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What happens after you go cloud and the reality sinks in



For some, the cloud is rainbows, puppies and happy promises. You’ve whiteboarded a vision, forecasted the benefits and made promises to the business. Now the real work begins. Is the design a reality ? How do you handle failure ? Can you cope with shifting demands, changing requirements, and security concerns all running on the unknown ?

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What happens after you go cloud and the reality sinks in



For some, the cloud is rainbows, puppies and happy promises. You’ve whiteboarded a vision, forecasted the benefits and made promises to the business. Now the real work begins. Is the design a reality ? How do you handle failure ? Can you cope with shifting demands, changing requirements, and security concerns all running on the unknown ?

    Software-Defined Interconnects With Console Connect (Sponsored)

    Software-Defined Interconnects With Console Connect (Sponsored)

    Today’s Day Two Cloud sponsored episode dives into software-defined interconnects. The big idea is that you go up to a Web browser, click a few times, and now you’ve got a circuit stood up between your data center and AWS, or between you and a business partner, and so on. We’ll get into the details about how it’s done with Console Connect, a PCCW Global company.

    Our guests from Console Connect at PCCW Global Limited are Jay Turner, Vice President of Development and Operations; and Paul Gampe, Chief Technology Officer.

    We discuss:



    * Console Connect’s connectivity platform

    * Getting under the hood of the orchestration engine

    * How Console Connect sets up the workflow underneath the automation magic

    * Running multiple services over a single circuit

    * More



    Show Links:

    Console Connect

    Console Connect Resources

    Console Connect Docs

    @ConsoleConnect – Console Connect on Twitter

    Console Connect on LinkedIn

    @PCCWGlobal – PCCW Global on Twitter

    PCCW Global on LinkedIn

    @PaulGampe – Paul Gampe on Twitter

    Paul Gampe on LinkedIn

    @esmcsqr – Jay Turner on Twitter

    Jay Turner on LinkedIn

    • 46 min
    Successfully Transitioning From A Tech Role To Management

    Successfully Transitioning From A Tech Role To Management

    Today’s Day Two Cloud podcast topic is about moving from a tech role into management. Is it a good idea? Why might you want to make the change? How can you do it successfully?

    Our guests are Josh O’Brien, VP of Technical Operations at Sauce Labs; and Greg Colburn, Director – Engineering Technologist at Dell Technologies.

    We discuss:



    * The path from tech work to management

    * Lessons learned from being managed

    * Real-life management challenges

    * Management vs. leadership

    * Mistakes and successes

    * Personality traits that are helpful for being a manager

    * Whether management is the end-goal of a career

    * More



    Takeaways:



    Management is not for everyone. Your career can continue to progress as an IC. Be aware of who you really are. Being a technologist is distinct from being a manager.

    Engage with your existing manager if you think you want to be a manager. They will have a good idea if you’re a fit. But be in a good mental place (true self-awareness) before having that conversation so you can face reality appropriately.



    Sponsor: CBT Nuggets

    CBT Nuggets is IT training for IT professionals and anyone looking to build IT skills. If you want to make fully operational your networking, security, cloud, automation, or DevOps battle station visit cbtnuggets.com/cloud.

    Show Links:

    Managerial Leadership – Greg Colburn via LinkedIn

    @joshobrien77 – Josh O’Brien on Twitter

    @gdcinclt – Greg Colburn on Twitter

    • 59 min
    Multi-Cloud Network Visibility And Automation With Aviatrix (Sponsored)

    Multi-Cloud Network Visibility And Automation With Aviatrix (Sponsored)

    Today’s Day Two Cloud episode dives into multi-cloud networking with sponsor Aviatrix. As infrastructure moves to public cloud, visibility can become an issue. For instance, unlike with on-prem switches, you can’t just plug in a tap and start collecting flow records.

    Automation can also be a challenge in the cloud. Network teams have to keep up with their counterparts in the organization, but may not be familiar with automation tools, processes, and constructs.

    Aviatrix offers a cloud network platform with a common data plane and operational model that works across public clouds and supports visibility and automation. We dig into the Aviatrix product with Aviatrix and a customer.

    Our guests are John Smoker, Customer Solutions Architect at Aviatrix; Justin Payne, Cloud Network & Security Architect at Mueller Water Products; and James Devine, co-author of the AWS Certified Advanced Networking Official Study Guide.

    Show Links:

    Aviatrix

    @aviatrixsys – Aviatrix on Twitter

    Aviatrix on Twitter

    Heavy Networking 589: Cloud Networking’s Good, Bad, And Ugly: What CSPs Don’t Tell You (Sponsored) – Packet Pushers

    Heavy Networking 507: Build And Run A Multi-Cloud Network Architecture With Aviatrix (Sponsored) – Packet Pushers

    • 45 min
    Complex Multi-Cloud Networking

    Complex Multi-Cloud Networking

    Today’s topic on Day Two Cloud is complex multi-cloud networking. In this episode, we focus on the challenges of stitching together a fabric across more than one public cloud. How do you architect a fabric given the constraints of each cloud? We also drill into the idea of API gateways.

    Our guest is Chris Oliver, a network architect at NI who deals with multi-cloud networks as part of his day-to-day responsibilities.

    We discuss:



    * What makes cloud networking complex

    * Whether on-prem networking knowledge translates easily to the cloud

    * Virtual network functions vs. cloud-native options

    * Stitching together multiple public clouds

    * The role of API gateways

    * More



    Sponsor: Zesty

    Zesty provides an autonomous cloud experience by leveraging advanced AI technology to manage the cloud for you. Our AI reacts in real-time to capacity changes and enables companies to maximize cloud efficiency, reduce AWS bill by more than 50%, completely hands-free. It’s cloud on auto-pilot. Find out how to spend less and do more at zesty.co.

    Show Links:

    Chris Oliver On LinkedIn

    Heavy Networking 589: Cloud Networking’s Good, Bad, And Ugly: What CSPs Don’t Tell You (Sponsored) – Packet Pushers

    • 51 min
    Day Two Cloud 111: Infrastructure As Software With Kris Nóva

    Day Two Cloud 111: Infrastructure As Software With Kris Nóva

    Kris Nóva, Senior Principal Software Engineer at Twilio, claims that managing infrastructure using tools like Terraform isn’t that far away from just writing your own code to do the job yourself. Kris joins co-hosts Ned Bellavance and Ethan Banks to challenge the notion that ops folks can’t become developers. Kris says they can. What’s more, Kris thinks they should become devs. Give this episode a listen to understand why she feels that way.

    Follow Kris



    Blog

    https://nivenly.com/

    Twitter

    https://twitter.com/krisnova

    LinkedIn

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kris-nova/



    Sponsor: CBT Nuggets

    CBT Nuggets is IT training for IT professionals and anyone looking to build IT skills. If you want to make fully operational your networking, security, cloud, automation, or DevOps battle station visit cbtnuggets.com/cloud.

    • 53 min
    Automation's Unintended Consequences - The Bunny.net Outage Saga

    Automation's Unintended Consequences - The Bunny.net Outage Saga

    Bunny.net is a CDN provider based in Slovenia with customers and PoPs all over the globe. On June 22nd, an automated code update led to a cascade of failures that crashed the company’s DNS servers, wiped out most of its CDN capacity, and affected 750,000 Web sites.

    Despite multiple redundancies built into the system, hidden dependencies thwarted attempts to roll back, reboot, and redeploy. Over two frantic hours, the team struggled to identify the problem, get fixes in place, and get the service up and running. In an effort to be transparent with customers, Bunny.net wrote a detailed postmortem that it shared on the company blog.

    On today’s Day Two Cloud, we talk with Bunny.net to understand what happened, what the company learned, and what other infrastructure operators can take away from this experience. Our guest is Dejan Grofelnik Pelze, founder of Bunny.net.

    We discuss:



    * Automation and dependencies

    * Leveraging testing to reveal problems that hadn’t been considered

    * How to recognize single points of failure

    * Considerations around fate sharing

    * More



    Sponsor: Zesty

    Zesty provides an autonomous cloud experience by leveraging advanced AI technology to manage the cloud for you.

    Our AI reacts in real-time to capacity changes and enables companies to maximize cloud efficiency, reduce AWS bill by more than 50%, completely hands-free. It’s cloud on auto-pilot. Find out how to spend less and do more at zesty.co.

    Show Links:

    The stack overflow of death. How we lost DNS and what we’re doing to prevent this in the future. – Bunny.net blog

    @dejanpelzel – Dejan Pelze on Twitter

    Dejan Pelze on LinkedIn

    Bunny.net

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