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 of those technologies. I think of salespeople trying to convince me that I must have it, competitors that already have it, and what’s going to happen to my company if I don’t get my hands on it–fast.

And that’s what makes Ken Owens so interesting. He is most certainly a man who lives out on the bleeding edge of cloud technologiy, and yet he’s one of the friendliest, most approachable people you’d ever want to run into. Totally gets the tech. Totally gets the need to help others get it too. And he’s just really good at breaking complex ideas into easily consumable tidbits.

With that in mind, I invite you to sit back and listen to (or watch) this week’s episode of Cloud Unfiltered, where Ken talks about:

  • What “cloud native” really means
  • What the Cloud Native Computing Foundation does
  • The reasons that containers have rapidly become so popular
  • Whether OpenStack is still relevant now that Kubernetes is on the scene
  • The importance of closing the divide between infrastructure and application teams
  • What Cisco DevNet is for
  • How enterprises can painlessly take on new technologies

See the video podcast on our YouTube page, or listen to the audio version on iTunes. And if you like what you hear, we invite you to check out our archive of past episodes and subscribe to our channel so you don’t miss any of the other exciting podcasts we have scheduled over the next several months.


Ali Amagasu

Marketing Communications Manager