Cloud Computing Weekly Podcast

Our guest on the podcast this week is Bernard Lin, VP, Principal Architect at Cloud Technology Partners. We discuss Blockchain, the underlying technology that makes Bitcoin possible by allowing all transactions to be shared on a single ledger for increased transparency. Use of Blockchain means that transactions no longer need to include any trust-based organizations and leads to a more efficient transaction that can be processed immediately, a lower cost transaction because no external parties are involved, and a more secure transaction. We also look at whether or not there is still a need for private clouds with the current focus on hybrid and public clouds

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Category:Technology News -- posted at: 10:01pm EDT

Our guest on the podcast this week is Stephen Foskett, Organizer in Chief at Tech Field Day. We discuss the balance between defining industry-wide cloud standards and having the freedom to move quickly for a company like Docker. As they grow, they must navigate the democratic open-source process at their foundation. We also look at Intel’s new Cloud Integrated Advanced Orchestrator (CIAO) project that may be too late to the game to compete with OpenStack.

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Category:Technology News -- posted at: 5:09pm EDT

Our guest on the podcast this week is Tarun Thakur, Co-Founder & CEO at Datos IO. We discuss the importance of making recovery scenarios a priority with any enterprise cloud strategy. In the recent Delta outage, we saw the negative outcomes that occurred when several critical systems failed to switch to backups automatically. Though every enterprise is now on the cloud in some way, it seems we are only at the tip of the iceberg of moving systems to the cloud, with financial services and healthcare just joining the migration. The time is now to create better contingency plans to anticipate issues.

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Category:Technology News -- posted at: 5:48pm EDT

Our guest on the podcast this week is Marten Mickos, CEO at HackerOne. We discuss how going all in on one vendor can create potential issues for the future as the industry changes rapidly. There are ways to mitigate this risk through architecture and to allow the most critical aspects of your infrastructure to remain portable through abstraction layers and other tricks. We also look at the top cloud skills required for job seekers today in the industry starting with being a self-learner.

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Category:Technology News -- posted at: 9:38pm EDT

Our guest on the podcast this week is James Urquhart, Senior Vice President of Performance Analytics at SOASTA, Inc. We discuss the effective use of data for the improvement of user-performance. There are a lot of companies who rely on online behavior that receive mass amounts of data they do not understand, and tools are now being released to automatically correlate this data and present it back in meaningful ways. Enterprises who choose not to innovate in the cloud early on are at risk of being overtaken by new entrants with better digital approaches to their industry.

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Category:Technology News -- posted at: 6:53am EDT

Our guest on the podcast this week is JP Morgenthal, Global Solutions Executive and Distinguished Engineer at CSC. We discuss an unfortunate shift in the meaning of DevOps. The industry has brought its definition to mean the technical specialization and ability to build software modules instead of the underlying business services and organizational strategy DevOps set out to change. We also look at the impact of Brexit on data protection rules across EU borders.

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Category:Technology News -- posted at: 10:06am EDT

Our guest on the podcast this week is Kevin Jackson, Founder at GovCloud Network. We discuss the interaction between the US Federal Government and the cloud computing industry. The FedRAMP program helped to define the cloud and became a starting point for organizations transitioning to cloud. In Kevin Jackson’s new book, “Practical Cloud Security: A Cross-Industry View” he shows how each industry has a unique business model, and must implement the cloud accordingly. We also look at cloud washing and how the Oracle lawsuit is just the beginning.

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Category:Technology News -- posted at: 6:35pm EDT

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.

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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.

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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.

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Category:Technology News -- posted at: 10:01pm EDT