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The Cloudcast (@cloudcastpod) is the industry's #1 Cloud Computing podcast. Co-hosts Aaron Delp & Brian Gracely speak with technology and business leaders that are shaping the future of business. Topics will include Cloud Computing | AI | AGI | ChatGPT | Open Source | AWS | Azure | GCP | Serverless | DevOps | Big Data | ML | Security | Kubernetes | AppDev | SaaS | PaaS . Also available, the "Cloudcast Basics" podcast (@cloudcastbasics), for anyone new to Cloud Computing.

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The Cloudcast (@cloudcastpod) is the industry's #1 Cloud Computing podcast. Co-hosts Aaron Delp & Brian Gracely speak with technology and business leaders that are shaping the future of business. Topics will include Cloud Computing | AI | AGI | ChatGPT | Open Source | AWS | Azure | GCP | Serverless | DevOps | Big Data | ML | Security | Kubernetes | AppDev | SaaS | PaaS . Also available, the "Cloudcast Basics" podcast (@cloudcastbasics), for anyone new to Cloud Computing.

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English


Episodes

Building a Keynote Presentation

2/25/2024
If you have to build a keynote presentation, or any presentation for a large audience, what are the key areas to focus on? Here’s some tips on story-telling and audience engagement. SHOW: 798 CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS" SHOW SPONSORS: immediate and ongoing savings SHOW NOTES: BUILDING THE OVERALL STORY THE KEY AREAS TO FOCUS ON FEEDBACK? @cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod

Duration:00:31:28

Validation and Guardrails for LLMs

2/21/2024
Shreya Rajpal (@ShreyaR, CEO @guardrails_ai ) talks about the need to provide guardrails and validation of LLM’s, along with common use cases and Guardrail AI’s new Hub. SHOW: 797 CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw NEW TO CLOUD? CHECK OUT OUR OTHER PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS" SHOW SPONSORS: Learn More About Azure OfferingsAzure Free Cloud Resource KitCloud Cost Visibility and SavingsAppleGoogleSpotifytheCUBESHOW NOTES: Guardrails AI (homepage)Guardrails AI HubGuardrails AI GitHubGuardrails AI DiscordShreya on TWIML podcastGuardrails AI on TechCrunchTopic 1 - Welcome to the show. Before we dive into today’s discussion, tell us a little bit about your background. Topic 2 - Our topic today is the validation and accuracy of AI with guardrails. Let’s start with the why… Why do we need guardrails for LLMs today? Topic 3 - Where and how do you control (maybe validate is a better word) outputs from LLM’s today? What are your thoughts on the best way to validate outputs? Topic 4 - Will this workflow work with both closed-source (ChatGPT) and opensource (Llama2) models? Would this process apply to training/fine-tuning or more for inference? Would this potentially replace humans in the loop that we see today or is this completely different? Topic 5 - What are some of the most common early use cases and practical examples? PII detection comes to mind, violation of ethics or laws, off-topic/out of scope, or simply just something the model isn’t designed to provide? Topic 6 - What happens if it fails? Does this create a loop scenario to try again? Topic 7 - Let’s talk about Guardrails AI specifically. Today you offer an open-source marketplace of Validators in the Guardrails Hub, correct? As we mentioned earlier, almost everyone’s implementation and guardrails they want to implement will be different. Is the best way to think about this as building blocks using validators that are pieced together? Tell everyone a little bit about the offering FEEDBACK? @cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod

Duration:00:27:27

Experiencing The Sphere in Las Vegas

2/18/2024
Stu Miniman (@stu, Senior Director of Market Insights @RedHat) talks about the experience of The Sphere (@SphereVegas) in Las Vegas SHOW: 796 CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw NEW TO CLOUD? CHECK OUT OUR OTHER PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS" SHOW SPONSORS: immediate and ongoing savingsSHOW NOTES: The Sphere (Las Vegas)What’s inside of The Sphere (video overview)Postcard from Earth (trailer)Stu’s “In the Clouds” interview series Topic 1 - Welcome back to the show. I think it’s fair to say that you’re a veteran of Las Vegas. How many times do you think you’ve been out there for tech-event related things? Topic 2 - With tech events coming back, and even non-tech events going live again, Las Vegas is going to be a destination for a lot of people around our community. What did you know about The Sphere prior to visiting this past week? Topic 3 - Tell us about the basics of The Sphere. How do you get there? Where is it in Las Vegas? What’s the entrance like? Topic 4 - Beyond the movies or concerts in the stadium, what else is going on in the building? Topic 5 - Let’s talk about the actual stadium experience. What’s the seating like, what are you seeing, how’s the sound? Topic 6 - Any tips or tricks for anyone considering a visit to The Sphere? FEEDBACK? @cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod

Duration:00:30:56

APIs and AI Gateways

2/14/2024
Marco Palladino (@subnetmarco, CTO/Co-Founder @thekonginc) talks about the evolution of APIs, the need for consolidation and integration of AI APIs, and introduces the AI Gateway. SHOW: 795 CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw NEW TO CLOUD? CHECK OUT OUR OTHER PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS" SHOW SPONSORS: AppleGoogleSpotifytheCUBESHOW NOTES: Kong (homepage)What is an AI Gateway?Kong launches AI GatewayKong introduces AI GatewayHugging Face (AI model community)Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. Before we dive into today’s discussion, tell us a little bit about your background at Kong and prior to Kong. Topic 2 - Now that the world is obsessed with AI and AI Models, what roles do APIs continue to play for applications? Topic 3 - You’ve lived through the API marketplace days. Do you see a lot of differences between API marketplaces and model marketplaces (e.g. like HuggingFace)? Topic 4 - You’ve talked recently about the concept of an AI Gateway, somewhat as an evolution of an API Gateway. Walk us through this new concept. Topic 5 - API Gateways can provide a lot of protection for known things by looking into various headers, security keys, and packet data. Can you imagine AI Gateways being able to have insights into model data to do things like Prompt Control, Hallucination Control, etc.? Topic 6 - We’ve seen the merging of API Gateways (North/South) and Service Mesh (East/West) traffic as new application patterns emerged. Do you think we’ll see new traffic patterns again with AI traffic and AI model interactions? FEEDBACK? @cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod

Duration:00:33:29

The Curious Case of AI, Funding and Cloud Credits

2/11/2024
Big 3 cloud providers investing in AI with cloud credits. $7 trillion dollar big plans. VCs concerned about AI valuations. It feels like a new set of rules are being created. SHOW: 794 CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS" SHOW SPONSORS: immediate and ongoing savingsLearn More About Azure OfferingsAzure Free Cloud Resource KitCloud Cost Visibility and Savings SHOW NOTES: Microsoft invests $10B into OpenAIAmazon invests $b in AnthropicGoogle invests $2B in AnthropicCloud GPUsCan you trust AI valuations, MANG investments (BG2 Podcast)Big Cloud deploys 1000s of GPU for AI - but revenues should be higher (El Reg) Tracking CAPEX by the big 3 cloud providersSam Altman seeks (up to) $7 trillion for new chip building comps ARE CLOUD CREDITS THE NEW VENTURE CAPITAL? KEEP AN EYE ON AI USAGE “TRENDS” FROM THE BIG CLOUD PROVIDERS FEEDBACK? @cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod

Duration:00:24:14

Cloud News of the Month

2/7/2024
Welcome to the inaugural Cloud News of the Month. Aaron and Brian talk about the biggest tech stories from January 2024. SHOW: 793 CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw NEW TO CLOUD? CHECK OUT OUR OTHER PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS" SHOW SPONSORS: AppleGoogleSpotifytheCUBESHOW NOTES: Topic 1 - Let’s begin with the state of work - employees vs. management. Topic 2 - Lots of changes finally announced by Broadcom about the new VMware (here, here) Topic 3 - We’re starting to see the end of the Unicorns of 2021. This feels like it’s going to be a quiet crash. Topic 4 - The CNCF and Linux foundation released some project velocity numbers. Looks like Kubernetes, GitOps, Telemetry, Backstage are at the top, with some noise around Envoy/Istio/Cilium Topic 5 - There was a lot of buzz around Basecamp’s numbers for repatriating back to their private cloud. Topic 6 - AI Speed Round... Microsoft hits 3T company valuationMicrosoft forms GenAI Team (less dependence on OpenAI)Meta’s Llama 3 and quadruple’s GPU’s in 2024GPUs might be under-utilized in the public cloudGoogle Cloud partners with Hugging FaceOpenAI Launched GPT StoreApple is changing podcast terms and rulesFEEDBACK? @cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod

Duration:00:48:08

Bundling, Unbundling and Ensh*tification

2/4/2024
Some say the Internet has gone to sh*t. Between bundling and unbundling, how does “ensh*tification” happen, and are there ways to prevent or reduce it? SHOW: 792 CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS" SHOW SPONSORS: ​​Learn More About Azure OfferingsAzure Free Cloud Resource KitCloud Cost Visibility and Savingsimmediate and ongoing savings SHOW NOTES: How does anyone use the Internet?“Enshitification” - The 2023 Digital Word of the YearEnshitifcation is also known as platform decayHow to success in business by bundling and unbundling IN THE DIGITAL WORLD, IT’S EASY TO BUNDLE THINGS TOGETHER CAPITALISM, FREE-ISM, AND ALIGNMENT OF INCENTIVES FEEDBACK? @cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod

Duration:00:30:08

VCs and Open Source and Funding

1/31/2024
Aneel Lakhani (@aneel, Investor, @crane_vc Crane Venture Partners) talks about the challenges of VC funding and building profitable companies based on open-source software. SHOW: 791 CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw NEW TO CLOUD? CHECK OUT OUR OTHER PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS" SHOW SPONSORS: immediate and ongoing savingsLearn More About Azure OfferingsAzure Free Cloud Resource KitCloud Cost Visibility and SavingsSHOW NOTES: Crane VC homepageAneel’s 2023 Look Ahead ShowAneel’s 2022 Look Ahead ShowThe Problem with Money in (Open Source) SoftwareTopic 1 - Welcome back. You’re almost in the 5 timers club at this point, and a returning guest from our look-ahead shows in 2023. For our new listeners, tell everyone a little bit about yourself Topic 2 - You recently gave a talk at Monktoberfest about the problem with money in software, specifically open-source software. The crux of it was that VCs require high returns on investments, and software has short windows to gain adoption. Topic 3 - Could that talk have been given any time over the last 5+ years, or was it triggered by recent “events” with open source companies (e.g. Hashicorp)? Topic 4 - Has VC thinking changed about software, given that open source provided essentially early marketing and awareness for “free,” but that comes with user expectations of free (cost) as well? Are there any new ideas about how to build cost-effective software moats? Topic 5 - There are various “conspiracies” floating around that VCs negotiate “the rug pull” with companies at each funding round. Especially in the early stages (where you focus), how much is the VC focused on getting the idea off the ground vs. the validity of the business model? When does the business model discussion typically start? Topic 6 - We’ve said before that there will never be another Enterprise Software company after VMware. Has the era of open-source enterprise startups ended, or does it just need to go through a phase of rediscovery? FEEDBACK? @cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod

Duration:00:33:29

Harnessing AI for Enterprise Adoption

1/28/2024
Every company is trying to figure out how to harness the power of AI. Let’s look at some frameworks to accelerate innovation, allow for experimentation, and manage long-term success. SHOW: 790 CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS" SHOW SPONSORS: AppleGoogleSpotifytheCUBEDatadog Application Monitoring 14 day Datadog trialSHOW NOTES: Harnessing AI’s Full Potential for Enterprise Adoption GETTING STARTED AND ESTABLISHING THE FUNDAMENTALS EARLY SUCCESS, MATURITY MODELS, AND ENTERPRISE COMPLEXITIES FEEDBACK? @cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod

Duration:00:32:17

Wiring the Winning Organization

1/24/2024
Gene Kim (@RealGeneKim, Author, Organizational Operations Researcher) talks about the challenges of organizing a team, group, or company to be successful in simple and complex tasks. SHOW: 789 CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw NEW TO CLOUD? CHECK OUT OUR OTHER PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS" SHOW SPONSORS: Learn More About Azure OfferingsAzure Free Cloud Resource KitCloud Cost Visibility and Savingsimmediate and ongoing savingsSHOW NOTES: Wiring the Winning Organization (book)The Unicorn ProjectThe Unicorn ProjectThe Unicorn Project on The CloudcastThe Phoenix Project on The CloudcastThe DevOps HandbookDevOps Enterprise SummitTopic 1 - Welcome back. It’s been way too long. What have you been up to lately? Tell us a little bit about your co-author and where the research for this book came from. Topic 2 - This is a different type of book than The Phoenix Project or Unicorn Project, in that it seems more about managerial structure and research than the inspirational story-telling of past books. Is this addressing a different audience, or you felt that it needed a different framework to make the biggest impact? Topic 3 - At the core of the book are three concepts, amplification (where are the problems) which results in slowificaion (create space for problem solving) and simplification (make problems themselves easier to solve). Walk us through each of these. Topic 4 - As I was reading this book, the thing that jumped out at me the most was the importance of alignment between problem scope, how teams or individuals were aligned, and how much flexibility could be given to different parts of the problem/solution. Topic 5 - The Phoenix and Unicorn Projects inspired a generation of IT professionals to be the champion of the change in their organization. What feedback have you gotten from the readers of Wiring the Winning Organization so far? Topic 6 - These days everyone wants learnings to be quick and with immediate results. Is there a TikTok version of the learnings from this book that anyone could use immediately? FEEDBACK? @cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod

Duration:00:37:03

Technology Shifts vs. Drifts

1/21/2024
Lots of trends happen in technology, but which ones of them are significant changes vs. just adjacencies to previous trends. Let’s explore technology shifts vs. drifts. SHOW: 788 CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS" SHOW SPONSORS: Datadog Security Solution 14 day Datadog trialAppleGoogleSpotifytheCUBE SHOW NOTES: WHAT IS A SHIFT AND WHAT IS A DRIFT? HOW IMPORTANT IS OBVIOUS ECONOMIC IMPACT? FEEDBACK? @cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod

Duration:00:24:13

AWS vs. Azure

1/17/2024
Brian and Brandon Whichard (@bwhichard, @SoftwareDefinedTalk) talk about comparing AWS vs Azure, evaluating alternatives and what changes over the next 3-5 years. SHOW: 787 CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw NEW TO CLOUD? CHECK OUT - "CLOUDCAST BASICS" SHOW SPONSORS: Cloud Cost Visibility and Savingsimmediate and ongoing savingsLearn More About Azure OfferingsAzure Free Cloud Resource Kit.SHOW NOTES: Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Cloud Platform ServicesQ3 2023 Cloud CAPEXIndustry fallout from OpenAITopic 1 - Depending on what metric we use (revenue, Gartner MQ, CAPEX spending, headlines), it’s starting to seem like AWS and Azure are pretty neck and neck. Do you see much difference between those two clouds? Topic 2 - Gartner’s summary boils down to “AWS is better at infrastructure” and “Azure is better at developer services”. If you’re a customer, how do you choose between those ends of the spectrum, or are you mostly choosing both services? Topic 3 - AWS claims to be the more secure cloud. Aside from some stability issues in various regions (or either AWS or Azure), are there really any indications that one cloud is “more secure” than the other? Don’t they mostly put the burden on the customer and their applications? Topic 4 - Did you see any distinct usage trends for companies choosing AWS vs. Azure? We’ve seen somewhere between 10-15% of apps move to the cloud (lift & shift?) over the last 10+ years and growth rates are slowing. Can either significantly move that number without some big changes, or is it just a slow, gradual growth? Topic 5 - We’ve talked a lot about AI recently. How much do you think the AI strategies of AWS vs Azure will impact bigger usage decisions? Topic 6 - AWS is still #1 and Azure is #2. Is there anything over the next 3-4 years that could shakeup that order? FEEDBACK? show at the cloudcast dot net@cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod

Duration:00:35:39

Is 2024 the Year of Accountability?

1/14/2024
Return to Office, Layoffs, Acquisitions,and Shareholder Accountability are dominating the worker-level discussions in early 2024. Let’s dig into what’s really happening. SHOW: 786 CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS" SHOW SPONSORS: Datadog Kubernetes Solution: 14 day Datadog trialAppleGoogleSpotifytheCUBESHOW NOTES: Amazon’s Silent SackingChangelog podcastSigns it’s time to leave a companyTech company layoffs in JanuaryBroadcom ends VMware partner program WHY IS ALL OF THIS HAPPENING NOW? 2024 WILL BE A YEAR OF ACCOUNTABILITY FEEDBACK? show at the cloudcast dot net@cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod@cloudcastpod

Duration:00:25:25

2024 Look Ahead - Surviving the Q1 Kickoff

1/10/2024
Brian and Brandon Whichard (@bwhichard, @SoftwareDefinedTalk) talk about surviving the annual planning process and Q1 goals, KPIs, politics, priorities, etc SHOW: 785 CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw NEW TO CLOUD? CHECK OUT - "CLOUDCAST BASICS" SHOW SPONSORS: Learn More About Azure OfferingsAzure Free Cloud Resource KitCloud Cost Visibility and Savingsimmediate and ongoing savingspanoptica.appSHOW NOTES: Topic 1 - The new year is upon us. What sorts of strategies do you use (or have you used) to deal with the onslaught of 2024 planning, Q1 goals/KPIs, etc.? Are you a fast-starter or trying to lay low? Topic 2 - What are some of the ways that you’ve seen people deal with the annual goals that seem overwhelming (or hard to project) in January? Topic 3 - What are the biggest pitfalls for being too aggressive too early in 2024? What are the biggest upsides for being aggressive? Topic 4 - Even though the calendar flips in December, it doesn’t mean everything starts over (or starts new). How do you deal with the projects that have completely different priorities on January 1st vs. December 31st? Topic 5 - Who are the key people you’re trying to align with in Q1? Is it managers, or finance, or strategy people….or someone else? Topic 6 - Any big disasters to avoid in Q1 that can ruin the rest of the year? Topic 7 - Final thoughts on winning at the beginning of the year? FEEDBACK? @thecloudcastnet

Duration:00:43:51

Is Cloud just a feature now?

1/7/2024
More than a decade into cloud, is cloud just a feature of the systems we build these days? What else might become features in the near future? SHOW: 784 CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS" SHOW SPONSORS: AppleGoogleSpotifytheCUBEDatadog Synthetic Monitoring 14 day Datadog trialSHOW NOTES: IS THE CLOUD JUST A FEATURE NOW? WHAT MIGHT BECOME A FEATURE OF MODERN SYSTEMS? LESSONS LEARNED FEEDBACK? @thecloudcastnet

Duration:00:35:41

2024 Look Ahead - Using AI to Enable Personal Productivity

1/3/2024
Aaron and Brian talk to Mark Hinkle (@mrhinkle, Founder @peripety_labs) about enabling AI to drive personal productivity, AI experimentation and AIOps soft skills. SHOW: 783 CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw NEW TO CLOUD? CHECK OUT - "CLOUDCAST BASICS" SHOW SPONSORS: panoptica.appCloud Cost Visibility and Savingsimmediate and ongoing savingsSHOW NOTES: Peripety LabsThe Artificially Intelligent EnterpriseArchive.org for Artificial IntelligenceFireflies.aiLlamaindexLangchain Topic 1 - Welcome back to the show. Give our audience a little bit of your background and what you focus on now with Peripety Labs? Topic 2 - If you’re a business leader today, where are you focusing your priorities in terms of taking advantage of AI to improve the business? Topic 3 - If you’re a knowledge worker today, where are you focusing your priorities in terms of taking advantage of AI to improve your job? Topic 4 - What’s a good way to think about experimentation with AI vs. trying to start measuring results now? Any tips to help companies or workers accelerate their learning curves? Topic 5 - What are some of the biggest misconceptions you’re seeing across the industry right now around AI? Concerns, fears, anti-patterns, etc. Topic 6 - We’re learned over many years (and technology trends) that the most successful ones align technology and people/culture/organization. What are the AI alignments of people and technology that are most needed? FEEDBACK? @thecloudcastnet

Duration:00:35:03

2023 Year in Review and 2024 Predictions

12/24/2023
@AaronDelp and @BGracely talk about the biggest stories, trends and events of cloud in 2023, and some predictions for 2024. SHOW: 782 CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw NEW TO CLOUD? CHECK OUT - "CLOUDCAST BASICS" SHOW SPONSORS: Datadog Application Monitoring 14 day Datadog trialCloud Cost Visibility and Savingsimmediate and ongoing savingsAppleGoogleSpotifytheCUBESHOW NOTES: All the 2023 Year In Review Show Notes2023 Year-End Mailbag2022 Year-End Mailbag2022 Year in Review and PredictionsOur 2021 PredictionsOur 2020 PredictionsTHE BASICS: 2023 PREDICTIONS: Our 2020 PredictionsOur 2021 PredictionsOur 2022 PredictionsAARON’S PREDICTIONS: BRIAN’S PREDICTIONS: FEEDBACK? @thecloudcastnet

Duration:01:01:07

The Industry Fallout from OpenAI 2023

12/20/2023
Aaron, Brian and Brandon Whichard (@bwhichard, Software Defined Talk) talk about the November OpenAI drama and how it potentially impacts the entire AI industry in 2024. SHOW: 781 CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw NEW TO CLOUD? CHECK OUT - "CLOUDCAST BASICS" SHOW SPONSORS: AppleGoogleSpotifytheCUBESHOW NOTES: Benedict Evans - AI, and Everything ElseIs AI the next Oppenheimer event?Building the Foundations of the Modern CloudMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella on the OpenAI DebacleNVIDIA - The Dawn of the AI EraSoftware Defined Talk PodcastTopic 1 - Post-mortem - what do we know about what happened with the almost coup at OpenAI? What speculation (rumors) have been the loudest? Topic 2 - What are the biggest unknowns? Topic 2a - What are going to be the biggest concerns and enticements for customers looking at different models to use? Is it ease of use? A single model? Privacy and security? Topic 2b - Who cracks the code on simplification and personalization? OpenAI with customer GPT’s? OSS models with fine-tuning/RAG? Topic 3 - Is it possible that the OpenAI model (e.g. GPT-4, or Q*) will continue to be considerably better than all the other existing and emerging models? Do small language models take over? Do specialized models trained on private licensed data become a differentiator? Topic 4 - Who is driving AI at Google? Is it within GCP, or is there now a commercial side of Google Brain / Deepmind? Topic 5 - Who is driving AI at Amazon/AWS? How did AWS get into a position where it seems to have so little control over its models? Topic 6 - Where will the control over AI reside (in the technology stack)? Topic 7 - Will the AI “wars” be more chaotic that the Cloud “wars” of the last decade? Will we see war-time CEOs? Will we see more irrational decisions? Topic 8 - Will AI-specific clouds emerge? Will data-specific clouds emerge? Will model-specific clouds emerge? FEEDBACK? @thecloudcastnet

Duration:01:00:41

2023 End of Year Mailbag

12/17/2023
Aaron and Brian answer mailbag questions from the community about the future of open source, future of VMware, the Big 3 Clouds and how AI will impact the next era of cloud. SHOW: 780 CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw NEW TO CLOUD? CHECK OUT - "CLOUDCAST BASICS" SHOW SPONSORS: Datadog Application Monitoring 14 day Datadog trialCloud Cost Visibility and Savingsimmediate and ongoing savingsSHOW NOTES: Q1: What are the bigger picture dynamics happening around open source? Q2: Lots of companies talk about wanting to modernize applications, but it seems really complicated? Is there anything on the horizon to make it easier? Q3: What have you seen as the most important things to make modernization work well? Q4: Do you have any thoughts about Broadcom taking over VMware? Q5: Has anything really changed in the dynamics between the three big cloud providers, or do you expect AWS to just stay in the lead for the foreseeable future? Q6: During the Phases of Cloud shows, you talked about it beginning to start a new phase of the cloud. What expectations do you have for the next phase? Q7: There have been a bunch of AI shows lately. If I’m not a Data Scientist, should I bother listening to those shows? Q8: A bunch of us at work are experimenting with various AI technologies, but we’re being told by our employer that it might violate some legal issues and expose some work data. Any thoughts? Q9: Do you have any plans to do any Cloudcast Basics series about some of the AI technologies? FEEDBACK? @thecloudcastnet

Duration:00:43:37

SaaS Analytics and Dashboards

12/13/2023
Karel Callens (@KarelCallens, CEO/Founder @luzmo_official) talks about the importance of SaaS Analytics and how to build dashboards into SaaS services while maintaining security and compliance SHOW: 779 CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw NEW TO CLOUD? CHECK OUT - "CLOUDCAST BASICS" SHOW SPONSORS: Datadog Monitoring 14 day Datadog trial.AppleGoogleSpotifytheCUBESHOW NOTES: Luzmo HomepageTopic 1 - Welcome to the show. Karel, tell us a little bit about your background, and what brought you to create Luzmo (formally Cumul.io) Topic 2 - Our topic today is SaaS Analytics. Let’s start with SaaS as an industry. We’ve covered the rise of SaaS here on the show over the years, but we haven’t really dug into the operations and analytics side in the past. Why is there a need for SaaS analytics? What problem are we trying to solve? Topic 3 - How does the concept of data visualization come into play when building out SaaS? What are the benefits, and what are we saving? Is this time to value? Service cost Topic 4 - How does data locality and regulations in the industry impact this? Take GDPR or CCPA, for example. Are they working as intended? Topic 5 - What are the most common use cases you see with your customers today Topic 6 - Are there limits or best practices to data exposure in a service? Just because you can expose something doesn’t mean you should. How do you recommend organizations tackle the proper balance? FEEDBACK? @thecloudcastnet

Duration:00:25:13