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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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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

S2E13: 5 Strategies to Maximize Your Cloud’s Value: Strategy 5 - Reducing Cloud Spend While Accelerating Application Deployment

4/21/2021
Covering the 5th and final strategy in our series on maximizing your cloud's value, cloud cost optimization expert, Jeff Collins, joins us today to examine our 7 Pillars of Cloud Cost Optimization. Find out how to apply these pillars to reduce your cloud spend without decreasing the benefits of your cloud environment.

Duration:00:28:21

S2E12: 5 Strategies to Maximize Your Cloud’s Value: Strategies 3 & 4 - Increase Your Cloud’s Security & Ensure Compliance

4/14/2021
When thinking about ways to maximize the value of your cloud, two important factors to consider are security and compliance. These strategies go hand-in-hand but are vastly different. Security and compliance expert, Ken Weinreich, joins us today to discuss ways security and compliance can improve your cloud use.

Duration:00:19:10

S2E11: 5 Strategies to Maximize Your Cloud’s Value: Strategy 2 - Accelerating Application Development with DevOps

4/7/2021
Today we dive into the second strategy you should consider using to maximize your cloud's value - accelerating application development with DevOps. Google Cloud DevOps expert and the Solution Manager Lead for App Modernization on GCP, Harish Jayakumar, joins 2nd Watch's own Joey Yore to talk about the power of brining applications to market faster and fully immersing your company in a DevOps transformation.

Duration:00:29:26

S2E10: 5 Strategies to Maximize Your Cloud’s Value: Strategy 1 - Create Competitive Advantage from your Data

3/31/2021
AWS Data Expert, Saunak Chandra, joins today's episode to break down the first of five strategies used to maximize your cloud's value - creating competitive advantage from your data. We look at tactics including Amazon Redshift, RA3 node type, best practices for performance, data warehouses, and varying data structures.

Duration:00:35:38

S2E09: You’re on the Cloud. Now What? 5 Strategies to Maximize Your Cloud’s Value

3/24/2021
You migrated your applications to the cloud for a reason. Now that you're there, what’s next? How do you take advantage of your applications and data that reside in the cloud? What should you be thinking about in terms of security and compliance? In this first episode of a 5-part series, we discuss 5 strategies you should consider to maximize the value of being on the cloud.

Duration:00:25:01

S2E08: CXO Considerations: Moving to the Cloud for the Right Reasons

3/17/2021
When you’re considering moving to the cloud, it's important to take a personal examination of your goals for migrating, outside of the basic benefits achievable with the cloud. To maximize the value of the cloud, you have to make sure you’re moving for the right reasons. Today we discuss just that with our very own 2nd Watch CEO, Doug Schneider.

Duration:00:25:05

S2E07: CXO Considerations: Multi-Cloud - Is it Really Worth It?

3/10/2021
The promise of multi-cloud suggests enterprises should be able to run their applications and workloads in whichever cloud environment makes the most sense from a cost, performance or functionality perspective. But the reality of the situation can be very different in practice, as enterprises grapple with how best to make technologies created by competing suppliers play nicely together. Contributor and Analyst to Forbes, CBS interactive, Information Today, Inc., and RTInsights, Joseph...

Duration:00:27:01

S2E06: CXO Considerations: 2020 Enterprise Cloud Trends

3/3/2021
How are enterprises responding to the COVID 19 pandemic and how is it affecting their cloud usage? We take a look at 6 key findings from 2nd Watch’s “Enterprise Cloud Trends” survey and discuss what the survey indicates and what we ‘re seeing from our own clients.

Duration:00:20:46

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