8 episodes

Thought-provoking conversations about cloud computing with expert industry players: current trends, interesting developments, and tales from the trenches. Bias towards practical advice, real-world stories and bridging the tech/business divide.

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Thought-provoking conversations about cloud computing with expert industry players: current trends, interesting developments, and tales from the trenches. Bias towards practical advice, real-world stories and bridging the tech/business divide.

    Adopting FinOps, with Joe Daly, Head of Community at the FinOps Foundation

    Adopting FinOps, with Joe Daly, Head of Community at the FinOps Foundation

    Joe Daly, Director of Community at the FinOps Foundation, joins the pod to discuss his FinOps journey, tackling cloud molehills before they become mountains and his top picks for a Scottish FinOps playlist.This episode was recorded in late 2021 whilst Joe was in his previous role as Director of Cloud Optimization at Nationwide USA.As an accountant by training, Joe approaches FinOps from a financial, rather than developer, background and took his first FinOps related role as Manager of Cloud C...

    • 43 min
    Security in the cloud, with Joe Pindar, Founder of FreshSecurity.

    Security in the cloud, with Joe Pindar, Founder of FreshSecurity.

    November's guest is Joe Pindar, Founder of FreshSecurity, who aim to provider a hacker's view of you and your business.And Joe really knows his stuff - kicking off his cyber security career at GCHQ, followed by stints at the National Crime Agency and Metropolitan Police, Joe has more insight than most into the range of threats in the cyber age.Joe talks to us about the kinds of attacks you should really be worried about, why cybercrime is sophisticated business, how the cloud has change...

    • 55 min
    Buying cloud your way, with James Mitchell of Strategic Blue.

    Buying cloud your way, with James Mitchell of Strategic Blue.

    Can you trade cloud like you trade coal?This month Aled and Alasdair are joined by Dr James Mitchell, founder and CEO of Strategic Blue. Strategic Blue specialise in cloud financial operations and partner with leading cloud vendors like AWS, Microsoft and Google to bring a commodity trading approach to cloud resale. A scientist by training, James’ journey to cloud was an unconventional one. From a PhD in DNA Nanotechnology to commodities trading and investing in green data centers, we de...

    • 42 min
    Weathering turbulence, with Edinburgh Airport's Digital Team

    Weathering turbulence, with Edinburgh Airport's Digital Team

    Aviation has been particularly hard-hit by the covid-19 pandemic. Restrictions on travel and customer confidence saw passenger numbers at Edinburgh Airport, Scotland's busiest airport, drop by over 90%. Airports are complex, tech-rich environments with high security needs and IT estates which cover everything from Air Traffic Control towers and boarding card scanners to get you to Security to apps where you can pay for parking, or order food to your seat in the Departure Lounge. We caught up ...

    • 32 min
    Taming complexity in the cloud, with Kylie Fowler of ITAM Intelligence

    Taming complexity in the cloud, with Kylie Fowler of ITAM Intelligence

    In this month's episode we talk to Kylie Fowler, a leading consultant in the realm of IT and Software Asset Management, enabling companies to optimise their IT estate through best practice and maximise their investments in tech. Connect with Kylie on LinkedIn. Joining Alasdair is Cloudsoft's Vicky Glynn, who spoke alongside Kylie at the DIGIT Cloud First conference in June 2021. We wanted to continue the conversation around Cloud's promise of simplicity and the complex, hybrid technolog...

    • 48 min
    Going Serverless, with the Burning Monk

    Going Serverless, with the Burning Monk

    Yan Cui (aka Twitter's The Burning Monk) is goldmine of knowledge when it comes to Serverless Architectures. But what is Serverless? And where did the inspiration for his Twitter handle come from? Aled and Alasdair spoke to him to find out...To Yan going Serverless makes "all the sense in the world" and he has been an AWS Service Hero since 2018. With experience spanning e-commerce, streaming, gaming and social media platforms we had plenty to talk about!What kinds of applications are suited ...

    • 56 min

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