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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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    • 4.5, 8 Ratings

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 ?

    Charting Global Internet Performance With ThousandEyes (Sponsored)

    Charting Global Internet Performance With ThousandEyes (Sponsored)

    If your idea of the Internet is to draw a generic cloud icon on the whiteboard, this is the episode for you. We all know that the Internet is important, and bandwidth is a big deal. We sort of have a notion that regions matter depending on where our customers are.

    But what’s really going on inside of that generic cloud you just drew? Shining some light on the mysterious tubes filled with cat memes is Angelique Medina, Director, Product Marketing at ThousandEyes. ThousandEyes is our sponsor for today’s episode.



    ThousandEyes has just released its inaugural Internet Performance Report, which tracks the performance and availability of ISPs, public clouds, CDNs, and DNS across multiple geographical regions. The report measures performance over time and also looks at the current impact of COVID-19 on Internet usage.

    In this episode we discuss:



    * Essentials of Internet communication including BGP, DNS, and public cloud connectivity

    * Key findings from ThousandEyes’ research

    * How changes in traffic patterns due to COVID-19 affect network availability

    * ISP performance by region

    * More



    ThousandEyes is hosting a Webinar on August 13th on how the pandemic impacts Internet performance and what it means for your business. You can sign up here.

    Key Takeaways:



    * Cloud networks demonstrate greater stability and more consistent performance than ISPs

    * Not all outages are disruptive to user experience

    * Not all ISPs are created equal – performance and stability varies by region and operator



    Show Links:

    Internet Performance Report: COVID-19 Impact Edition – ThousandEyes

    Download the Internet Performance Report – ThousandEyes

    Five Data-driven Insights About Internet Performance and Resilience – ThousandEyes

    Webinar: How the Internet Responded to a Pandemic — and What it Means for Your Business – ThousandEyes

    A Tale of Two Internets: Internet Performance Pre and Post COVID-19 – ThousandEyes blog

    ThousandEyes on Twitter

    ThousandEyes on LinkedIn

    Angelique Medina on Twitter

    • 45 min
    Cloud Field Day Wrap-Up

    Cloud Field Day Wrap-Up

    Today’s Day Two Cloud is a smorgasbord of cloud-related vendor analysis courtesy of Cloud Field Day 8. Cloud Field Day is part of the Tech Field Day event series, which puts sponsoring vendors in front of practitioners for technical presentations, frank discussions, and reality checks on tech and marketing claims.

    The eighth iteration of Cloud Field Day was held July 15-17, 2020, and Ned Bellavance of Day Two Cloud was a delegate. On today’s show, Ned and Ethan walk through major highlights of the event with co-delegate Adam Fisher.

    Vendors discussed include:



    * Veeam

    * Zerto

    * Diamanti

    * Morpheus Data

    * Aruba Networks



    The conversation covers the latest releases, market positioning, product pros and cons, plus analysis and commentary. And, of course, Kubernetes.

    Sponsor: Datadog

    Datadog is a monitoring platform for cloud-scale infrastructure and applications. Datadog provides dashboarding, alerting, application performance monitoring, and log management in one platform. It integrates with AWS, so you can start monitoring EC2, RDS, ECS, and all your other AWS services in minutes. Try it yourself with a free, 14-day trial and get a free Datadog T-shirt! Visit datadog.com/daytwocloud to get started.

    Show Links:

    Cloud Field Day 8 – Tech Field Day

    VirtualBonzo.com – Adam Fisher’s blog

    • 53 min
    Using Curiosity And Mistakes To Advance Your Career

    Using Curiosity And Mistakes To Advance Your Career

    Today’s Day Two Cloud gets into career advancement with guest Sam Erskine. Sam has developed a five-step process to help you get where you want to go in IT. Curiosity is key, and the mistakes you make can actually lead to new knowledge and opportunities.

    Sam is head of cloud engagements for a large consulting firm. Sam developed this process for a presentation to distill his years of experience. You can follow Sam on Twitter at @samerskine.

    We discuss:



    * Sam’s five-step process for career advancement

    * Understanding the why and not just the how

    * Balancing technical chops with business knowledge and essential communication skills

    * Building career capital

    * Staying open to new ideas

    * The role of mentorship

    * More



    Key Takeaways



    * Skill comes with practice and dedication

    * Start with something easy that solves a particular problem

    * Mind your own business



    Sponsor: ITProTV

    Boost your career with online IT training from sponsor ITPro.TV. Now’s a great time because ITPro.TV is offering you a 7-day free trial and 30% savings off of any plan you choose! Visit ITPro.TV/day2cloud and use promo code CLOUD at checkout to exercise your greatness.

    Show Links:

    Sam Erskine on Twitter: @samerskine

    Geekbydayfreakbynight.com – Sam’s blog

    Sam Erskine on LinkedIn

    • 57 min
    See Your Data With Grafana

    See Your Data With Grafana

    Day Two Cloud gets into data visualization with Grafana, which is free, open-source software. With Grafana you can visualize, alert on, and query all kinds of data and metrics. There are also commercial options available from Grafana.com, but this is not a sponsored episode.

    On today’s episode we look at how Grafana works, how it manipulates and stores data, and common use cases. Our guest is Ryan McKinley, VP of Applications at Grafana.

    Takeaways:



    * Grafana is open source so you can easily get it and use it

    * Grafana works with whatever technology stack you have

    * Contributions are welcome



    Sponsor: Datadog

    Datadog is a monitoring platform for cloud-scale infrastructure and applications. Datadog provides dashboarding, alerting, application performance monitoring, and log management in one platform so you can get end-to-end visibility quickly. It integrates seamlessly with AWS, so you can start monitoring EC2, RDS, ECS, and all your other AWS services in minutes. Try it yourself with a free, 14-day trial and get a free Datadog T-shirt! Visit datadog.com/daytwocloud to get started.

    Show Links:

    Grafana

    Grafana on Github

    Grafana Documentation

    Grafana Release Notes – GitHub

    Visualize data from Azure Data Explorer in Grafana – Microsoft

    Grafana Labs and AWS add optimizations and new features to Amazon CloudWatch data source – AWS

    Visualize Google Kubernetes Engine and Istio metrics with Grafana – Google Cloud

    Ryan McKinley on GitHub

    Ryan McKinley on LinkedIn

    • 58 min
    (Not) Streaming Telemetry

    (Not) Streaming Telemetry

    Streaming telemetry is all the rage, and for good reason–it gives you immediate data that can inform your monitoring and analysis for performance, operations, and more.

    However, today’s show dives into an architecture that forgoes streaming telemetry. Our guests looked at it, considered it, and decided it wasn’t a fit. We’ll talk about why they went in a different direction, the problems they’re trying to solve, and how it’s working out.

    Our guests are Kevin Landreth, Director, Service Reliability; and Carl Montanari, Network Reliability Engineer, both at Packet Fabric.

    We discuss:



    * What we mean by streaming telemetry

    * Pros and cons of streaming telemetry

    * Why polling still has value (based on your requirements)

    * The need for context

    * How they get visibility and granularity

    * Data volume and scale

    * More



    Takeaways:



    * Polling isn’t *just* about time-series type data — we poll ALL kinds of data and use that data to inform operations across our network — context!!!

    * Streaming tends to be much less resource intensive, but is not necessarily a panacea — CONTEXT!!!

    * Easier to scale *out* polling — scale it out closer to actual devices (geographically) as well as just scaling out worker nodes (our middle-ware tier for example) in a relatively easy fashion



    Sponsor: ThousandEyes

    Join ThousandEyes on July 16th for the State of the Internet, where ThousandEyes will unveil its latest research on Internet Performance — a measurement-based study of the availability and performance of the Internet and key app delivery networks, including public clouds, CDNs, and DNS providers. Hear from experts and leaders in Internet and application delivery including Geoff Huston from APNIC and David Belson of the Internet Society. Sign up at thousandeyes.com/state-of-the-internet-2020 to save your spot, or register for the on-demand recording to watch at a later date.

    Show Links:

    @carlrmontanari – Carl Montanari on Twitter

    Day Two Cloud 053: Effectively Monitoring Cloud-Native Applications – Packet Pushers

    • 52 min
    Securing Cloud Infrastructure And Applications

    Securing Cloud Infrastructure And Applications

    Welcome to Day Two Cloud. Security is difficult and tricky, but we’ve got an amazing guest to help you improve your security posture and manage your cloud risk. Our guest is Tanya Janca, Founder, Security Trainer, and Coach at She Hacks Purple.

    We discuss:



    * Key cloud security areas including the network, identity, and application security

    * Whether to approach security from an infrastructure or application view

    * Managing identity in the public cloud

    * Getting visibility without getting overwhelmed

    * API security

    * Security considerations for SaaS applications

    * Building processes to manage risk across a growing number of cloud applications

    * The intersection of security and DevOps

    * More



    Takeaways:



    * Multi Factor Authentication for anything you care about. “This messes attackers UP!”

    * When you go to cloud, ZERO TRUST. The edge matters, but it’s not enough.

    * Use the security tools your cloud provider is giving you. You’re paying for them.



    Sponsor: Datadog

    Datadog is a monitoring platform for cloud-scale infrastructure and applications. Datadog provides dashboarding, alerting, application performance monitoring, and log management in one platform so you can get end-to-end visibility quickly. It integrates seamlessly with AWS, so you can start monitoring EC2, RDS, ECS, and all your other AWS services in minutes. Try it yourself with a free, 14-day trial and get a free Datadog T-shirt! Visit datadog.com/daytwocloud to get started.

    Show Links:

    Shehackspurple.dev

    Tanya Janca @shehackspurple (Twitter, YouTube, Twitch)

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

Cmc5000 ,

Great evolution of datanaughts

This is now in my top three podcasts. This show is developing in a great way. Love the format. Ned really knows his stuff and Ethan brings a great industry perspective.

glowey5 ,

Love this show!

Great host, great guests, great content

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