Cloud Computing Weekly Podcast

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

Our guest on the podcast this week is Ian Moyse, cloud influencer and Non Executive Board Member at Federation Against Software Theft (FAST). We discuss cloud adoption over the years and how large legacy enterprises need to be agile to track where the industry is heading and keep up with disruptors. We look at VMware’s recent downsizing and stagnant revenue, and also at Microsoft’s strategy to refocus on cloud and make significant changes to keep up with the market. We also look at the changing rules and regulations between the EU and the US regarding the cloud.

Direct download: Ian_Moyse.mp3
Category:Technology News -- posted at: 4:18am EDT

Our guest on the podcast this week is Derrick Harris, Senior Research Analyst at Mesosphere, and head of this year’s Structure Data Conference. We discuss new products developed at Mesosphere such as the Datacenter Operating System and Marathon. We look at new guidelines, such as Safe Harbor, that tries to bridge the gap between widely varied data protection laws in different countries. We also discuss Microsoft’s latest news that they are researching ways to create underwater data centers with Project Natick.

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

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 EDT

Our guest on the podcast this week is Ofir Nachmani, Cloud Blogger and Speaker at IamOnDemand (IOD). We discuss convincing corporate America to embrace the cloud, especially through the continuous growth of the public cloud market. We are expected to see a 16.5% growth in 2016 to $204 billion, with the largest growing sector in Infrastructure as a Service. We also look at the recent accounting rule changes by the US government, which may threaten some of the benefits of migrating to the cloud.

Direct download: Ofir_Nachmani.mp3
Category:Technology News -- posted at: 12:11pm EDT