2011 has been a great year for us on The Cloudcast (.net), but as we move into 2012 we strive to deliver a better product to our listeners. So we're asking that people take a few minutes to provide us some feedback on what you like, what you dislike, where we can improve and what you'd like to see us highlight in 2012.
Thank you in advance for your participation - Aaron & Brian
Q: Our “Big Bosses” just co-presented at the Opening keynote (CA Technologies CEO Bill McCracken, Michael Capellas for VCE, and Vivek Kundra, the first CIO of the U.S. federal government), What did you think and what can we expect at CA World this week?
Q: VCE and CA announced a partnership earlier this year, what are some of the highlights of the program?
Q: What are your thoughts on public, private, hybrid and if a customer is new to the environment, where do they start?
We've been lazy. We've been traveling. We've had guests cancel. We could make up another 100 excuses why we haven't had a show in 3-4 weeks, but none of those really matter. The bottomline is that we've been slack in getting the Cloud Computing word to the people and we'll be fixing that very soon. In the mean time, please except this infographic compare Brian and Aaron's twitter personalities.
After 17 episodes of The Cloudcast (.NET) from the massive Cloudcast studios in Raleigh, NC, Aaron and Brian are going out on tour. They are taking the show to VMworld 2011 for a live (video) podcast.
The format of the show will be live, streaming video on VMware Community TV from the VMware Community Lounge (blogger and podcasting area). The guests will be Mike Foley (@mikefoley, RSA Security Expert) and Chris Colotti (@ccolotti, VMware vCloud Expert) to talk about the latest in VMware Cloud infrastructure and Security. Both of those guys are big personalities and much smarter than Aaron and Brian, so it should be an awesome show.
If you want to come out and watch the magic happen live, there should be plenty of seating. Cheer, jeer, heckle, throw out topics for discussion or throw tomatoes...it's all welcomed at our first LIVE podcast.
Here at The Cloudcast (.NET), we're always looking for more ways to connect with the Cloud Computing community, to discuss the latest technologies, products and more. While we really appreciate getting feedback on the show via email or Twitter, we thought it would be helpful to also create a forum where we can have longer-form discussions about the shows. So we create a public group on LinkedIn. So if you like the show and would like to be a part of the discussions, please sign up and let us hear from you.
The Cloudcast (.net) - Eps.10 - "Clouds on the Storefront Horizon" Date: June 1, 2011 Guest: Rodrigo Flores (@RFFlores) Technical Architect for Cloud Computing at Cisco, formerly the CTO/Founder at newScale; http://www.servicecatalogs.com/
If you'd like to rock some The Cloudcast gear, you can head over to the Cloudcast Store and get the look that will make your friends jealous of your style and knowledge. Or just be an awesome guest on our show someday and we'll send you some schwag as a thank you
When Aaron and I started The Cloudcast (.NET) we had no expectations about who might listen to it. We just didn't want to make complete fools of ourselves. Needlessly to say, we were shocked and a little bit excited when this picture showed up in our inbox. We had no idea he was into Cloud Computing, but I suppose it makes sense. He is huge on Twitter and YouTube.
So from Aaron and I, we extend a big welcome to our newest fan. Maybe someday when he's not on tour, we can have The Biebs on to talk about the massive Cloud Computing scalability needed to keep his fan engaged.
I was playing around with Wordle.net today and plugged in The Cloudcast (.net) to see what sort of Cloud Map it would create.
Interesting enough. I saved this for two reasons:
We'll revisit this every couple of months to see how much the discussions have changed.
The shape reminded me of a wavelength that we frequently see when editing the audio of the podcast. The shape represents the "breadth" that Brian takes right before he asks a question or starts a sentence. It's an annoying habit (we all have some speaking quirk), but luckily for our listeners they usually won't hear it on the final version.
When we started The Cloudcast, Aaron and I decided that if we wanted to have any level of authenticity that we had better eat our own dogfood. That meant that every aspect (possible) needed to involve Cloud-based technologies. So aside from some local recording/editing tools on the MacBookPro, I'm glad to say that we're 100% cloud-based. With that, we'd like to thank all of our cloud(techn)ology partners:
Buzzsprout for being incredibly awesome at hosting our cloudcasts
Google (Blogger) for hosting our website
Feedburner for keeping track of our statistics and stroking our egos
Twitter for integrating our public relations and marketing
Skype for being the official communications tools of The Cloudcast (.net)
iTunes and Stitcher for distributing the cloudcast to the curious masses
A few months ago, over the best that some hole-in-the-wall had to offer, Aaron Delp and I pondered the future. Without going into the details, it sounded a little bit like the "Be the Ball" scene from Caddyshack. While the prospect of being the foreman of an IT lumberyard has its merits, we just couldn't help but wonder if there wasn't more that we could offer. How could we play a larger role in the evolution of IT towards Cloud Computing and give something back to the community at the same time?
So we started making a list of what that "next thing" might include, and it went something like this:
It had to be fun. Life's too short and work is too long.
It needed to involve people that are much smarter than ourselves, since we definitely don't know everything.
It had to allow us to scratch our curiosity itch about all the changes happening in and around Cloud Computing.
It needed to make us insanely famous and rich beyond our wildest dreams.
It needed to be something that we'd find useful and hopefully others do too.