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The Cloudcast is the industry's leading, independent Cloud Computing podcast. Since 2011, co-hosts Aaron Delp & Brian Gracely have interviewed technology and business leaders that are shaping the future of computing. Topics will include Cloud Computing | Open Source | AWS | Azure | GCP | Serverless | DevOps | Big Data | ML | AI | Security | Kubernetes | AppDev | SaaS | PaaS | CaaS | IoT. Also available, the "Cloudcast Basics" podcast (@cloudcastbasics), for anyone new to Cloud Computing.

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    2022 Look Ahead to web3

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 47:16

    Chris Castiglione (@castig, Co-Founder One Month, Adjunct Professor @Columbia_Biz) talks about the fundamental concepts behind web3 (crypto, blockchain, decentralized applications and identity of resources), as well as smart contracts and how to get started with web3 apps. SHOW: 584CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Mergify - the ultimate automation tool that makes your engineering team save time. Start saving time with the most powerful merge queue for GitHub, offering speculative checks, batch merges, and multiple queueing options. Visit mergify.com to get started or request a demo!CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsDatadog Security Solution: Modern Monitoring and SecurityStart investigating security threats before it affects your customers with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt. SHOW NOTES:One Month (homepage)Stacks.btc (homepage)Columbia Business School"WEB 3 vs  WEB 2" Reading Lists (Eps.578)Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. You're a man of many skills. Tell us a little bit about your background, as an entrepreneur, an educator and as a developer. Topic 2 - Web3 is potentially a big concept. As someone who both builds web3, but also explains web3, how do you begin explaining the main concepts to newbies? Topic 3 - Many of the web3 discussions center around “distributed systems”. Can you help us understand what is distributed vs. these more centralized on-ramps like Coinbase or Openseas or a virtual world? Topic 4 - Is everything associated with web3 tied to cryptocurrencies? Is that the starting point for everything web3? Topic 5 - What are some ways to understand not only the broad set of crypto coins/tokens, but also the differences between currencies and smart contracts? Topic 6 - Is there a way to build a Hello World app for web3? Or how would you structure a One Month (to Code) for web3? FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    If Remote Becomes the New Normal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 26:37

    Ever since the pandemic started, remote work is trending up. Whether or not this becomes the new normal or just a more common option, let's look at some ways to succeed in distributed environments.SHOW: 583CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsDatadog Kubernetes Solution : Modern Monitoring and AnalyticsGet started monitoring your container environment with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.SHOW NOTES:The Great Switch: distributed work first (Redmonk article)The Great Switch: distributed work first (Twitter thread)Software Defined Talk - Slack Channel (come discuss The Cloudcast) COVID HAS REDEFINED WHERE AND HOW PEOPLE WORKJames Governor at Redmonk makes a great case for how remote work reshaped Silicon Valley and many companies around the world. His article has spurred much debate about whether or not the trend will last. WHAT LESSONS CAN BE LEARNED TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE AS A REMOTE WORKERSpend timing understanding how time zones AND cultural norms will affect your communications. Expect that different people will work different hours (length of day).Establish some team norms (standards) about how you will communicate, track goals, share information, and notifications. Figure out ways to have complex or difficult conversations. Just using Green / Yellow / Red status updates often lead to problems down the road. Managers will need to spend time doing “quality control” between groups in different locations. It's very easy to let the separation create gaps. Create mentorship or big-brother / big-sister programs, where people are paired together to help each other. Just like we design cloud failure domains, it might be useful to organize around failure domains that incorporate locations. Budget for f2f get togethers (quarterly, every 6 months)  FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    2022 Look Ahead, Developer Careers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 49:37

    Shawn Wang (@swyx, Head of Developer Experience @Temporalio) talks about the breadth of developer skills needed, how developers learn new technologies, and insights into important future trends for a broad set of developers. SHOW: 582CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:JumpCloud (homepage) At the intersection of devices, identities, and access, JumpCloud's cloud directory platform unifies the IT resources in any company's infrastructure – anywhere work happens. Fully evaluate JumpCloud for free today CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsDatadog Kubernetes Solution : Modern Monitoring and AnalyticsGet started monitoring your container environment with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.SHOW NOTES:Shawn's homepageTemporal.io (homepage) - open source microservice orchestrationLearning in Public - The Coding Career HandbookThe Coding Career (community)Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. You seem to be at the center of (or around) so many developer-centric conversations. Tell us a little bit about your background, and some of the areas you've been focused on. Topic 2 - You're well known for The Coding Career Handbook. With so many options out there for developers, how do you frame conversations about where people should focus? Topic 3 - At some point, developers (like many engineers) get bored of working on the same things. Right now it seems like we're in the middle of big changes. What should they think about the transition process? Cloud distros https://www.swyx.io/cloud-distros/Self provisioning runtimes https://www.swyx.io/self-provisioning-runtime/ Video in DevRel https://sacra.com/research/lenny-bogdanoff-milk-video-infrastructure/?highlight=ecommerce Topic 4 - As a developer, what are some of the best ways to get visibility of your projects? How do you find the right balance of public projects, side projects, and whatever you're currently getting paid for (main company job)?Topic 5 - Any tips or tricks that you've learned to accelerate your learning process? Topic 6 - How is WFH changing the developer work-life-balance?FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    The People Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 22:07

    As we kick off 2022, it's important to remember that behind all the interesting technology is people. And those people have been living under extraordinary circumstances going into their 3rd year. SHOW: 581CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsJumpCloud (homepage) At the intersection of devices, identities, and access, JumpCloud's cloud directory platform unifies the IT resources in any company's infrastructure – anywhere work happens. Fully evaluate JumpCloud for free today SHOW NOTES:Software Defined Talk - Slack Channel  LOTS OF THINGS HAVE CHANGED, AND PEOPLE DON'T LOVE CHANGE No matter where you are in life (or job), the New Year tends to make you self-reflect and re-prioritize the things that are important to you. And when this dynamic happens within teams, those two priorities don't always align.  SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO PRIORITIZE THE PEOPLE AROUND YOUIf you're a team leader, remember to over communicate. Hallways don't exist anymore, and Slack/Email threads often get ignored. Take stock of where people are with regard to their priorities, their goals, and their frustrations. Everything feels crazy these days in terms of recruiters and job offers and salary levels, but find a way to balance or evaluate “new, big!!” and what aligns to your goals.Find ways to socially interact with people in fun ways.  FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    2022 Look Ahead, VC Funding

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 39:03

    Aneel Lakhani (@aneel, Venture Partner @crane_vc) talks about the modern state of Tech VC investing, the changing pace of investment horizons, portfolio thesis, and helping founders.SHOW: 580CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsJumpCloud (homepage) At the intersection of devices, identities, and access, JumpCloud's cloud directory platform unifies the IT resources in any company's infrastructure – anywhere work happens. Fully evaluate JumpCloud for free today Datadog Database Monitoring: Modern Monitoring and AnalyticsGet started monitoring performance analytics from any database with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.SHOW NOTES:Crane VC (homepage)Aneel's homepageTopic 1 - Welcome back to the show. You've changed roles. Tell us about what you're working on these days.Topic 2 - You've worked at startups, been an advisor to startups, and an angel investor in the past. In 2022, what does a Venture Capitalist do? How has that evolved over the last 5 years? Topic 3 - It not only seems like there is a lot more money flowing into startups, but a lot more early. Is there sort of a “homerun” mentality happening across the VC world, or is that just one of the headlines?Topic 4 - How do you go about creating your investment thesis? Do you have a future horizon that you're thinking about, or is it more about technology sectors, or founder personalities, etc.?Topic 5 - How do you balance between investing in something completely new, and seeing something that is just a much better version of a current mousetrap? Topic 6 - How involved do you get with the companies? How involved do you want to be? How much do the founders guide you vs. you guiding them?Topic 7 - At the macro-level, what areas are you most interested in (investing) vs. just areas where you're doing a lot of research (personal interests)?FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    2021 Year-End Reading Lists

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 17:56

    As we wrap up 2021 and have some down time, here's a list of things we're reading to try and make sense of the big changes happening in cloud computing and around the web. SHOW: 578CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Datadog Application Monitoring: Modern Application Performance MonitoringGet started monitoring service dependencies to eliminate latency and errors and enhance your users experience with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.JumpCloud (homepage)At the intersection of devices, identities, and access, JumpCloud's cloud directory platform unifies the IT resources in any company's infrastructure – anywhere work happens. Fully evaluate JumpCloud for free today  SHOW NOTES - "FUTURE OF CLOUD COMPUTING" and "WEB 3 vs  WEB2"READING LISTS - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gjIUAnEhuudVm4t1MJ4dka7AqOPSng0pnUR4fOY25AQ/edit?usp=sharingOther interesting Twitter Threadshttps://twitter.com/kelseyhightower/status/1471736495023149061https://twitter.com/JoeEmison/status/1471213852918435840 FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    2021 in Review, 2022 Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 59:54

    Aaron (@aarondelp) and Brian (@bgracely) discuss the biggest trends from 2021, and make bold cloud computing predictions in 2022.SHOW: 577CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:CBT Nuggets: Expert IT Training for individuals and teamsSign up for a CBT Nuggets Free Learner accountMegaport - Network as a Service PlatformTry Megaport - Cloud Connectivity SimplifiedSHOW NOTES:PODCAST BUSINESS:Crossed out 11yr anniversary We crossed 500 shows (March '21)Most listens in history, up about 20% from last yearWe launched Cloudcast Basics (4 seasons)We launched the Sunday Perspectives showsWe got named #1 Cloud podcastWe got named top 20 security podcastsListeners in 130 countries | 4200 CitiesIPOs from our guests - $2.678BVC Funding for our guest - $2.516BTRENDS and MAJOR STORIES from 2021:COVID pandemic continued, although some parts of many businesses opened up as vaccines became available. Working from Home seems to be a very real, long-term possibility for many in Tech. 25% of workers changed jobs (via LinkedIn)AWS - $60B, Azure - $68B, GCP - $15BAWS has new leadership. re:Invent felt very different.ARM is making a big push in the cloud (and Mac M1)This idea of “supercloud” or “overlay cloud services” is gaining traction - companies like Red Hat, Snowflake, MongoDB, Confluent, CockroachDB, etc. are growing quickly as SaaS services, even when the cloud has a native service.Cloudflare is making a move to chip away at AWS' profits (egress networking)Digital Ocean is making a bigger push around SMB cloud and developersVMware become independent again (from Dell)Cloud providers still haven't acquired legacy software companies to get into the on-premises data centers. They keep adjusting their offerings (Outposts, Arc, Anthos)Kubernetes keeps growing, but the hype has slowed down and moved to other areas adjacent to Kubernetes (Service Mesh, eBPF, etc.)Software-Supply-Chains and DevSecOps “shift left security” are now heavily funded industry segments. The metaverse, Web3, Crypto, NFTs are all starting to get a lots of hype (and confusion)2022 PREDICTIONS: Our 2020 Predictions from last yearOur 2021 Predictions from last yearAARON's PREDICTIONSZero Trust Models (again…) - Also security has been/will be the hardest part of cloud and hot job market will continueMicrosoft will become top public cloud worldwide, AWS will fall to #2Google will settle into 3rd, 4th, even 5th spot… BRIAN's PREDICTIONS Alphabet/Google decides if they still believe they can get to #2 by 2023We'll start seeing the first generation of ex-AWS people starting new companiesFEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Dealing with Technology Failure

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 14:49

    Computers break. Software has bugs. Cloud services fail. And yet we don't deal with failures very well. Why don't we have better Plan B's, for both personal and business uses of cloud?  SHOW: 576CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:JumpCloud (homepage)At the intersection of devices, identities, and access, JumpCloud's cloud directory platform unifies the IT resources in any company's infrastructure – anywhere work happens. Fully evaluate JumpCloud for free today Datadog Security Solution:  Modern Monitoring and Security - Datadog Application Monitoring: Modern Application Performance Monitoring. Get started monitoring service dependencies to eliminate latency and errors and enhance your users experience with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.SHOW NOTES:AWS US-East-1 Outage (Dec.10,  2021) - Post Mortem (AWS Blog)AWS US-West outage (Dec.5, 2021)AWS is Too Big to Fail (The Information - Corey Quinn)YouTubeTV loses ESPN and other Disney channels (Dec.18, 2021)The Tech Industry after a Year of Burnout (The New Stack) WHY DO WE EXPECT SO MUCH FROM COMPUTERS? While we have automated testing, test coverage, SLAs, redundancy best practices, etc - We still really don't know when computers and software will break. So why do we get so frustrated when it happens, instead of having backup plans? SHOULD WE LOOK AT TECHNOLOGY FAILURES AS THE WORLD TRYING TO TELLING US SOMETHING?Cloud service failures happen, and tend to last less than a full work day. Most are only a couple hours.We tend to believe that we're very dependent on technology and cloud services, until they go away. And then we figure out that we can all adapt. We could all use some time reading a book, getting outside to do some exercise (go for a walk), or spending some time away from computers or being online.We could all use a break in our extended hours work days.  FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Tools for the Business Engineer

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 36:19

    Gil Hoffer (@gilhoffer, Co-Founder / CTO @salto_io) talks about the challenges of managing and integrating SaaS applications, the blurring line between business and technical engineer, and software supply-chain for SaaS integrations. SHOW: 575CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Megaport - Network as a Service PlatformTry Megaport - Cloud Connectivity SimplifiedCBT Nuggets: Expert IT Training for individuals and teamsSign up for a CBT Nuggets Free Learner accountSHOW NOTES:Salto (homepage)Companies today have, on average, 800 SaaS applicationsSalto (OSS code) - manage business applications by codeTopic 1 - Welcome to the show. You have a broad background in engineering and entrepreneurship. Let's talk about your background and what led you to create Salto. Topic 2 - There is a big trend happening, where companies are using more and more technology outside of the “central IT” groups. This includes quite a bit of SaaS usage. But it also requires more than just vanilla SaaS. Let's talk about this concept of a “business engineer”.Topic 3 - How often do SaaS applications need customizations? How often does a business application require integrations across multiple SaaS services? Topic 4 - Walk us through a day in the life of a business engineer, and what's involved in some of the integrations? How much is being able to code, and how much Topic 5 - Integrations can be complicated, not only to build, but also to maintain. How does Salto simplify the creation and life cycle of these integrations?Topic 6 - Salto is available as OSS, software and SaaS. What seems to be the best usage model for certain use-cases or types of businesses?FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Thoughts on Cloud Outages

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 22:16

    AWS had an outage in a region and many people responded. What did we learn about outages, responses, and dealing with cloud services going forward? SHOW: 574CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Datadog Security Solution: Modern Monitoring and SecurityStart investigating security threats before it affects your customers with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.JumpCloud (homepage)At the intersection of devices, identities, and access, JumpCloud's cloud directory platform unifies the IT resources in any company's infrastructure – anywhere work happens. Fully evaluate JumpCloud for free today SHOW NOTES:AWS US-East-1 Outage (Dec.10,  2021) - Post Mortem (AWS Blog)Your Response to AWS Going Down Shouldn't Be Multicloud (Tech Republic)Larry Ellison brags about Oracle Cloud after AWS outage CLOUD OUTAGES ARE A PART OF USING A SHARED SERVICEThis week another major cloud service had an outage. They happen frequently enough, for some period of time (usually measured in hours), that we really notice them and then move on. Their impact is felt across many sites and dependent services, SOME THOUGHTS ON RESPONSES TO CLOUD OUTAGES5 levels of grief - denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.The cloud providers (typically) don't snipe at either other - they've all been there.The post-mortems are becoming more consistent - any highly anticipatedWe continue to learn about differences in cloud architectures, and where failures points (and failure actions) occur.We still don't understand the internal cloud architectural dependencies of each cloud.How many companies actually follow multi-region best practices? How much does multi-region cost? Multi-cloud is often a knee-jerk reaction, but it's never that simple - cost, complexity, skills FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Reviewing AWS re:Invent 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 34:49

    We review the new strategic directions of AWS under CEO Adam Selipsky, as well as major announcements from AWS re:Invent 2021. SHOW: 573CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:JumpCloud (homepage)At the intersection of devices, identities, and access, JumpCloud's cloud directory platform unifies the IT resources in any company's infrastructure – anywhere work happens. Fully evaluate JumpCloud for free today Datadog Security Solution: Modern Monitoring and SecurityStart investigating security threats before it affects your customers with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.SHOW NOTES:AWS re:Internet 2021 - What's NewTop Announcements of AWS re:Invent 2021“What's New at AWS” on TwitterThe Official AWS Podcast: Keynote recaps each day and moreAWS OnAir: Livestreaming from the show floorBIG ANNOUNCEMENTS:Private 5G Managed WANServerless Data ServicesNew Low-Code Development platformGraviton v3Mainframe MigrationIoT TwinMaker (digital twins)FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Lessons learned from Dell-VMware

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 21:36

    In 2015, Dell acquired EMC and VMware for a record-setting $67B. In 2021, Dell spun out VMware as an independent company. What lessons were learned? SHOW: 572CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Megaport - Network as a Service PlatformTry Megaport - Cloud Connectivity SimplifiedCBT Nuggets: Expert IT Training for individuals and teamsSign up for a CBT Nuggets Free Learner account SHOW NOTES:Dell offers $67B for EMC - 2015Dell finalizes acquisition of EMC (and VMware) - 20163 Years Later, Was it Worth the Debt? (TechCrunch)Dell's Public Journey from Private Equity to VMware Share Swap (2018)Dell spins out VMware - Dell (2021)A New Day for VMware - VMware (2021)EMC Revenues (2015-16)Dell Revenues (2015-2021)VMware Revenues (2015-2021) WHAT WERE THE GOALS OF THE DELL ACQUISITION OF EMC?Dell was trying to recover from having to go private in 2013. Wanted to consolidate the Enterprise infrastructure market. Wanted to have a one-stop-shop from desktop to enterprise infrastructure to security to applications to hybrid cloud. WHAT VALUE DID DELL BRING TO VMWARE?VMware - 26 acquisitions (2016-2021)VMware grew revenues 66% (2016-2021), 11% annuallyVMW shares grew from $70 to $118 (+68%)Dell grew revenues from $50B to $94B (EMC revenues $25B)VMware on AWS launched in 2016 - grown to around $3B business (26% revenues)Michael Dell gets an A+ for financial engineeringDell/EMC/VMware missed an opportunity to create an alternative to the Big3 cloud providers.  FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    See How Your Code Works

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 36:51

    Shanea Leven (@ShaneaLeven, Founder/CEO @CodeSeeio) talks about enabling development teams to better understand the complexities and interdependencies of their code throughout the lifecycle.SHOW: 571CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Megaport - Network as a Service PlatformTry Megaport - Cloud Connectivity SimplifiedCBT Nuggets: Expert IT Training for individuals and teamsSign up for a CBT Nuggets Free Learner accountSHOW NOTES:CodeSee (homepage)OSS Port (homepage)Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. You've had an interesting background prior to CodeSee. Tell us a little bit about your journey, and what led you to create CodeSee.Topic 2 - Let's start by talking about developer productivity and the types of things that create bottlenecks for teams. Help us understand where CodeSee fits into the flow of how applications are built and lifecycled. Topic 3 - Teams change, teams grow, projects evolve over time. How does CodeSee help teams improve the learning curve of what's in code and how to understand what came before them?Topic 4 - Walk us through a day, or week, in the life of application teams that are working with CodeSee and without CodeSee. I've seen you use the term “Continuous Understanding” - what does that mean to you?Topic 5 - Development teams have all sorts of tools in front of them. What are some of the interesting ways that CodeSee integrates with the other tools that are commonly put in front of them? GitHub recently called out a nice integration.Topic 6 - We talk alot about developer productivity. How do you find companies measuring improvement when using CodeSee?FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Old Man Yells at the Metaverse

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 37:19

    You've been hearing about Web3 and metaverse and crypto, and everything is changing. But is that a good thing or a bad thing? Let's yell at the metaverse and see what echoes back.SHOW: 570CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Juniper Networks – Experience-First NetworkingLearn more about Juniper's cloud-native solutionsDatadog Monitoring: Modern Monitoring and AnalyticsStart monitoring your infrastructure, applications, logs and security in one place with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.SHOW NOTES:What is web3? (CB Insights)Notes on Web3 (Robin Sloan)An Engineer's Hype-Free Observations on web3 (PSL)Why Microsoft might beat Zuckerberg to the metaverse (Venture Beat)It's a web3 world now, how does the hype compare to Web 2.0? (The NewStack)The Facebook Company is now Meta WHY IS EVERYONE TRYING TO CHANGE THE EXISTING INTERNET?The metaverse is part of a bigger evolution called “Web3”, which is looking at new interaction models, new payment models, and new ways to represent life in a fully digital world. How did we get here? What lessons from the past can we learn? HOW MIGHT THE METAVERSE CHANGE THE INTERNET, FOR GOOD OR BAD?Like Web 1.0 and 2.0, Web3 is initially being positioned as “for the youth”, but there's already a subculture of people trying to make it “for the Enterprise, as well”.Metaverse and Web3 have all-digital versions of things (identity, goods, payments, etc.) that seem complicated and confusing to anyone that doesn't start there. There will (likely) be many metaverses, and this will be OK, and people will ask for standards and things to interoperate. There will be consumer metaverses and Enterprise (“work”) metaverses. People will wish the work one was more like the consumer one - but not always. Metaverse assumes that we want to blur the lines between what had been a distraction (e.g. gaming) and what we want in the rest of our lives. A lot has changed since we first tried this 15 years ago (e.g. Second Life). There is a lot more psychology involved in these virtual worlds than you initially think, especially outside of the “native” community.Be cautious around the people that talk very fast when you ask questions, and always tell you that you don't understand it and need to be authentic. Experiment. Ask questions. To research with problems in mind.  FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    The Evolution of Serverless Databases

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 33:12

    Jim Walker (@jaymce, Principal Product Evangelist at @CockroachDB) talks about how serverless has moved from compute to backing data services, and focuses on improving application developer productivity. SHOW: 569CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Megaport - Network as a Service PlatformTry Megaport - Cloud Connectivity SimplifiedCBT Nuggets: Expert IT Training for individuals and teamsSign up for a CBT Nuggets Free Learner accountSHOW NOTES:Cockroach LabsCockroachDB Serverless(Eps.438) Scalable Databases on KubernetesTopic 1 - Welcome to the show. Let's start by talking a little bit about your background, and where you focus your attention at Cockroach Labs. Give us a quick overview of CockroachDB.Topic 2 - We've covered “Serverless” quite a bit on the show, mostly focused around compute services, but there seems to be a growing trend around serverless as it relates to data services. Can you give us some background on what's driving these new capabilities?Topic 3 - Implementations of Database-as-a-Service have been around for quite a while now. What's new or different around service database offerings? Topic 4 - CockroachDB is fairly unique in its ability to span locations (e.g. in essence be multi-cloud). Help us connect the dots between the core elements of CockroachDB, and where the new serverless capabilities enhance that (for an application, for a DB team, for an Operations team, etc.)Topic 5 - What are some of the new use-cases that can potentially be unlocked with the new serverless offering? Topic 6 - How do you expect the new serverless offering to change the way that application teams and operations teams interact with systems going forward? FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Being a Technical Product Marketer

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 27:30

    Many people ask us about technical product marketing - the skills needed, the challenges, the career rewards - and how to work in those jobs. This week we explore what's needed to be a successful technical product marketer. SHOW: 568CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Datadog Monitoring: Modern Monitoring and AnalyticsStart monitoring your infrastructure, applications, logs and security in one place with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.Juniper Networks – Experience-First NetworkingLearn more about Juniper's cloud-native solutionsSHOW NOTES:HOW DOES SOMEONE BECOME A TECHNICAL PRODUCT MARKETERIs marketing just lies and double-speak? If a product or technology is great, does it even need marketing? These are the questions that people often ask themselves before exploring roles that have some aspect of “marketing” in their name. WHAT SKILLS ARE NEEDED TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL TECHNICAL PRODUCT MARKETERThere are lots of different types of marketers - product-specific, go-to-market, regional, technical marketing, evangelist/advocate, etc.There is value in lots of different skills around marketing - technical, speaking, writing, critical listeningThe timeline of a marketer is somewhat different than a product manager. Both have to manage short and long-term. But marketing tends to be more focused on today's problems/challenges/opportunities.Marketers have to understand the technology, but also how to translate it to business problems and business value. Marketers need to understand the difference between drills and holes. The role of marketing has significantly changed in the last few years. We've moved from more directed marketing to more automated and data-driven marketing.  FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Reviewing Microsoft Insight & GitHub Universe

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 27:43

    In October and November, Microsoft hosted the GitHub Universe and Ignite 2021 conferences, focused on Developers and Cloud Computing. We review the important announcements and analyze the future directions for Azure, GitHub, etc SHOW: 567CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:CBT Nuggets: Expert IT Training for individuals and teamsSign up for a CBT Nuggets Free Learner account Megaport - Network as a Service PlatformTry Megaport - Cloud Connectivity SimplifiedBMC Wants to Know if your business is on it's A-GameBMC Autonomous Digital EnterpriseSHOW NOTES:Microsoft Ignite 2021 AnnouncementsMicrosoft Ignite 2021 (Keynote)Everything new from GitHub Universe 2021GitHub Universe 2021 (Keynote)Azure - Bigger Announcements Azure OpenAI Service - access to GPT-3 Azure Cognitive Service for LanguageAzure Cosmos DB Azure Managed Instance of Apache CassandraAzure Synapse Analytics Azure Container Apps (preview) Open Service Mesh for Kubernetes(Java EE) Oracle Weblogic  on Azure Kubernetes Service. (Java EE) Websphere Liberty on Kubernetes/OpenShiftEnhancements to Azure DevOps (see GitHub)GitHub - Bigger AnnouncementsImproved CI/CD workflows with GitHub ActionsImprovements to GitHub CodespacesCustom repository roles (security)Improved “Issues” and “Discussions”FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Lessons from Hashicorp S1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 27:31

    Hashicorp has been on The Cloudcast more than any other company. As they prepare for their upcoming IPO, we look back at what makes them successful vs. other OSS-centric companies. SHOW: 566CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Juniper Networks – Experience-First NetworkingLearn more about Juniper's cloud-native solutionsBMC Wants to Know if your business is on it's A-GameBMC Autonomous Digital EnterpriseDatadog Security Solution: Modern Monitoring and SecurityStart investigating security threats before it affects your customers with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.SHOW NOTES:Hashicorp (Eps.157) - Automating Data Center Scale InfrastructureHashicorp (Eps.173) - AtlasHashicorp (Eps.246) - Quest for 1M containersHashicorp (Eps.309) - Secrets ManagementHashicorp (Eps.387) - Service Mesh ArchitecturesHashicorp - Benchmarking the S1 Data (Clouded Judgement) WHAT MADE HASHICORP UNIQUE IN THE INFRASTRUCTURE SPACE?Hashicorp was not alone in the Infra-as-Code space, or the Security space, but they have been successful in building a commercial business based on OSS projects. Let's look at what made them unique and successful. HOW DID HASHICORP GET HERE?Hashicorp Revenue - $295M | Gross Margin 82% | Revenue Growth (LTM) 55%Funding - $350M | NRR 124%  | Operating Margin 22%Funding - $350M GitLab - $179M | Gross Margin 88%  | Revenue Growth (LTM) 72% | Funding $414M | NRR 152% | Operating Margin 50% Pivotal - $509M | Gross Margin 55%  | Revenue Growth (LTM) 22% | $1.7BPivotal (Subscription/ARR) $300M  Always a pragmatic approach, from the perspective of usersAbandoned an early approach to building a “stack” (Hashicorp Atlas)Aligned to the public cloud Didn't try to change the worldDidn't actively fight with their community; weren't unpleasantHad a single revenue producing product (Vault), and maybe TerraformGood timing (hot market)FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    SD-WAN, SASE and the new Virtual Edge

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 39:15

    Mike Rockwell (Global Head of Solutions @Megaport) talks about the evolution of Cloud connectivity, SD-WAN, SASE, and how Megaport is helping companies adapt to more needs for virtual edge networking. SHOW SPONSORS:BMC Wants to Know if your business is on it's A-GameBMC Autonomous Digital EnterpriseCBT Nuggets: Expert IT Training for individuals and teamsSign up for a CBT Nuggets Free Learner account Datadog Synthetic Monitoring: Frontend and Backend Modern MonitoringStart detecting user-facing issues with API and browser tests with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.SHOW NOTES:Megaport (homepage)Megaport (resources)Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. Tell us about your background.Topic 2 - Let's begin by talking about the breadth of ways Megaport helps businesses connect to the cloud. Topic 3 - Can you walk us through some of the various ways that businesses use to connect to the cloud and why they choose to use Megaport? Topic 4 - Megaport recently launched a product named Megaport Virtual Edge (MVE), which helps businesses connect branches to clouds within their SD-WAN and SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) solutions. You've announced some major partnerships with Cisco, Fortinet, and Versa. Tell us a little bit about MVE and these partnerships and how they'll help customers.Topic 5 - From a bigger picture perspective, how do companies think about modernizing their enterprise WAN - do they use MPLS, do they use SD-WAN, and what role does the cloud play in their network - what considerations do they need to make?Topic 6 - Why do you think it's so important for businesses to enable their SD-WAN or SASE solutions for multicloud? Tell us about a sample use case.FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    How to Become a Product Manager

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 30:27

    Many people ask us about technical product management - the skills needed, the challenges, the career rewards - and how to work in those jobs. This week we explore what's needed to be a successful product manager. SHOW: 564CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Juniper Networks – Experience-First NetworkingLearn more about Juniper's cloud-native solutionsMegaport (homepage) - Get to the Cloud from AnywhereMegaport (resources) - Cloud Interconnectivity Simplified SHOW NOTES:HOW DOES SOMEONE BECOME A PRODUCT MANAGERMany people in the tech industry believe that they know how to build a better mousetrap. But what does it really take to be a product manager? How is the job challenging, how is it difficult, and what does it take to be successful?WHAT SKILLS ARE NEEDED TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL PRODUCT MANAGERBeing a product manager means that you're a crystal ball reader (predict the future), a technology expert, a business analyst, a salesperson, a great communicator, and an expert priorities manager.Not all product managers are alike. It's important to understand what part of the product (or all of the product) that you're responsible for. Cheap, feature-rich, or delivered quickly - pick any two.You're solving today's problems and guessing about future problems, not always in that order. You have to be a great communicator, even if you're an introvert. Are you going to work in an area where the company will be able to make your product successful? You'll make a lot of mistakes.There is no end-game…..the game is always in motion.  FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Networking the Hybrid Cloud

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 40:00

    Nick Davey (Sr. Product Manager, Cloud & SDN @JuniperNetworks) talks about the evolution of SDN networking for Kubernetes, cross-cluster and cross-cloud networking, and Tungsten Fabric.  SHOW: 563CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Megaport - Network as a Service PlatformTry Megaport - Cloud Connectivity SimplifiedCBT Nuggets: Expert IT Training for individuals and teamsSign up for a CBT Nuggets Free Learner account SHOW NOTES:Juniper (homepage)Juniper Cloud ServicesJuniper SDN and OrchestrationJuniper Networks Day One: Building Containers Using Kubernetes and Contrail Tungsten Fabric from The Linux FoundationTopic 1 - Welcome to the show. Tell us a little bit about your background, and where you focus at Juniper?Topic 2 - There's lots of talk about Hybrid Cloud and Multi-Cloud, but it's often in the context of Kubernetes or an application running in multiple places. Let's talk about how we interconnect clouds.Topic 3 - How should we think about the networking interconnections between end-users, the service providers, and the public cloud providers? Topic 4 - Help us understand the similarities and differences between the orchestration of workloads (e.g. containers and Kubernetes) and orchestration of networks (e.g. SDN, Contrail, etc.). Who needs to know about each system?Topic 5 - How does this all evolve as things like Kubernetes, KubeVirt (VMs) extend out to the edge? Topic 6 - What are some of the newer use-cases or application-types that are starting to push the need for new cloud networking technologies? FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Developer Platforms aren't Repeatable

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 18:23

    While developers are the new kingmakers, it's rare that any two companies will use the same systems, the same platforms, or the same models to enable developers to be successful. Let's explore why.   SHOW: 562CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW NOTES:The Developer Experience Gap (Remonk, 2020)KubeConNA 2021 Key Takeaways DevX Day KubeConNA 2021 Seed, Grow, Scale Developer Relations (PostHog)CNCF Landscape (interactive map) DEVELOPERS HAVE NEVER HAD MORE ACCESS TO TOOLSBetween open source tools, improved local hardware (laptops), online tutorials, free tiers, cloud-based tools, SaaS-based platforms and public repositories, there has never been a better time to be an application developer. Yet we still hear complaints about developer productivity, and developers feeling like too many things are in their path to success. AND DEVELOPERS HAVE NEVER HAD MORE ACCESS TO PLATFORMSIn a perfect world, there would be a platform that would align to all of a developers needs and patterns, and make everything else “invisible”. But platforms (by definition) have opinions, and limitations and have to eventually be maintained by someone (or groups).Developers don't like their tools to be dictated to them.Developers don't mind having access to too many tools, if they can somehow solve a problem, or a piece of a problem.People aren't staying in jobs long enough to really care about long-term technical debt, or the ramifications about their platform decisions.  FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Real-life Digital Transformation in Banking

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 39:31

    Ken Meyer (EVP & CIO Consumer Technology at Truist Bank) talks about the 2yr transformation of Truist Bank (SunTrust and BB&T), managing multiple tech stacks, enabling a multi-cloud strategy, and internal communications and learnings. SHOW: 561CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsDatadog Application Monitoring: Modern Application Performance MonitoringGet started monitoring service dependencies to eliminate latency and errors and enhance your users experience with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.SHOW NOTES:BB&T to buy Suntrust in $66B “merger of equals”A glimpse inside Truist and its bank tech strategyBanks can be “fast followers” in AI: Truist CIOTopic 1 - Welcome to the show. Let's start by talking about your background, and the scope of the transformation you've been driving at Truist Bank. Topic 2 - Beyond the merger of two large banks, how did you think about the business challenges that you were trying to solve? Topic 3 - Walk us through how you tried to rationalize two technology stacks, and how you've been planning for a more cloud-centric future? Topic 4 - Every transformation has to balance existing (“old”) and new. How did you work through priorities, leveraging new technologies, maintaining existing systems, learning curves, etc? Topic 5 - Have you been able to create any unique ways to manage through the transition of so many technology stacks?Topic 6 - How are you measuring progress, success, alignment to business goals, etc? Topic 7 - How are you communicating the evolution to the teams, as well as management and stakeholders? Any lessons learned?FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Embrace Your Inner Maker

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 20:28

    Many tech workers are struggling with the repetitive effects of the COVID pandemic (work from home, constant video calls, longer hours, etc.). But there's never been a better time to explore new ways to be a “maker”. SHOW: 560CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:CBT Nuggets: Expert IT Training for individuals and teamsSign up for a CBT Nuggets Free Learner account phoenixNAP websitephoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud PlatformSHOW NOTES:Apple launches the M1 Pro laptopThis is an acknowledgement of the growth of the creator economy (via @RFFlores)Tech workers are leaving their jobs at higher rates. What to do in 2022? (via @cra) CREATIVITY GETS THE BRAIN ENGAGEDWe (The Cloudcast)  frequently discuss the need to have a “learning mindset” in the IT industry, since the only constant is changing technologies. But learning requires a specific time commitment and a specific type of mind engagement. It's important, but at times can feel very mentally draining. Finding a way to be creative, to be a “maker”, can be a good balance to learning. MAKERS FIND, ENGAGE and EXPAND via COMMUNITIESOne of the reasons we keep doing The Cloudcast is that it gives us a creative outlet to directly make something. Making something gives you a chance to get feedback. It gives you a chance to succeed or fail. Makers tend to seek out other makes, to share experiences, to bond, to create new ideas. These communities tend to be more positive than online forums (e.g. Reddit, HN, etc.) which tend to trend towards negativity and complaints. The tools to be a digital creator are more available and more powerful than ever. Our friend Rodrigo Flores had a good Twitter thread this week about the new Apple Mac M1 Pro and how it's tailored for the (digital) creator economy. I've been reading a book, The Making of Bandon Dunes, about the history behind the creation of that resort in Oregon. Part of that reading is history, part of it is learning, and part of it is seeing how other creators think about their dreams, their opportunities and their ambitions. And how they overcame challenges.   FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    WebAssembly and wasmCloud

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 32:25

    Kevin Hoffman (@KevinHoffman, CTO at @Cosmonic_com, wasmCloud creator) talks about WebAssembly and wasmCloud, and how this new development paradigm can simplify application development.SHOW: 559CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Datadog Security Solution: Modern Monitoring and SecurityStart investigating security threats before it affects your customers with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsSHOW NOTES:Cosmonic (homepage)Webassembly (homepage)wasmCloud (homepage)Getting started with wasmCloudThe Webassembly stack (vs. containers, VMs)Building a Containerless Future with WebAssemblyFrom Napkin to the Cloud - A Webassembly JourneyProgramming Webassembly with Rust (Kevin Hoffman, new book)Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. Let's start by talking a little bit about your background, and what led you to create wasmCloud. Topic 2 - Let's begin by talking about Webassembly. What is it (a language, a framework??), and what problems does it solve for developers?Topic 3 - Let's talk about wasmCloud. Once you've built something leveraging Webassembly, how does it interact with wasmCloud?Topic 4 - Everything in application development tends to be a progression from something prior. How did Webassembly evolve? Docker's Solomon Hykes said that if wasm+wasi existed 7yrs ago, he never would have created Docker. Topic 5 - Yesterday was WASM Day at Cloud Native Con. What were some of the highlights and focus areas?Topic 6 - What are some of the early uses and usage patterns of Webassembly?Topic 7 - What are some of the ways to get started with Webassembly and wasmCloud?FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Technical Debt isn't Free

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 17:36

    While many computing systems mirror systems in nature, one aspect that doesn't is technical debt. The majority of spending is maintaining the existing systems, and yet very little attention is paid to how to reduce the on-going costs. SHOW: 558CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:phoenixNAP websitephoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud PlatformCBT Nuggets: Expert IT Training for individuals and teamsSign up for a CBT Nuggets Free Learner account SHOW NOTES:Fall Colors in NC MountainsSuccession Session 3 (HBO)GitLab goes IPO  IN NATURE, THE FALL BEGINS THE PROCESS OF RESETTINGIn many parts of the world, Fall (or Autumn) gives us a last glimpse of the beauty of nature, but then it resets for another cycle of recuperation and regeneration. This is one of the aspects of nature that the tech industry doesn't seem to emulate in their systems. WE ACCEPT RESETS AND CHANGES ALL AROUND US, EXCEPT IN ITWhy don't we create “life cycles” on commonly deployed systems? Why don't we prepare people for resets and “leap forwards” better?Why isn't there a part of our industry that attempts to innovate in this space, rather than just shift it to another party as “someone else's problem”?Why do we assume the same needs (support, uptime, etc.) of the technical debt as we do the new things we build to replace it?FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    A New Distributed Cloud Architecture

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 33:25

    Jonathan Seelig (@j_seelig, Co-Founder/CEO of Ridge) talks about building the distributed cloud, remotely managing cloud resources, and the evolution of the edge. SHOW: 557CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Datadog Monitoring: Modern Monitoring and AnalyticsStart monitoring your infrastructure, applications, logs and security in one place with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsSHOW NOTES:Ridge - Distributed Cloud ComputingWhat is Cloud Gaming? The Future is NowTopic 1 - Welcome to the show. Let's start by talking a little bit about your background, and what led you to trying to create a new vision of “the cloud”. Topic 2 - What types of problems exist with the current (mostly centralized) cloud architectures today? Or where are there new opportunities to rethink and introduce a new architecture?Topic 3 - Let's talk about the main concepts behind the Ridge architecture. How much does it borrow from your experience at Akamai, and how much of it is your team looking at the world differently?Topic 4 - What are the core primitives of Ridge? How do companies engage with it? Topic 5 - What are some of the near-term and long-term impacts that you expect companies would see in using the Ridge architecture vs. more centralized cloud architectures? FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Innovator's Dilemma Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 33:57

    Part 2 (of 2) looking at a recent example of how The Innovator's Dilemma is playing out between the biggest clouds and the challenging upstarts.  SHOW: 556CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:CBT Nuggets: Expert IT Training for individuals and teamsSign up for a CBT Nuggets Free Learner account phoenixNAP websitephoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud PlatformSHOW NOTES:Innovator's Dilemma - Part 1How IBM Lost the CloudMAKING A MAJOR CHANGE IS ALWAYS DIFFICULTUnderstanding the transition to cloud means understanding that almost everything about your technology stack and business stack will likely have to change, get re-invented, or built from scratch.A BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS OR FAILURE THROUGH THE TRANSITIONTo build or to buy? Do you understand the scope of the problem, the velocity of change this creates,and how well you can actually execute?  How do you acquire, and how do you manage internal conflict?What will the new technology stack look like? Are you using the same design principles? Are you using the same architects?  How does this impact your business? What backstops (“cash cows”) does your business have to prop up the new business? FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Evolutions in Security Monitoring

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 35:53

    Huxlee Barbee (@huxley_barbee, Head Security Prod Mktg @DataDogHQ) talks about the challenging odds of preventing security attacks, managing configuration mistakes, scaling security through monitoring, and security feedback loops in production.  SHOW: 555CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsDatadog Monitoring: Modern Monitoring and AnalyticsStart monitoring your infrastructure, applications, logs and security in one place with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.SHOW NOTES:Cloud misconfiguration, a major risk for cloud securityResilience, DevSecOps, and other key takeaways from RSAC 2021Secure your infrastructure in real time with Datadog Cloud Workload SecurityIntroducing Datadog Cloud Security Posture ManagementTopic 1 - Welcome to the show. Let's start by talking a little bit about your background, and where you focus your attention these days.Topic 2 -According to many reports, configuration mistakes tend to lead to the most security breaches. Who is typically making the mistakes? Topic 3 - Can you dig deeper on the dynamics between security on the one hand and developers and SRE engineers on the other hand?Topic 4 - So what are some of the strategies and tactics for achieving optimum balance between these opposing interests?Topic 5 - Should we think about platform (infra) security apart from workload (application) security?Topic 6 - Can you talk to us about the differences between applying security to things that happen pre-production (e.g. CI/CD, software-supply chains) and things that happen in production?FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Innovator's Dilemma Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 23:08

    Part 1 (of 2) looking at a recent example of how The Innovator's Dilemma is playing out between the biggest clouds and the challenging upstarts.  SHOW: 554CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:CBT Nuggets: Expert IT Training for individuals and teamsSign up for a CBT Nuggets Free Learner account phoenixNAP websitephoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud PlatformSHOW NOTES:The Innovator's Dilemma (Clayton Christensen)AWS's Egregious Egress (Cloudflare)Announcing Cloudflare R2 Object Storage (without Egress fees)Cloudflare's Disruption (Stratechery)Bandwidth AllianceCloudflare is eating the Cloud from outside in (swyx @ dev.to)Overview of AWS Infinidash (Did The Cloudcast predict R2?)Understanding Data Transfer in AWS (Last Week in AWS) ONE COMPANY'S PROFIT IS ANOTHER COMPANY'S OPPORTUNITYAs AWS transitions from long-time leaders to a new leadership team, many industry upstarts are looking for ways to pick away at their most profitable (and customer-problematic) services, with new capabilities that may unlock completely new business models for companies.CHEAPER NETWORKING, AGILE COMPUTING, and NEW COMPANY MODELSDisruption rarely happens because of better technology, but more often because of changing economics. (Gracely's Theorem) AWS has long had very expensive networking costs, but it's an area that really hasn't faced competition. AWS offered enough services that their customers made the choice to deal with the network costs vs. having to build things themselves.Being the “everything” thing in computing always has its pros and cons. Computing has historically (last 40yrs) been moving to more distributed, modular architectures.We've seen a number of companies begin to offer edge or serverless types of offerings (GitHub, Netlify, Google Run, various CDN offerings, New ideas always emerge from difficult times (e.g. COVID pandemic) that we didn't expect.Will this create a new round of acquisitions? Will it trigger price wars? FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    The State of Cloud Security

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 41:34

    Josh Stella (@joshstella, Founder/CEO of @FugueHQ) talks about the differences between cloud security and data center security, the value businesses place on security implementations, and enabling governance in the cloud.SHOW: 553CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsCBT Nuggets: Expert IT Training for individuals and teamsSign up for a CBT Nuggets Free Learner account AWS Data Backup for Dummies (Veeam)Choose Your Own Cloud Adventure with Veeam and AWSSHOW NOTES:PagerDuty (homepage)State of Digital Operations report (PagerDuty)Fugue (homepage)Sonatype (homepage)State of Cloud Security 2021The Cloudcast Eps.333 - DevSecOps and Governance (with Josh Stella) The Cloudcast Eps.543 - What does Security even mean anymoreTopic 1 - Welcome back to the show. It's been a complicated world for security the last 12-18 months. Tell us a little bit about your background and the State of Cloud Security 2021 report.Topic 2 - Between the SolarWinds hack, Microsoft database hack and daily breaches of 100M users, where are we with security these days? It seems as messy as ever, and yet it also seems like people aren't that concerned anymore. Topic 3 - Misconfiguration still seems to be a major issue. Isn't Automation and Infra-as-Code and GitOps catching on? Policy-as-Code.Topic 4 - We now have DevSecOps, which combines all these functions together. Who is ultimately responsible for Security?Topic 5 - When companies move to the public cloud, they still have regulatory requirements. The cloud providers have “certifications” (e.g. SOC 2, NIST 800-53, GDPR, and HIPAA, so are they responsible now?Topic 6 - How do we start matching the level of motivation the bad guys (hackers) have with the level of concern companies should have?FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Developing New Habits in COVID

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 21:36

    COVID has changed the world over the past two years. But how many of the technology changes we've made will remain, and which ones may revert back to pre-COVID standards? SHOW: 552CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:CBT Nuggets: Expert IT Training for individuals and teamsSign up for a CBT Nuggets Free Learner account Spot by NetAppMore Cloud, Less Cost (Spot by NetApp)Datadog Application Monitoring: Modern Application Performance MonitoringGet started monitoring service dependencies to eliminate latency and errors and enhance your users experience with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.SHOW NOTES:We've All Become The Cloudcast (Eps.545)Apple employees don't want to return to the office CLOUD GROWTH THROUGH GLOBAL PANDEMICThis week I had a discussion about the amount of change that happened over the past 18-24 months and whether or not that's normal (across industries)?WHAT STAYS, WHAT CHANGES, and WHY?Not every company or industry reacted the same. Companies established new norms around remote work. This will impact future hiring.Companies adopted more remote-friendly technologies.Many customers began using more public cloud services (out of necessity) and it worked fine. They likely won't abandon these technology choices.Companies are focused on how to adjust to these new normals, so they'll prioritize things that work (in the short-term) Will this be a boom for people getting new cloud certifications?Will companies eventually do cost-cutting on cloud spending, since it was “just do it!” last year?Will this create the new “bi-modal” IT?  FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Managing Tech Burnout

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 37:22

    Michael Cucchi  (VP of Product @PagerDuty) talks about the challenges of increased hours, more frequent incident responses and overall tech burnout as a result of the 2020-21 pandemic.SHOW: 551CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:AWS Data Backup for Dummies (Veeam)Choose Your Own Cloud Adventure with Veeam and AWSDatadog Database Monitoring: Modern Monitoring and AnalyticsGet started monitoring performance analytics from any database with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.Spot by NetAppMore Cloud, Less Cost (Spot by NetApp)SHOW NOTES:PagerDuty (homepage)State of Digital Operations report (PagerDuty)Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. Tell us a little bit about your background.Topic 2 - PagerDuty recently published the 2021 State of Digital Operations report. What were some of the high-level takeaways?Topic 3 - Obviously the pandemic has disrupted where people work for the last 18 months. But what are some of the other factors that are causing so much disruption for Operations teams?Topic 4 - We're seeing the number of critical incidents per month increase (average 105/month). Do you think that's more a factor of companies having to change so much so quickly, or technical debts just continue to accumulate and the overall foundation is less stable?Topic 5 - There are tools (ChatOps) that are augmenting how we collaborate, but do you think the lack of face-to-face interactions between teams is causing some of the increased challenges we've seen this past year? Topic 6 - Any tips or tricks that you can give to Operations teams that are trying to manage this increased workload and may be struggling to keep up, or find the right balance between life and work?FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    The Evolution of MongoDB

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 26:40

    The transition of @MongoDB from an open source project to commercially successful public company to cloud provider has been an interesting transition. One that many other software companies are looking to emulate. SHOW: 550CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Datadog Synthetic Monitoring: Frontend and Backend Modern MonitoringStart detecting user-facing issues with API and browser tests with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.CBT Nuggets: Expert IT Training for individuals and teamsSign up for a CBT Nuggets Free Learner account AWS Data Backup for Dummies (Veeam)Choose Your Own Cloud Adventure with Veeam and AWSSHOW NOTES:History of MongoDB (wikipedia)MongoDB Atlas is launched (DBaaS) - 2016Amazon launches DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) - 2019MongoDB IPO - 2019SaaS and Moving Downmarket - MongoDB's TransformationEvolution of Commercial OSS (Cloudcast Eps.492)How Cloud is Changing OSS Licensing (Cloudcast Eps.493) FROM OPEN TO COMMERCIAL TO IPO TO CLOUDMany software companies are trying to make the evolution from customer-operated to cloud-operated business models. MongoDB is an early lighthouse is showing the blueprint for success. CHANGING (OR GROWING NEW) MARKETS IS VERY DIFFICULTSolve a technical problemCreate a unique value proposition (simplicity)[Marketing] Create (and lead) a growing community of users - via open source[Monetization] Create open-core features to differentiate and solve unique problems [New GTM, New Markets] Evolve the product to new delivery modelsGrow into new markets, through different customer engagement models FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Remotely Managing All The Things

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 38:47

    Ev Kontsevoy (@kontsevoy, Cofounder/CEO @GoTeleport) talks about the state of the art in remote management, especially for Kubernetes environments, and how Teleport simplifies security for remote access.SHOW: 549CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsSpot by NetAppMore Cloud, Less Cost (Spot by NetApp)Datadog Database Monitoring: Modern Monitoring and AnalyticsGet started monitoring performance analytics from any database with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.SHOW NOTES:Teleport (homepage)Teleport raises $30M in new funding (Aug 2021)Teleport Access Plane: Quickly access any computing resource anywhereTry Teleport for freeTopic 1 - Welcome to the show. Tell us a little bit about your background and what led you to create Teleport.Topic 2 - Today we're going to dive into Teleport, but we'd like to learn a little bit about the evolution of the company, as it didn't begin as Teleport. Topic 3 - For better or for worse, we now work in a very distributed world. Between workers being everywhere, and applications being both on-premises and in the public cloud, what sort of remote management challenges does this create?Topic 4 - From a technology perspective, how does Teleport work?Topic 5 - Teleport is made up of access to Servers, Kubernetes, Applications and Databases. How much does remote access change based on the target, or the team/person accessing it?Topic 6 - What are some of the ways that Teleport makes things easier to manage remotely?FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Cloud Jobs - Stay, Leave or Quit

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 25:00

    There's been quite a bit of debate recently on whether or not to stay in a role, look around for something new, or just quit tech all together. What's the right choice? Let's explore some options and strategies. SHOW: 548CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsCBT Nuggets: Expert IT Training for individuals and teamsSign up for a CBT Nuggets Free Learner account AWS Data Backup for Dummies (Veeam)Choose Your Own Cloud Adventure with Veeam and AWSSHOW NOTES:Tweet #1 - Can't wait to quit techTweet #2 - Why do people want to quit tech?Great attrition or Great attraction [McKinsey]  THE COVID PANDEMIC HAS CHANGED A LOT OF PEOPLE'S PERSPECTIVERemote work; lots of job prospects, and some new perspective on life has many people considering alternatives to their current situation. SO SHOULD YOU STAY, LOOK FOR SOMETHING NEW, OR QUIT ALTOGETHER?When to StayYou enjoy the work, the team, the manager, the cultureYou're learning and you see a path for growth or upward mobilityYou or your family need the work (healthcare, location, stability, etc.)When to Look AroundYou're underpaid or don't have an upward mobility pathYou want to make a change, and can't do it within your companyYou no longer enjoy the work, the team, the manager, the cultureA great (outside) opportunity is presented to youWhen to consider quitting (usually as a last resort)You're in a dangerous or harmful situationYou just can't find any passion in itYou have an alternative way to support yourself (and your family) FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Backing Up into the Cloud

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 37:45

    David Hill (@davidhill_co, Product Strategy, Office CTO) and Sam Nicholls (Public Cloud Principle) @Veeam talk about the evolution of managing data in the cloud, and backup and security strategies. SHOW: 547CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Register for Cisco Magnetic CloudCloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsDatadog Security Solution: Modern Monitoring and SecurityStart investigating security threats before it affects your customers with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.SHOW NOTES:Veeam (homepage)AWS Data Backup for DummiesVeeam Backup for AWS on AWS Marketplace (Get 10 Backup Instances Free)Choose Your Own Cloud Adventure with Veeam and AWS Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. Tell us a little bit about your backgrounds. Topic 2 - We live in a world of software, and clouds, and ransomware attacks and security threats and frequent changes to applications. Let's start by talking about the big picture of what backup looks like these days. Topic 3 - In a world that's becoming increasingly more DevOps-centric, who now owns all of the elements around backups (testing plans, compliance, retention and cost-mgmt, etc.)Topic 3a - What are some of the unique things Veeam does to make things simpler for those teams? Topic 4 - We used to live in a world of redundant, cold hardware in a remote facility, and truck rolls to Iron Mountain, and manual steps. What has public cloud and automation done to the backup landscape?Topic 5 - How does the economics change now that public cloud is such a critical piece of backup strategies? (saving data, faster recovery times, agility, etc.)FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Clouds, Chaos and Change

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 27:54

    The next 12-18 months are going to be all about changes, chaos and a three-ring circus between the major cloud providers. The status quo is likely going to change, as plenty of new names and faces, and big money, try to steer these giant ships.SHOW: 546CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Register for Cisco Magnetic CloudAWS Data Backup for Dummies (Veeam)Choose Your Own Cloud Adventure with Veeam and AWSCloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsSHOW NOTES:Castles in the Cloud (Greylock VC)Rising Tension between AWS and Partners (Business Insider)Microsoft hired ex-AWS executive Charlie Bell ARE THE BIG CLOUDS TOO BIG TO DISRUPT?It's very difficult to sustain success in business, especially in highly competitive markets. And the market dynamics of today are ripe for change. HOW DOES CHANGE HAPPEN FOR THE MARKET LEADERSLeadership changes at the top.Growth expectations exceed the company's ability to scale growth.The people that lead the original growth leave the company.The people that backfill don't have the same skills or mindset to succeed at the same level. Competitors start to find new pressure points. Companies move from products to solutions as the market evolves from early-adopters to mainstream and laggards.Big money makes people make big decisions (outside your company) - going to “change the world” FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    We've All Become The Cloudcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 38:07

    Aaron and Brian discuss how the on-going pandemic is creating a permanent habit of working remotely, and the challenges of trying to learn technology with less free time. SHOW: 545CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Register for Cisco Magnetic CloudCBT Nuggets: Expert IT Training for individuals and teamsSign up for a CBT Nuggets Free Learner account Spot by NetAppMore Cloud, Less Cost (Spot by NetApp)SHOW NOTES:Tips for Working From Home (Cloudcast #442)How long does it take to create a habit? Cloudcast Basics (Cloud-101 podcast series)Topic 1 - Origin story of The Cloudcast (brief)Topic 2 - It's now been 529 days since the world shut down (in the US). How many Zoom calls have you attended in that time?  Topic 3 - “It can take anywhere from 18 to 254 days for a person to form a new habit and an average of 66 days for a new behavior to become automatic.” What new, work-related habits have you formed?Topic 4 - How do you expect people to keep up with new technologies? Topic 5 - We're at a weird stage, where lots of people say that they want to work-from-home (full or part-time), for various reasons (e.g. avoid commutes, cube-mates chews too loud, etc.), but also claim to be more burned out. Do you think people will take the time to learn new stuff?Topic 6 - Has the pandemic changed anything about how you're effective? Do you think it'll be permanent, or do you still have the “we'll get back to normal” mindset?Topic 7 - Any tips or tricks to be an effective remote worker and tech leader?FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    What does Security even mean anymore

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 17:42

    Security has been in the news quite a bit lately, both for failures and funding. But does security even matter anymore?  Nobody knows. SHOW: 544CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Teleport Access Plane: Quickly access any computing resource anywhereTry Teleport for freeCloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering Teams SHOW NOTES:Coverage of recent Security commitments from Cloud Providers2021 Top Security Breaches (Part I, Part II)The State of Cloud Security Report (2021)Microsoft warns thousands of cloud customers of exposed databases DOES ANYONE ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT SECURITY?“This is the worst cloud vulnerability you can imagine.”     WHAT IS THE PENALTY FOR BEING BAD AT SECURITY?The State of Cloud Security 2021 Report highlights several alarming facts, including:36% of companies suffered a serious cloud data leak or breach in the past 12 months8 out of 10 are worried that they're vulnerable to a major misconfiguration breach 64% say the problem will get worse or stay the same Every company makes security a massive part of every purchasing decision. And yet the market doesn't seem to do anything when a massive breach happens. How is this still the state of security? FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Hiring a VP of Engineering

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 45:45

    Jason Warner (@jasoncwarner, MD @redpointvc), a veteran of GitHub, Heroku and Canonical, talks about the process and challenges of hiring a VP of Engineering. SHOW: 543CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Spot by NetAppMore Cloud, Less Cost (Spot by NetApp)CBT Nuggets: Expert IT Training for individuals and teamsSign up for a CBT Nuggets Free Learner account SHOW NOTES:Jason Warner joins RedPoint Ventures (Forbes)Jason Warner, CTO at GittHub (Forbes)Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. Tell us a little bit about your background prior to Redpoint VC and what you're now focused on in the VC world. Topic 2 - Let's start with “Why do you need to hire a VP of Engineering?” When does it matter as an early-stage startup, and why does it matter when a company is larger? {high leverage}Topic 3 - What are you looking for in that hire? What is your process for creating a potential list of candidates? What criteria are most important for you to evaluate? {curve bender}Topic 4 - We hear a lot about “engineering interviews” (technical). How much of that is involved in your hiring process, and how are you measuring the other disciplines that are needed for this role? Topic 5 - If you're hiring from the outside, how much do you involve the engineering and product teams, and how do you think about the value of internal-knowledge vs. external-knowledge? Topic 6 - Once you identify the candidate, what steps do you take to encourage early success? How do you measure on-going activities?Topic 7 - What advice do you have for people that are interviewing for these roles?FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    The End of the Cloud Honeymoon

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 35:13

    Cloud Computing has been around for more than a decade. It has generated tremendous growth and reshaped the tech industry. But is the “Cloud Honeymoon“ about to be over? SHOW: 542CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsDatadog Database Monitoring: Modern Monitoring and AnalyticsGet started monitoring performance analytics from any database with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.Teleport Access Plane: Quickly access any computing resource anywhereTry Teleport for freeSHOW NOTES:The honeymoon is over for Cloud Computing (Business Insider, August 2021)Repatriation and Cloud Cost Management (Cloudcast, Eps. 520)Is the public cloud growing fast enough? (Cloudcast, Eps.511) WHAT HAPPENS IF THE HONEYMOON IS ACTUALLY OVER?A recent article claimed that (public) Cloud Computing is moving into the next phase of maturity, and it will cause challenges for “the big three” cloud computing companies (AWS, Azure, GCP).    WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, AS CLOUD COMPUTING MOVES INTO THE NEXT PHASE?The Cost of Cloud, a Trillion Dollar Paradox (a16z)Morgan Stanley CIO survey - Will keep more data in data centers (after pandemic)Gartner report - company are moving away from “cloud first”MARKET DYNAMICSThe market is much more competitive than 10years ago, but they don't have to convince customers that public cloud is viable anymore.  Legacy Applications move to SaaS; Cloud-native Apps move to Public CloudMigrations? Lift & Shift? Something simpler?Competitive consolidation has already happened (AWS, Azure, GCP). Cloud vendors have eaten parts of their ecosystem (see: Open Source)Price wars haven't really happened yet. Cloud providers are trying to train the next generation of customers. We haven't seen the cloud businesses leverage the other parts of the business (much) yet. Hybrid Cloud | Multi-Cloud 2.0 is coming, on purpose or accidentallyFEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Making Front-End Development Simpler

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 35:47

    Guillermo Rauch (@rauchg, CEO at @vercel) talks about simplifying life for front-end developers, the Next.js JavaScript framework, and the balance between great developers, great teams and great collaboration. SHOW: 541CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:CBT Nuggets: Expert IT Training for individuals and teamsSign up for a CBT Nuggets Free Learner account Spot by NetAppMore Cloud, Less Cost (Spot by NetApp)SHOW NOTES:Vercel (Homepage)Next.js Framework (Homepage)Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. Tell us a little bit about your background as a developer and entrepreneur. How did you eventually get to be leading Vercel?Topic 2 - Vercel is a platform that's designed to make life better for front-end developers. As a developer, how do you get in the head of what other developers want and need? Topic 3 - With so many choices of languages, frameworks, clouds, etc., what do you find are the most important things about your platform to focus on? Topic 4 - Is the goal to create great developers, or great collaborative environments, or do you primarily focus on the end result (e.g. great websites) and work backwards? Topic 5 - Let's talk about Next.js and why it's grown in popularity with developers. Topic 6 - What are some of the areas that are evolving or exciting for front-end developers over the next couple years? 

    Looking for a new Cloud job

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 22:23

    This time of year, many people in the tech industry look to change jobs. What are some tips and tricks if you're looking for roles in Cloud Computing? SHOW: 540CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Datadog Monitoring: Modern Monitoring and AnalyticsStart monitoring your infrastructure, applications, logs and security in one place with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.Teleport Access Plane: Quickly access any computing resource anywhereTry Teleport for freeCloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering Teams LEARNING CLOUD COMPUTING:Here are some great places to begin your cloud journey, if you're interested in getting hands-on experience with the technology, or you'd like to build your skills towards a certification. CBT Nuggets - Training and CertificationsA Cloud Guru - Training and CertificationsCloud Academy - Training and CertificationsKatakoda - Self-Paced, Interactive LearningGitHub - Code Samples and CollaborationSHOW NOTES:How long to stay in a tech jobTech Salary Report (Dice, 2021)Best Tech Cities (Learn to Code)WHY DO PEOPLE CHANGE JOBS THIS TIME OF YEAR?Many companies are in Q3/Q4. Oftentimes they are re-adjusting for the year, or planning for the next year. The fall trade shows (VMworld, re:Invent, etc.) are happening.  TECHNICAL SKILLS, PEOPLE SKILLS, and PICKING PRIORITIESPeople are staying in their jobs shorterMore companies are being flexible about where you work - but stay tuned! Certifications are always valuable, and easier to get than everExplore different roles, based on the skills you have and the skills you'd like to evolveUnderstand the tradeoffs between Salary, Location, Travel, Hours, Flexibility, etc.It's useful to have a broad set of skills, but eventually it's useful to narrow the list of expertises.Evaluate the individual team as much as the company.  FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Managing Data at the Edge

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 29:54

    Simon Crosby (@simoncrosby, CTO @Swim) talks about how to understand the new business models and application uses of data capture and analytics at the edge. SHOW: 539CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Spot by NetAppMore Cloud, Less Cost (Spot by NetApp)CBT Nuggets: Expert IT Training for individuals and teamsSign up for a CBT Nuggets Free Learner account SHOW NOTES:Swim.ai (homepage)The Cloudcast #344 - Bringing AI to the EdgeTopic 1 - Welcome back to the show. Former founder of XenSource and Bromium, now the CTO at Swim. You've always been at the forefront of solving complex challenges, so where is your focus these days?Topic 2 - We've been covering “real-time” with a number of guests this year, but we don't always connect the technology to the business outcomes. Where are we today, as an industry, of connecting this more fast-moving data with our ability to understand it in the context of business? Topic 3 - As you're seeing real-time data and persistent data mixed together, how are those teams organized for success (or failure)? Topic 4 - What are some of the common misperceptions that you see about how to best handle either data at the edge, or streaming data?Topic 5 - Swim is helping companies create real-time representations of their environments. What are some of the unique capabilities that you've seen this enable for companies? Topic 6 - How are some of the most important things that companies can do to enable the opportunity with real-time data? FEEDBACK?Email: show at thecloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    The Cost of App Modernization

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 20:58

    There's lots of talk about application migration and modernization, often in the context of digital transformation. But what all is involved in an application transformation, and how do you measure success? SHOW: 538SHOW SPONSORS:Teleport Access Plane: Quickly access any computing resource anywhereTry Teleport for freeCloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsDatadog Application Monitoring: Modern Application Performance MonitoringGet started monitoring service dependencies to eliminate latency and errors and enhance your users experience with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.SHOW NOTES:Eps.537 - Application Modernization and Migration (Konveyor Project)Cloudcast Basics - Cloud EconomicsCost to Modernize Legacy SoftwareThe Perils of Not Modernizing ApplicationsReasons to Modernize Your Applications WHY DO COMPANIES MODERNIZE OR MIGRATE APPLICATIONSWhen we look at Application Modernization or Migrations, it's too easy to look at the technologies involved. But what is the business motivation for the change?  HARD COSTS AND SOFT COST CONSIDERATIONS OF MODERNIZATIONWhy make the change? Technology EoL. Industry standards are changing. Systems not able to keep up (performance). Unable to maintain the current system (people/skills). Crippling technical debt (economic).Own the change or outsource the change? Own the change - Have the code? Have the free resources? Have the ability to run parallel systems?Outsource the change - More expensive. Must be well scoped and managed. Must have the right financial incentives.Own the future or outsource the future? Own the future - staffed for DevOps, DevSecOps, embracing new technologies, etc.Outsource the future - SaaS options. Sell off the application to a 3rd-party and buy it back. On-going outsourcing contracts. FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Application Modernization and Migration

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 31:36

    James Labocki (Sr. Dir. Product Mgmt @RedHat) talks about Application Modernization and Migrations, the Konveyor OSS community, and moving apps towards cloud-native. SHOW: 537SHOW SPONSORS:Spot by NetAppMore Cloud, Less Cost (Spot by NetApp)CBT Nuggets: Expert IT Training for individuals and teamsSign up for a CBT Nuggets Free Learner account SHOW NOTES:Konveyor homepageKonveyor projects (GitHub)Migrating Applications to the Cloud: Rehost, Refactor, Revise, Rebuild, or Replace?Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. Tell us a little bit about your background and how you got focused on Application Modernization?Topic 2 - Let's begin by talking about the basics of Application Modernization and Migration. How do companies think about it, rationalize it, and ultimately act on it? Topic 3 - There are many ways to modernize applications. Let's talk about the Konveyor community and the associated projects. Topic 4 - Walk us through some of the experiences you've seen or heard from companies going through these migrations. Topic 5 - What are some of the lessons learned over the past year of focusing on this?Topic 6 - How can people get engaged with the Konveyor community? 

    The Surge in Tech VC Funding

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 20:15

    VC investment has been skyrocketing lately, but why? Let's discuss some of the trends that are driving bigger investments in today's startups.  SHOW: 536SHOW SPONSORS:CBT Nuggets: Expert IT Training for individuals and teamsSign up for a CBT Nuggets Free Learner account Datadog Security Solution : Modern Monitoring and AnalyticsGet started monitoring your container environment with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt. SHOW NOTES:$156B in VC activity in Q2 2021, and $288B for Q1/Q2 combinedTiger Global: the investor ruffling Silicon Valley feathersThe Figures that Will Move the Venture Capital Market in the Next 5 YearsGlobal Interest RatesWHEN AN A-ROUND IS THE NEW C-ROUNDWhy is so much money being invested by VCs over the last 12 months, and what trends are pushing them to make bigger bets?  LET'S FOLLOW THE MONEY AND THE NUMBERSGlobal interest rates are very low, since 2017, accelerated by the COVID pandemicTons of government money was pumped into the global economyTech is consolidating around 3-5 major cloud providers, with massive tech amounts of capital and engineering.There is really no longer a middle ground in the tech industry. There are startups and there are the big clouds. Cloud providers make some acquisitions, but they need big numbers to move the needle. Today's technology challenges are large in scale - AI/ML, Self-Driving Vehicles, Genetic Testing (Vaccines, Pharmaceuticals) 5G, Energy Discovery and Optimization, Everything Delivery, etc.The stock markets are continuing to reward tech profits, and markets are overly weighted in tech.Cloud and SaaS has changed the sales and marketing model, as well as the CAPEX/OPEX model, so new companies can be modeled more consistentlyFEEDBACK?Email: show at thecloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Digging into GitOps

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 34:41

    Christian Hernandez (Sr.Principal Tech Mktg Mgr @RedHat) talks about how GitOps works, it's relationship with DevOps, how it's implemented, and applying it to Infra and Apps.SHOW: 535SHOW SPONSORS:Spot by NetAppMore Cloud, Less Cost (Spot by NetApp)Okta - Safe Identity for customers and workforceTry Okta for FREE (Trial in 10 minutes)Datadog Kubernetes Solution : Modern Monitoring and AnalyticsGet started monitoring your container environment with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.SHOW NOTES:Tech Topic - What is GitOps?GitOps Con (October 12th) - https://events.linuxfoundation.org/gitopscon-north-america/Learn GitOpsWhat is GitOps?Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. Tell us a little bit about your background and how you got focused on GitOps?Topic 2 - Let's begin by talking about the basics of GitOps. What is it, and what problems is it trying to solve?Topic 3 - Let's walk through a day in the life of how GitOps is actually used? Is it infrastructure specific, or can it also be used for applications, security, etc.?Topic 4 - What are some of the common ways that companies get started using GitOps? Do they typically have to create a GitOps team, or is it an extension of existing groups/skills?Topic 5 - Is GitOps specific to a certain technology (e.g. Kubernetes) or a specific type of application (e.g. 12-factor), or can it be applied to a wider set of technologies?Topic 6 - What are some of the best resources you've found for getting started or being successful with GitOps? FEEDBACK?Email: show at thecloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    The Boss Says We're an Innovation Company Now

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2021 26:25

    Your leadership states that you're no longer in an company, but instead you're now an innovation company. How will that transition play out over the next few years?SHOW: 534SHOW SPONSORS:Okta - Safe Identity for customers and workforceTry Okta for FREE (Trial in 10 minutes)CBT Nuggets: Expert IT Training for individuals and teamsSign up for a CBT Nuggets Free Learner account CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsSO THE BOSS DECIDES THAT YOU'RE AN INNOVATION COMPANY For large companies, how do you manage a major transformation, which extends across both technology and culture?  WHAT WORKS, WHAT BREAKS, WHO STAYS and WHO LEAVES?Airlines are fearful of video conferencingStreaming companies are fearful of gaming companiesAutomotive companies are about technology more than horsepowerWhen farm equipment companies become farmer data companies?Gracely's Theorem #2 - Digital Transformation is drawing a straight line between your company and your customers, via the Internet. Who and What gets left out? What gets prioritized? Who is your competition? What timelines have been communicated to the market, partners, stakeholders, customers?What are the initial focus areas? How do you plan to measure success? What will be the wins in the first 3 months, 6 months and 12 months? Do you understand the importance of communicating these wins?How willing are you to ask for help, accept help, and pay for help? FEEDBACK?Email: show at thecloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Identity Management for Developers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 28:56

    John Pritchard (@indiapeloale, VP of Product  & DevEcosystem @Okta) talks developer concerns with authentication and identity, and how to manage 3rd-party integrations and cloud services. SHOW: 533SHOW SPONSORS:Okta - Safe Identity for customers and workforceTry Okta for FREE (Trial in 10 minutes)Datadog Kubernetes Solution : Modern Monitoring and AnalyticsGet started monitoring your container environment with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.Spot by NetAppMore Cloud, Less Cost (Spot by NetApp)CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW NOTES:Okta (homepage)Outsourcing Identity Management for Busy Developers (The New Stack)Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. Tell us about your background.Topic 2 - Let's begin by talking about the breadth of ways that Okta can now secure things for companies, applications, and developers. How do the pieces from Okta and (previously Auth0) fit together? Topic 3 - As an application developer, where and when do I need to think about identity and authentication, and when is it a function of the infrastructure? Topic 4 - Can you walk us through some common access and application patterns, so we have a better understanding of how many places that authentication, identity, access-mgmt come into play?  Topic 5 - From a bigger picture perspective, how do companies think about ownership and operations of these functional areas - do they own it, do they offload it to the cloud - what considerations do they need to make?Topic 6 - How do developers typically engage with your teams and products/services? Do they need to be security experts first, or do you guide them through what to own and how Okta can offload core elements?FEEDBACK?Email: show at thecloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

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