19 episodes

Discussion with cloud computing industry leaders on topics including public, private and hybrid clouds and related technologies and services. Moderated by cloud computing expert Paul Burns, president of IT industry analyst firm Neovise.

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Discussion with cloud computing industry leaders on topics including public, private and hybrid clouds and related technologies and services. Moderated by cloud computing expert Paul Burns, president of IT industry analyst firm Neovise.

    Cloud Environments for Big Data

    Cloud Environments for Big Data

    Marc Jones, VP Product Innovation at SoftLayer, provides insights on what it takes to build a high-performance public cloud computing environment that meets the demands of big data.

    Marc is a technology industry veteran and has spent the last three and a half years at SoftLayer. He is currently a member of the leadership team responsible for developing and managing the product strategy and roadmap, requirements and software development for the cloud computing portfolio. In this podcast, Marc discusses:

    - Overcoming performance barriers in public clouds
    - Bare metal, virtualized and hybrid compute options
    - Benchmarking M***o DB
    - Bare metal versus virtualized servers
    - Raw performance versus consistency of performance
    - Much more!

    Listen now for great insights on building a high-performance public cloud environment for big data!

    • 13 min
    Succeeding as a Cloud Service Provider

    Succeeding as a Cloud Service Provider

    Tony Lucas, Senior Vice President of Product at Flexiant, provides insights on what it takes for a cloud service provider to succeed today. He should know - after all, Flexiant already has more than 100 companies around the world using their cloud management software to create cloud services. (Hint: It isn't just about offering servers on demand!).

    Tony is not only an awesome bloke, he spent 12 years as CEO and majority owner of XCalibre Communiations, a web hosting company. During the latter half of this period, he developed the FlexiScale cloud computing technology, which now forms the core component of Flexiant's Cloud Orchestrator platform. In this podcast, Tony discusses:

    - New entrants and existing players
    - Competitive dynamics and strategies
    - Differentiation versus low cost
    - Much more!

    Listen now for great insights on how to succeed as a cloud service provider!

    • 14 min
    Scalable Storage without a High-Speed Network

    Scalable Storage without a High-Speed Network

    Kosten Metreweli, Chief Commercial Officer, OnApp, provides insights on how the company delivers scalable storage for service providers as part of OnApp Cloud.

    By enabling over 600 cloud service providers with OnApp Cloud, Kosten knows what it takes to make storage scale and perform in the service provider world. He discusses:

    • Storage scaling challenges
    • Distributed storage with commodity storage
    • Virtual disks with user configurable properties
    • Getting this to work without massive network bandwidth

    Listen now for great insights on cloud storage for cloud service providers!

    • 9 min
    Public Cloud for the Enterprise

    Public Cloud for the Enterprise

    Andi Mann, Vice President of Strategic Solutions, CA Technologies, provides insights on enterprise adoption of public cloud services.

    Based on his ongoing work with Fortune 1,000 enterprise IT organizations, Andi discusses his observations and perspectives about:

    - What is working well with enterprise adoption of public cloud services
    - What is not working so well
    - The future outlook on public cloud services for the enterprise

    Listen now for great insights on IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and even the role of the mainframe in cloud environments!

    • 19 min
    OpenStack Update

    OpenStack Update

    Boris Renski, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Mirantis, provides a look into the recent progress as well as the future of OpenStack.

    Based on his involvement in nearly 30 OpenStack projects and as a board member of the OpenStack foundation, Boris discusses his thoughts and opinions on:
    - The types of companies adopting OpenStack
    - How these companies are using OpenStack
    - The status, challenges and future of the OpenStack community
    - How the OpenStack board functions
    - The controversy around adding VMware to the board

    Listen now to catch the latest on OpenStack!

    • 14 min
    An Advanced Infrastructure as a Service, Today

    An Advanced Infrastructure as a Service, Today

    Bob Rizika, U.S. CEO of ProfitBricks, and Achim Weiss, CEO of ProfitBricks Germany, provide a look into the future of cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service with a service that is available today.

    What makes an advanced IaaS offering today? Here are a few hints:
    - Scale-up servers with on-the-fly CPU and RAM elasticity
    - By the minute pricing
    - Infiniband for 80GBps throughput per server
    - Software defined networking
    - Replicated Raid10 storage

    • 16 min

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