I know I often say nice things about the guests on this podcast–because they routinely blow me away with their technical acumen and genuine enthusiasm–but really, there aren’t enough nice words in the dictionary to adequately express my fondness for Anne Gentle. She’s been an exceptional contributor to OpenStack as the project team lead for documentation, plus she serves as the OpenStack Documentation Technical Lead at Rackspace. And she’s a mom. And she spends her spare moments helping both women and school-age children find a passion for technology and a pathway to a career in the industry.
Can you see why I like her?
In last week’s podcast we talked to Anne about a wide variety of OpenStack- and open source-related subjects, including:
- How quilting got her into technology
- How she gets elementary school kids (and their teachers) excited about network topology design
- Why she loves doing OpenStack documentation
- How a “book sprint” works
- Which audiences she’d like the foundation to write guides for next
- Why her team is transitioning from Docbooks to RST
- What the Night Scout Foundation is doing to help kids manage diabetes
You can follow Anne on Twitter at @annegentle and find her OpenStack sessions here.
Jeff and I are headed to Vancouver! Check out Jeff’s sessions, my sessions, and follow @openstackpod to catch the Summit Minicasts of OSPod.
See past episodes, subscribe, or view the upcoming schedule on the OSPod website.
For a full transcript of this podcast, click “Read more,” below
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Tags: Anne Gentle, Niki Acosta, OpenStack, OpenStack documentation, OpenStack Foundation, Rackspace
Containers are big right now. So big that we talk about them for at least a few minutes on almost every podcast. But rarely do we have a guest with the depth of knowledge about them and unbridled enthusiasm for them that Rackspace product architect Mike Metral has. As the featured guest of OpenStack Podcast #21, Mike goes deep on the subject, discussing things like: What are containers really for? Who are they for? Should they be integrated with OpenStack? Which industries are ready for them, and what obstacles to adoption exist for the industries that are not? He also talked about:
- How he got involved in OpenStack
- What he worked on at Sandia Labs
- Why he started Corekube
- Where Kubernetes came from and what problem it’s meant to solve
- Whether or not vendor lock-in is really an issue for OpenStack users
- Eating cotton candy and french fries in the old Versace mansion
You can follow the podcast and see the past and future guest schedule at @openstackpod and follow Mike Metral at @mikemetral.
For a full transcript of the interview, click read more below.
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Tags: containers, Corekube, docker, Kubernetes, Mike Metral, OpenStack Podcast, Rackspace
The use of hybrid cloud or Intercloud technology is growing increasingly popular. A recent study supports that IT managers want a mix of public and private cloud in their enterprises. In fact, 60% of the 400 enterprises surveyed see the hybrid cloud model as the way to go.
And for good reason: The same secure, open and flexible solutions that can be found within your private data center can be implemented with a hybrid cloud set-up, providing the best of both worlds: private cloud control and flexible public clouds. And when the need arises to expand your data center, creating an Intercloud to extend your own data center and cloud capacity when you need it is an excellent option for any business of any size.
Next week, we invite you to join our informative cloud webcast: Cisco Solutions for Open and Secure Intercloud Workload Migration. You’ll gain insight as to how your organization will benefit from an Intercloud approach. The conversation will be focused on how your business can:
- Extend your company’s capabilities, store more data and increase resources as you need them. Data centers cost to both build and operate, and InterCloud makes the public cloud an extension of your cloud.
- Maintain your sense of security by applying your same quality of service restrictions and policies to your hybrid cloud. You may be “renting” the capacity, but for all intended purposes, you own it.
- Keep your current cloud provider of choice and even link to more than one if you choose. The same traits are replicated in each instance of your data center.
When Cisco’s Global Intercloud was introduced, it completely changed the direction of how we utilized the hybrid cloud. It also showed us the need that CIOs across the globe had for a customizable, secure and high-performance data center expansion solution. And now is your chance to see why we’ve answered with Intercloud.
Registration is open, mark your calendar and join us for this webcast (available on demand):
Cisco Solutions for Open and Secure Intercloud Workload Migration. Join our webcast to learn how the Cisco InterCloud solution helps ensure the same network security, quality of service (QoS), and access control policies previously enforced in the data center are implemented in the public cloud. Available on demand.
Cisco Solutions for Open and Secure Intercloud Workload Migration
Wednesday, May 14
9:00 a.m. Pacific Time / 12:00 pm Eastern Time
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Tags: #CLUS, Cisco, cisco intercloud, CiscoCloud, cloud, Cloud Computing, Fabio Gori, Gartner, Hybrid Cloud, InterCloud, Rackspace, rob lloyd, webcast
In my previous blog , I noted that IT is increasingly transitioning towards an IT service broker role, taking advantage of multiple sourcing options to become an intermediary of cloud services offered to the business constituents. The role of IT as a broker of cloud services enables them to add value on behalf of its users by dynamically aggregating, integrating, and customizing the delivery of multi-cloud services (whether public, private or a combination of both) to best meet the needs of the business.
It’s now time for Cisco to take the next bold step in leading the evolution of the “World of Many Clouds,” journey with our partners. Today, at Cisco Live! in Milan, we announced important news in the significant expansion of our Cloud Portfolio to enable a new Fast IT model. The new products and services in Cisco’s extended cloud portfolio include:
These solutions that we will detail in coming blogs are designed to provide major benefits for your organization as you move to the world of many clouds. They allow you to
- Reduce your exposure to risk in cloud environments.
- Enhance your business flexibility with a choice of consumption models in the world of many clouds.
- Increase agility and reduce TCO by managing and automating your cloud environments
Our breakthrough hybrid cloud solution, Cisco InterCloud, which lowers total cost of ownership for organizations and paves the way for interoperable and highly secure public, private and hybrid clouds. The addition of InterCloud to our Cloud portfolio also broadens Cisco’s commitment to openness and shows the unique value our partner-led model.
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Tags: ACI, BT, CenturyLink Technology Solutions, Cisco, CiscoCloud, citrix, cloud, CSC, CSC/ServiceMesh, Denali, Denali Advanced Integration, EMC, Hybrid Cloud, InterCloud, Microsoft, netapp, private cloud, Public Cloud, Rackspace, RedHat, VCE, virtustream, Zerto