Monday, December 26, 2011

Survey - Listener Feedback for The Cloudcast (.net)

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

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Cloudcast - Eps.26 - "IT Women of the Cloud" + Show Notes

Date: December 10, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Cloudcast - Eps.25 - "The Intersection of IPv6 and Cloud" + Show Notes

Date: December 6, 2011
Shannon McFarland - Principal Engineer, Cisco  (@eyepv6, blog -
Dr. Ciprian Popoviciu - Founder/CEO, Nephos6 (@zamolxesv6; website -

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Cloudcast - Eps.23 - "Going Mobile..." + show notes

Date: November 28, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Cloudcast - Eps.22 - "Live From CA World With Andi Mann" + Show Notes

Date: November 13, 2011
Guest: Andi Mann, VP of Strategic Solutions @ CA Technologies (Blog: & Twitter:

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?
Q: Earlier this year you co-authored Visible Ops Private Cloud: From Virtualization to Private Cloud in 4 Practical Steps.  Tell us a little about the book and the feedback you’ve received to date.  You mention it is a book for “doers” and not just “thinkers”, What did you mean by that?
Q: You repeatedly mention, Design Services, Not Systems!

Q: I have to mention the term Virtual Stall, Steve Kaplan at INX (now Presidio) gives you credit for the phrase in one of our first episodes.  Do you still see Virtual Stall?

    Monday, October 24, 2011

    Cloudcast Faceoff: Brian vs. Aaron on Twitter

    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.

    Friday, September 23, 2011

    The Cloudcast - Eps.21 - "The Network Stack of OpenStack" + Show Notes

    Date: September 23, 2011

    Thursday, September 22, 2011

    Monday, August 29, 2011

    The Cloudcast - Eps.18 - "vCloud Director and vCloud Security" + Show Notes

    Date: August 29, 2011

    Watch live streaming video from vmwarecommunitytv at

    Wednesday, August 24, 2011

    The Cloudcast (.NET) will be LIVE at VMworld 2011

    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's all welcomed at our first LIVE podcast.

    Episode 17 - "Cloud Foundry - The Application PaaS" + Show notes

    The Cloudcast - Eps.17 - “Cloud Foundry - The Application PaaS”
    Date: August 25, 2011
    Guest Co-Host: Clint Greenwood (@cloudclint,
    Guests: Dave McCrory - Senior Architect for VMware Cloud Foundry (@mccrory,

    Saturday, August 20, 2011

    Episode 16 - "Dell, Dude You're Getting Big Data Clouds" + Show Notes

    The Cloudcast - Eps.16 - “Dell, Dude You're Getting Big Data Clouds”
    Date: August 21, 2011
    Joseph George (@jbgeorge, Dir. of Marketing - Cloud & Data Solutions,
    Rob Hirschfield (@zehicle, Principle Cloud Architect,
    Aurelian Dumitru (@ADatDell, Lead Architect - Dell Hadoop Solution,

    Saturday, August 6, 2011

    Episode 15 - "The Most Interesting Man in the Cloud" - show notes

    The Cloudcast - Eps.15 - “The Most Interesting Man in the Cloud”
    Date: August 7, 2011
    Co-Host: Joe Onisick (@jonisick)
    Guest: Peder Ulander (@ulander), Vice President of Product Marketing, Cloud Platform Group at Citrix Systems

    Tuesday, August 2, 2011

    Episode 14 - "The State of the Podcast" + Show notes

    The Cloudcast - Eps.14 - “The State of the Podcast - Six Month Anniversary + News”
    Date: August 2, 2011
    Guests: Just Brian and Arron this week

    Then we dive into news highlights from the last couple weeks, including product announcements, start-ups and acquisitions:

    Friday, July 15, 2011

    Episode 13 - Meeting the PaaS Master + Show Notes

    The Cloudcast (.net) - Eps.13 - Meeting the PaaS Master
    July 15, 2011, 2011
    Guest: Issac Roth (@ijroth), PaaS Master at RedHat, OpenShift group (@openshift)

    Issac tells us how he got to be "the PaaS Master", and how that title doesn't scale to his personal life.

    Thursday, June 16, 2011

    Episode 12 - "There's a Pony in there..." (Cloud Management) + Show Notes

    The Cloudcast (.net) - Eps.12 - "There's a Pony in there..." (Cloud Management)
    June 15, 2011
    Guest: Christian Reilly (@reillyusa), President of the Platform Cloud, The Loose Couple (blog)

    Cloudcast alumni Christian Reilly is back (see Episode 3) to talk about his many travels to the world of tradeshows (Interop, GlueCon, RailsConf), cloud management and APIs.

    Monday, June 13, 2011

    Join the Cloudcast (.NET) group on LinkedIn

    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.

    Sunday, June 5, 2011

    Episode 11 - "News, Stacks, Rants and More" + Show Notes

    The Cloudcast (.net) - Eps.11 - "News, Stacks, Rants and More"
    Date: June 5, 2011
    Guest: Aaron & Brian rant with Joe Onisick (@jonisick), Define the Cloud (blog), blogger at Network Computing and Technical Solutions Architect at WWT

    Wednesday, June 1, 2011

    Episode 10 - "Clouds on the Storefront Horizon" + Show Notes

    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;

    Saturday, May 7, 2011

    Cloud Computing meets Pop Culture!!

    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.

    Thursday, May 5, 2011

    Thursday, April 28, 2011

    Topics of Discussion on The Cloudcast - Part I

    I was playing around with 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:
    1. We'll revisit this every couple of months to see how much the discussions have changed.
    2. 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.

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    Episode 8 - "Get off your PaaS and Build Clouds" + show notes

    Episode 8 - "Get off your PaaS and Build Clouds"
    Date: April 22, 2011
    Guests: Ed Saipetch (@edsai), Sr. Technical Director at Joyent, “Breathing Data” Blog

    Friday, April 22, 2011

    Episode 7 - "From the News Desk" + show notes

    Episode 7 - "From the News Desk"
    Date: April 22, 2011
    Guests: Just Aaron & Brian
    We welcomed another sponsor this week (Cloud Concierge -, offering Cloud consulting to CIOs.

    After that, we got right to a huge docket of news:

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011

    Episode 6 - "Is Cloud Computing Fashionable for IT?" + show notes

    Episode 6 - "Is Cloud Computing Fashionable for IT?"
    Date: April 18, 2011
    Guest: Vanessa Alvarez (@VanessaAlvarez1), Industry Analyst focused on Infrastructure & Operations

    Friday, April 1, 2011

    Episode 5 - "ROI and Technology Shifts in Private Cloud" + show notes

    The Cloudcast (.net) - Episode 5 - “ROI and Cloud Integrators”
    Date: March 28, 2011
    Guest: Steve Kaplan (@roidude) - "By the Bell" blog (

    Saturday, March 26, 2011

    Episode 4 - "DevOps & Developing New IT Skills" + show notes

    The Cloudcast (.net) - Episode 4 - “DevOps & Developing New IT Skills”
    Date: March 23, 2011
    Guest: Nick Weaver (@lynxbat) - "Nickapedia" blog (

    Sunday, February 27, 2011

    Episode 3 - "President of the Private Cloud" - show notes

    The Cloudcast (.net) - Episode 3 - “President of the Private Cloud”
    Date: February 28, 2011
    Guest: Christian Reilly (@reillyusa) - The Loose Couple Blog (

    Tuesday, February 1, 2011

    Thank You to our Cloudology partners

    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

    Monday, January 31, 2011

    Hello Cloudcast!

    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:
    1. It had to be fun. Life's too short and work is too long.
    2. It needed to involve people that are much smarter than ourselves, since we definitely don't know everything.
    3. It had to allow us to scratch our curiosity itch about all the changes happening in and around Cloud Computing.
    4. It needed to make us insanely famous and rich beyond our wildest dreams.
    5. It needed to be something that we'd find useful and hopefully others do too.
    6. It shouldn't suck, at least not too much.