Cloud Unfiltered is a series of interviews with the people that are working to move cloud technology and implementation forward. This includes everyone from software engineers and open source project leads to IT executives and cloud users. In these interviews we talk about different cloud architectures, management models, and deployment strategies. We discuss platform compatibility, the culture changes required for cloud success, and the complimentary technologies that are making cloud more powerful with each passing day.
Ep107: Are VMs Becoming Obsolete? feat. Tolga Tarhan
Ready for a juicy technical episode that doles out super-strategic advice at the same time? Excellent. Because in this half-hour Tolga explains what he meant when he said VMs are in fact becoming obsolete in a recent Forbes article. He and Pete also go deep into a discussion about whether or not "serverless first" is becoming a thing, and who serverless may not actually work for. We also talk about whether public cloud is cost effective, and what you might be doing wrong if it's not at your company; why you don't need to be worried about lock-in anymore, the right and wrong ways to move to the cloud, and the importance of embracing automation. Whew! It's a great episode. Technical goodness stacked near the front half--strategic discussion takes place in the back half. Enjoy!
Ep106: Running a Multicloud Software User Group, with Luca Relandini
Luca works for Cisco. He lives in Italy, and he wanted to help more people master the technologies and strategies that enable successful cloud implementations. So he started a local user group. In this episode he'll explain what he did right, what he would do differently, and how he's getting the group through remote meetups during the pandemic. If you're a member of a cloud user group or you're thinking about starting one, this is the episode for you!
Link to the user group: https://developer.cisco.com/docs/multicloud-sw-user-group/
Luca's Twitter handle: @lucarelandini
Ep105: Managing Non-human Identities in the Cloud, with Eric Kedrosky
Are you on top of the non-human identities in your cloud environment? Do you know how many there are (really) and what kind of permissions they're set up with?
In this episode we speak with Eric Kedrosky, CISO at Sonrai security about the rapidly escalating challenges surrounding the issue of non-human identities in the cloud. We talk about what they are, what kinds of problems they can cause, what mistakes orgs are most likely to make with them, and which best practices you can implement today in order to protect your data before a malicious actor makes your life a nightmare.
Ep104: Industry insights from a Cloud Pioneer, feat. Emil Sayegh
In this episode we sit down and chat with Emil Sayegh--one of the pioneers of cloud computing and a true industry visionary--about what is happening in terms of cloud computing technology right now, and what's on the horizon in the next few years. A few of the questions we cover include: Will the Big 3 public providers have a price war? Will they consolidate the industry further? Are they currently differentiated, and if so, which elements of their offerings are unique? He also takes time to explain what kind of trends they're seeing at Ntirety--the managed solutions provider that he currently leading--and explains why we may want to take a minute to make sure our data is truly secure in the new everyone-works-from-home environment.
Ep103: Getting to know the new GM of CNCF, with Priyanka Sharma
In June the Cloud Native Computing Foundation announced that Dan Kohn would be stepping away from his role as the leader of the organization and Priyanka Sharma--a longtime contributor, speaker, and leader in the CNCF community--would be taking his place. So who is Priyanka? What are her plans for the Foundation? And what can we expect from the upcoming (virtual) KubeCon/CloudNativeCon? Tune in to this week's episode to find out.
Ep102: A More Holistic Approach to Cloud Security, with John Heintz
In this episode we talk with John Heintz, Global Systems Engineering Manager at Cisco, about what Cisco Stealthwatch is, how it has evolved over the past year, and how it secures your environment in a way that is fundamentally different from other security technologies. We also discuss some recent security breaches, the "shared responsibility" model for securing the public cloud, and where Stealthwatch fits into the recently announced Cisco SecureX.
Bio – John Heintz joined Cisco Systems from Observable Networks. Prior to Observable, he spent 10 years in the telecommunications space working for major ISPs, he jumped at the opportunity to join Observable Networks, a technology start-up in his hometown of St. Louis. At Observable Networks, he was Director of Solutions Engineering, focused on helping customers improve their security with entity modeling. At Cisco, John runs the Global Sales Engineering team for Stealthwatch Cloud.