Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 37: Roger Dickinson on Customer Experiences with Multicloud Optimization
Do you ever wonder how other companies are dealing with cloud implementation? Are they struggling with the same things you are, or have they figured it out? Do they all...
Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 36: Pete Johnson Explains the Cisco/Google Cloud Partnership
Do you feel like you “get” the Cisco/Google hybrid cloud partnership? The announcement went out in late October, and it seemed to generate a lot of excitement on a very...
Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 35: Talking Cloud Native with Justin Garrison
What first comes to mind when you hear the term “cloud native”? Do you think software? Software that was developed in the cloud? Software that didn’t have to be rewritten...
Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 33: Shannon McFarland
Are we all comfortable with the term “multicloud” yet? Used to be that we just had “the cloud,” then “public and private clouds,” then “hybrid cloud,” and now it seems...
Cloud Unfiltered Episode 32: Steve Dake
In this episode of Cloud Unfiltered, Steve Dake discusses the importance of “adjacent community work,” why Zuul should break off from OpenStack, and the future of Istio.
Cloud Unfiltered Episode 31: Talking Kubernetes with Tony Campbell
Tony Campbell has a long history with OpenStack and Rackspace, so his cloud credentials are solid. Now he works at CoreOS, so we talk to him about containers and Kubernetes.
Cloud Unfiltered, Episode 30: Lax Sakalkale on the Cisco Multicloud Portfolio
If you’re wondering what Cisco’s Multicloud Portfolio is and what it has to do with our recent Google announcement, you’re not alone. At least I suspect you’re not. I mean, as transparent as we try to be with our many announcements about new products and solutions, sometimes we’re just…not. And other times we are, but […]
Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 29: The State of OpenStack, and a Few Other Things, with Ben Kepes
He’s an ultra-marathoner, a highly respected tech industry reporter, and an angel investor (he’s not at all fond of that last label for its sheer pretentiousness, but I can’t think of any other way to describe what he does). He works a lot, but doesn’t really work for anyone—except himself. All of which makes Ben […]
Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 28: VPP, Kubernetes, and FD.io with Ed Warnicke
I know what you’re going to say when I reveal that this week’s guest is going to talk about Vector Packet Processing (VPP): “Why do we—the Cloud Unfiltered audience—care about VPP?! I mean, it’s a networking technology, right? And this is a cloud show. We’re here to talk cloud technology and share cloud strategies…not muck […]
Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 27: Cloud Storage with Joe Arnold
Are you a lover of data storage technology? Do your ears perk up when you hear terms like “data gravity” and “erasure coding”? Do you enjoy a good debate about the proper uses of deterministic data placement versus algorithmic placement? Then this is the podcast for you. In this episode, SwiftStack founder and CEO Joe […]
Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 26: A Venture Capitalist’s POV on What is Coming in Tech
Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 26: A Venture Capitalist’s POV on What is Coming in Tech.
Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 25: What is Cisco CloudCenter?
You already know that Cisco CloudCenter is CliQr, right? Right? OK, maybe not. If you follow technology news, you probably heard a lot about CliQr a few years ago. It was a hot cloud management startup. You also probably heard that Cisco acquired it back in April of 2016. But you probably didn’t hear much […]
Cloud Unfiltered, Ep24: Chatting with the Organizers of DevOpsDays Nashville
Joel Parks, Alicia Davis, and Nick Wallace were all involved in putting together DevOpsDays Nashville this year—which makes them interesting to us right out of the gate—but they’re also the kind of people you just really enjoy sitting down and chatting with if you work in the tech industry. DevOpsDays just happened last week, (October […]
Cloud Unfiltered Ep23: Moving Legacy Applications to the Cloud, with Sinclair Schuller
Let’s say you are totally on board for private cloud. You (well, really your developers) love the public cloud, but you know you could save a whole lot of money if you moved that big data workload over to the private side. Or maybe you need to keep your data on-premises in order to meet […]
Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Ep 22: Security Matters, with Bryan Doerr
You are officially forgiven if data breach headlines don’t surprise you anymore. I mean honestly, can there be anything scarier than a hacker having access to all the data we each have stored with Equifax? Equifax?! They’ve got my SSN, my address, my driver’s license, and all my credit card numbers. They know where I’ve […]
Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 21: Women in Tech, with Anne McCormick
Has anything really changed for women in tech over the past 20 years? It’s definitely a question worth asking if you’re a woman, and hopefully one you’re at least mildly...
Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 20: Joshua McKenty, Pivotal Cloud Foundry
Chew on this: Joshua McKenty started OpenStack at NASA. That’s right—started OpenStack at NASA. Then he started Piston, a company that sold an OpenStack distribution, which Cisco eventually bought. Now he works as the Field CTO at Pivotal Cloud Foundry, and boy does he have a lot of interesting things to say about the current […]
Cloud Unfiltered, Episode 19: Adapting to the New World of IT, with Rand Morimoto
When Rand Morimoto was 11 years old, he did some sweeping and other cleanup tasks at a local business in exchange for the privilege of playing their computer games. One day, the mainframe that the company depended on broke down. IBM techs came out and tried to fix it, but they were all too large […]
Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 18: Chris Riviere, Cisco
Cloud security is the kind of topic that can make you sigh, shake your head, and quickly look for some other, less daunting project to deal with—no doubt about it. I mean honestly—what do you even define as “cloud” in your particular environment, and what constitutes “secure”? Is your only job to worry about your […]
Talking About OpenShift, Open Source, and Navigating Cultural Transformation on Cloud Unfiltered
This week’s episode of the Cloud Unfiltered podcast features Dianne Mueller-Klingspor, Mike Duarte, and Michael White. All three of them work on the OpenShift project, and here’s the great thing about listening to them talk: You can tell that they love what they do and they truly enjoy working with one another. Diane is from Red […]
Yes, we had Randy Bias on the podcast. And yes–he was Unfiltered.
IT leaders of all stripes: This podcast is for you. Doesn’t matter what your title is or which industry you work in. If your job involves leading your company’s IT organization on any level—whether for a small line of business or for an entire Fortune 100 enterprise—you’ve got to tune in. Why? Because our guest […]
Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 14: OpenDaylight, Kolla, and Containers with Vikram Hosakote
Like many of you out there, Vikram Hosakote was one of those kids who was always taking apart the remote controls and other electronic gadgets in his home to see how they worked. By the time he was 11 he had gotten his hands on an x86 box, and soon he was learning COBOL and […]
It’s All About VPP and FD.io on Episode 13 of Cloud Unfiltered!
Have you heard of Vector Packet Processing? You know, VPP? If you haven’t, you will soon, because this particular technology allows networks to move information much faster than they’ve been able to up until now. I know, I know—the network is always getting faster. Making it faster is our job. But sometimes it gets faster […]
Voting for OpenStack Summit Speakers Starts NOW!
Have you ever flown to Sydney, Australia? I haven’t, so I took a moment to look up average flight times from my own home airport (LAX), as well as a few others, and all I can say is “Wow.” Australia is far away. I may not have appreciated just how far previous to this brief […]
Interviewing the Interviewer: Cloud Unfiltered Podcast Episode 12, Stu Miniman
First off, let me invite you to subscribe to the Cloud Unfiltered podcast. We’re twelve episodes into the series now, and if you haven’t listened in you are most definitely missing out. We’ve had an incredible array of smart, entertaining guests that have each brought something unique to the cloud discussion. Some have shared corporate […]
Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 11: Ken Owens
When I think “bleeding edge,” in regards to technology I become anxious. Maybe I should get excited, but really, the feeling is one of vague panic. I think of products that I am probably not ready for and product engineers that are going to be frustrated with my inability to instantly grasp the full impact […]
Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 10: Carmen Collins & Casie Shimansky
Here’s the truth: When Cisco acquired the startup that I worked for three-ish years ago, I was not stoked. I loved that startup. Loved the autonomy I had to get things done, loved the agility that comes from being small, loved our mission, and loved, loved, loved the people I worked with. I was in […]
Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 09: Branson Matheson
He may or may not have hacked his mom’s cable box when he was a kid, he definitely worked for the Navy as a cryptologist, and he has since worked for NASA, the TSA, and Silent Circle. So Branson Matheson has a lot to say about information security and the desire for online privacy that […]
Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 08: Joe Weinman
What comes to mind when you hear the term “digital transformation”? Do you get excited about the possibilities? Impatient for the budget to pursue your vision? Or do you have a more muted response? Something between annoyance at the thought that you need to do research on the topic, and anxiety that it’s moving forward […]
Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 07: Jeff Dickey, Redapt
Jeff Dickey doesn’t believe in the open source business model, and he doesn’t think that cloud is going to make your life any easier. Provocative, right? Not exactly the song that most people in the industry are singing. But here’s the thing: Jeff works for Redapt—a company that builds enormous cloud systems for companies in all […]
Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 06: Reuven Cohen, Aporeto
Reuven Cohen works for Aporeto—a company that delivers comprehensive security for cloud native apps, containers, and microservices. But that is probably the least interesting thing about him, and to his credit, he didn’t actually pitch the company’s products at all during our interview with him on Monday. What he did do is rock our collective […]
Cloud Unfiltered Episode 04: Cisco’s Dave Lively
Dave Lively is up to his neck in cloud. He’s been with Cisco for 20-ish years, he’s been involved in our cloud efforts for quite a while now, and he’s been involved in the open source community just as long. And the best part is—he really gets it. Gets the inherent value of cloud, as […]
Cloud Unfiltered Episode 05: Heidi Joy Tretheway of the OpenStack Foundation
The results of the annual OpenStack User Survey are scheduled to be released today, and we at Cloud Unfiltered were lucky enough to bag an interview in advance with Heidi Joy Tretheway, Senior Marketing Manager at the OpenStack Foundation, and administrator of the survey in question. Heidi Joy shared all kinds of interesting highlights from […]
Cloud Unfiltered Episode 03: Cisco’s Kip Compton
Kip Compton has an interesting story. He’s an MIT grad, he was raised by a mom that was a computer programmer back when pretty much nobody’s mom was a computer programmer, and he’s Cisco’s VP of Cloud and Platform Services, which gives him loads of interesting insight into the state of cloud today. Tune in […]
Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 02: CIO Advisor Tim Crawford
Have you heard of Tim Crawford? If you’re an IT leader and you haven’t, you’re in for a treat today. Tim is an advisor to CIOs and enterprise organizations across a number of industries including financial services, healthcare, tech firms, and major airlines. He’s an internationally renowned thought leader in the areas of IT transformation, […]
Wondering who will speak at the OpenStack Summit?
A couple weeks ago I posted about the OpenStack Summit speaker selection process. I shared an interview with one of the track chairs, Gary Kevorkian. I speculated about how much or how little the voting process impacts the choices the organizers make. And I shared a list of talks submitted by my Cisco colleagues. This […]