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!

Cloud Concerns: Compliance

iland Director of Cloud Market Intelligence Brian Knudtson is joined by guests Tim Davis, Jonathan Pierce, and Marc Crawford for a conversation about the concerns customers have with achieving compliance in the cloud. They discuss how to ensure your compliance needs are being met, what cloud providers can do to improve your compliance situation, and the divide between individual and organizational concerns over compliance. Be audit you can be!

Cloud Concerns: Current Investments

iland Director of Cloud Market Intelligence Brian Knudtson is joined by guests Arjan Timmerman, Christian Mohn, and Jim Millard for a conversation about the concerns customers have with their current investments when introducing the cloud. They discuss why the cloud is not an all-or-nothing proposition, the benefits of colocation, and how cloud-based solutions like disaster recovery and object storage can be used to protect on-premises assets. It’s all about the hybrid world, and you’ve got options!

Cloud Concerns: Cost Transparency

iland Director of Cloud Market Intelligence Brian Knudtson is joined by guests Phoummala Schmitt, Juliana Ramos, and Mike Nelson for a conversation about the concerns customers have with the transparency of their cloud costs. They discuss how to simplify cloud billing, the success rate of estimating cloud costs, how to improve those estimations, and the kind of reporting you should utilize to limit end-of-the-month billing surprises. How well do you know your data?