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Cisco Cloud Unfiltered Podcasts

Hosted by Ali Amagasu and Pete Johnson, Cloud Unfiltered is a series of interviews with the people that are working to move cloud technology and implementation forward.

Topics covered:

  • Different cloud architectures, management models, and deployment strategies
  • Platform compatibility
  • Culture changes required for cloud success
  • Complementary technologies making cloud more powerful with each passing day

Episode 57: Lew Tucker, Cisco

Hear the VP and CTO of Cloud Computing at Cisco talk about everything from OpenStack and Istio to the way we build applications and the importance of demo days.

Episode 56: Krishnan Subramanian, Rishidot Research

Do you have to choose between serverless and containers? If you want to go serverless, when is it appropriate? And what is so great about Fargate?

Episode 55: Carlos Campos Torres, Cisco

Cloud impacts everything in the data center—so in this episode we sat down and talked to a data center switching expert to talk about how it all looks from his point of view.

Episode 54: Sriram Subramanian, Cloud Don

The Cloud Don is the consultant that enterprises turn to when they're seeking expertise on AI/ML, IoT, and every variety of Cloud deployment. Hear what he has to say about serverless vs. microservices, hybrid vs. multicloud, and much more.

Episode 53: Roger Starmer, Kumulus Technologies

Overwhelmed with the prospect of modernizing your IT organization to take advantage of cloud technologies? Tune in to hear Robert’s advice on when you should do it, when you shouldn’t, and how to do it right.

Episode 52: Dee Kumar, The Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Get the low-down on KubeCon Copenhagen, the preview of KubeCon Shanghai, and insight into what CNCF is doing to help developers and member companies succeed.

Episode 51: Lisa-Marie Namphy, SF Bay Area Open Infrastructure User Group

She runs the largest OpenStack user group in the United States and has had a hand in starting and building dozens of other open source meetups. Hear how she does it and how you can get the most from your local user group.

Episode 50: Dr. Lars Dannecker, SAP

SAP is working with Cisco to deliver one of their newest solutions (SAP Data Hub) on Cisco Container Platform. Dr. Lars Dannecker explains what the solution does and why the partnership makes sense.

Episode 49: Patrick Crowley, Cisco

The founder of Observable Networks explains what sustainable security technology looks like, how it works, and how it protects "the time and attention of its users.

Episode 48: Anne Bertucio, The OpenStack Foundation

Kata was the star of the most recent OpenStack Summit. Anne Bertucio explains.

Episode 47: Ross Jimenez, Sandia Labs

Ross has worked at Compaq, HP, and Sandia Labs. He knows a whole lot about cloud and has a great reputation for building loyal, effective technical teams. Tune in to catch his insights and best practices.

Episode 46: Anoj Willy, Xentaurs

The ultimate strategy episode. If you’re leading an IT organization through a cloud transition, you’ll really want to hear it.

Episode 45: Alex Peay and Mike Place, SaltStack

This week is all about automation—the history of it, the different approaches to it, the biggest challenges with it, and the next great opportunity for it.

Episode 44: Luca Relandini and Stefano Gioia, Cisco

How do Cisco CloudCenter, Tetration, and AppDynamics work together? The Italian Data Center Dream Team explains.

Episode 43: Ann Wallace, Google

Ann helped Nike move to the cloud. Hear how she did it and how she’s helping other companies do it through her role on the Google Professional Services team.

Episode 42: Ilan Rabinovitch, Datadog

Ilan shares highlights from the recent Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE), explains why he and his friends started it sixteen years ago, discusses the importance of data monitoring, and shares the results of Datadog’s annual container adoption study.

Episode 41: Ashley Roach, Cisco

DevNet, hacking, the Cambridge Analytica thing, protecting your data online, and parenting in the digital age. We cover all of it in Episode 41.

Episode 40: Hank Preston, Cisco

Four years ago, DevNet didn’t exist. Today it’s one of Cisco’s hottest programs. Hank Preston explains why.

Episode 39: Mark Voelker, VMware

This week we talk about VMware Integrated OpenStack, the 5G buildout that telcos and service providers are currently undertaking, and the latest and greatest OpenStack initiatives.

Episode 38: Dan Kohn, Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Hear how CNCF got started, which projects are its fastest growing (besides Kubernetes), what the Foundation has to offer as far as training, and what their Serverless Working Group is up to.

Episode 37: Roger Dickinson, Cisco

Meet the artist behind Captain Cloud and hear what he has to say about how real customers are embracing multicloud solutions.

Episode 36: Pete Johnson, Cisco

Want to know what the Cisco/Google partnership is really all about? Pete’s your man.

Episode 35: Justin Garrison, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Ready to learn a little more about Cloud Native? Justin Garrison wrote the book on the subject (literally!), so we thought he'd be a great person to talk about it.

Episode 34: Jeremy Oakey, Cisco

Jeremy explains what Cisco Container Platform is, how it works, what role it plays in the Cisco/Google partnership, and what's coming next.

Episode 33: Shannon McFarland, Cisco

Shannon knows that creating an automated, synchronized, multicloud environment isn’t easy, but he’s on a mission to help our customers make it happen.

Episode 32: Steven Dake, Cisco

In this episode Steve talks about current OpenStack Foundation initiatives, the current state of Istio, and why he thinks Blockchain is going to change the world.

Episode 31: Tony Campbell, CoreOS

Containers are great. But can they be even easier to use? Tony discusses the different things system automation can do to make Kubernetes even more magical than it already is.

Episode 30: Lax Sakalke, Cisco

In this episode Lax will sit down with us to talk about what the Cisco Multicloud Portfolio is, why it was needed, and how it plays into other cloud initiatives such as Cisco's partnership with Google.

Episode 29: Ben Kepes

A respected, independent voice in the tech industry, Ben shares his opinions about OpenStack, Kubernetes, CNCF, and serverless computing.

Episode 28: Ed Warnicke, Cisco

One of our most popular guests from his initial appearance on the show, Ed Warnicke returns to talk to us about VPP, KubeCon, Kubernetes, Istio, and serverless computing.

Episode 27: Joe Arnold, SwiftStack

SwiftStack CEO, Joe Arnold, talks about the state of cloud storage, the recent OpenStack Summit, and the technologies he thinks will change the cloud game in the next five years.

Episode 26: Ryan Floyd, Storm Ventures

Ryan explains what the tech industry looks like from a VC’s point of view, and which technologies he’s optimistic about now.

Episode 25: Kurt Milne and Zack Kielich, Cisco

In this episode, guests Kurt Milne and Zack Kielich explain what Cisco CloudCenter (formerly known as CliQr) does, why people love it so much, and what the product roadmap looks like.

Episode 24: Joel Parks, Alicia Davis, and Nick Wallace

The organizers of DevOpsDays Nashville talk Kubernetes, culture change, and ageism in tech.

Episode 23: Sinclair Schuller, Apprenda

Sinclair explains what Apprenda does, why they’ve embraced Kubernetes, and how developers have influenced the business.

Episode 22: Bryan Doerr, Cisco

Bryan explains how a change in asset behavior can indicate that your network is under attack and your data has been compromised.

Episode 21: Anne McCormick, Cisco

Has anything really changed for women in tech over the past 20 years? Cisco cloud engineer Anne McCormick and our host Niki Acosta discuss.

Episode 20: Joshua McKenty, Pivotal Cloud Foundry

Josh McKenty started OpenStack at NASA. Today he’s the Field CTO at Pivotal Cloud Foundry, and he has a lot to say about IaaS, PaaS, containers, and culture change in the tech space.

Episode 19: Rand Morimoto, Convergent Computing

Former Internet Security Advisor to the White House, author, and President of Convergent Computing Rand Morimoto, Ph.D. applies the “psychology of cyberspace” to hacker activities, explains the success of Azure, and makes a case for jumping in to cloud with both feet.

Episode 18: Chris Riviere, Cisco

Today we talk Cisco Umbrella, formerly known as OpenDNS, with Chris Riviere, Consulting Systems Engineer for Cloud Security.

Episode 17: Per Werngren, Accelerator AB

Microsoft enthusiasts, this one's for you. Per is a serial entrepreneur that helps Microsoft-focused companies find their path to success in the cloud.

Episode 16: Diane Mueller-Kingspor, Mike Duarte, Michael White

Hear Diane and The Mikes discuss the best ways to move legacy apps to the cloud, the evolving roles of IT leaders, and the importance of persistence when changing corporate culture.

Episode 15: Randy Bias, Juniper Networks

Want to win big in the digital era? Stop fighting cloud and commit to major, major change. In this episode Randy Bias explains why only the bold will survive in an era where every company needs to become a technology company.

Episode 14: Vikram Hosakote, Cisco

Vikram explains what's going on with OpenDaylight, why Kubernetes is so popular, what's up with Cisco Metacloud, and the difference between what enterprises and service providers want in cloud solutions.

Episode 13: Dave Barach and Ed Warnicke, Cisco

Got questions about VPP? Dave and Ed have answers. In this episode they explain what it is, how it works, why it's such a big deal, and which technologies will leverage it in the near future.

Episode 12: Stu Miniman, SiliconANGLE

Hear Stu's insights into the Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods, the difficulties that big companies have innovating, and how easily fake news becomes the truth.

Episode 11: Ken Owens, Cisco

Cisco’s CTO of Cloud Native Platforms weighs in on the benefits of containerization, the importance of bridging the divide between infrastructure and apps teams, and more.

Episode 10: Carmen Collins and Casie Shimansky, Cisco

In this episode, Carmen and Casie talk about paid volunteer days, donation matching, and everything else the company is doing in its quest to hire the best hackers, makers, and coders out there.

Episode 9: Branson Matheson, Cisco

He’s a former Navy cryptographer, NASA engineer, and TSA security expert, but he’s on our team now! Branson Matheson on info security, net neutrality, and cloud orchestration.

Episode 8: Joe Weinman

Business strategists, this one's for you. Hear Joe Weinman discuss the incredible array of possibilities opened up by the cloud as well as the complications that come with it.

Episode 7: Jeff Dickey, Redapt

He's close to the action in the cloud space, and he doesn't pull a punch when you ask for his opinion. Jeff Dickey on OpenStack, open source, containers, and more.

Episode 6: Reuven Cohen, Aporeto

Reuven touches on the benefits of containers and serverless architectures, explains why NFV hasn't caught on yet, and explores the dilemmas and opportunities coming with AI.

Episode 5: Heidi Joy Tretheway, The OpenStack Foundation

The OpenStack Foundation just released its 9th user survey. Heidi Joy walks us through some of the most interesting results.

Episode 4: Dave Lively, Director of Product Management, Cisco Cloud Group

Dave discusses the impact of technical debt when implementing cloud, the evolution of container usage, and cloud adoption trends among service providers.

Episode 3: Kip Compton, VP Cloud Platform Services, Cisco

Cloud customers are asking for something very different today than they were just a year ago. Kip explains why that's important.

Episode 2: Tim Crawford, CIO Advisor, AVOA

Hear Tim's insights on traditional vs. transformational CIOs, culture as a differentiator, and cloud as a game-changer for enterprises.

Episode 1: Rikki Endsley

Hear Rikki explain what opensource.com is about, how to contribute content, and much more.