Episode Summary

iland Cloud Technologist Brian Knudtson is joined by guests Jennifer Brenner, Will Urban, Matt Vogt and Eric Wright for a preview of the upcoming CloudBytes Podcast. In this sneak-peek episode, our group of cloud marketers, experts and practitioners will give you a taste of what to expect from Season 1. Does the cloud bite? Find out. 


Jennifer Brenner
Chief Marketing Officer, iland
Will Urban
Senior Marketing Technologist, iland
Matt Vogt
Director of Global Pre-Sales, Immuta
Eric Wright
Director Technical Marketing, Turbonomic

Cloud Conversations

Topic 1

[07:08] CloudBytes Season 1 —  What will it be about?

Topic 2

[13:18] So, yet another podcast about the cloud. What will be different about CloudBytes? What format will we use and how will our discussions play out?

Topic 3

[16:31] Which special guest came up with the name, CloudBytes? Will a podcast formatted like this be conducive to well-reasoned discussion? Does the cloud, in fact, bite? 

Topic 4

[24:35] Is there room for another cloud podcast?

Cloud Bites

[02:03] “I think when you say, ‘cloud’ it can mean so many things to so many people, both from a business perspective and a technology perspective, you have to really know what you’re looking for and what’s out there.” – Will Urban

[03:01] “I think there are some really interesting things to talk about in people’s cloud journey that aren’t just the pie-in-the-sky. I’m really interested in exploring actual people doing actual things in the cloud, which includes stubbing some toes.”  – Matt Vogt

[07:08] “What are the core attributes of a successful cloud for any company? Those were, it needs to be capable, flexible, reliable, resilient, accessible, connected, global, supported, compatible, secure and compliant.” – Jennifer Brenner 

[11:40] “Every cloud comes with its warning labels. They’re designed to do certain things.” – Brian Knudtson 

[13:38] “It’s not like a car. Everybody knows what a car is, everybody agrees what a car is. Cloud is just this ambiguous thing. What does it do?.” – Will Urban

[17:24] “The second greatest thing to watch is a perfectly executed stunt. The greatest thing to watch is a not quite perfectly executed stunt. That’s the same with cloud adoption or application stuff.” – Eric Wright 

“I’m really interested in exploring actual people doing actual things in the cloud, which includes stubbing some toes.”