Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Cloudcast - Eps.64 1/2 - "The Cloudcast Gives Back - Charity Challenge"

This year we're taking our ability to give back and have fun at the Krispy Kreme Challenge to a new level. We're asking our listeners to (jointly) help us make a donation to the sponsor of the event, North Carolina Children's Hospital. They do amazing work for kids in need, and we'd like to help them make a few more lives better. We're setting a goal of $1000 in listener donations, and Aaron and Brian will match $1000.

Every little bit helps, and donations are tax deductible (US laws apply).

We'll do the training, run the miles and suffer the consequences of sugery gluttony. You listen to the show, give a few $$ and maybe tell a friend. We all help make the kids lives a little better.

It's a win-win for everyone involved. If anyone wants to join us on the run, you're welcome to join the Cloudcast pack (12 donuts is optional). If anyone has creative ideas for costumes that Aaron and Brian should wear, we're open to suggestions. If anyone can get matching corporate sponsorship for the donations, all the better.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Looking Ahead and Giving Back in 2013 - Krispy Kreme Challenge

Ever since we started the podcast in 2011, we've tried to have fun and give back. With the weekly show, we feel like we give a little bit back to the technology community that is interested in cloud computing.

And for some strange reason, we've also incorporated Krispy Kreme donuts into many of our activities. It started in 2010 when Aaron and Brian participated in the Krispy Kreme Challenge and continues to this day. Here's video from last year's event:

 

This year we're taking our ability to give back and have fun to a new level. We're asking our listeners to (jointly) help us make a donation to the sponsor of the event, North Carolina Children's Hospital. They do amazing work for kids in need, and we'd like to help them make a few more lives better. We're setting a goal of $1000 in listener donations, and Aaron and Brian will match $1000. Every little bit helps, and donations are tax deductible (US laws apply).

We'll do the training, run the miles and suffer the consequences of sugery gluttony. You listen to the show, give a few $$ and maybe tell a friend. We all help make the kids lives a little better. It's a win-win for everyone involved.

If anyone wants to join us on the run, you're welcome to join the Cloudcast pack (12 donuts is optional). If anyone has creative ideas for costumes that Aaron and Brian should wear, we're open to suggestions. If anyone can get matching corporate sponsorship for the donations, all the better.



Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Cloudcast - Eps.59 - Who's Your Puppet Master


Profile of Luke Kanies

Topic 1 - Highlights from the PuppetConf Opening Keynote:
  • Community, Community, Community
  • Buzz around the company reminds me of VMware in the early days
  • fail fast, move quickly, make mistakes, learn - Most big companies don’t do that
  • Puppet Certification
Topic 2 - Puppet is one of the tools that is often mentioned as being central to the DevOps movement. We are we with DevOps in the industry at this point? How well understood is it, where is it most widely used, and what are the next big hurdles to overcome? 

Topic 3 - Often times you’ll hear people say “Chef or Puppet” when talking about aspects of automation. Like most toolsets, people tend to have their favorites and various reasons why they prefer one vs. another.
(a) Why do you hear that people choose Puppet vs. other toolsets?

Questions from Twitter:
  1. “@mfdii: (Michael Ducy) did he really cuss out Mark Zuckerberg for going with @opscode chef?”



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Cloudcast - Eps.52 - Bromium's vSentry Unveiled

We found the long lost tapes of Episode 52 just in time for the launch of Bromium's vSentry product today at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit!  Want to know more about vSentry? We've got it!


Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Cloudcast - Eps.33 - "DevOps - One Year Later" + Show Notes


Top Blog / Podcast Video Results - Thank You For Voting!

The results of the vsphere-land 2012 poll on the most popular Blogs, Podcasts, Videos came out today and we'd like to thank everyone that took the time to cast a vote for The Cloudcast (.NET) or any of the other excellent sites. Considering that this was our first year, we're extremely happy with the results:
  • Favorite Cloud Computing Blog - The Cloudcast (.NET) was #4
  • Favorite Podcast - The Cloudcast (.NET) was #4
  • Best Videos used in a Blog - The Cloudcast (.NET) was #5
  • Favorite New Blog - The Cloudcast (.NET) was #4

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Cloudcast - Eps.31 - "Securing Virtual Desktops" + Show Notes + Whiteboard

Date: Feb.9, 2012
Guest: Mike Foley (@mikefoley, http://www.yelof.com/) Product Architect @ RSA

Mike Foley was previously on the podcast talking about security in a vCloud Director environment at VMworld 2011. This week we decided to add something new to the podcast, so Mike and Brian did a whiteboard video of their discuss (see below).



Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Cloudcast - Eps.30.5 - "Cloud meets Big Donuts" (video)

On the morning of February 4th, 2012, Aaron and Brian competed in the Krispy Kreme Challenge. This is an important milestone for the podcast because it marked the One Year Anniversary of the show. They decided to capture their results in the show video below. The guys had a great time during the race, and they hope you enjoy this short video.


Monday, January 2, 2012

Cloud Computing Whiteboard Videos

During our year-end show for The Cloudcast (.net), my co-host Aaron Delp suggested that we should enhance the podcast by adding more whiteboard videos. I completely agree with him. Far too often, our discussions get overly technical and it can be difficult to convey certain concepts without a visual element. So over the holiday break, I did a brain dump of a bunch of Cloud Computing whiteboard discussions. They are posted on our The Cloudcast (.net) - YouTube Channel.

These will be the first of many videos that we'll post on this channel throughout the year. Just as we do on the podcast, I tried to keep these discussions as vendor neutral as possible; instead focusing on the key technology or business aspects of each session. [Feel free to distribute these videos if you find them useful.]

The first batch of videos includes:
One of the things we'll encourage our guests on The Cloudcast to do this year is make a short whiteboard video on a topic that we highlight on that week's show.