Cloud Computing Weekly Podcast

Our guest on the podcast this week is Lori MacVittie, Principal Technical Evangelist at F5 Networks. We discuss the important relationship between cloud strategy and business success and how many enterprises struggle to make this connection. We look at how the large public clouds continue to find ways to add value to their offerings to avoid becoming a commodity and how that may eventually affect the startups who build technologies for the cloud ecosystem.

Direct download: Lori_MacVittie.mp3
Category:Technology News -- posted at: 11:07pm EDT

Our guest on the podcast this week is Mark Russinovich, CTO at Microsoft Azure. We discuss the hidden forces fighting against agile in an organization, mostly caused by not having the right alerting and monitoring systems set up from the start to ease into continuous development. The rate of change Azure has is only possible because of the DevOps model they use to move quickly. Enterprises are attracted to the cloud for the cost savings, but they soon love the agility the cloud provides so that they can get more done quickly as an organization. When customers do become interested in the cloud, they want more guidance, and Microsoft is now offering help creating road maps and as well as technology support to implement cloud initiatives. One of the most important steps Azure has taken is to democratize the cloud, and make it approachable for consumers.

Direct download: Mark_Russinovich.mp3
Category:Technology News -- posted at: 7:31am EDT

Our guest on the podcast this week is Dana Gardner, Founder atInterarbor Solutions. We discuss OpenStack’s traction, successes, and obstacles as the cloud market continues to grow rapidly. We also look at how enterprises are shifting to an API-first mentality, with the need to tie together services across multiple providers into one heterogeneous experience. Last, we look at the new emergence of cloud brokers and whether they are better suited as a core competency at an organization or as a product.

Direct download: Dana_Gardner.mp3
Category:Technology News -- posted at: 10:01pm EDT

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 EDT

Our guest on the podcast this week is Bill Mew, Chief Marketing Officer at Compare the Cloud. We discuss how AWS has reset the scales of IT power today in the same way the Dreadnought battleship reset the naval power scales overnight in World War I. MSPs are a major part of this 2016 battle of the clouds, and Bill recommends they transition to specialization around a particular industry. 

Direct download: Bill_Mew.mp3
Category:Technology News -- posted at: 10:33am EDT

Our guest on the podcast this week is Bernard Golden, CEO at Navica and Cloud Computing Advisor for CIO. We discuss the major cloud challenges as large enterprises are pulled in many directions. Not only are they expected to move quickly and innovate, but they must also take care of significant legacy operations and applications as well as personnel. Now that cloud infrastructure can be set up much more easily for large enterprises, they can concentrate less on choosing the right cloud environment, and focus on how to take advantage of it to get their applications out faster.

Direct download: Bernard_Golden.mp3
Category:Technology News -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT

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 EDT

Our guest on the podcast this week is Teddy Bekele, VP IT at Land O’Lakes. We discuss how Cloud, Big Data and IoT have revolutionized farming. From planted RFID chips that can accurately predict future yields, to smart dashboards that integrate crop and field data from thousands of acres, tomorrow’s farms will be vastly more connected, productive and sustainable.

Direct download: Teddy_Bekele.mp3
Category:Technology News -- posted at: 9:01am EDT

Our guest on the podcast this week is Travis Good, Co-Founder, CEO and Privacy Officer at Catalyze. We discuss innovation in healthcare technology and its shift from a volume-based to a value-based practice. Catalyze provides data security as well as data interoperability between vendors to drive the healthcare IT industry forward.

Direct download: Travis_Good.mp3
Category:Technology News -- posted at: 10:23am EDT

Our guest on the podcast this week is David Linthicum, SVP at Cloud Technology Partners, interviewed on the Microsoft TechNet Podcast. We discuss cloud computing across the years starting in 1994 and up to the hybrid clouds we see today. We also look at the current state of IT, which is in transition and probably will be for the next five years. Moving into the cloud is the disruption that drives this transition.

Direct download: David_Linthicum_-_Microsoft2.mp3
Category:Technology News -- posted at: 12:31am EDT