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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.

    2023 Look Ahead with the CNCF

    2023 Look Ahead with the CNCF

    Chris Aniszczyk (@cra, CTO of @CloudNativeFdn) talks about the evolution of CNCF projects, major cloud-native trends, and managing the intersection of projects, users and vendors.
    SHOW: 690
    CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw
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    How to Fix the Internet (A new podcast from the EFF)CloudZero – Cloud Cost Visibility and Savings​​CloudZero provides immediate and ongoing savings with 100% visibility into your total cloud spendDatadog 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:
    CNCF HomepageCNCF End-User Technology RadarCNCF Annual Report 2022CNCF LandscapeCNCF Project Velocity for 2022Predictions for 2023 (LinkedIn)Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. Tell us a little bit of your background, and what does a CTO of a foundation like the CNCF do? 
    Topic 2 - What does the CNCF do these days, and what should various stakeholders, partners and consumers of CNCF “things” (projects, events, training, etc.) expect from the CNCF? 
    Topic 3 - The CNCF has a number of ways to represent technologies under its governance - Landscape, Technology Radar, etc. As the CTO, how do you think about all the different ways there are to solve problems using CNCF technologies? 
    Topic 4 - How much do you worry about the economy slowing down, in the sense of it impacting VC funding for companies that might be at the core of projects (especially new projects). Does the CNCF need a certain amount of volume of projects to provide value, or are you mostly focused on doing good governance to the projects in front of you?
    Topic 5 - As the CTO of the CNCF, do you feel like there are “core” projects that need more of your attention because of how many other projects have dependencies? Or are there key concepts that you try to infuse into projects, knowing how interconnected they become?
    Topic 6 - Every technologist has their areas of interest.  You recently did a post on your predictions for 2023 that everyone should check out. What are some of yours as you look out at 2023?  
    Topic 7 - What are some of the new things that the CNCF is working on this year? 
    FEEDBACK?
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    • 49 min
    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. 
    SHOW: 689
    CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw
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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. 
    SHOW: 688
    CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw
    NEW TO CLOUD? CHECK OUT OUR OTHER PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"
    SHOW SPONSORS:
    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? 
    FEEDBACK?
    Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    • 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. 
    SHOW: 687
    CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw
    CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"
    SHOW SPONSORS:
    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.
    SHOW: 686
    CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw
    NEW TO CLOUD? CHECK OUT OUR OTHER PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"
    SHOW SPONSORS:
    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?
    Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    • 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
    CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw
    CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"
    SHOW SPONSORS:
    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

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