Episodes

Cloud Concerns: Job Security

iland Director of Cloud Market Intelligence Brian Knudtson is joined by guests Ben Liebowitz, Kimberly Delgado, and Anthony Spiteri for a conversation about the concerns IT professionals have with the security of their jobs when their company moves to cloud. They discuss the legitimate reasons IT professionals should fear for their jobs, what they can do to prepare for and embrace change within the industry, and how technologists can become more business-savvy. Is it better to be 10-feet deep in one technology or one-foot deep in 10 technologies?

Cloud Concerns: Security

iland Director of Cloud Market Intelligence Brian Knudtson is joined by guests John Grange, Arjan Timmereman, and Christopher Paskewich for a conversation about the concerns customers have with securing their data in the cloud. They discuss the nature of data security in the cloud, ways to improve it, how providers can alleviate ongoing concerns, and the security requirements customers should define before migration. Remember, it’s okay to be paranoid.

Cloud Concerns: Cost Predictability

iland Cloud Technologist Brian Knudtson is joined by guests Sam Woodcock, Christopher Kusek, and Scott Lowe for a conversation about the concerns customers have with the predictability of the costs in the cloud. They discuss the accuracy of pre-sales pricing estimations, uncovering hidden costs, and how to best employ tools like real-time alerting and month-to-date utilization metrics. Are hidden costs really hidden, or just misunderstood?

Cloud Concerns: Loss of Control

iland Director of Cloud Market Intelligence Brian Knudtson is joined by guests Stu Miniman, Jonathan Pierce, and Joe Houghes for a conversation about the concerns customers have with losing control of the infrastructure. They discuss why customers are so concerned about giving up control, the paradoxical benefits to doing so, and what to look for in a cloud provider. As it turns out, the best thing we can do with control is let it go — oh the irony!

Cloudbytes Season One
Season 1: The Attributes of the Cloud
Season Two
Season 2: Cloud Concerns

Meet your host.

Brian Knudtson is bringing his very diverse perspectives of the IT industry to The CloudBytes Podcast. Having worked as a customer, value-added reseller, vendor, and service provider, including roles in web development, system administration, post-sales deployment, pre-sales architecting, public cloud design, and technical marketing, Brian has seen it all. Currently, Brian is Director of Cloud Market Intelligence at iland and host of The CloudBytes Podcast. He has been a long time member of the VMware community, including putting on VMunderground every year at VMworld.

You can find Brian online occasionally blogging at http://knudt.net/, http://vmunderground.com, and https://blog.iland.com/, and tweeting at @bknudtson.