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This podcast is intended to add value to any large enterprise that is planning on moving to, or is currently in the midst of moving to the cloud. We will share our decade-long experience with listeners as well as current market trends, customer perspectives, thought leadership, partner landscape and third-party tools. We will dive deep and explore best practices as well as how customers like you are overcoming challenges including organizational transformation, job skills, changing role of IT professionals and future technologies, events, news and trends.

This podcast is intended to add value to any large enterprise that is planning on moving to, or is currently in the midst of moving to the cloud. We will share our decade-long experience with listeners as well as current market trends, customer perspectives, thought leadership, partner landscape and third-party tools. We will dive deep and explore best practices as well as how customers like you are overcoming challenges including organizational transformation, job skills, changing role of IT professionals and future technologies, events, news and trends.

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United States

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This podcast is intended to add value to any large enterprise that is planning on moving to, or is currently in the midst of moving to the cloud. We will share our decade-long experience with listeners as well as current market trends, customer perspectives, thought leadership, partner landscape and third-party tools. We will dive deep and explore best practices as well as how customers like you are overcoming challenges including organizational transformation, job skills, changing role of IT professionals and future technologies, events, news and trends.

Language:

English


Episodes

S2E05: Data, AI & ML on Google Cloud

2/24/2021
If you’re trying to run your business smarter, not harder, chances are you’re utilizing data to gain insights into the decision-making process and gain a competitive advantage. Today we talk with data and AI/ML expert, Rui Costa at Google Cloud, about why and when to use cloud data offerings and how to make the most of your data in the cloud.

Duration:00:27:11

S2E04: Data Migration to Snowflake

2/17/2021
There's a new(ish) major player in cloud data management! 2nd Watch data and analytics experts, Sam Tawfik and Spencer Dorway, talk about practical data migration to Snowflake.

Duration:00:25:20

S2E03: How McDonald's France is Using Data Lakes to Improve Customer Experience

2/10/2021
Adrien Sieg, Head of Data at McDonald’s Global Technology France, Christina Moss, Director of AWS Cloud Services at McDonald’s, and Mathieu Rimlinger, Director of Global Technology France at McDonald’s, talk about their latest technological advancements in the cloud and how McDonald’s is using data lakes to set customer expectations and improve satisfaction.

Duration:00:22:12

S2E02: How Customers are Maximizing AWS Managed Services (AMS)

2/3/2021
Michael Eshoo, Sr. Manager, WW AMS Specialist SA at AWS, joins us to talk about how customers are using AWS Managed Services (AMS). We look at the challenges these customers are facing and how they’re overcoming them to maximize the benefits they’re getting from AMS.

Duration:00:29:11

S2E01: Take-Aways from AWS re:Invent 2020

1/27/2021
Welcome to Season 2 of Cloud Crunch! We're back and better than ever with all new topics, opinions and an all-star lineup of exciting industry expert guests. We kick off our first episode looking back at AWS re:Invent 2020 with Solutions Architect pro and re:Invent veteran, Joe Conlin. Being a 3-week event, there is a lot to cover, so get the scoop on what AWS announced, what we found exciting, and what you might've missed.

Duration:00:34:35

EP18: How Customers are Maximizing AWS Managed Services (AMS)

9/16/2020
Michael Eshoo, Sr. Manager, WW AMS Specialist SA at AWS, joins us to talk about how customers are using AWS Managed Services (AMS). We look at the challenges these customers are facing and how they’re overcoming them to maximize the benefits they’re getting from AMS.

Duration:00:29:12

S1E17: 7 Tactical IT Initiatives to Enable Your Corporate Business Objectives

7/23/2020
To get a better understanding of how organizations were prepared and continue to plan for the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as how IT leaders’ priorities and initiatives are shifting, IDG CIO conducted a that indicated 3 major focus areas - cost control, improving IT operations, and redesigning business processes. We break these down and look at 7 initiatives you can take to enable your business objectives.

Duration:00:25:24

S1E16: Managed DevOps - An Oxymoron?

7/1/2020
Managed DevOps sounds like an oxymoron, so why would someone consider it? Hear from our DevOps pro about the factors that contribute to companies stalling mid-DevOps Transformation and how a Managed DevOps strategy can help overcome that plateau.

Duration:00:24:06

S1E15: 5 Strategic IT Business Drivers CXOs are Contemplating Now

6/24/2020
What is the new normal for life and business after COVID-19, and how does that impact IT? We dive into the 5 strategic IT business drivers CXOs are contemplating now and the motivation behind those drivers. Read the corresponding blog article at

Duration:00:24:35

S1E14: Best Practices for Cloud Optimization

6/17/2020
What are the top 5 challenges we see with clients when it comes to cloud optimization? We talk the future of cloud optimization and key best practices to achieve and maintain optimization.

Duration:00:29:35

S1E13: Examining the Cloud Center of Excellence

6/10/2020
What is a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCOE), and how can you ensure its success? Joe Kinsella, CTO of CloudHealth, talks with us today about the importance of a CCOE, the steps to cloud maturity, and how to move through the cloud maturity journey.

Duration:00:31:47

S1E12: Diving into Data Lakes and Data Platforms

6/3/2020
Data Engineering and Analytics expert, Rob Whelan, joins us today to dive into all things data lakes and data platforms. Data is the key to unlocking the path to better business decisions. What do you need data for? We look at the top 5 problems customers have with their data, how the cloud has helped solve these challenges, and how you can leverage the cloud for your data use.

Duration:00:27:07

S1E11: Unraveling Cloud Security, Compliance and Regulations

5/27/2020
Cloud compliance, cloud security...NOT the same thing. Victoria Geronimo, Security & Compliance Product Manager at 2nd Watch who also happens to have an internet law and internet policy background, joins us today as we look at how security, compliance, and state regulations affect architecting your cloud environment and the farther-reaching effects they have on business.

Duration:00:26:32

S1E10: DevOps' Place in Cloud Transformation

5/20/2020
Stefana Muller, Sr Product Manager of DevOps at 2nd Watch, joins us today to talk about DevOps' place in cloud transformation. We examine ideal entry points into DevOps transformations, methodologies, secrets to a successful transformation, and the "impossible ask." We'd love to hear from you! Tweet Stefana (@stefanamuller) or email us at CloudCrunch@2ndwatch.com with comments, questions, and ideas.

Duration:00:32:22

S1E09: COVID-19 and a Venture Capitalist’s View

5/13/2020
We welcome very special guest, Matt McIlwain, Managing Director of Madrona Venture Group, to get a venture capitalist's view on the current market environment, the outlook for the market, and technological effects in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 1995, Madrona Venture Group has helped technology entrepreneurs launch and grow world-class companies.

Duration:00:37:42

S1E08: Advising the VP leader for cloud transformation

5/6/2020
What are the most common drivers for business transformation? We look at how to mold and adapt to cloud transformation, areas of challenges and acceleration in that transformation we're seeing due to the COVID 19 environment, key considerations to prepare for your transformation and the phases of transformation from planning to ongoing optimization.

Duration:00:28:33

S1E07: VMware Cloud on AWS & Virtual Desktops

4/29/2020
We discuss VMware Cloud on AWS as a data center extension, for next-generation applications and Disaster Recovery, and virtual desktop solution, Horizon 7. VMware Cloud Partner Solution Architect, Frances Wong, joins us to get technical.

Duration:00:27:50

S1E06: Azure Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF)

4/22/2020
Farida Bharmal, Microsoft One Commercial Partner, joins us today to talk about Microsoft's Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF). We discuss the components of CAF including strategy, plan, ready, migrate, innovate, govern and manage, and where customers are struggling and how they're overcoming those challenges.

Duration:00:28:42

S1E05: Hybrid cloud computing

4/15/2020
Today we welcome our first guest, Dusty Simoni, Sr Product Manager at 2nd Watch, to discuss hybrid cloud computing. We dive into what hybrid cloud is is, examples of hybrid, benefits, complexities, and how to get started. For this conversation, we look at hybrid cloud as on-premises infrastructure and public cloud - specifically around AWS, Azure and VMware - and exclude private cloud services.

Duration:00:28:02

S1E04: 5 of the largest lessons learned over a decade

4/8/2020
We analyze the 5 most important lessons we've learned over the past decade from the point of view of how they affect a new cloud user as well as an advanced user or organization. We dive into governance, optimization, CCOE, mutli-cloud, talent, the knowledge gap, breaking down silos, scaling services, and the shared responsiblity model.

Duration:00:30:13