Our guest on the podcast this week is David Linthicum, SVP at Cloud Technology Partners, interviewed on the Microsoft TechNet Podcast. We discuss cloud computing across the years starting in 1994 and up to the hybrid clouds we see today. We also look at the current state of IT, which is in transition and probably will be for the next five years. Moving into the cloud is the disruption that drives this transition.
Our guest on the podcast this week is Rob Hirschfeld, Founder and CEO at RackN. We discuss hybrid devops and why the hybrid cloud is here to stay. We talk about the importance of abstraction layers in allowing each team to use whichever vendor works best for them while continuing to be supportable. We debate the security of containers versus private cloud and how the discussion is changing with the emergence of new companies that monitor security overall and will not run a container with a vulnerability.
Our guest on the podcast this week is Ian Moyse, cloud influencer and Non Executive Board Member at Federation Against Software Theft (FAST). We discuss cloud adoption over the years and how large legacy enterprises need to be agile to track where the industry is heading and keep up with disruptors. We look at VMware’s recent downsizing and stagnant revenue, and also at Microsoft’s strategy to refocus on cloud and make significant changes to keep up with the market. We also look at the changing rules and regulations between the EU and the US regarding the cloud.
Our guest on the podcast this week is Derrick Harris, Senior Research Analyst at Mesosphere, and head of this year’s Structure Data Conference. We discuss new products developed at Mesosphere such as the Datacenter Operating System and Marathon. We look at new guidelines, such as Safe Harbor, that tries to bridge the gap between widely varied data protection laws in different countries. We also discuss Microsoft’s latest news that they are researching ways to create underwater data centers with Project Natick.
We discuss how the industrial and consumer IoT worlds are beginning to collide with technologies such as the Apple Watch and Microsoft Kinect. We also look at the growth of IoT in 2015, specifically focusing on the increase of acquisitions and mergers in the semiconductor space. Finally, we consider the transcendence of drones, robots and augmented reality into mainstream movements in 2016 and beyond.
Our guest on the podcast this week is Joel Davne, Founder and CEO at Cloudnexa. We discuss cloud pricing strategies including Microsoft Azure’s recent price cut for large enterprises. It seems cloud providers are reducing prices on older technology to make way for newer products. We also look at the latest AWS announcement that they will be offering options to get up to a 10% discount for reserving capacity in advance and on a recurring basis.