest:  


Diane Mueller is Cloud Ecosystem Evangelist at Red Hat focused on OpenShift Origin PaaS Open Source project (http://openshift.github.io). She has been designing & implementing financial applications at Fortune 500 corporations for over 20 years. Diane has been actively involved in cloud interoperability standards development efforts of OASIS/TOSCA.  On twitter @pythondj


She’s hosting the upcoming OpenShift Community Day in June 9th in Boston http://openshiftboston.eventbrite.com - it’s open to the public, free, but you do need to register!


Topics:       


  1. MInd the Gap: Private Clouds & PaaS - http://openshift.com

  2. Mostly bark, little bite in SAP's cloud offerings Blog by David Linthicum, A move to full-blown cloud services could decimate its business, so SAP focuses on window dressing

  3. Google I/O sensors will detect motion and generate data for real-time visualization


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.






    

Direct download: Cloud_Weekly_Podcast_Ep_4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59am EDT

Cloud Weekly Podcast Ep. 3

Jason Bloomberg (Skype)


Intro:


Welcome to the Cloud 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. 3, and it’s Friday May 9th 2013.          


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


Events:


  • Interop, Workshop on cloud platforms, as well as a 1/2 day cloud architecture presentations.

  • Cloud Computing East.

  • Cloud Computing Expo.

  • GigaOM Structure.


Webinar on “An insider’s guide to hybrid cloud computing,” taking place 5/2.   Go to www.cloudtp.com to register for live event, or playback.          


Guests:  


Jason Bloomberg is President of ZapThink, a Dovel Technologies Company.  He is a global thought leader in the areas of Cloud Computing,  Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture. He created the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, and runs the LZA course as well as his Cloud Computing for Architects course around the world. He is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. His new book, The Agile Architecture Revolution: How Cloud Computing, REST-based SOA, and Mobile Computing are Changing Enterprise IT (John Wiley & Sons), was published in March 2013.


Topics:       


 

http://www.zapthink.com/2013/04/24/cloud-computing-rethinking-control-of-it/ .



 http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/mostly-bark-little-bite-in-saps-cloud-offerings-218228


Outtro:


Be sure to pick up a copy of Jason’s latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution, available in hardcover and on the Kindle. He will be speaking next at CloudConnect in Mumbai on June 12, Cloud World Forum in London June 27, and NoSQL Now in August. He’s also running his newly updated Enterprise Cloud Computing class in Bangalore May 28-29 and in Rome June 6-7.


Please don’t forget my book “Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence” which you can find in softback on Amazon as well as on the Kindle.    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 @theEbizWizard


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.

Direct download: Cloud_Weekly_Podcast_Ep_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40am EDT

Intro:

 

Welcome to the Cloud 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. 2, and it’s Thursday May 2nd 2013.          

 

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

 

Events:

 

  • Interop, Workshop on cloud platforms, as well as a 1/2 day cloud architecture presentations.

  • Cloud Computing East.

  • Cloud Computing Expo.

  • GigaOM Structure.

 

Webinar on “An insider’s guide to hybrid cloud computing,” taking place 5/2.   Go to www.cloudtp.com to register for live event, or playback.          

 

Guests:  

 

JP Morgenthal, author, speaker, SME on cloud and IT transformation with EMC

 

Topics:       

Is IT is Getting Sick of “Cloud Computing?”

                               

According to Forbes, IT is getting sick and tired of the cloud computing hype.  “…the biggest threat to cloud-computing companies today is customer fatigue.

Businesses are tired of hearing the tech industry squawk about whether this or that

is a managed service or a faux cloud or a virtualized cumulonimbus cluster or a passing shower or black cloud of doom.”

 

I’m seeing a bit of this as well.  While we’ve had many technologies emerge in the past, none were as game changing as cloud computing.  Thus, it’s at the top of the news, the hot topic at most IT conferences, and a large part of internal discussions within IT organizations.  Some have had enough after 4 or 5 years.

       

AWS to add Certification Program

                       

As cloud-based platforms become more popular within enterprises, organizations are seeking mechanisms to identify job candidates and consultants with proven knowledge of AWS best practices, as well as the technology in general.  Thus, the new AWS Certification Program is born.

 

This program helps fill the need to recognize IT professionals who possess the skills and technical knowledge necessary to build and maintain applications and services within the AWS IaaS cloud.  However, its largest contribution is the fact that it weeds out those who claim deep knowledge of AWS, but have little or none.  Indeed, many failed cloud projects can be traced back to a lack of talent in the design, build, and implementation phases of cloud-based systems.

       

Accenture Launches Cloud Brokerage Service

           

                       

According to this Information Age article, Accenture is moving into the cloud brokerage business.  “…outsourcing and consultancy giant Accenture has been developing its own cloud brokerage platform, which it unveiled publicly in April 2013.”

While we’ve heard of cloud brokers before, we’ve yet to hear of one being built by a big consulting organization.  Clearly, this is a bid to increase the intellectual property of the firm, and thus the value.

 

“The Accenture Cloud Platform is made up of a mix of software and services.  Front and centre is a procurement portal that can be deployed internally or hosted in the cloud itself.”



Outtro:

 

Please don’t forget my book “Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence” which you can find in softback on Amazon as well as on the Kindle.    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.



Category:general -- posted at: 3:53pm EDT

Guests:  

 

Beth Cohen: is a senior cloud architect for Cloud Technology Partners, delivering solutions to help enterprises leverage the efficiencies of cloud architectures and technologies. Beth was director of engineering IT for BBN Corporation, was involved with the initial development of the Internet, and worked on some of the hottest networking and web technology protocols in their infancy.

 

Topics:

 

  1. What OpenStack?

  2. Summit Update

  3. Emerging OpenStack Players

  4. Grizzly

  5. What’s missing?

  6. What is it with the cats and the cows and why is the relevant to OpenStack?

 

 

 

 

Category:general -- posted at: 10:11am EDT