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The Cloudcast (@cloudcastpod) is the industry's #1 Cloud Computing podcast, and the place where Cloud meets AI.  Co-hosts Aaron Delp (@aarondelp) & Brian Gracely (@bgracely) speak with technology and business leaders that are shaping the future of business. Topics will include Cloud Computing | AI | AGI | ChatGPT | Open Source | AWS | Azure | GCP | Platform Engineering | DevOps | Big Data | ML | Security | Kubernetes | AppDev | SaaS | PaaS . 

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The Cloudcast (@cloudcastpod) is the industry's #1 Cloud Computing podcast, and the place where Cloud meets AI.  Co-hosts Aaron Delp (@aarondelp) & Brian Gracely (@bgracely) speak with technology and business leaders that are shaping the future of business. Topics will include Cloud Computing | AI | AGI | ChatGPT | Open Source | AWS | Azure | GCP | Platform Engineering | DevOps | Big Data | ML | Security | Kubernetes | AppDev | SaaS | PaaS . 

    The Fear and Excitement of Learning in a new era

    The Fear and Excitement of Learning in a new era

    With the AI Era upon us, the challenge of trying to learn and make sense of the technologies, the business opportunities and the pitfalls is both exciting and equally terrifying.  
    SHOW: 812
    SHOW TRANSCRIPT: The Cloudcast #812
    SHOW VIDEO: https://youtube.com/@TheCloudcastNET 
    CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw
    CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"


    SHOW NOTES:


    WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU REALLY LEARNED SOMETHING NEW IN TECH?
    Cloud was all new, but not completelyThe pace of cloud innovation seemed fast, but not in comparison to AIThe focus was around one cloud vs. a new source every weekPICK A TOPIC, READ, BE CONFUSED, LOOK FOR CONFIRMATION, RINSE, REPEAT
    Where to start the learning process? Where to pick a source of learning?(Coursera, MIT online, blogs/videos/search, etc.)How to determine legitimacy of the sources? How far to learn before stopping to make sense? Trying to relate it to something you already know? How and when to ask questions? FEEDBACK?
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    • 31 min
    Building Media and Streaming Platforms

    Building Media and Streaming Platforms

    Brad Winett (President/Co-founder @TrackItCloud) talks about platforms for entertainment and media. Topics include use cases, partnering with AWS, and creation and consulting services. We even dig into AR and VR a bit at the end.
    SHOW: 811

    CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw

    NEW TO CLOUD? CHECK OUT OUR OTHER PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"

    SHOW NOTES:
    TrackIt (homepage)Topic 1 - Our topic for today is media and entertainment in the cloud. I don’t believe we have ever done a show specifically on this topic, and there are some considerations worth talking about. For today, we have Brad Winett, President and Co-founder at TrackIt. Brad, welcome to the show. Let’s jump right in. The media industry as a whole has undergone major change, just like many others. Most of us see it from the consumer end as a cord-cutter. What made you jump into this market and this industry specifically?

    Topic 2 - Platforms and content distribution in the early days of cloud was a differentiator. I think back to Netflix, they initially had a market advantage because they were able to scale better and to more devices than anyone and even open sourced a number of internally developed items and were the AWS poster child. Over time, these user experiences have become the norm. How should people out there think about media platforms? Are we past the days of build your own?

    Topic 3 - What about use cases? Media streaming is pretty broad. What does a normal customer look like? Is this big streaming services, smaller companies, etc?

    Topic 4 - How much of the tech stack is AWS products and how much of the stack is custom typically? Walk us through what a media streaming stack looks like. How is this different from a SaaS provider providing a turnkey service?

    Topic 5 - I know TrackIt is a big AWS partner. Give everyone an overview of the landscape of AWS Partnership these days. Do you provide mainly professional services and consulting?

    Topic 6 - Where does open-source software fit into this?

    Topic 7 - I feel the standard last question these days is how AI will potentially enhance or impact this is some way.

    FEEDBACK?
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    • 31 min
    Will Enterprise AI adoption patterns follow Enterprise Cloud adoption?

    Will Enterprise AI adoption patterns follow Enterprise Cloud adoption?

    What will be the adoption patterns for AI within the Enterprise? Will it follow the early days of Cloud Computing, or will new and different patterns emerge? 
    SHOW: 810
    SHOW TRANSCRIPT: Cloudcast #810 
    SHOW VIDEO: https://youtube.com/@TheCloudcastNET 
    CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw
    CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"


    SHOW NOTES:
    WHAT WERE THE PATTERNS FOR ENTERPRISE IT AND CLOUD?
    Shadow ITHigh-scalability or Short-term Projects (and experimentation)Migration via “Cloud First” initiativesDifficult stuff came lastWHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT AI vs. CLOUD?
    CPU to CPU was easier to calculate vs. CPU + GPUHave we learned any lessons about how to value people's productivity?Does Enterprise AI need a Crawl, Walk, Run scenario? Do they need to be sequential and linked? Are Enterprise AI use-cases well defined? How long is the Enterprise willing to fail at experiments? What’s the Enterprise tolerance for GenAI “flaws” (e.g. hallucinations, lack of citations, etc.)Will GenAI rejuvenate Predictive AI projects in the Enterprise? 

    FEEDBACK?
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    • 28 min
    Cloud News of the Month - March 2024

    Cloud News of the Month - March 2024

    Aaron (@aarondelp) and Brian (@bgracely) discuss the biggest tech stories, announcements, and trends from March 2024.
    SHOW: 809
    SHOW TRANSCRIPT: https://bit.ly/cloudcast-809-transcript

    CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw
    NEW TO CLOUD? CHECK OUT OUR OTHER PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"

    SHOW NOTES:
    LINKS TO ALL THE ARTICLES FOR MARCH 2024 CLOUD NEWS Segments Covered in the Show:
    Good Old Fashioned Cloud NewsThe AI Innovation Continues - Speed RoundTrend 1 - KubeCon EU 2024Trend 2 - Microsoft continues to branch out from OpenAI as a partnerTrend 3 - NVIDIA held a pretty massive GTC eventFEEDBACK?
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    • 33 min
    The $69B bet against replacement

    The $69B bet against replacement

    Let’s dig into the mindset behind the VMware price increases that have been happening since Broadcom acquired the company in 2023. 
    SHOW: 808
    CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw
    CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"
    SHOW SPONSORS:
    Want to win a Tesla Cybertruck or $100,000? Enter the WS02 Choreo Code Challenge (before April 30th)WSO2 Choreo - Why build a platform? Just add developers instead

    SHOW NOTES:
    What VMware might look like under Broadcom (Eps.629, June 2022)What to do about VMware (Day Two Cloud, Feb 2024)VMware 10X Price Increase Leaves Companies Looking for AlternativesVMware pricing in the Broadcom Era

    BROADCOM IS FITTING VMWARE INTO THEIR BUSINESS MODEL
    At least with acquisitions, Broadcom has a well-defined set of business metrics they expect from their companiesBroadcom acts somewhere like private equity in terms of investment, innovation, revenue generationIT'S A BOLD STRATEGY BROADCOM, LET’S SEE IF IT PAYS OFF FOR THEM
    In essence, the bet is that there is no replacement for VMware in the EnterpriseThe timing is interesting with the shifting of budgets for AI projectsIt puts customers in a position to pay more for limited upside, but having to distinctly cut other areas of their technology budget (risk the business)Customers have some options, but again they risk the business (e.g. hold off on security patches)Once a company accepts the new pricing, what guarantees are there about no additional big increases in the future? How much will this impact the longer-term vendor-customer relationship?FEEDBACK?
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    • 27 min
    LLM Security and Privacy

    LLM Security and Privacy

    Sean Falconer (@seanfalconer, Head of Dev Relations @SkyflowAPI, Host @software_daily) talks about security and privacy of LLMs and how to prevent PII (personally identifiable information) from leaking out
    SHOW: 807

    CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw

    NEW TO CLOUD? CHECK OUT OUR OTHER PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"

    SHOW SPONSORS:
    Want to win a Tesla Cybertruck or $100,000? Enter the WS02 Choreo Code Challenge (before August 30th)WSO2 Choreo - Why build a platform? Just add developers insteadCloudZero provides immediate and ongoing savings with 100% visibility into your total cloud spendSHOW NOTES:
    SkyFlow (homepage)Partially Redacted PodcastSoftware Engineering DailyTopic 1 - Our topic for today is the security and privacy LLMs. What’s Sean’s origin story?

    Topic 2 - Let’s dig into LLM security and privacy. We see this concern a lot on the podcast and we’ve touched on it with various past shows, but we haven’t dug in deep. First, let’s frame the problem. What are we talking about when we talk about LLM security and privacy?

    Topic 3 - First, there is a fear that customer PII information might leak out. Second, company IP or confidential into might leak out related to products or offerings. We’ve seen examples of both to date. This could be exposed in the form of integration into a model (query it for the answer) or in the fine-tuning or RAG stage. Either one could lead to compliance issues, lost rev etc. But, that same data at risk is the potential differentiation of the models. How do you both mask the data but take advantage of the data?

    Topic 4 - One thing I’ve noticed is many orgs only think about privacy in relation to the fine-tuning stage where they are taking a broad model and making it company specific. It is about much more than that though. Just like standard software development, we have different stages. How is the data collected and stored, how is it used for training and fine-tuning, how is it used after deployment and during interaction stage, etc. How should security and privacy be handled across all phases?

    Topic 5 - Let’s talk beyond LLMs for a bit. What about Data Lakes and Data Warehousing? I see this as a problem across all big data, correct?

    Topic 6 - How does API security fit into this? Much of what we are talking about is at the storage and retrieval level. But, increasingly we see API issues exposing data. How does that fit in here?

    Topic 7 - Let’s talk podcasts, we had Jeff, the previous host of Software Engineering Daily on a few times. How are things over at Software Engineering Daily? Tell everyone a bit about the show.

    FEEDBACK?
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    • 26 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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