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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 State of Cloud

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 38:23

    Kent Bennett (Venture Capitalist @bessemervp) talks about the 2022 State of Cloud report, the evolution of the SaaS business model, new monetization models, and the Great Resignation.SHOW: 628CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsNew Relic (homepage)Services down? New Relic offers full stack visibility with 16 different monitoring products in a single platform.SHOW NOTES:2022 State of the Cloud (Bessemer Venture Partners)Kent Bennett (Bio - BVP)Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. Let's talk a little bit about your background, and where you focus your attention these days at Bessemer.Topic 2 - The media headlines for Cloud aren't great these days. What are the headlines from your State of Cloud 2022? Topic 3 - Help us understand how much money has come into the VC systems over the last couple years and where it's being targeted. Topic 4 - Let's talk about the $1 to $18 model in SaaS. How does that happen, and what separates the good companies ($18) from the good/mediocre companies ($7).Topic 5 - You talk about “First Act” and indirect models, focused on all their companies that deliver pieces of a monetization model. How long do we expect that approach to last, because we see a wave of consolidation? Topic 6 - A lot has been discussed about the “Great Resignation”. This has impacted both tech workers and non-tech. How do you see technology companies having an impact or influence on the global workforce?FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    How Things will Change in a Tech Downturn

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 18:30

    It's been 13 years since the last economic downturn impacted the tech industry. Many people don't remember those days, or we're part of it. Here's what to expect. SHOW: 627CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:strongDM - Secure infrastructure access for the modern stack. Manage access to any server, database, or Kubernetes instance in minutes. Fully auditable, replayable, secure, and drag-and-drop easy. Try it free for 14 days - www.strongdm.com/signupRevelo: Sidestep the competitive US talent market by hiring remote engineers in Latin America. Source, hire, and pay Latin American engineers in US time zones with one service. Revelo manages all the paperwork including benefits, payroll, and compliance. Hire a full-time engineer with a 14-day trial. Revelo.com/cloudcastDatadog Application Monitoring: Modern Application Performance MonitoringGet started monitoring service dependencies to eliminate latency and errors and enhance your users app experience with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt. SHOW NOTES: FOR THE YOUNGER PEOPLE, THAT WEREN'T AROUND FOR 2008We're had 10+ years of public cloud adoptionWe've had 5+ years of microservices adoption (containers, Kubernetes, etc.)We've seen Digital Transformation dominate the headlinesHOW WILL THE CONVERSATION AROUND TECH CHANGE?We're seeing stories about moving back to Private CloudWe're seeing stories that microservices are badWe're seeing stories that Automation and Security spending will increaseWe'll hear less and less about Digital TransformationWe'll hear about hiring slow downs, and some rationalization of salariesFEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Observability for Machine Learning

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 26:32

    Alessya Visnjic (CEO, WhyLabs) talks about MLOps, the concept of ML Observability and why AI models can fail. Alyessa talks about the differences between data health and model health and why post production analysis of ML is so important.SHOW: 626CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:New Relic (homepage)Services down? New Relic offers full stack visibility with 16 different monitoring products in a single platform.CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsSHOW NOTES:WhyLabs (homepage)TechCrunch Articlehttps://mlops.communityTopic 1 - Welcome Alessya! You are what is known in the AI/ML spaces as a veteran. For those who aren't familiar with your previous work, how about a quick introduction and background.Topic 2 - Give everyone a background in MLOps as it is still an emerging market.  We are seeing an emerging trend of trust in data to train models. How did we get to this problem? Is this a transparency and observability problem once in production?Topic 3 -  How is model health different from data health? Post deployment of models can actually be a factor, things like data drift over time…Topic 4 - What does a typical tool chain look like? Under the covers is this a logging platform to provide visibility into the model behavior to ensure accuracy over time? I would think every model is different, how do you “standardize/rationalize” the data to detect anomalies and incorrect results?Topic 5 - Every new category of tools has leading use cases. Where are you seeing the most traction today and how can you best help practitioners? Topic 6 - How can folks get started if they are interested?FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnetLeadership SchoolConversations from around the world inspiring you to be an extraordinary leader.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Visualizing the Cloud

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 36:33

    Priyanka Vergadia (@pvergadia, Staff Developer Advocate @GoogleCloud) talks about how to use creative visualization to convey complex cloud topics.SHOW: 625CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Revelo: Sidestep the competitive US talent market by hiring remote engineers in Latin America. Source, hire, and pay Latin American engineers in US time zones with one service. Revelo manages all the paperwork including benefits, payroll, and compliance. Hire a full-time engineer with a 14-day trial. Revelo.com/cloudcastDatadog 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.strongDM - Secure infrastructure access for the modern stack. Manage access to any server, database, or Kubernetes instance in minutes. Fully auditable, replayable, secure, and drag-and-drop easy. Try it free for 14 days - www.strongdm.com/signup SHOW NOTES:The Cloud Girl (homepage)Visualizing Google Cloud (book) - #1 Best SellerPriyanka Vergadia (LinkedIn)Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. You're one of our favorite follows on Twitter. Tell us a little bit about your background, and what you focus on these days at Google?Topic 2 - As someone who likes to whiteboard things, I'm drawn (no pun intended) to your style of communicating complex ideas. Where did this skill and style come from?Topic 3 - How was your style looked at by Google, and what types of feedback do you get from the broader community? Topic 4 - In the book, you cover A LOT of topics. How deep do you need to get into a topic before you start drawing it? How do you go about learning all the different technologies?  Topic 5 - What tools do you use to create all the drawings, and more so, you turn a lot of these into videos. Are these tools that other people could easily use?Topic 6 - Any tips you've learned about how to communicate complex ideas, either to technical or business people? FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Shared Responsibilities for Cloud Providers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 39:55

    Miles Ward (@milesward, CTO @SADA) talks about managing the transition to public cloud, customer vs. provider responsibilities, and how to best leverage cloud provider innovations. SHOW: 624CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsNew Relic (homepage)Services down? New Relic offers full stack visibility with 16 different monitoring products in a single platform.SHOW NOTES:SADA (homepage)Miles Ward (SADA CTO, bio)Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. Dude, you've done some things. Tell us a little bit about your background at a few of these clouds that people have heard of. Topic 2 - Let's talk about SADA. We're really curious about the perspective of Google Cloud vs. AWS. Topic 3 - Based on the revenue numbers, companies are using public cloud services a lot these days. The clouds seem great, because they take a lot of people's plates. Do you think they realize who is actually responsible for their cloud deployments? Topic 4 - Having build a number of best practices | well-architected designs, how do the cloud providers think about responsibility (let's take security as an example) and how do they expect customers to take responsibility?   Topic 5 - What are the most common mistakes companies make in this shared responsibility model? What are the biggest gray areas? Topic 6 - Let's come back to Google Cloud. What are some of the cool things you're able to uniquely do in Google Cloud that really add business value for your clients?FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Finding and Becoming a Mentor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 25:37

    During uncertain times, many people seek the help of a mentor. On today's show, we look at how to find a mentor, and how to consider being a mentor. SHOW: 623CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Datadog Kubernetes Solution: Maximum Visibility into Container EnvironmentsStart monitoring the health and performance of your container environment with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.strongDM - Secure infrastructure access for the modern stack. Manage access to any server, database, or Kubernetes instance in minutes. Fully auditable, replayable, secure, and drag-and-drop easy. Try it free for 14 days - www.strongdm.com/signupRevelo: Sidestep the competitive US talent market by hiring remote engineers in Latin America. Source, hire, and pay Latin American engineers in US time zones with one service. Revelo manages all the paperwork including benefits, payroll, and compliance. Hire a full-time engineer with a 14-day trial. Revelo.com/cloudcast SHOW NOTES: HOW DOES THE MENTOR-MENTEE PROCESS WORK?How to determine if you're trying to find a job, or trying to find a mentor. And what does a good mentor-mentee relationship look like? HOW TO FIND A MENTOR, HOW TO BE A MENTORKnow if you're job hunting or trying to find a mentorBe visible in the community. Define a scope of what you're asking of the mentorCome with ideas and potential solutionsUnderstand the time commitment needed for successFEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    CyberSecurity, Economics and Policy in 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 42:24

    Andy Grotto (@grottoandrew, Researcher @StanfordCyber) and Steve Weber (Professor Cal Berkeley I-School) talk about the big picture intersection of Cybersecurity, Global Economy and Government policy. SHOW: 622CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:New Relic (homepage)Services down? New Relic offers full stack visibility with 16 different monitoring products in a single platform.CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsSHOW NOTES:RSA Conference 2022Andrew Grotto - https://fsi.stanford.edu/people/andrew-j-grottoSteven Weber - https://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/people/steven-weberTopic 1 - Welcome to the show. Tell us a bit about both of your backgrounds. Topic 2 - You both focus on the intersections between Technology, Gov't Policy and Economics. We tend to focus on technology, but obviously they are all interconnected.  Where would you start in a 101 Technology-centric class to branch out from Security threats to how it impacts those other areas? Topic 3 - Sometimes individuals feel like they can't impact macro-level issues. So how do you frame your areas of focus when speaking with Government or Business leaders to get them to understand the scope, the breadth, and what actions could be taken? Topic 4 - We talk a lot on this show about new security technologies, and we talk about companies having trouble keeping up to be able to manage their security. Do you think there are other factors involved that are preventing companies from remaining secure?Topic 5 - What are some of the security (technology) areas where you see opportunities to improve business and government security? Are these areas that need more implementations, or more funding, or more research? Topic 6 - We're coming (mostly) out of COVID-19, there's various levels of economic uncertainty around the world (supply chain, inflation). What are the headlines you're writing today and what are some of the scenarios you see playing out over the next 12-18 months?FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Enabling the Enterprise Financial Data Cloud

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 35:41

    Cory Albert (Global Head of Cloud Strategy, Bloomberg Enterprise Data) talks about delivering cloud services to the financial services industry, new cloud delivery models, and innovations on the horizon. SHOW: 621CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:strongDM - Secure infrastructure access for the modern stack. Manage access to any server, database, or Kubernetes instance in minutes. Fully auditable, replayable, secure, and drag-and-drop easy. Try it free for 14 days - www.strongdm.com/signupRevelo: Sidestep the competitive US talent market by hiring remote engineers in Latin America. Source, hire, and pay Latin American engineers in US time zones with one service. Revelo manages all the paperwork including benefits, payroll, and compliance. Hire a full-time engineer with a 14-day trial. Revelo.com/cloudcastDatadog Synthetic Monitoring: Frontend and Backend Modern MonitoringEnsure frontend issues don't impair user experience by 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:Bloomberg Content and DataBloomberg launches Real-Time Data in the Cloud for Global ClientsTopic 1 - Welcome to the show. Bloomberg is one of the most recognized companies in the world. Let's talk a little bit about your background and where your focus is today.Topic 2 - Help us understand the scope of Bloomberg's role in the overall financial markets, in terms of delivering data to clients and partners. Topic 3 - The demands of financial markets (latency, data volume, security, etc.) have previously mandated that resources be local (on-prem, specialized co-lo facilities, etc.), but we're hearing more and more about how financial services are leveraging the public cloud. Can you talk about how this hybrid cloud model might be impacting data management? Topic 4 - As we look out a few years, how do you see shifts in cloud delivery models potentially reshaping how financial services data is used, delivered, protected, etc? What are some of the future trends that you're keeping your eyes on? Topic 5 - There is a ton of innovation happening around the financial services markets, from how services are delivered to who is using the services. How do these changes shape the way that Bloomberg has to partner with other companies to remain innovative and competitive? Topic 6 - You're a veteran of the financial services industry. What are some of the interesting areas that you're seeing for new people coming into the industry where they might have an opportunity to potentially shape the future of financial markets? FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Scalable, Serverless Database Platforms

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 40:29

    Sam Lambert (@isamlambert, CEO @PlanetScaledata) talks about building a cloud-native SQL database from first principles, and how to eliminate the things people hate about database operations. This is cool stuff! SHOW: 620CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsNew Relic (homepage)Services down? New Relic offers full stack visibility with 16 different monitoring products in a single platform.Spot by NetAppMore Cloud, Less Cost (Spot by NetApp)SHOW NOTES:PlanetScale - The Databases for DevelopersVitess - open source databasePlanetScale Rewind - Zero Downtime RevertsTopic 1 - Welcome to the show. In less than 10 years, you've had quite a career rise from “MySQL DBA” to some very high-profile roles. Tell us a little bit about your background, and where you focus now as CEO of PlanetScale. Topic 2 - There have been an explosion of “Internet-scale” databases over the last 5 years. Where is the market today for these technologies?  Topic 3 - Scaling databases is difficult. Scaling them while still allowing compatibility with known skills is even harder. PlanetScale builds upon a project called Vitess.  Walk us through the journey of how Vitress got started to where it is today. Topic 4 - What do developers want to know about databases? What do they wish they could ignore or not worry about?  Topic 5 -  In today's world, what's the right balance between what developers want and what's needed under the covers (e.g. Ops, scaling, security, etc.) to make sure the data is always available? What are some of the quantum leaps that PlanetScale has taken to eliminate previous problems? Topic 6 - What are some (customer) examples of things that PlanetScale does now that you wish you had in your previous DBA roles? FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Managing Thru Economic Donwturns

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 31:28

    As we wade into global economic uncertainty, let's look at what we can learn from previous (2001, 2008) economic downturns and how they impacted the tech industry. SHOW: 619CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:strongDM - Secure infrastructure access for the modern stack. Manage access to any server, database, or Kubernetes instance in minutes. Fully auditable, replayable, secure, and drag-and-drop easy. Try it free for 14 days - www.strongdm.com/signupDatadog Kubernetes Solution: Maximum Visibility into Container EnvironmentsStart monitoring the health and performance of your container environment with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.Revelo: Sidestep the competitive US talent market by hiring remote engineers in Latin America. Source, hire, and pay Latin American engineers in US time zones with one service. Revelo manages all the paperwork including benefits, payroll, and compliance. Hire a full-time engineer with a 14-day trial. Revelo.com/cloudcastSHOW NOTES:WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM PAST ECONOMIC DOWNTURNS AND HOW THEY IMPACT THE TECH INDUSTRYLESSONS FROM PREVIOUS ECONOMIC DOWNTURNSGet your finances in orderMake sure you're aligned to near-term business needsInvest in yourself (health, family, learning, etc.)Align with communities and mentorsFEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Optimizing Cloud Native Operations

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 37:21

    Danny Fields (@forrestbrazeal, CTO/EVP @Avalara)) talks about operating large SaaS environments, customizations for customer demands, and transitioning from traditional software. SHOW: 618CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:New Relic (homepage)Services down? New Relic offers full stack visibility with 16 different monitoring products in a single platform.Spot by NetAppMore Cloud, Less Cost (Spot by NetApp)CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsSHOW NOTES:Avalara - Tax Compliance Software for your industryDanny Fields - EVP and CTO EngineeringTopic 1 - Welcome to the show. You've got a very broad background in engineering and leadership roles. Can you share with us a little bit of your evolution, and where you focus your time at Avalara?Topic 2 - Give us a little bit of background on Avalara (SaaS for Tax Compliance), and a little bit of details on what it means to run a SaaS platform for such a complex product offering? Topic 3 - You've been involved in a number of different SaaS platforms over the years. What are some of the biggest changes and challenges you face in running modern SaaS platforms today?Topic 4 - Taxes are a very complex ecosystem, especially with all the variants around the world. How does a product team think about balancing the desire to deliver a consistent experience (SaaS operations) and customer demands for uniqueness?Topic 5 - How do you think about balancing optimizations around Operations and taking advantage of all the new innovations happening in open-source, or from the cloud-providers, or just internal capabilities from your team? Topic 6 - Any tips for anyone looking to get into SaaS operations, or transitions from traditional data center software delivery? FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Logging Governance and Sensitive Data

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 30:59

    Pranay Kamat (Prod Mgmt @datadoghq) talks about the challenges is protecting sensitive data, internal vs. external attacks, evolution of DLP, the role of Governance in DevSecOps. SHOW: 617CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Revelo: Sidestep the competitive US talent market by hiring remote engineers in Latin America. Source, hire, and pay Latin American engineers in US time zones with one service. Revelo manages all the paperwork including benefits, payroll, and compliance. Hire a full-time engineer with a 14-day trial. Revelo.com/cloudcastMonitor CI Pipelines and Tests with Datadog CI VisibilityDatadog CI Visibility supports shift-left testing Identify and resolve front-end issues on your web applications before your customers notice. Start a free trial today.strongDM - Secure infrastructure access for the modern stack. Manage access to any server, database, or Kubernetes instance in minutes. Fully auditable, replayable, secure, and drag-and-drop easy. Try it free for 14 days - www.strongdm.com/signupSHOW GIVEAWAY CONTEST - "AWS Cookbook"AWS Cookbook: Recipes for Success on AWSGitHub Chapters (free)30 O'Reilly Free TrialSHOW NOTES:Datadog Sensitive Data ScannerBest practices for reducing sensitive data blindspots and riskBuilding a Modern Compliance Strategy [video]Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. Let's talk about your background and the areas where you focus at Datadog. Topic 2 - We continuing to see headlines about critical data being stolen, which is a trend that doesn't seem to be slowing down. Give us a picture of where we are with the problems that are still causing this, and what new things companies can do to prevent it.Topic 3 - Where are some of the differences between traditional Data Loss Prevent (DLP) strategies and strategies that proactively look at logs to identify data access and breaches? Topic 4 - We often think about attacks coming from the outside, but oftentimes attacks happen from inside the house (directly or indirectly). How important is it to be able to control access to logs and what is visible within logs to prevent internal attacks and vulnerabilities?  Topic 5 - What are some of the more dynamic, modern ways to identify sensitive traffic and tag it properly so systems can act on it? Topic 6 - It's often said that security is everyone's issue. In modern teams (DevOps, DevSecOps, etc.), where are you seeing as the owner of this Governance and Sensitive data?

    Simplifying Cloud for Developers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 34:17

    Raman Sharma (@rasharm_, VP Product & Programs Marketing @DigitalOcean) talks about the evolution of Digital Ocean, the right tools for developers, and managing simplicity and scale.SHOW: 616CLOUD 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 Synthetic Monitoring: Frontend and Backend Modern MonitoringEnsure frontend issues don't impair user experience by 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:apply(conf) - May 18th & 19th, free virtual event!Digital Ocean - The Developer CloudTopic 1 - Welcome to the show. Your career has followed a parallel path to the evolution of the cloud. Let's talk a little bit about your background, and especially your involvement with developers. Topic 2 - It's been a while since we last had DigitalOcean on the show. Before we dive into the technology stack, let's talk about how DigitalOcean thinks about developer needs. Topic 3 - Compute, Storage, Networking, Databases, Kubernetes, PaaS, Marketplace. Walk us through where DigitalOcean helps developers make it simple to use these primitives. Topic 4 - What do developers ask you for next? Is it more capabilities, or different pricing, or something else to make their lives easier? Topic 5 - What do your customer's teams look like? Do they align to the primitives (e.g. cloud infrastructure teams), or is it more “you build it you run it”, or something else?Topic 6 - Where are some of the areas where DigitalOcean is focused or sees new opportunities in 2022 and beyond?FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Explaining Technical Topics - Service Mesh

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 25:00

    In this new series, we'll look at ways to explain complex technical topics. This week we're looking at Service Mesh. SHOW: 615CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:New Relic (homepage)Services down? New Relic offers full stack visibility with 16 different monitoring products in a single platform.Revelo: Sidestep the competitive US talent market by hiring remote engineers in Latin America. Source, hire, and pay Latin American engineers in US time zones with one service. Revelo manages all the paperwork including benefits, payroll, and compliance. Hire a full-time engineer with a 14-day trial. Revelo.com/cloudcaststrongDM - Secure infrastructure access for the modern stack. Manage access to any server, database, or Kubernetes instance in minutes. Fully auditable, replayable, secure, and drag-and-drop easy. Try it free for 14 days - www.strongdm.com/signupSHOW NOTES:Istio Service Mesh[Diagram] Compare a Service Mesh to a Growing Family HOW DOES A SERVICE MESH WORK? WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSIDER ONE?A service mesh is a dedicated infrastructure layer for facilitating service-to-service communications between services or microservices, using a proxy.   LET'S EXPLAIN HOW SERVICE MESH WORKS.We explain service mesh using a family household analogy, and how it changes over time. We relate this back to how an application evolves from a monolith to microservices. FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Cloud Marketplaces

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 35:59

    John Jahnke (CEO of @Tackleio) talks about the rise of Cloud Marketplaces, the evolution of B2B purchasing for cloud products, and the relationship between software vendors and cloud providers. SHOW: 614CLOUD 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)CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsNew Relic (homepage)Services down? New Relic offers full stack visibility with 16 different monitoring products in a single platform.SHOW NOTES:Tackle - Accelerate Revenue through Cloud Marketplaces2021 State of Cloud Marketplaces ReportTackle secures $100M Round C fundingTopic 1 - Welcome to the show. Tell us a little bit about your background. And please give us a quick overview of Tackle.Topic 2 - Everybody knows about the 100s of services that get announced by the major hyperscalers each year, but not as many people are aware that there's more to the cloud than native services. Where do cloud marketplaces fit into the cloud ecosystem, and how have they evolved over the years?  Topic 3 - If we wanted to explain the value of a cloud marketplace to someone, what value does it provide to the various parties involved - the cloud, the marketplace owner, the software company using a marketplace, the customers using a marketplace?Topic 4 - Can you walk us through the process of how a software company engages with a marketplace? Are they working to get their software into 3rd-party marketplaces, or building their own marketplaces, or something else?Topic 5 - How do the Tackle marketplaces different from the AWS, Azure or GCP marketplaces? Topic 6 - What are the best ways for companies to create a plan to leverage cloud marketplaces to better reach customers and specific markets? FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    SLOs for Everyone

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 26:58

    No Brian (Gracely) for a Sunday Perspective this week. We have Brian Singer talking about Service Level Objectives (SLO), what they are, why they matter, and how to use SLOs to focus on innovation vs. technical debt.SHOW: 613CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:SLOConf - Free virtual event May 9th-12th - Register Today!Revelo: Sidestep the competitive US talent market by hiring remote engineers in Latin America. Source, hire, and pay Latin American engineers in US time zones with one service. Revelo manages all the paperwork including benefits, payroll, and compliance. Hire a full-time engineer with a 14-day trial. Revelo.com/cloudcastDatadog Synthetic Monitoring: Frontend and Backend Modern MonitoringEnsure frontend issues don't impair user experience by 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. strongDM - Secure infrastructure access for the modern stack. Manage access to any server, database, or Kubernetes instance in minutes. Fully auditable, replayable, secure, and drag-and-drop easy. Try it free for 14 days - www.strongdm.com/signupSHOW NOTES:Nobl9 - websiteThe Cloudcast #502 - Reliability as a ServiceTopic 1 - Brian, welcome to the show! We had Alex on the podcast last year and look forward to continuing the SLO conversation. Give everyone a brief introduction.Topic 2 - If someone isn't familiar with SLO's (Service Level Objectives), how do you define them? Why do they matter? What problem do they solve? How are they different from SLA's?Topic 3 - Is this a transition from max reliability to instead look at errors as a “budget”? How can you manage a certain window of unreliability and keep customers happy? Topic 4 - How do you create SLOs? Who creates them? Is this an SRE connecting up to existing systems or new tooling and plumbing? Does it fit into an existing GitOps workflow for instance - SLOs-as-Code? Is there automation triggers that happen when conditions are met?Topic 5 - How does an SRE know which metrics matter? I would imagine not all downtime is equal? How does this correlate with business KPIs? Do you fine tune over time?Topic 6 - The big question is always the focus on technical debt vs. innovation. Does this help and if so how?FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    CI/CD Monitoring and Flaky Testing

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 36:03

    Borja Burgos (@borja_burgos, Director of Product @datadoghq) talks about monitoring and measuring CI/CD environments, “shift left” for security and test coverage, and understanding test coverage patterns.SHOW: 612CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:LoadForge - Modern, developer-first load testing and stress tests for websites, APIs and servers.LoadForge uses your cloud to rapidly scale large numbers of simulated users to load test your website, store, API, or application for cheap - just cents per test! Teleport is the easiest, most secure way to access all your infrastructure Get started with TeleportSpot by NetAppMore Cloud, Less Cost (Spot by NetApp)SHOW NOTES:Datadog acquires Undefined Labs (2020)Borja on The Cloudcast (Eps.231) to discuss Tutum CloudDatadog CI Visibility supports shift-left testingIdentify and resolve front-end issues on your web applications before your customers notice. Start a free trial today.Master is the new Prod, Devs are the new OpsTopic 1 - Welcome to the show. You've got quite an impressive track-record as an entrepreneur and founder. Tell us a little bit about your background, and some of the things you're now focused on at Datadog.Topic 2 - You wrote that “Master is the new Prod, and Devs are the new Ops”. Can you help us unpack the concepts that you were trying to convey?Topic 3 -.How widespread is the understanding that it's important to monitor CI/CD environments, vs. the more traditional focus of monitoring production environments?Topic 4 - What are some of the areas where CI visibility or synthetic CI/CD testing helps improve application quality and overall availability in production?  Topic 5 -  All of these efforts to test earlier, integrate earlier and have visibility earlier sound like the “shift left” movement. Are those things difficult to do, since many companies have siloed teams?  Topic 6 - What are some of the ways that your team has been able to take the technology from Undefined Labs and bring it into the broader scope of capabilities that are available through Datadog? FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Explaining Twitter to a 5yr old

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 27:34

    Could you explain Twitter to a 5yr old? Some things are just difficult to explain, and this week we look at the challenges of trying to explain complex technical concepts to everyday people. SHOW: 611CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsstrongDM - Secure infrastructure access for the modern stack. Manage access to any server, database, or Kubernetes instance in minutes. Fully auditable, replayable, secure, and drag-and-drop easy. Try it free for 14 days - www.strongdm.com/signupMonitor CI Pipelines and Tests with Datadog CI VisibilityStart monitoring the health and performance of your CI environment with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.SHOW NOTES:Back to the Future of Twitter (Ben Thompson, Stratechery) I GET HOW IT WORKS, BUT WHAT DOES IT ACTUALLY DO?Many of us use Twitter on a daily basis, but if you had to explain it to someone, could you explain what it is and what value it provides? Many of us are tasked with a similar challenge in trying to explain our day-to-day work.  EXPLAINING COMPLEX THINGS IS HARD. MAYBE THAT'S A SIGN THAT IT'S TOO TECHNICAL OR SHOULD BE BROKEN APARTWhat problem does something solve? Who has that problem? Does the problem need to be solved by a product or a platform?Does the product align to one or many people's jobs?Does the platform align to one of many people's jobs?If it's a platform, do the people with the problem want all of it?Does the platform approach limit your ability to monetize it (e.g. too restrictive)?Could you platform be valuable if it was broken up? FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    DataCenter-as-a-Service

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 32:11

    Ian McClarty (President @PhoenixNAP) talks about the evolution of the CoLocation and DataCenter-as-a-Service market, cloud repatriation, how software has changed the economics and working closely with hyperscalers.SHOW: 610CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Teleport is the easiest, most secure way to access all your infrastructure Get started with TeleportSpot by NetAppMore Cloud, Less Cost (Spot by NetApp)LoadForge - Modern, developer-first load testing and stress tests for websites, APIs and servers.LoadForge uses your cloud to rapidly scale large numbers of simulated users to load test your website, store, API, or application for cheap - just cents per test! SHOW NOTES:PhoenixNAP - Data Center, Dedicated Servers, Cloud and CoLocation Services Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. You've run PhoenixNAP for more than a decade. Give us some sense of the evolution of the CoLocation | Managed Services market over that time.Topic 2 - Lots of people focus on the cloud hyperscalers, but there are a ton of business needs that they can't satisfy - whether it's location, or dedicated resources, or offloading skills, etc. What are the biggest challenges that your customers are facing these days?Topic 3 - The breadth of capabilities that you offer has really evolved - from locations, to capabilities, to flexibility you can offer customers. How much has the industry shift to software-defined-services enabled that to accelerate? Topic 4 - What is a typical relationship that your customers have between you and the hyperscalers? It seems like there are a lot of potential synergies that benefit everybody.  Topic 5 - What differentiates the CoLocation | Managed Cloud providers these days? And where do you see that evolving? Topic 6 - What are some of the most common ways that your customers take advantage of the value you provide them - whether it's technology, or people skills, or capacity planning or locations? FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Transitioning from Engineering to Product

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 31:29

    Transitioning from a technical role to a “less” technical role can be scary. Let's look at how you might evaluate a change, and some tips to succeed in the transition.  SHOW: 609CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:strongDM - Secure infrastructure access for the modern stack. Manage access to any server, database, or Kubernetes instance in minutes. Fully auditable, replayable, secure, and drag-and-drop easy. Try it free for 14 days - www.strongdm.com/signupDatadog Kubernetes Solution: Maximum Visibility into Container EnvironmentsStart monitoring the health and performance of your container environment 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 Teams SHOW NOTES:I DON'T WANT TO LOSE MY TECHNICAL SKILLS OR REPUTATIONIt's completely normal to be concerned about losing your technical skills, the thing that has established your current value to your employer, if you transition to a more product or business-focused role. HOW TO SUCCEED (OR AVOID FAILING) IN A TRANSITIONYour technical knowledge will still be extremely valuable.Not all technical decisions are based on technology. Understanding economics, and business context, and flexibility options, and personalities involved are equally as important. Understand what you'll be building vs. managing. Is it stand-alone or part of something larger? What are the things you can influence and change? Your people skills will be challenged, and rewarded. Understand that you're part of a large ecosystem of people that will determine your perceived success. The choices of jobs expands when you're closer to the people that use your technology.

    Database Caching as a Service

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 31:53

    Ben Hagan (@ben_hagan, Founder/CEO @polyScaleAI) talks about the challenges of database performance, distributed data and applications, and how caching-as-a-service can improve performance.SHOW: 608CLOUD 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)LoadForge - Modern, developer-first load testing and stress tests for websites, APIs and servers.LoadForge uses your cloud to rapidly scale large numbers of simulated users to load test your website, store, API, or application for cheap - just cents per test! Teleport is the easiest, most secure way to access all your infrastructure Get started with TeleportSHOW NOTES:Polyscale.ai - The Edge First Data PlatformPolyscale announces GA and Round-A of FundingTopic 1 - Welcome to the show. You're very much a data-centric person. Tell us a little bit about your background and what led you to found Polyscale?Topic 2 - Before we dive into what Polyscale does, let's talk about the problem that it solves for companies. Topic 3 - Let's talk about how Polyscale makes data-access faster, without having to rewrite a bunch of applications or databases. Help us understand things like placement, scaling, resiliency, etc.Topic 4 - How much different will the experience be for an application-developer or DBA? How much visibility will be available to troubleshoot or make adjustments?  Topic 5 - How is Polyscale different from a CDN platform?   Topic 6 - What are some of the initial use-cases or problem areas where companies can take advantage of Polyscale capabilities? FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    The Unexpected Pace of Technology Adoption

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 25:03

    Every week we talk about new technologies and new trends. But studies show us that new technology adoption tends to be very slow, especially at high levels. What's behind the inability of new tech to displace legacy tech?  SHOW: 607CLOUD 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 TeamsstrongDM - Secure infrastructure access for the modern stack. Manage access to any server, database, or Kubernetes instance in minutes. Fully auditable, replayable, secure, and drag-and-drop easy. Try it free for 14 days - www.strongdm.com/signupSHOW NOTES:Why Enterprise software moves so slow, despite tech innovations (Matt Asay, TechRepublic) IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX ITFor existing companies, most of the budget (typically 70-80%) is spent maintaining existing systems. New technologies are rarely used to replace existing technologies, but are usually additive. New teams and new processes are created, and those teams are often expensive (rare skills).OUTSIDE OF CLOUD, THE COSTS OF CHANGE ARE DIFFICULT TO MANAGEThe learning curve can be long, so companies often hire new talent. For new technologies, talent is difficult to find, so often very expensive. And new technology takes a while to mature, so the number of available use-cases is initially limited. It's not unusual for wide-spread adoption to take 3-5 years (if it succeeds).  Oftentimes, existing technologies will see a market disruption coming and add similar capabilities. Many technology spaces have too many alternative options, so it can take a while before a “winner” emerges in the market. FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Multi-Cloud Networking

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 39:00

    William Collins (@@WCollins502, Principal Cloud Architect @AlkiraNet) talks about how to seamlessly build multi-cloud networks for any applications.SHOW: 606CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:LoadForge - Modern, developer-first load testing and stress tests for websites, APIs and servers.LoadForge uses your cloud to rapidly scale large numbers of simulated users to load test your website, store, API, or application for cheap - just cents per test! Teleport is the easiest, most secure way to access all your infrastructure Get started with TeleportSpot by NetAppMore Cloud, Less Cost (Spot by NetApp)SHOW NOTES:Alkira - Cloud Networking as a ServiceAlkira - ExplainedAlkira Overview - 1 Click Cloud NetworkingTopic 1 - Welcome to the show. Tell us a little bit about your background.Topic 2 - Every survey that comes out says customers are going to be using multiple clouds for quite a while. Interconnecting all these services, either simply or in complex ways is now a reality. Walk us through how this challenge is typically approached? Topic 3 - Walk us through the different options, from VPNs to SD-WAN to Cloud Interconnects. What are the pros/cons and trade-offs for companies? Topic 4 - Has the COVID pandemic and all the remote work changed how companies network with the clouds? Are these expected to be temporary changes, or likely to remain long-termTopic 5 - How does Alkira fit into the cloud networking picture? Does their approach to simplifying things help when companies are adopting things like DevSecOps, where networking might not be the primary focus?Topic 6 - What are some ways that companies on their multi-cloud journey can benefit from simplified ways to enable security and inter-connections to the cloud?FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    How DevOps is like Microsoft Excel

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 20:01

    DevOps mashes together two things, Dev and Ops. But in reality, it includes much more than that. But who owns DevOps? Does anyone use all of DevOps? And is DevOps a people, process or technology?SHOW: 605CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsstrongDM - Secure infrastructure access for the modern stack. Manage access to any server, database, or Kubernetes instance in minutes. Fully auditable, replayable, secure, and drag-and-drop easy. Try it free for 14 days - www.strongdm.com/signupDatadog Kubernetes Solution: Maximum Visibility into Container EnvironmentsStart monitoring the health and performance of your container environment with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.SHOW NOTES:WHEN DOES A TOOL STOP, AND A PROCESS BEGINS?How would you define DevOps? Who owns DevOps? MOST PEOPLE ONLY USE 30% OF THE FEATURES OF ANY TOOLWhat happens if a company doesn't go full DevOps?What happens if a team, within a company, doesn't go full DevOps?Can there be more than one definition of DevOps within a company?Is velocity the best measurement for DevOps?FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Automating Decisions, Processes and ML without Code

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 28:26

    Loren Goodman (CTO @InRule) talks about the intersection of AI/ML, DevOps, and Low Code/NoCode and making complex decisions using automation.SHOW: 604CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:strongDM - Secure infrastructure access for the modern stack. Manage access to any server, database, or Kubernetes instance in minutes. Fully auditable, replayable, secure, and drag-and-drop easy. Try it free for 14 days - www.strongdm.com/signupDatadog Synthetic Monitoring: Frontend and Backend Modern MonitoringEnsure frontend issues don't impair user experience by 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.CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsSHOW NOTES:InRule Technology (homepage)Topic 1 - Loren, welcome to the show. How about a brief introduction and background. Topic 2 - Our audience shows an interest in AI/ML but at least as us as the hosts, we aren't deep on the AI/ML side. So, let's start at the start, what is a decision platform? How is AI/ML involved? And most importantly, why do companies need one?Topic 3 - As I understand this, this is about an intersection of AI/ML with DevOps and then providing access to non-technical SME's as well? Is this the correct way to think about this? How does this relate to automating complex decisions and how does this help the business? Does this stray into the topic of LowCode/NoCode?Topic 4 - Anytime I think about automation, especially highly automated CI/CD pipelines, I worry about a ripple effect. Is it true to say the more complex the decisions, the higher the risk that something will not go as planned? Any recommendations or best practices/lessons learned you would like to share?Topic 5 - This has me thinking about another trend, we keep hearing anything with Ops tacked on the back. Of course DevOps, then DevSecOps, AIOps, etc. Is this DecisionOps? What industries are typically drawn to these types of platforms? I can see this benefiting highly regulated industries. Topic 6 - As this may be a new topic for some, if folks want to learn more, how would you suggest they get started in this space?FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Did DevOps Ruin Everything?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2022 25:57

    Making changes to applications has always been difficult. DevOps and Microservices introduced new techniques to simplify that, but also introduced new challenges that can be difficult to manage. Should things be easier for Devs or Ops?  SHOW: 603CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:BMC Wants to Know if your business is on it's A-GameBMC Autonomous Digital EnterprisePolyscale.ai - PolyScale solves global database latency and performance with intelligent serverless caching and compute at the edge.Check out PolyScale's global edge data platform at www.polyscale.ai and sign up for a free account today.SHOW NOTES:Microservices: Why are we doing this? (Michael DeHaan)Why developer freedom might be worth microservices headaches (Matt Asay) DEVELOPERS WANT MORE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE AND MAKE CHANGESSince the earliest days of PaaS, developers have wanted more freedom to choose how they build applications, and wanted less to distract them. But those trade-offs move the challenges of managing applications to different areas. HAS DEVOPS FIGURED OUT HOW TO BALANCE THOSE TRADEOFFS PROPERLY?PaaS platforms have challenges when the use-cases drift outside the guard-rails.We can give developers freedom, but that often leads to silos or snowflakes.We don't need containers or immutable systems, but the alternatives can be prohibitively expensive or add security risks. DevOps assumes that Devs and Ops can work together, but that assumes that individuals within teams all have the same goals, motivations and timelines. Some technologies have emerged to fit into these new working models (e.g. Kubernetes, Service Mesh, etc.)“If it's 2pm on a Wednesday, and your team wants to roll out a new set of application features into production, how confident are you that the business won't skip a beat?” FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Developing Multi-Cloud Skills

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 36:59

    Forrest Brazeal (@forrestbrazeal, Head of Content @GoogleCloud) talks about the realities of multi-cloud (intended and accidental), how to adapt skills to new cloud environments, and best vs. worst practices. SHOW: 602CLOUD 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 TeamsstrongDM - Secure infrastructure access for the modern stack. Manage access to any server, database, or Kubernetes instance in minutes. Fully auditable, replayable, secure, and drag-and-drop easy. Try it free for 14 days - www.strongdm.com/signupSHOW NOTES:The Cloud Resume Challenge BookThe Read Aloud Cloud Cloud Irregular (Forrest's blog)The Best Jobs in CloudAdvice for transferring IT skills to Cloud skills (Twitter thread)Are you multicloud engineer yet? (Google Cloud)Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. We first learned about your skills at A Cloud Guru, but you work on a bunch of really interesting projects. Tell us a little bit about your background, and what you now focus on at Google Cloud.Topic 2 - For a while you were very AWS-centric in your focus. What were your thoughts on multi-cloud a few years ago, and how has that evolved over the last few years?Topic 3 - Hashicorp's recent State of Cloud Strategy Survey found 76% of employers are already using multiple clouds in some fashion, with more than 50% flagging lack of skills among their employees as a top challenge to survival in the cloud. What do these survey results tell you about actual company usage of clouds?Topic 4 - You spend a lot of time talking to people about cloud jobs and transitioning to cloud skills. In the context of multi-cloud, who do you find should be focusing on multi-cloud? Is it more infrastructure-centric or application-centric or something else? Topic 5 -  Technical people obviously can't be experts in everything (all clouds). Do you have any suggestions for companies that have to manage applications across multiple clouds? Best practices, worst practices, etc.Topic 6 - We have to ask about the songs. How did it begin, what's the process, and do your co-workers respond to them? FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Doing What Didn't Seem Possible

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2022 21:51

    There are transitional moments, often many, in your career when you just don't think you can make the change. This week we look at the thought process of how to address those “don't think I can” moments. SHOW: 601CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Polyscale.ai - PolyScale solves global database latency and performance with intelligent serverless caching and compute at the edge.Check out PolyScale's global edge data platform at www.polyscale.ai and sign up for a free account today.BMC Wants to Know if your business is on it's A-GameBMC Autonomous Digital EnterpriseSHOW NOTES:Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend, with Slash (podcast) SOMETIMES HARD DECISIONS ARE HARDThere will be times in your life when you'd like to make a change, or take on a new skill or opportunity, but you tell yourself that you'll never be able to do that. THE JOURNEY IS OFTEN MORE INTERESTING THAN THE DESTINATIONAt times it can seem like the new thing will take forever to learn, or that it's too far out of reach. We talk about some examples of when changes happen, the thought process involved, and how to measure the next stage.  FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Automating Crypto for Everyone

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 38:55

    Jesse Proudman (Makara, Co-Founder & CEO) talks about how he moved from infrastructure into the world of crypto. He gives advice on learning and his plans to make investing in this space more approachable for everyone. SHOW: 600CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsstrongDM - Secure infrastructure access for the modern stack. Manage access to any server, database, or Kubernetes instance in minutes. Fully auditable, replayable, secure, and drag-and-drop easy. Try it free for 14 days - www.strongdm.com/signupDatadog Application Monitoring: Modern Application Performance MonitoringGet started monitoring service dependencies to eliminate latency and errors and enhance your users app experience with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.SHOW NOTES:Makara (homepage)Strix Leviathan (homepage)The Cloudcast #339 with JesseBitcoin Information & ResourcesHow Money Got Free (Book)Cryptoassets (Book)Topic 1 - Welcome back Jesse! We've chatted multiple times over the years but most recently back in 2018 with your first crypto startup, Strix Leviathan. For those who haven't heard from you before, how about a quick introduction and background. Topic 2 - By now, everyone has heard of crypto and it seems these days, everyone has an opinion on crypto. What got you started in the space and what prompted you to spin off a second company from Strix Leviathan, the new company is Makara. Topic 3 - What are the most common misconceptions and objections you run across these days in the crypto space?Topic 4 - Before we dig into Makara and what is different there. What are your thoughts on differences between tokens? There are many different spaces and types. Layer 0, Layer 1, Layer 2… Does this matter to the average person or is Bitcoin the same as Ethereum?Topic 5 - Tell everyone a little bit about Makara and why it is different?Topic 6 - To bring this back around to the previous question on types of crypto and categories. Tell everyone about Makara's concept of baskets for categories and how do you decide on groupings and when do you introduce new baskets?Topic 7 - Because of the interest in this space, there are lots of people out there giving bad advice and trying to make a quick buck. Most of the dedicated podcasts covering this space are horrible I've found. If someone was new and wanted to get started, where would you go? FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Technology and Teams Going in Different Directions

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2022 21:23

    We're at an interesting crossroads. Technology is becoming more distributed, and yet the teams managing it are having to become more integrated. For successful companies, this is creating a different way to think about “platform” services. SHOW: 599CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:BMC Wants to Know if your business is on it's A-GameBMC Autonomous Digital EnterprisePolyscale.ai - PolyScale solves global database latency and performance with intelligent serverless caching and compute at the edge.Check out PolyScale's global edge data platform at www.polyscale.ai and sign up for a free account today. SHOW NOTES:DevOps, What's in a Name? (The Cloudcast Eps.593 - Feb ‘22) LOCATIONS, INFRASTRUCTURE AND APPLICATIONS ARE BECOMING MORE DISTRIBUTEDData Center to Cloud. Zero-Trust Networks. Users (internal and external) are everywhere. Application Services are managed, or reached via an API.  WHAT DOES THE LAYER ABOVE INFRASTRUCTURE LOOK LIKE NOW? We know that infrastructure is now “Cloud” and often managed by someone else, but what do we call the stuff about it? Some of it is Applications, some of it is Application-Services, and then there is a bunch of stuff that crosses boundaries between networking, security, API governance, application acceleration, etc.. FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Managing the Business Impact of Data Quality

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 33:56

    Elliot Shmukler (@eshmu, Co-Founder/CEO @anomalo_hq) and Jeremy Stanley (@jeremystan, Co-Founder/CTO) talk about how data integrity and changes can impact both technology and business decisions. SHOW: 598CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Polyscale.ai - PolyScale solves global database latency and performance with intelligent serverless caching and compute at the edge.Check out PolyScale's global edge data platform at www.polyscale.ai and sign up for a free account today.strongDM - Secure infrastructure access for the modern stack. Manage access to any server, database, or Kubernetes instance in minutes. Fully auditable, replayable, secure, and drag-and-drop easy. Try it free for 14 days - www.strongdm.com/signupCloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsSHOW NOTES:Anomalo (homepage)Anomalo raises 33M Series A (TechCrunch)Anomalo watches your data for weirdness (Forbes)Anomalo brings data quality platform to Snowflake (TechTarget)Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. Let's start with brief introductions and backgrounds. Elliot & Jeremy please introduce yourselves.Topic 2 - As mentioned you both met and worked together at Instacart. Let's introduce the concept of data quality and integrity to those who may not be familiar. What patterns and problems did you see. Any possible horror stories you can share?Topic 3 - Up until now, I've seen big data often more about finding the needle in the haystack. It's in there somewhere, you just have to find it. But, what if it is the wrong needle?Topic 4 - Are we also talking about data drift over time as the amount of data grows? As data is added to the pool, we may come to different conclusions. How do we know if the new conclusions are based on good data or bad data?Topic 5 - You recently announced a partnership with Snowflake. This makes sense, why build another data lake and that of course may be a barrier of entry to some, correct? Are we reaching a point with big data and data lakes that we can have one single source of truth? I know we are in early days but how do most customers approach big data today and how do they keep the data sets up to date.FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    A Perspective on Fast Change and Slow Change

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2022 16:45

    Sometimes change happens fast, and sometimes change happens over a long period of time. Today's show tries to put a few things in perspective around tech and non-tech change. SHOW: 597CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:strongDM - Secure infrastructure access for the modern stack. Manage access to any server, database, or Kubernetes instance in minutes. Fully auditable, replayable, secure, and drag-and-drop easy. Try it free for 14 days - www.strongdm.com/signupDatadog Kubernetes Solution: Maximum Visibility into Container EnvironmentsStart monitoring the health and performance of your container environment with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.SHOW NOTES:WE WISH WE KNEW MORE ABOUT OUR AUDIENCE, AT A PERSONAL LEVELWe have listeners from 130+ countries. Unfortunately podcast tools don't give us individualized information about our audience. Over the last 5 weeks, we had 19 listeners from Ukraine. This past week, we had 0. We hope that they are all safe. YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN A JOB WILL BE A GREAT JOB, GOOD JOB, OR BAD JOBOver the years, Aaron and I have changed jobs within the tech industry several times. Sometimes we stayed for a little while and sometimes much longer. You never know how a specific job will be going into it, and sometimes it's hard to have perspective on it while you're in the job. The best you can hope for is a few great teams, or great projects, or working with great people, to offset that lots of things in tech don't pan out like they are expected.  FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Security Access as Code

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 30:02

    Tim Prendergast (@auxome, CEO strongDM) talks about security access as code, the latest security trends including Zero Trust and taking a modern approach to security.SHOW: 596CLOUD 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 app experience with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.BMC Wants to Know if your business is on it's A-GameBMC Autonomous Digital EnterpriseSHOW NOTES:strongDM (homepage)strongDM raises $54M (VentureBeat)Year of Access Infographic (strongDM)Year of Access Full Report (strongDM)Topic 1 - Welcome back to the show! For those that don't know, you were on the Cloucast show #151 way back in the day and one of our first security guests. Hard to believe it has been almost 8 years since we've had you on the show. For those that don't know, give everyone a brief introduction and what you've been up to since your evident.io days.Topic 2 - You introduced our listeners to the concepts of Continuous Security Monitoring and Shared Responsibility in the public cloud. Bring folks up to date, how have security models and concepts evolved?Topic 3 - Leading question for you Tim… as we know strongDM recently published some great reports on this, go check out the Infographic and Year of Access Reports linked in the show notes. Where do developers and more specifically where does DevOps or even DevSecOps fit into all of this? How do we “air gap” developers in public cloud while maintaining access to the tools and workflows they need. (i.e. ssh keys, AWS IAM keys, RDP logins, and database credentials)Topic 4 - Security to me has always been a tradeoff of convenience. But, we also have the rise of automation, which I would expect to be a big convenience vs. risk trade off, especially at scale.  Is this still true? Where does Zero Trust fit in?Topic 5 - Let's talk about strongDM specifically quickly. I've heard the term “access as code” thrown around. Is this a proxy, a VPN, tell us a bit about the tech and the implementation and use case and what changes.FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    The Kubernetes Developer Experience?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2022 27:07

    Kubernetes won the container wars and continues to grow in use across many industries. But how did something that was about Cloud-native Applications gain traction without a developer experience?SHOW: 595CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Teleport is the easiest, most secure way to access all your infrastructure Get started with Teleport CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsDatadog Kubernetes Solution: Maximum Visibility into Container EnvironmentsStart monitoring the health and performance of your container environment with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.SHOW NOTES:Kubernetes - The Documentary - Part 1Kubernetes - The Documentary - Part 2Software Defined Talk - Eps.344 - Kubernetes Documentary HOW DID KUBERNETES WIN WHEN IT STARTED FROM BEHIND?Listening to this week's SDT show, and remembering listening to SDT years ago, @cote comments about why Kubernetes "won" were always interesting. In essence it was late to market, was lacking in features vs. competitors (Mesos, Swarm, CF), and had a terrible user-experience...so how did it "win"? It all seems ass-backwards. HOW HAS KUBERNETES CONTINUED TO WIN, WITHOUT A DEVELOPER EXPERIENCE?Mesos, CF and Swarm were all single-vendor dominated projects, and many companies had concerns about another generation of vendor lock-in. This point is reasonably valid, but the companies that were using Mesos, CF and Swarm did all seem to love that technology.Mesos was primarily focused on big data workloads. For each new application-type, you needed to write (or use) another application-specific framework. So it was good at its niche, but couldn't easily be used for other types of apps. [Kubernetes eventually copied this model with CRDs].Swarm was the easiest to use, but it wasn't very good technology and didn't scale. So it got pigeon-holed for smaller projects.CF focused on Java/SpringBoot, which is a big Enterprise opportunity. but CF was super complicated to set up. And CF never really embraced containers, so companies were weary of if they were missing this big trend (Docker).Kubernetes comes along and  becomes the good-enough platform. It's not dominated by a single vendor. It natively supports Docker, it has some built-in usage patterns so it's easier than Mesos to add apps, it scales better than Swarm, and it can support Java/Spring or even legacy Java (lift-and-shift). And as Joe Beda says, you could use it natively or you could build some PaaS-y like features on top of it.FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Data Observability

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 37:36

    Kevin Hu (@kevinzenghu, Co-Founder | CEO at @Metaplane) talks about the concepts behind Data Observability and the unique challenges for Data Engineers.SHOW: 594CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:BMC Wants to Know if your business is on it's A-GameBMC Autonomous Digital EnterpriseUsage.ai (homepage)Start saving up to 57% of your AWS EC2 spend in under 5 minutes with Usage AI. No code change, no downtime, no engineering work required.New Relic (homepage)Services down? New Relic offers full stack visibility with 16 different monitoring products in a single platform.SHOW NOTES:Metaplane (homepage)Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. Let's talk about your background and what led you to start Metaplane.Topic 2 - Let's start by talking about the concept of what is a modern data engineer. What is this person doing, what are they responsible for, and who are their typical “customers” within a business. Topic 3 - Beyond just huge volumes of data and trying to make the data usable (formatting, ETL, storage access, etc.), what sort of problems do data engineers encounter? How much is typically “first-party data” and how much comes from external systems? Topic 4 - Let's talk about Data Observability. First off, what is it?. And second, how is it different from the Observability that we've seen from Datadog or Honeycomb or Observe or many others? Topic 5 - What are the types of Data Observability problems that Metaplane is focused on solving for Data engineers? Are these usually done independently, or in collaboration with the application or business analyst teams?Topic 6 - What are some of the immediate results (improvements) that companies see when adding Data Observability to their environments?FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    DevOps, what's in a name?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2022 27:33

    DevOps is defined as, “Everything you do to overcome the friction created by silos … All the rest is plain engineering” Why is it so difficult to implement, but so easy to make up so many job titles surrounding it?SHOW: 593CLOUD 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.Teleport is the easiest, most secure way to access all your infrastructure Get started with Teleport SHOW NOTES:Shades of DevOps Roles (Patrick Dubois) IF EVERYTHING IS DEVOPS, THEN WHAT IS DEVOPS?Patrick Dubois, one of the original creators of the DevOps concept, recently published a framework to think about all the job titles that have emerged out of the original DevOps concept. Is this a good progression, or is it just hiding the cultural and organizational complexities that DevOps is trying to address?THE CHALLENGES OF TRYING TO ELIMINATE SILOED TECHNOLOGY FUNCTIONSIt seems like it all began when AWS' CTO Werner Vogels said, “You build it, you run it.” That was such a foreign concept in the IT world, and ever since, we've been trying to invent ways to apply existing organization paradigms to the byproduct of that concept. Previous applications were rarely changed. Now applications (microservices, etc.) are designed from Day 1 to frequently change. Once again, the existing organization paradigms have to change. And the public cloud introduces a level of financial transparency and complexity (e.g. here's a bill every month) that is creating new roles (or newer concepts) that are trying to optimize that information. Lots of companies say that they can't support multiple operational models (hence why they try to retrofit old models into new names), but the reality is that they are always supporting multiple process or platform models. Resume-driven-development has become a real thing, so it's not unusual to see title-washing happen at various companies. It can also be valuable for recruiting as well, at least in the short-term. I wish there was some better measurement model for progress along these DevOps paths, instead of just the tiering of the State of DevOps report. It's too easy to get frustrated, when many companies are just striving to get to a mid-level of DevOps efficiency. FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Cloud Cost Intelligence

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 36:26

    Erik Peterson (@silvexis, Founder/CTO/CISO @CloudZeroInc) talks about how Cloud Cost Mgmt has matured, the importance of business context for cloud costs, and best practices for managing SaaS costs. SHOW: 592CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Usage.ai (homepage)Start saving up to 57% of your AWS EC2 spend in under 5 minutes with Usage AI. No code change, no downtime, no engineering work required.New Relic (homepage)Services down? New Relic offers full stack visibility with 16 different monitoring products in a single platform.BMC Wants to Know if your business is on it's A-GameBMC Autonomous Digital EnterpriseSHOW NOTES:CloudZero (homepage) - Cloud Cost IntelligenceTopic 1 - Welcome to the show. You have a very interesting background. Tell us a little bit how you've gone from Nuclear watchdog to Banking to Product guy to Security guy and now focus on Cloud costs. Topic 2 - Let's start by talking about maturity levels of companies using the cloud. Engineering teams are fairly mature, but how mature are product teams, finance teams, marketing teams, etc, especially when it comes to understanding cloud costs in their world?Topic 3 - Cloud Cost Mgmt used to be all about when to use on-demand vs. Reserved Instances. Have the systems evolved to be more contextual - (example) so marketing teams can run experiments and product teams can make smarter feature priority decisions? Topic 4 - We're seeing a lot of companies moving from selling software to delivering their capabilities as a SaaS offering. This is a big change in the economics of that business. How can those types of teams think about cloud costs? Topic 5 - How much of Cost Mgmt is systems vs. people that understand the contexts of costs? What is your perspective on how much should be automated systems vs. human expertise to augment automated systems? Topic 6 - What are some of the most common mistakes you see companies make around Cost Mgmt, or some tips you give to immediately help companies better spend on CloudFEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Lessons Learned from Shadow IT

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2022 31:18

    Shadow IT and start-ups were the original users of public cloud, over a decade ago. But as public cloud has become a multi-billion dollar business, let's explore how the role of Shadow IT has evolved. SHOW: 591CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Datadog Kubernetes Solution: Maximum Visibility into Container EnvironmentsStart monitoring the health and performance of your container environment with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.Teleport is the easiest, most secure way to access all your infrastructure Get started with Teleport CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering Teams SHOW NOTES:Shadow ITWhy Software is Eating the World (WSJ, 2011)“Does IT Matter” (Nicholas Carr, 2014)Bi-Modal IT (Gartner, 2015) DOES SHADOW IT STILL EXIST IF PUBLIC CLOUD IS MAINSTREAM?Shadow IT began as a way to be more productive in the office (server under the desk, WiFi in a conference room, etc.) and then it went to the cloud (SaaS, the IaaS/PaaS). But how did it evolve and what situations has it created now? WHAT DOES THE NEW DISTRIBUTED IT LOOK LIKE NOW?Everybody has the ability to get access to (almost) any technology, via open-source or public cloud, or freemium services.Everybody has the ability to learn something new (YouTube, ACloudGuru, Developer Evangelists, etc.IT organizations have less influence over company-wide architectures and strategies.IT still is often tasked with maintaining applications/security/compliance, even after another group deployed it. IT leaders are asked to lead digital transformation projects, and typically aren't staying in the same place for more than 2-3 years. How much of that time is spent coordinating, communicating, re-organizing around DevOps, DevSecOps, FinOps, AIOps, etc..There are hybrid applications, but they aren't hybrid in the sense of consistently being deployed everywhere to manage vendor lock-in.There are many multi-cloud companies because IT no longer has a boundary. And the economics of cloud means that most applications won't move once deployed (easier to turn off than to move).There are many, many pains-of-glass. FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Understanding & Managing Committed Cloud Spend

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 34:40

    Tim Banks (@elchefe, Principal Cloud Economist @duckbillgroup) talks about how public cloud providers are offering committed spend programs, and ways to best use their programs to manage cloud spending. SHOW: 590CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:New Relic (homepage)Services down? New Relic offers full stack visibility with 16 different monitoring products in a single platform.Usage.ai (homepage)Start saving up to 57% of your AWS EC2 spend in under 5 minutes with Usage AI. No code change, no downtime, no engineering work required.SHOW NOTES:Duckbill Group (homepage)Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. You've got a very interesting background of hands-on technical and being on the business side of things. Tell us a little bit about your background and what you focus on at Duckbill Group. Topic 2 - Let's start by talking about this trend of long-term cloud contracts. Why are we seeing more and more announced, and who does it seem to benefit more (cloud provider or customer)?Topic 2a - How do companies typically size these deals? Is it some percentage of current spend forecasted forward, or some aspirational goal, or something else? Topic 3 - When a company signs up for one of these long-term committed spend contracts, what are the mechanics of the contract? Is it just “all-you-can-eat” technology, or do they tend to include additional capabilities/services, etc?Topic 4 - What have you found to be the behavior of companies that sign these contracts? Does it lead to more projects getting created, or more experimentation, or any other unintended consequences?Topic 5 - At what point do companies start re-evaluating the contracts? What happens if they find themselves way below expected spending expectations?  Topic 6 - Have you seen any new behaviors from the cloud providers once they sign a contract, whereas one group (or service) is pushing hard to capture a bigger portion of the contract? FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    The Parallel Lives of Kubernetes and Serverless

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2022 23:48

    Our industry is fascinated with the origin stories of founders and the end of technology trends. In between, we seem fine with learning curves and technical debt.  SHOW: 589CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Teleport is the easiest, most secure way to access all your infrastructure Get started with Teleport 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:As Kubernetes matures, the Edge needs containment (Next Platform)Kubernetes Documentary (Part 1)Kubernetes Documentary (Part 2)41% drop in views for Serverless training (O'Reilly) WHEN ONE TECHNOLOGY ENDS, DOES ANOTHER TAKE ITS PLACE?During a recent interview, I was asked “How close to complete is Kubernetes?”. We also saw a survey saying that less people are interested in Serverless (knowledge/training). Kubernetes is far from complete, and Serverless was supposed to be the next thing.   WHY DO WE WORRY MORE ABOUT THE END OF A TECHNOLOGY AND LESS ABOUT TECHNICAL DEBT?Is the technology media only interested in origin stories and ending stories?Kubernetes is far from being complete, both as a project and the adjacencies around it. Why are we more interested in the end than in the middle (e.g. developer experience)?Serverless was supposed to replace Kubernetes - why have we lost interest in Serverless?Serverless didn't have any “wars”, and it didn't have any major startups or acquisitions (at least not yet)FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Building Cloud Services from Software

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 33:46

    Preeti Somal (EVP Engineering @Hashicorp) talks about the evolution of Hashicorp Cloud Platform, creating cloud services from software projects, and the evolution of cloud SREs and SLAs.SHOW: 588CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Usage.ai (homepage)Start saving up to 57% of your AWS EC2 spend in under 5 minutes with Usage AI. No code change, no downtime, no engineering work required.New Relic (homepage)Services down? New Relic offers full stack visibility with 16 different monitoring products in a single platform.SHOW NOTES:Hashicorp Cloud Platform (homepage)Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. We're always excited to have women leaders on the show. Tell us a little bit about your background and your focus areas at Hashicorp. Congrats on the UGA National Championship. Topic 2 - Let's talk about the Hashicorp Cloud Platform. We've covered Hashicorp software for years. How did HCP come about, and how has it changed how Hashicorp thinks about what you're building (software vs. cloud services)?Topic 3 - To create a cloud service out of an existing Hashicorp product (e.g. Terraform or Vault), does it just require creating an SRE team to run it, or do you have to rethink how the technologies are built and operated? Topic 4 - How have Hashicorp customers adapted to consuming cloud services vs. running the software themselves? Sometimes the cloud services have to be more restrictive to deliver SLAs.Topic 5 - Are you able to do anything unique in the cloud(s) that you couldn't do as software products? Does multi-cloud provide any unique opportunities?Topic 6 - Are you finding any new ways to interact with your communities now that Hashicorp is offering cloud services? FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    After the Great Resignation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2022 22:58

    As the “Great Resignation” rolls along, many people are facing the prospect of a new role or a new company. What are some tips to be successful in the near-term in this new role?  SHOW: 587CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:Podcorn - The leading podcast influence marketplaceHuge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: https://podcorn.com/podcasters/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!Datadog Kubernetes Solution: Maximum Visibility into Container EnvironmentsStart monitoring the health and performance of your container environment with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.SHOW NOTES:Great Resignation (“The Big Quit”) - WikipediaWho is Driving the Great Resignation? (HBR)The Great Resignation? More like the Great Renegotiation (NPR) 20-25% OF PEOPLE IN TECHNOLOGY HAVE CHANGED JOBS IN THE LAST 18 MONTHSLots of people are taking new jobs, and right now the industry is paying a premium for talent. So how can you stand out in your new role or company? How can you make an immediate difference?   HOW CAN YOU STAND OUT IN YOUR NEW ROLE OR NEW COMPANYKeep in mind that most managers don't expect you to make big contributions for 3-6 months (sometimes longer) as they realize there is always a learning curve.But everyone is watching what you do to make a judgment of “are they a good fit?”.Find out what's important to your boss. Understand the things that they are measured on.Identify an area that is either broken or needs improvement. And try to fix it. Read as much as you can (read the docs!), and try to be valuable in your group and somewhere else in the company. FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    2022 Look Ahead to SuperClouds

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 42:20

    Dave Vellante (@dvellante, Cofounder & Co-CEO SiliconANGLE Media, co-host of @theCUBE) talks about the emerging trends of powerful application services built for multiple public clouds. SHOW: 586CLOUD 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.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 Teams SHOW NOTES:The Rise of the Supercloud (SiliconAngle)theCUBE (homepage)Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. We've known each other for a while, but tell folks about your background. Topic 2 - Let's talk about this term that you've been using at SiliconAngle, “SuperCloud”. You introduced it at AWS re:Invent 2021. Give us some context about what you think is new and what has changed? Topic 3 - The three major cloud providers (AWS, Azure, GCP) now have 100s of services, but we're seeing success from these companies built on top of them. Do you think the cloud providers have misjudged the importance of innovation vs. integration?  Topic 4 - We now have a decade of knowledge in how to build technology on top of the public cloud (architectures, economics, partnership models, etc.). Do you think we'll see an acceleration of these Supercloud services, and maybe even some unique new capabilities? Topic 5 - You highlighted that this isn't just IT-centric services, but also industry-vertical services. We've seen SaaS services try and disrupt some vertical industries (FinSvcs, Health, Streaming Media, etc.). How do you see the industry-verticals accelerating with supercloud architectures?Topic 6 - Do you think that supercloud becomes the new normal for cloud providers, or do you think they double-down on trying to build their application portfolios?FEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    Cloudcast Demos

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 18:13

    We're looking for some listener feedback on a new idea to help make it easier to learn about new technologies, and bring more new ideas into The Cloudcast community.  SHOW: 585CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwCHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"SHOW SPONSORS:CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsMergify - 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!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:The Cloudcast - YouTube ChannelCloudcast Basics (podcast) CAN WE MAKE IT EASIER TO SHOW MORE TECHNOLOGYWe get 100s of requests to come on the podcast, but we struggle to find the best way to both highlight new technologies and fit them into 52 week in a year. So we'd like to try something new. #CloudcastDemosSUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO PRIORITIZE THE PEOPLE AROUND YOUIt's often difficult to understand new companies and new technologies. Demos are often times too much marketing, or don't answer the questions you have. How can we make it easier to find the right technology for your business needs?How can we find ways to expose more new technologies to our community, but also continue to be respectful of the valuable time of our audience?Give us your feedback using #CloudcastDemos to @thecloudcastnet or show@thecloudcast.netFEEDBACK?Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    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

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