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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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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.

    New Technologies are Difficult to Explain

    New Technologies are Difficult to Explain

    While we all live in a world of constantly emerging and evolving technologies, sometimes new technologies are so different from the past that they are just difficult to explain the first time. 
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    CloudZero – Cloud Cost Visibility and Savings​​CloudZero provides immediate and ongoing savings with 100% visibility into your total cloud spendSolve your IAM mess with Strata's Identity Orchestration platformHave an identity challenge you thought was too big, too complicated, or too expensive to fix? Let us solve it for you! Visit strata.io/cloudcast to share your toughest IAM challenge and receive a set of AirPods Pro.Section is the fastest, easiest and most cost-effective way to run applications across multiple clouds.Cloudcast listeners can experience the benefits of unparalleled performance and uptime, plus the ability to scale as needed. There’s no risk to try it out – run one project for free with no credit card required!SHOW NOTES:
    Presenting Service Mesh and Cloud-native to Cloud Field DayDad’s trying to understand a Tesla without reading the manualSteve Jobs introduces the iPhone in 2007LETS CONNECT THE DOTS BETWEEN THE EXPERIENCE OF TWO NEW TECHNOLOGIES
    Introducing Cloud-native technologies to non Cloud-native peopleTrying to figure out a Tesla Model 3 from the rental agency without the manualHOW TO EXPLAIN NEW THINGS TO PEOPLE WITHOUT EXPERIENCE
    What experiences do people have about the previous generation of technology?Do you need to explain why the new technologies exist?Do you need to explain why the new choices were made with the new technologies?Do you frustrate people because the things they expect are different or missing?Should you use analogies or comparisons to explain things? FEEDBACK?
    Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    • 33 min
    2023 Look Ahead to FinOps

    2023 Look Ahead to FinOps

    Matt Ray (@mattray, Senior Community Manager for OpenCost) talks about the evolution of FinOps, alignment between Eng and Finance, and FinOps best practices. 
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    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.Eaton HomepageEaton and Tripp Lite have joined forces to bring more sanity to IT pros days, every day. Visit www.eaton.com/audio to learn more!SHOW NOTES:
    FinOps FoundationOpenCost (open source project)5 Strategies to Control Cloud CostsTopic 1 - Welcome to the show. Tell us a little bit about your background, and where you focus on Cloud Cost Management today.
    Topic 2 - The cloud has been around for more than a decade. Why does it seem like Cloud Cost Management has suddenly become such a big topic of discussion over the last couple years - is it mostly the pandemic and economy (interest rates), or more driven by end-user behaviors….or both? 
    Topic 3 - What do best practices for Cost Management look like today? It is mostly about having the right monitoring tools, or is it how groups are organized, or something else?
    Topic 4 - How in the world can any finance person understand the nuances of all the services that are available in the cloud, and how they might impact both architecture and ultimately the bill? Who needs to be educating them? 
    Topic 5 - How do most companies engage around cost management? Does it start with cost management tools and then bring in consultants (e.g. Corey Quinn) if they can’t figure things out? Or is it the CFO getting heavy-handed and setting strict policies? 
    Topic 6 - Let’s talk about OpenCost. 
    Topic 7 - Given all the variables involved, can you be useful in the cloud cost management space if they don’t have a strong background in building applications or architecture? 
    Topic 8 - What are some of the areas of cloud cost management that are most interesting to you today? 
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    • 37 min
    Self Service and Org Charts

    Self Service and Org Charts

    Does any technology make sense if the organization surrounding it is misaligned? Let’s look at some examples of the right and wrong ways to align the technology organization with business results. 
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    Solve your IAM mess with Strata's Identity Orchestration platformHave an identity challenge you thought was too big, too complicated, or too expensive to fix? Let us solve it for you! Visit strata.io/cloudcast to share your toughest IAM challenge and receive a set of AirPods Pro.Section is the fastest, easiest and most cost-effective way to run applications across multiple clouds.Cloudcast listeners can experience the benefits of unparalleled performance and uptime, plus the ability to scale as needed. There’s no risk to try it out – run one project for free with no credit card required!CloudZero – Cloud Cost Visibility and Savings​​CloudZero provides immediate and ongoing savings with 100% visibility into your total cloud spendSHOW NOTES:
    On Organizational Structures and the Developer Experience (Redmonk) 
    GREAT SLIDES AND DEMOS DON’T ALWAYS WORK IN THE REAL WORLD
    Platforms vs. Services. Centers of Excellence vs. Centralized Services vs. Distributed ServicesWho makes the initial investment? Incremental investments? Who owns maintenance? Business Goals? Technical Goals? THINGS THAT WORK AND THINGS THAT OFTEN BREAK
    What problem is trying to be solved? Does the consumer understand how to measure value received? How are things funded? How does expansion happen? How do changes happen?How are things measured? How well are measurements aligned?Self-Service vs. APIs vs SLA’d Services (fixed services vs. reusable services)Are platforms centralized vs. group-by-group? Short-term goals vs. long-term goals?FEEDBACK?
    Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    • 35 min
    2023 Look Ahead to VC Funding

    2023 Look Ahead to VC Funding

    Aneel Lakhani (@aneel, Investor, @crane_vc Crane Venture Partners) talks about life as a VC, upcoming trends to look out for, and what to expect with rising interest rates in 2023.
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    Eaton HomepageEaton and Tripp Lite have joined forces to bring more sanity to IT pros days, every day. Visit www.eaton.com/audio to learn more!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.SHOW NOTES:
    Crane VC homepageAneel’s 2022 Look Ahead ShowHow Interest Rates Impact Cloud ValuationsGoogle Issues a “Code Red” on OpenAI threats"Sea Change"Topic 1 - Welcome back. You’re almost in the 5 timers club at this point and a returning guest from our look ahead shows in 2022. For our new listeners, tell everyone a little bit about yourself
    Topic 2 - We covered a lot of VC basics in last year's show, link above for those that missed it. We still get a lot of questions around VC funding and VC’s in general. What’s the elevator pitch version of what you do day to day as a VC? Also, how is Crane different from say some of the traditional Sand Hill Road VC’s
    Topic 3 - Since we spoke last year, what’s changed? What market patterns have you noticed? Have investment and “exit” strategies changed?
    Topic 4 - Investment advisors always tell clients to take a long view of markets, because their horizon for things like retirement or college savings, are long term. Do VCs tend to take round–to-round viewpoints of customers, or longer-term (like 5-7yrs) of their investments?
    Topic 5 -  Last year we talked about the cost of investments (expectations of valuations) being high (cheap money, lots of competition). Given the changes in the economy, do you expect that we’ll see big changes in investments, valuations, etc..? 
    Topic 6 - At a macro level, what is interesting to you in 2023? What are you researching these days?
    FEEDBACK?
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    • 40 min
    The Decisions that VMware made

    The Decisions that VMware made

    VMware was one of the great IT successes, but their journey from start-up to behemoth was fraught with decisions that led to the Broadcom acquisition. How did they get here?
    SHOW: 685
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    CloudZero -- Cloud Cost Visibility and SavingsSection is the fastest, easiest and most cost-effective way to run applications across multiple clouds.Cloudcast listeners can experience the benefits of unparalleled performance and uptime, plus the ability to scale as needed. There’s no risk to try it out – run one project for free with no credit card required!SHOW NOTES:
    EMC acquires VMware for $625M (2004)VMware’s 1st IPO (2007)History of VMware acquisitionsDiane Greene replaced by Paul Maritz as CEO (2008)VMware revenue history (2005-2022)VMware acquires Nicira (2012)Pat Gelsinger named CEO (2012)VMware launches VMware vCloud Hybrid Service (2013)VMware launches vSAN hyper converged (2013)VMware acquires Airwatch (2014)VMware on AWS cloud service announced at AWS re:Invent (2016) 
    HOW MUCH VMWARE COULD CONTROL MAKE NEVER TRULY BE KNOWN
    VMware was acquired by EMC in 2004, and operated as an “independent” entity, but how independent was it really?What might VMware have become if they weren’t owned by an infrastructure company?HOW TO FOCUS ON CHANGES, ADDITIONS, AND SUBTRACTIONS
    What happens if VMware is allowed to be spun out from EMC? How much did it impact growth? How much did it impact innovation?What happens if Paul Maritz doesn’t acquire all the companies that tried to become Microsoft? What happens if VMware didn’t spinout Pivotal, and instead delivered a more vertical software stack?What happens if Pat Gelsinger doesn’t buy Nicira, and instead focuses on the public cloud offerings 4 years earlier? (AWS revenues by year)Why didn’t VMware define the integrated computing model (e.g. Cisco UCS)? What happens if VMware (or Pivotal) had adopted Kubernetes in 2015 instead of 2019? FEEDBACK?
    Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    • 31 min
    2023 Look Ahead to AI/ML

    2023 Look Ahead to AI/ML

    Sam Charrington (@samcharrington, host @twimlai podcast) talks about the evolution of AI & ML in 2023, and the possibilities of ChatGPT.
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    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. Eaton HomepageEaton and Tripp Lite have joined forces to bring more sanity to IT pros days, every day. Visit www.eaton.com/audio to learn more!SHOW NOTES:
    This Week in AI & ML (podcast, homepage)Sam talks to ChatGPT to create a podcast(2017) - Sam on Eps.321(2019) - Sam on Eps.382(2020) - Sam on Eps.437Topic 1 - Hi Sam. Welcome back to the show. Before we get into today’s discussions, tell us a little bit about the breadth of things you’re doing over at TWIMLAI and how people can get involved?
    Topic 2 - Let’s start with the recent headlines - Stable Diffusion and ChatGPT. For those of us that aren’t around this everyday, it feels like some big leaps in useability. Did we see a big jump in AI at the end of 2022, or was this just good UI design, or something else?
    Topic 3 - ChatGPT - Give us the basics, and then what are some of the more interesting things you’re hearing people start to talk about with technology like this.
    Topic 4 - The last time you were on, we talked about how “the goal posts tend to shift” about what we think of as powerful AI. Do you see any areas of AI getting close to becoming a big shift in terms of ease-of-use, or being hidden/embedded in other technologies?
    Topic 5 - There are various reports about GPUs being harder to get these days. There is also speculation that the cost of AI processing has been going up. What are you seeing in terms of cost of processing vs. useful outcomes lately? 
    Topic 6 - What’s the “getting started” curve look like for companies that want/need to add or integrate AI & ML into their applications? What’s the barrier to entry and has it changed in the last few years? What are some numbers you hear about cost of engineers, sizes of datasets, number of experiments and models needed to run, etc.? 
    Topic 7 - What are some of the things you’re really looking forward to in 2023, whether it’s technology or trends or something else?
    FEEDBACK?
    Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

railroadmanuk ,

A must for all technologists

In my opinion, this is the strongest podcast out there today. It focuses on the important new areas of IT business and technology, and should be on your subscription list wherever you work in the IT industry. Brian and Aaron are entertaining, knowledgable, and know how to get the best out of their top class guests. The benchmark that all tech podcasts should aspire to in 2017!

rhohydra ,

Great show, v interesting

Great podcast focusing on Cloud & Serverless technologies. Once in a while they'll just talk about the state of the industry, more often the show is based on an interview with the most interesting guest they can found. Or it'll be a round-up of a conference like Dockercon, AWS Reinvent etc

Warb ,

Great show

A good podcast which is always kept to somewhere around the 40 minute mark (perfect for my commute). Brian and Arron always try to mix it up and stay in touch with the latest developments in cloud computing through their guests and with a brief round up of the news. Keep up the good work guys!

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