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Welcome to Cloud Unplugged, the podcast that takes a lighthearted look at the who, what, when, where, why and wtfs of cloud computing. Seasoned cloud veterans Jon Shanks and Jay Keshur come together with other tech leaders to tell tales of cloud car crashes and soundboard successes, so you can learn from them on your path to cloud nirvana.

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United Kingdom

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Welcome to Cloud Unplugged, the podcast that takes a lighthearted look at the who, what, when, where, why and wtfs of cloud computing. Seasoned cloud veterans Jon Shanks and Jay Keshur come together with other tech leaders to tell tales of cloud car crashes and soundboard successes, so you can learn from them on your path to cloud nirvana.

Language:

English


Episodes

DevExp? Why is this important for larger developer teams?

1/25/2023
Jon and Jay dive into what, according to them, a good developer experience really is, from writing code, all the way through to troubleshooting your application. The ease with which you get logs, and metrics, understand problems and how platform teams can support them.

Duration:00:40:26

Common Cloud Struggles with your DevOps Team w/ Richard Smith from Codification.io

12/14/2022
Richard Smith from Codification.io joins the podcast. He has helped build several enterprise cloud-native platforms, often modernising legacy applications with the Cloud. The key player involved in the DevOps team, and especially during a transformation, there are some everyday struggles. Richard shares the common DevOps struggles that he witnessed with us.

Duration:00:58:54

Building vs. Buying Cloud Platforms

10/26/2022
You wouldn’t build your own car, so why would you build your own platform? Jon and Jay consider the pros and cons of building your own. Spoiler alert: they advise against it. Cloud provides innovation behind the scenes, whereas building your own means you have to hire a team and sink enormous costs before providing any business value.

Duration:00:45:38

Is the Spotify Model Right for Cloud?

10/19/2022
Most of us aren't at Spotify's scale, so for us mere mortals what is actually useful to implement? Jon and Jay work it out by discussing squads, chapters, agile delivery teams, platforms, and what really works for delivering in the cloud.

Duration:00:43:12

Is DevOps Still a Thing?

10/12/2022
Is there a place for DevOps in a Cloud Native world? And what does Cloud Native really mean? Appvia founders Jon Shanks and Jay Keshur take on these questions and more. Come for the answers. Stay for the laughs. You don’t want to miss this one!

Duration:00:37:20

Avoid the Cloud Money Trap

10/5/2022
When it comes to delivering in the Cloud, you need to know when to stay in your lane. People are the most expensive resources in any organization. Jon and Jay answer the question, what’s the golden path for secure application delivery in the cloud and how much of that can you outsource and insource while still remaining lean?

Duration:00:43:59

Authentication and Authorization Best Practices in the Cloud

9/28/2022
Jon and Jay cover best practices in authentication and authorization, and how to avoid the complications that can arise with multiple teams and projects. Topics include: The importance of establishing SSO and the use of single identify from the very beginningAuthorizing and managing access for multiple teams, and how the process differs among the 3 big Cloud vendors.

Duration:00:37:50

Landing Zones - Where Do You Start?

9/20/2022
Jon and Jay answer the age-old questions: Is a landing zone right for your company? What are the reasons for a landing zone?

Duration:00:35:30

Why Shipping Apps in the Cloud is So Hard

9/14/2022
The evolution of Cloud services in the past few years has brought tremendous benefits, but also new challenges. These new complexities in cloud services make it difficult to ship applications. From tooling, to principles, to lack of standardized metrics, Jon and Jay lay out the current challenges in DevOps and why delivering cloud applications can be so arduous.

Duration:00:42:38

There's a Crisis in DevOps and Nobody's Talking About It!

9/1/2022
Listen to a lively discussion about the state of DevOps today. Our hosts Tim Stahl, Graeme Colman, and Salman Iqbal discuss the biggest problems in DevOps and how to solve them. To keep the conversation going, join our Slack community or follow along on Twitter

Duration:00:39:22

Born To Run: All Things Kubernetes Adoption

11/24/2021
In this episode, co-host Joel talks with Randy Abernethy, Managing Partner at cloud-native consulting company RX-M, about cloud adoption and, more specifically, the value (and struggles) of Kubernetes. To keep the conversation going, join our Slack community, follow along on Twitter and connect with Randy on LinkedIn or pop him a message at randy@rx-m.com.

Duration:00:35:07

Move Along: Big Blockers to Cloud Adoption

10/13/2021
Joel chats to Emil Sayegh, CEO of Ntirety, about the big blockers to cloud adoption. In this day and age, why isn’t everyone moving to cloud? What’s stopping them? To keep the conversation going, join our Slack community, follow along on Twitter and connect with Emil on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Duration:00:38:10

Juicy: Notorious B.I.G. Data

7/21/2021
This week, Joel is out and Jon is in! He catches up with a fellow Appvia colleague, Chris Nesbitt-Smith, to talk about all things big data in cloud. It's as confusing as it is big ... so buckle up. To keep the conversation going, join our Slack community.

Duration:01:08:28

Make Production Fun Again: Interview with Carlos Nunez

7/14/2021
Joel and Carlos go WAY back. And, would you believe that Carlos has moved from a Kubernetes hater to full-blown evangelist? Dig into his story and how he advises, and aims, to make production fun again. To keep the conversation going, join our Slack community.

Duration:01:02:45

Go Your Own Way: Interview with Eric Santelices

7/7/2021
We're back with another interview episode! This week, host Joel caught up with Eric Santelices to chat about his windy and interesting journey to cloud. To keep the conversation going, join our Slack community.

Duration:00:53:32

Another Brick In The Wall: Application Development Pt. 2

6/30/2021
We're rounding out the 2-part series 'all about the app'. Check out Pt. 1 for the foundations: Best practices around agile and lean methodologies and how to get your source code management correct. Pt.2 is all about, now that you've actually started building components and are delivering them into your cloud environment, how do you iterate on those quickly? And how do you move them through your application environments, without falling victim to additional baggage? To keep the conversation...

Duration:00:44:15

Always On My Mind: Questions & Opinions

6/23/2021
In this episode, hosts Joel and Jon take a step back from routine to share opinions and ask each other questions about a handful of hot-topic issues in the Cloud universe. Here's what's on their mind this week. To keep the conversation going, join our Slack community.

Duration:00:47:02

Brick By Brick: Application Development Pt. 1

6/16/2021
We've already talked through how to build your team, get your processes and terminology straight, and how to structure cloud accounts. Now, we've arrived at application development. This is 'all about the app' and there's a lot to unpack, so we're splitting this mega-topic into a few chunks over the next few episodes. Stay tuned!

Duration:01:01:50

Step Into My World: Interview with Alicia Davis

6/9/2021
In this bonus episode, co-host Joel Parks sits down with his former colleague and fellow cloud expert Alicia Davis to chat through her experiences with cloud adoption, and proceed to cover a lot of ground on a host of other thoughts and topics that came to mind.

Duration:00:43:50

Native Tongue: All About Cloud Native

6/2/2021
What does cloud native really mean, anyways? The answer will help you massively in your journey to cloud.

Duration:00:48:28