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From the creators of the #1 Cloud Computing podcast, "The Cloudcast" (@thecloudcastnet), comes Cloudcast Basics. Each season will teach you the basics of Cloud Computing, in an easy to learn format. Aaron Delp and Brian Gracely bring over 10 years of Cloud experience, and they can help anyone get up to speed on Cloud Computing quickly!

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From the creators of the #1 Cloud Computing podcast, "The Cloudcast" (@thecloudcastnet), comes Cloudcast Basics. Each season will teach you the basics of Cloud Computing, in an easy to learn format. Aaron Delp and Brian Gracely bring over 10 years of Cloud experience, and they can help anyone get up to speed on Cloud Computing quickly!

    Other Considerations for Cloud Economics

    Other Considerations for Cloud Economics

    SHOW: Season 3, Show 4

    OVERVIEW: From the creators of the Internet's #1 Cloud Computing podcast, The Cloudcast, Aaron Delp (@aarondelp) and Brian Gracely (@bgracely) introduce this new podcast,  Cloudcast Basics.
    OTHER CONSIDERATIONS FOR CLOUD ECONOMICS
    Introduction & Explanation: 
    Read up on how other people have engaged with the cloud and their experiences from an economic perspective - both good and bad. Baseline your usage with early applications and usage models. Focus early-on to align your cloud costs to the revenues or business metrics for specific projects. Consider evolving your Financial team to understand the various cloud economic models, or consider investing in FinOps skills and toolsUnderstand your vendors’s business model - where/when do they discount, where/when do they apply credits, etc.Educate your teams that experimentation is something to embrace. Educate them about how to leverage the services within the cloud to augment their teams. 

    SUBSCRIBE: Please subscribe anywhere you get podcasts (Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, Pandora, etc.).
    CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw

    LEARNING CLOUD COMPUTING:
    Here are some great places to begin your cloud journey, if you're interested in getting hands-on experience with the technology, or you'd like to build your skills towards a certification. 
    CBT Nuggets - Training and CertificationsA Cloud Guru - Training and CertificationsCloud Academy - Training and CertificationsKatakoda - Self-Paced, Interactive LearningGitHub - Code Samples and CollaborationFEEDBACK?
    Web: Cloudcast Basics Email: show at cloudcastbasics dot netTwitter: @cloudcastbasics

    • 10 min
    How Cloud Economics Impacts Business Thinking

    How Cloud Economics Impacts Business Thinking

    SHOW: Season 3, Show 3

    OVERVIEW: From the creators of the Internet's #1 Cloud Computing podcast, The Cloudcast, Aaron Delp (@aarondelp) and Brian Gracely (@bgracely) introduce this new podcast,  Cloudcast Basics.
    HOW CLOUD ECONOMICS SHIFTS BUSINESS THINKING
    Introduction & Explanation: 
    Let’s start with a simple concept - annual budgeting. Every company does it, and it’s partially based on data and partially based on guessing (a.k.a. “forecasting”). 
    Nearly every business project is going to have a technology elementBusiness projects have a scope, a timeline, and a measurement. They budget them by the quarter, half-year and fiscal-year. Business opportunities often involve something new.Legacy IT Economics have never been able to keep up with this model, hence cloud computing disrupted both a technology model, but also a business model. 
    Cloud allows experimentation (fail-fast, A/B testing, parallel experimentation, fast scale-up or scale-down, etc.)Cloud allows the addition of technical skills within additional peopleCloud allows access to global resourcesCloud allows access to new innovations and technologiesSUBSCRIBE: Please subscribe anywhere you get podcasts (Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, Pandora, etc.).
    CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw

    LEARNING CLOUD COMPUTING:
    Here are some great places to begin your cloud journey, if you're interested in getting hands-on experience with the technology, or you'd like to build your skills towards a certification. 
    CBT Nuggets - Training and CertificationsA Cloud Guru - Training and CertificationsCloud Academy - Training and CertificationsKatakoda - Self-Paced, Interactive LearningGitHub - Code Samples and CollaborationFEEDBACK?
    Web: Cloudcast Basics Email: show at cloudcastbasics dot netTwitter: @cloudcastbasics

    • 11 min
    Basics of Cloud Economics

    Basics of Cloud Economics

    SHOW: Season 3, Show 2

    OVERVIEW: From the creators of the Internet's #1 Cloud Computing podcast, The Cloudcast, Aaron Delp (@aarondelp) and Brian Gracely (@bgracely) introduce this new podcast,  Cloudcast Basics.
    THE BASICS OF CLOUD ECONOMICS
    Introduction & Explanation: 
    Payment Flexibility (Free Tiers, Per-user (SaaS), On-Demand, Reserved-Instances, Usage-Credits, Spot Markets, Capacity Usage); Can Mix & Match as neededImmediate access to different parts of the stack, at different price points and different trade-off levels (IaaS vs. Serverless vs. PaaS vs. SaaS)A certain amount of IT skills can be “outsourced” to the cloud, but with more flexible payment models than legacy outsourcing. Not actually moving the people, but acquiring technology that runs itself.Discounts tend to live at the beginning (free tiers, introductory offers), and then when you start becoming “too big to leave”.Keeping track of spending is just as complicated, and sometimes more complicated than in your data center - can only spin up what you own vs. the “unlimited cloud”Pricing models continue to be complex in the cloud (per-user, per-task, per-GB, per-usage, etc.), but there are so many options that you might be able to better align it to your business needs. SUBSCRIBE: Please subscribe anywhere you get podcasts (Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, Pandora, etc.).
    CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw

    LEARNING CLOUD COMPUTING:
    Here are some great places to begin your cloud journey, if you're interested in getting hands-on experience with the technology, or you'd like to build your skills towards a certification. 
    CBT Nuggets - Training and CertificationsA Cloud Guru - Training and CertificationsCloud Academy - Training and CertificationsKatakoda - Self-Paced, Interactive LearningGitHub - Code Samples and CollaborationFEEDBACK?
    Web: Cloudcast Basics Email: show at cloudcastbasics dot netTwitter: @cloudcastbasics

    • 13 min
    Traditional IT Economics

    Traditional IT Economics

    SHOW: Season 3, Show 1

    OVERVIEW: From the creators of the Internet's #1 Cloud Computing podcast, The Cloudcast, Aaron Delp (@aarondelp) and Brian Gracely (@bgracely) introduce this new podcast,  Cloudcast Basics.

    TRADITIONAL IT ECONOMICS
    Introduction & Explanation: 
    Dominated by proprietary hardware and software. 3yr, 5yr, 7yr hardware refresh cycles - required to depreciate assets1yr, 3yr, 5yr software contracts - often include in “Enterprise License Agreements” (ELAs)Successful POCs were often contractually bound to buy the solution.Not all software was easy to upgrade between tiers of features. No “free-tier”.Large vendors would have financing arms to create loans, or “on-demand” pricing (typically based on “true-up” reports at various times of year).Businesses still needed to pay for all the facilities to house the data center (building, power, electricity, insurance, etc.)Open source software began to change some of those dynamics, but not all companies had the staff to operate open source software.SUBSCRIBE: Please subscribe anywhere you get podcasts (Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, Pandora, etc.).
    CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw

    LEARNING CLOUD COMPUTING:
    Here are some great places to begin your cloud journey, if you're interested in getting hands-on experience with the technology, or you'd like to build your skills towards a certification. 
    CBT Nuggets - Training and CertificationsA Cloud Guru - Training and CertificationsCloud Academy - Training and CertificationsKatakoda - Self-Paced, Interactive LearningGitHub - Code Samples and CollaborationFEEDBACK?
    Web: Cloudcast Basics Email: show at cloudcastbasics dot netTwitter: @cloudcastbasics

    • 10 min
    Cloudcast Basics - Season 3 - Trailer

    Cloudcast Basics - Season 3 - Trailer

    SHOW: Season 3, Trailer

    OVERVIEW: From the creators of the Internet's #1 Cloud Computing podcast, The Cloudcast, Aaron Delp (@aarondelp) and Brian Gracely (@bgracely) introduce this new podcast,  Cloudcast Basics.

    In this season of Cloudcast Basics, we’re going to focus on how the Economics of Cloud Computing have evolved from Traditional IT to the newer Cloud Computing environments. We look at how to create efficient economics models for your business, how Cloud evolves your thinking about technology usage, and other economic considerations for your business.

    SUBSCRIBE: Please subscribe anywhere you get podcasts (Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, Pandora, etc.).
    CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw

    LEARNING CLOUD COMPUTING:
    Here are some great places to begin your cloud journey, if you're interested in getting hands-on experience with the technology, or you'd like to build your skills towards a certification. 
    CBT Nuggets - Training and CertificationsA Cloud Guru - Training and CertificationsCloud Academy - Training and CertificationsKatakoda - Self-Paced, Interactive LearningGitHub - Code Samples and CollaborationFEEDBACK?
    Web: Cloudcast Basics Email: show at cloudcastbasics dot netTwitter: @cloudcastbasics

    • 1 min
    5 Business Questions for Cloud Newbies

    5 Business Questions for Cloud Newbies

    SHOW: Season 2, Show 8

    OVERVIEW: From the creators of the Internet's #1 Cloud Computing podcast, The Cloudcast, Aaron Delp (@aarondelp) and Brian Gracely (@bgracely) introduce this new podcast,  Cloudcast Basics.
    If Cloud Computing has been around for 10+ years, why are the majority of business applications still not in the cloud? Do all cloud providers essentially charge the same prices? Are there any metrics or baselines we should consider for different aspects of cloud usage? Do any traditional business skills transfer to the cloud? (accounting, budgeting, project management, etc.)?Should we add an economist or accountant to our technical teams?When should I move from listening to Cloudcast Basics to The Cloudcast?

    SUBSCRIBE: Please subscribe anywhere you get podcasts (Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, Pandora, etc.).
    CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw

    LEARNING CLOUD COMPUTING:
    Here are some great places to begin your cloud journey, if you're interested in getting hands-on experience with the technology, or you'd like to build your skills towards a certification. 
    CBT Nuggets - Training and CertificationsA Cloud Guru - Training and CertificationsCloud Academy - Training and CertificationsKatakoda - Self-Paced, Interactive LearningGitHub - Code Samples and CollaborationFEEDBACK?
    Web: Cloudcast Basics Email: show at cloudcastbasics dot netTwitter: @cloudcastbasics

    • 14 min

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