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Podcast by Rackspace

Podcast by Rackspace


United Kingdom


Podcast by Rackspace






S3 E4 Can security keep up with digital transformation?

For the latest CloudSpotting episode, we recruited Dan Pitman, Principal Security Architect at Alert Logic, to join our timely discussion about security. With everything moving so quickly in tech, the truth is organisations are more vulnerable than ever and attacks are always imminent. In fact, despite all our modern cybersecurity, breach dwell time is higher than ever. Dan explains the importance of enhancing the detection and response process, as a locked door is no longer enough, we need...


S3 E3 You're not alone. Join our discussion about mental health.

Alex and Sai welcome Anchal Kaushal, Engagement Manager and Mental Health First Aider at Rackspace, on to the podcast. Anchal is a steering member of Rackspace Lavender, a volunteer group with the mission to support mental wellness and physical abilities in the workplace. Thanks for sharing your wisdom with us Anchal!


Season 3 Ep 2 Not another work from home podcast

In this episode of Sai and Alex are joined by our experts in productivity tools and collaboration solutions Jonathan Lui and Nigel Choji.Listen to get tips, quick fixes and practical advice on how to improve your organisations' working from home strategy and how to work from home more effectively.


S3 E1 - VMC on AWS: getting the best of both worlds

We are joined by vExpert, host of OpenTechCast (another great podcast!) and technology enthusiast Ather Beg, who comes to discuss the hot topic of running VMware Cloud on AWS. We delve into the following: What are the benefits and use cases of combining these private and public clouds? How exactly does it all work? How reliable is this solution in terms of availability?Thanks for joining us Ather, and for helping us set new records for acronym usage!


S2 E8 Personal Development – Are you doing things to make yourself grow?

Sumit Sharma, Solutions Architect and 8 year Racker, joins our podcast hosts Alex and Sai for an episode about personal development. In this episode, Sumit asks some thought-provoking questions. How have you started the new year? Have you stepped out of your comfort zone yet? Are you doing things to make yourself grow?Show notes:1. Gallup Strengths Finder - The Myers & Briggs Foundation -...


Season 2 Special Episode December reminiscing - re:Invent destroyed my pedometer

Our podcast hosts are joined by Kyle Jenner, AWS Architect at Rackspace, and Simon Treacy, Head of UK Specialist Solution Architecture at AWS, for a CloudSpotting re:Invent special. It’s time to reflect on the mega-event: the tech, the talks and the walks (pedometer records were broken). What updates are we most excited about? What do some of these updates mean for the industry and beyond? Tune in to find out.


Season 2 Episode 7 It's always sunny in California...

and change is always constant.Rackspace’s Chief Relationship Officer Matt Stoyka reveals how businesses need people, processes and technology to work in a harmonious trinity to achieve success.Tune in to hear how cloud is disrupting the way businesses embrace change. His insights include how continuous improvement is the north star for businesses, therefore they should leverage technology at speed to enhance the delivery of great services and products.Show notes:1. How to use storytelling in...


Season 2 Episode 6 - Back to school - on their Rackspace anniversary grads share their journey

On the anniversary of their first day at Rackspace Will, Sabeeah, Trisha and Yousef share their experience of the journey from uni to a fully certified Solutions Architect.Tune in to learn all about careers and opportunities awaiting you in tech!


Season 2 Episode 5 Who is paying for the Game of Clouds? - this one is about FinTech

A subtle reference to the most controversial final season ever leads Alex, Sai and their guest Sean Lee, Rackspace Portfolio Architect and Financial Services Expert to a discussion about the history of FinServ industry. Tune in an learn all about new comers to the industry and how tech is helping us manage budgets.The news item mentioned by Sean is available here:


Season 2 Episode 4 OnCloud vs ToCloud - who's born in the cloud?

In this episode Sai and Alex are joined by Wilco Noordermeer to talk about Cloud migration trends. Find out if it's easier and better to migrate to cloud or create in the cloud.Show notes items:1.Cloud native maturity matrix: Sai mentions Cloud migration trends by Gartner:


Season 2 Special Episode - Not so timely on Google Next...

Long overdue, but we are back! On today's episode Alex and Sai host Luke Carter and Rackspace Google Next speaker Tom Bottrill. Interested in our view on Google's announcement on GKE and AI&ML? Tune in! You can also find us on Twitter @SpottingClouds and at


Season 2 Episode 3 Diving into WAF and on ways to prevent DDoS

Second of the series with Tomasz Ziolkowski. This time the gang dives into Web Application Firewall and discusses the business impact of DDoS.


Season 2 Episode 2 Some people just talk too much about SRE/CRE

In this episode Sai and Alex are joined by our Google Specialist Architects Welby McRoberts and Luke Carter who go through the ever so interesting concept of SRE/CRE. Learn how companies manage user expectations, predict the outages and secure service reputation. Resources mentioned on the show can be found here: 1. Seeking SRE: 2. Site Reliability Engineering: 3. The Site Reliability Work Book...


Season 2 Episode 1 What Cloud?! - A portfolio architect's viewpoint.

Welcome to season 2 of CloudSpotting! In the first episode of 2019, Sai and Alex speak to Mark Folsy Folson and Kevin Kennedy aka KK; Rackspace Portfolio Architects about choosing the right Cloud. Tune in to learn more about different clouds, differences between PaaS and IaaS and find out what approach to take when deciding if and where to move your workloads.


Season 1 Special Episode - AWS Re:Invent Recap

In this Special episode Alex and Sai host two AWS Specialist Architects at Rackspace Steve Drew and Malcolm North and Dan White, special guest from AWS Architect team. Tune in find out what happened at the biggest AWS event of the year, apart from new announcements, you will also find out what happened in Vegas and what was on the menu! Show notes links: 1. Racker Blockchain Intro at AWSUG UK - 2. AWS re:Invent 2018 - Keynote with Werner Vogels...


Season 1 Episode 8 CDN - back to tech

A total geek-out with Alex and Sai joined by Tomasz Ziolkowski (Rackspace Solution Architect) discuss application design, performance improvement and security. Our speakers focus on CDN but will give you an introduction to WAF and DDoS which will be further discussed in the part 2 of the episode with Tomasz. In simpler words, how to make your end-user happier with your online services!


Season 1 Ep 7 The business "why" behind the cloud

In this episode of CloudSpotting Sai and Alex are challenged to a discussion about business reasons behind adopting cloud technology, our special guest this time is our Mid Market Sales Leader, George Earp. Can asking why help you create a better solution?


Season 1 Ep 6 Deeper into the mysterious world of DevOps

The 6th episode of CloudSpotting brings us a discussion around automation and its role in software development. Sai, Alex and their guest Iskandar (Specialist Architect at Rackspace) talk DevOps, development automation and how good coffee is key. Tune in!


Season 1 Ep 5 Well-Architected Framework Reviews, hay fever struggles and code inception

In the 5th episode of CloudSpotting Alex and Sai go into well-architected framework reviews with AWS, special guests on the show are Tom Ellis and Danny Wilkinson.Show notes:1. Well-Architected Framework Reviews whitepaper: Well-architected Framework landing page: Azure Cloud Solution Architecture Mind Map: AWS Well-Architected...


Season 1 Episode 4 - Application development, security injections and cluster questions...

In this episode Sai and Alex (Rackspace Solution Architects) discuss application development old and new trends.Special guest Paul Fryer(Lead Solution Architect at Rackspace), shares insights and fun facts from the life of a developer.Show notes:1. Could Journey Webinar - available on demand