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Screaming in the Cloud

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Screaming in the Cloud with Corey Quinn features conversations with domain experts in the world of Cloud Computing.


73 - Building a Cloud Supercomputer on AWS with Mike Warren
Aug 14 • 31 min
Supercomputers used to be gigantic monstrosities that would take up enormous rooms. Now, you can run them in the cloud. Just ask Mike Warren, CTO and co-founder of Descartes Labs, a company that provides Earth imagery to help folks understand planetary…
72: Data Security in AWS with Chris Vickery
Aug 7 • 33 min
Another week, another high-profile data breach. Well, that’s what it seems like anyway. As Director of Cyber Risk Research at UpGuard, Chris Vickery knows a thing or two about why these breaches are occurring—and what organizations can do to minimize the…
71: Boomeranging Back into Microsoft with Tara Walker
Jul 31 • 23 min
Microsoft has undergone a major transformation over the last several years. Just ask Tara Walker, principal software engineer, who recently rejoined the company after a four-year hiatus at AWS. Join Corey and Tara as they talk about this transformation,…
70: Creating Custom T-Shirts through the Cloud with Ken Collins
Jul 24 • 29 min
For two decades, Custom Ink has helped folks around the world create unique T-shirts, jackets, activewear, promotional products, and more. Today, the company has hundreds of applications and services in the cloud. But their infrastructure didn’t always…
69: On-Premise Nation-States with Dr. Galen Hunt
Jul 17 • 28 min
Azure Sphere is Microsoft’s push into Internet of Things security, promising lifetime security updates and more. In this episode, Dr. Galen Hunt explains why Azure Sphere is so important to device manufacturers, and gives some examples of real-world uses.
68: The Rise of the Cloud-First Generation with Christina Warren
Jul 10 • 44 min
Before she held her current role as senior cloud advocate at Microsoft, Christina Warren was a self-proclaimed “content engineer.” These days, who follows a traditional career path anyway? Tune in to hear Corey and Christina discuss how to give killer…
67: Infrastructure as Code with Terraform and Mitchell Hashimoto
Jul 3 • 39 min
HashiCorp has embraced the multi-cloud, and in this episode, Corey asks Founder and CTO Mitchell Hashimoto to explain how that’s working out. From Terraform’s humble beginnings to the answer to “why HCL?” Hashimoto explains what makes HashiCorp tick, and…
66: VMware? VMhere with Sean O’Dell
Jun 27 • 38 min
VMware is shifting its business as more companies move code to the cloud. What does that mean for the company internally? In this episode, Corey gets an inside view of this shift and discusses some recent acquisitions the company has made to change its…
65: Cloud Coreyography Mark 2 with Azure’s Corey Sanders
Jun 19 • 31 min
Another chat with another Corey but this time Corey Sanders has a shiny new title: Corporate VP of Microsoft Solutions. In this episode the two Coreys discuss the Microsoft mission statement, more real-world Azure examples, and why “vendor lock in” is…
64: Serverless Runs on Serverless Framework with Austen Collins
Jun 12 • 40 min
Serverless deployment is picking up steam in the industry, and Austen Collins has been leading the charge since 2015. In this episode, Collins talks about his work with AWS, building the Serverless Framework, and why it’s solving so many problems.
63: DevOps for Dummies with Emily Freeman
Jun 5 • 36 min
Emily Freeman’s book on DevOps is an approachable read for all types, not just techies. As DevOps for Dummies is set to hit the shelves, she sat down to talk to Corey about the process of writing a book, what she learned during that process, and how teams…
62: Serverless Storytelling with Anna Spysz
May 29 • 33 min
Anna Spysz offers a different perspective, coming from communications first and engineering second. In this episode, she describes the hybrid model employed at Stackery for developing cloud applications that can save time and frustration, plus she’s got a…
61: Building Microsoft Azure with Scott Guthrie
May 22 • 27 min
Scott Guthrie shares his experiences at Microsoft as the company has shifted its strategy and corporate culture. He answers questions about Azure, working with partners, and why Microsoft’s customer-first focus has led to multiple learnings across the…
60: Managing Secrets for Kubernetes with Kamus with Omer Levi Hevroni
May 15 • 29 min
There are a lot of choices for managing and encrypting secrets in Kubernetes. Kamus is one of those solutions, and it was developed as an open-source project by Omer Levi Hevroni. Today we’re talking with Omer, a DevSecOps engineer with Soluto at Asurion,…
59: Rebuilding AWS S3 in a Weekend with Valentino Volonghi
May 8 • 35 min
Amazon’s AWS offers a tantalizing range of services at incredible prices. While not a panacea to all your cloud computing needs, it’s definitely risen fast to become a critical piece of the pie for many companies looking to scale up quickly. Valentino…
58: The Cloud Is Great, But It Isn’t Perfect
May 1 • 32 min
In the same way that the cloud can be incredibly helpful, it can also be the source of a few headaches. Just like the printing press, technology can help eliminate the arduous parts of our jobs and help create new specialties. But it doesn’t mean that we…
57: Building the Cloud: The logistics and practicality of going serverless in 2019
Apr 24 • 29 min
Today, data service is becoming more like a utility and that affects the expectations and practical uses of the cloud in almost every form. Today we are talking to Richard Hartmann about the logistics of serverless infrastructure from how data centers are…
56: Bringing Open Source to the Cloud
Apr 17 • 35 min
While cloud architecture has many forms from container to serverless, the value of open source infrastructure never changes. Today we talk to Jess Frazelle of Twitter fame about role of GitHub in the cloud and how open source is beneficial to the…
55: Get More out of the Cloud with AWS Training and Certification
Apr 10 • 28 min
While a valuable investment, the value of AWS training is still not always well understood. With a library of free digital training and a variety of certifications validating baseline as well as more specific expertise, there are many reasons to look at…
54: Rethinking the Robot: How AWS Robotics is helping shape the future of domestic and commercial robotics
Apr 3 • 31 min
What if every time you washed your dishes, your dishwasher got smarter? Now imagine your dishwasher getting smarter every time someone else washed their dishes. Today, we are talking to Roger Barga, the General Manager of AWS Robotics. We discuss the…
53: Company Migration On Two Fronts: AWS and the Career Paths of Software Engineers
Mar 27 • 36 min
Today we are talking with Silvia Botros, Principal Engineer at SendGrid. They specialize in email marketing that is trusted by developers and marketers for time-savings, scalability, and delivery expertise. Our discussion centers around SendGrid’s…
52: AWS as a Career Finding Clarity in the Ever-changing Job Market of the Cloud
Mar 20 • 40 min
The job market in the AWS world is complex and often confusing to both employers and employees. Wouldn’t it be great to have over 43,000 data points to draw a larger picture of the market and where you fall in line? Today, we are talking to Kate Powers…
51: Size of Cloud Bill: Not About Number of Customers, but Number of Engineers You’ve Hired
Mar 6 • 42 min
Years ago, if you wanted to launch an Internet company or Web application, you had to own necessary hardware. Now, the economics have changed drastically with the ease of Cloud computing. It’s still a new industry that people are trying to figure out,…
50: If You Lose Data, Your Company is Having a Very Bad Day
Feb 27 • 37 min
If you use MongoDB, then you may be feeling ecstatic right now. Why? Amazon Web Services (AWS) just released DocumentDB with MongoDB compatibility. Users who switch from MongoDB to DocumentDB can expect improved speed, scalability, and availability.…
49: Open Source Software: Slipping Beneath the Surface of Awareness
Feb 20 • 36 min
Does operating system (OS) choice even matter anymore to most people? Especially with the emergence of serverless and containers? Debian may not see its name up in lights much these days, but it’s still very much front, center, and relevant to what people…
48: Nobody Gets Rid of Anything, Including Data
Feb 13 • 34 min
Companies can find working in the Cloud quite complicated. However, it’s a lot easier than it used to be, especially when trying to comply with regulations. That’s because Cloud providers have evolved and now offer more out-of-the-box services that focus…
47: Racing the Clouds
Feb 6 • 26 min
More and more enterprises and on-prem applications are moving to the Cloud. Therefore, flexibility, agility, time-to-market, and cost effectiveness need to be created to address a lack of visibility and control. Today, we’re talking to Archana Kesavan,…
46: Don’t Be Afraid of the Bold Ask
Jan 30 • 34 min
If you’re looking for older services at AWS, there really aren’t any. For example, Simple Storage Service (S3) has been with us since the beginning. It was the first publicly launched service that was quickly followed by Simple Queue Service (SQS). Still…
45: Everybody Needs Backup and Recovery
Jan 23 • 32 min
Do you have to deal with data protection? Do you usually mess it up? Some people think data protection architecture is broken and requires too many dependencies. By the time a business needs to backup a lot of data, it’s a complex problem to go back in…
44: Disagree In Commits Console Recorder for AWS
Jan 9 • 24 min
Do you have some spare time? Can you figure out an easier way to do something? Then, why not build some software?! Today, we’re talking to Ian Mckay of Kablamo, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) consultancy. He is the author of Console Recorder, which is a…
43: Here’s a Document on How to Best Deal with My Foibles
Jan 2 • 31 min
A Manager README is a document designed to establish clarity between a manager and those who report to them. These documents are especially useful for onboarding content. For example, if you have someone new starting on your team, there’s so many things…
42: SCREAMING WITH CHAOSSEARCH: A reInvent reTrospective
Dec 26, 2018 • 55 min
Would you like access to unlimited retention of your data within your Amazon S3, which costs far less than online storage on disc? Well, the next time you’re at re:Invent, visit CHAOSSEARCH’s booth. Today, we’re talking to Pete Cheslock, vice president of…
41: Open Source is Not a Business Model
Dec 19, 2018 • 31 min
Have you ever had high expectations about a new software product? Did you think it was going to be spectacular? Instead, did it become less about solving a problem for you and more about reaching a bunch of billable consultants? The dynamics of open…
40: Wave of Innovation Breaking Ahead of the Bow of the Ship that is Amazon
Dec 12, 2018 • 44 min
You can’t make money selling to developers! The bottleneck of getting business requirements and creating business value used to mean waiting for the next waterfall release. That’s not the case anymore in the venture community. There’s programmatic access…
39: Give 10 Bad Talks All in a Row and Then Get Fired
Dec 5, 2018 • 44 min
Do you like to hear yourself talk? Especially while on a stage and in front of a lot of people? How do you come up with ideas to talk about? What process do you use to build a conference talk or presentation? Today, we’re talking to Matty Stratton of…
38: Must be Willing to Defeat the JSON Heretics
Nov 30, 2018 • 44 min
Do you understand how tabs work? How spaces work? Are you willing to defeat the JSON heretics? Most people understand the power of the serverless paradigm, but need help to put it into a useful form. That’s where Stackery comes in to treat YAML as an…
37: Hiring in the Cloud “I assume CrowdStrike makes drones”
Nov 21, 2018 • 35 min
What’s hiring in the world of Cloud like? What are companies looking for in possible employees? What kind of career trajectory should applicants display? Today, we’re talking to Don O’Neill, who has had an interesting career path and the archetype of who…
36: I’m Not Here to Correct Your English, Just Cloud Bills
Nov 14, 2018 • 44 min
Do you enjoy watching sports? Wear your favorite team or player’s jersey? Are you a fan who has shopped at Fanatics on the Cloud? Today, we’re talking to Johnny Sheeley, director of Cloud engineering at Fanatics, which is a sports eCommerce business that…
35: Metered Pricing: Everyone Hates That! Charge Based on Value
Nov 7, 2018 • 32 min
Did you know that you can now run Lambda functions for 15 minutes, instead of dealing with 5-minute timeouts? Although customers will probably never need that much time, it helps dispel the belief that serverless isn’t useful for some use cases because of…
34: Slack and the Safety Dance of Chaos Engineering
Oct 31, 2018 • 32 min
In the early days, angry nerd corners on the Internet viewed Slack and some of its predecessors as, “Oh, it’s just IRC. Now, you pay someone for it.” Many fell into that trap of wondering about what value such systems offered.The big differentiator? Slack…
33: The Worst Manager I Ever Had Spoke Only In Metaphor
Oct 24, 2018 • 29 min
If you’ve been doing DevOps for the past 10-20 years, things have really changed in the industry. There’s no longer large pools of help desk support. People aren’t climbing around the data center and learning how to punch down cables and rack servers to…
32: Lambda School: A New Approach to “Hire Ed”
Oct 17, 2018 • 25 min
Are you interested in computer science? How would you like to go to school for free and learn what you need to in just a few months? Then, check out Lambda School! Today, we’re talking to Ben Nelson, co-founder and CTO of Lambda School, which is a 30-week…
31: Hey Sam, wake up. It’s 3am, and time to solve a murder mystery!
Oct 10, 2018 • 39 min
Have you ever been on-call duty as an IT person or otherwise? Woken up at 3 a.m. to solve a problem? Did you have to go through log files or look at a dashboard to figure out what was going on? Did you think there has got to be a better way to…
30: How to Compete with Amazon
Oct 3, 2018 • 42 min
Trying to figure out if Amazon Web Services (AWS) is right for you? Use the “quadrant of doom” to determine your answer. When designing a Cloud architecture, there are factors to consider. Any system you design exists for one reason - support a business.…
29: Future of Serverless: A Toy that will Evolve and Offer Flexibility
Sep 26, 2018 • 32 min
Are you a blogger? Engineer? Web guru? What do you do? If you ask Yan Cui that question, be prepared for several different answers. Today, we’re talking to Yan, who is a principal engineer at DAZN. Also, he writes blog posts and is a course developer. His…
28: Serverless as a Consulting Cash Register (now accepting Bitcoin!)
Sep 19, 2018 • 31 min
Is your company thinking about adopting serverless and running with it? Is there a profitable opportunity hidden in it? Ready to go on that journey? Today, we’re talking to Rowan Udell, who works for Versent, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) consulting…
27: What it Took for Google to Make Changes: Outages and Mean Tweets
Sep 12, 2018 • 29 min
Google Cloud Platform (GCP) turned off a customer that it thought was doing something out of bounds. This led to an Internet outrage, and GCP tried to explain itself and prevent the problem in the future. Today, we’re talking to Daniel Compton, an…
26: I’m not a data scientist, but I work for an AI/ML startup building on Serverless Containers
Sep 5, 2018 • 24 min
Do you deal with a lot of data? Do you need to analyze and interpret data? Veritone’s platform is designed to ingest audio, video, and other data through batch processes to process the media and attach output, such as transcripts or facial recognition…
25: Kubernetes is Named After the Greek God of Spending Money on Cloud Services
Aug 29, 2018 • 29 min
Google builds platforms for developers and strives to make them happy. There’s a team at Google that wakes up every day to make sure developers have great outcomes with its services and products. The team listens to the developers and brings all feedback…
24: Serverless Observability via the bill is terrible
Aug 22, 2018 • 39 min
What is serverless? What do people want it to be? Serverless is when you write your software, deploy it to a Cloud vendor that will scale and run it, and you receive a pay-for-use bill. It’s not necessarily a function of a service, but a concept. Today,…
23: Most Likely to be Misunderstood: The Myth of Cloud Agnosticism
Aug 10, 2018 • 35 min
It is easy to pick apart the general premise of Cloud agnosticism being a myth. What about reasonable use cases? Well, generally, when you have a workload that you want to put on multiple Cloud providers, it is a bad idea. It’s difficult to build and…
22: The Chaos Engineering experiment that is us-east-1
Aug 8, 2018 • 32 min
Trying to convince a company to embrace the theory and idea of Chaos Engineering is an uphill battle. When a site keeps breaking, Gremlin’s plan involves breaking things intentionally. How do you introduce chaos as a step toward making things better?…
21: Remember when RealNetworks used to— BUFFERING
Aug 1, 2018 • 31 min
Are you about to head off to college? Interested in DevOps and the Cloud? Is there a good way for someone like you who is starting out in the world of technology to absorb the necessary skills? The Open Source Lab (OSL) at Oregon State University (OSU) is…
20: The Wizard of AWS
Jul 25, 2018 • 51 min
Today, we’re talking to Jeff Barr, vice president and chief evangelist at Amazon Web Services (AWS). He founded the AWS Blog in 2004 and has written more than 2,900 posts for it and another 1,100 for his personal blog. As chief evangelist, Jeff strives to…
19: I want to build a world spanning search engine on top of GCP
Jul 18, 2018 • 39 min
Some companies that offer services expect you to do things their way or take the highway. However, Google expects people to simply adapt the tech company’s suggestions and best practices for their specific context. This is how things are done at Google,…
18: Sitting on the curb clapping as serverless superheroes go by
Jul 11, 2018 • 36 min
What’s serverless? Are you serverless now? Is going from enterprise to serverless a natural evolution? Or, is it a “that was fun, now let’s go ride our bikes” moment? Is serverless “just a toy?” Is it a wide and varied ecosystem, or is it Lambda plus some…
17: Pouring Kubernetes on things with reckless abandon
Jul 4, 2018 • 49 min
DevOps as a service describes what Reactive Ops is trying to do, who it’s trying to help, and what problems it’s trying to solve. It’s passion to deliver service where human beings help other human beings is done through a group of engineers who are…
16: There are Still Servers, but We Don’t Care About Them
Jun 27, 2018 • 33 min
Are you interested in going beyond basic monitoring and visibility? Need tools to build and operate serverless applications and extract business intelligence? IOpipe provides extended visibility and metrics around AWS Lambda, including profiling, core…
15: Nagios was the Original Call of Duty
Jun 20, 2018 • 27 min
Let’s chat about the Cloud and everything in between. The people in this world are pretty comfortable with not running physical servers on their own, but trusting someone else to run them. Yet, people suffer from the psychological barrier of thinking they…
14: Cheslocked and loaded
Jun 13, 2018 • 40 min
Do you need data captured that let you know when things don’t look quite right? Need to identify issues before they become major problems for your organization? Turn to Threat Stack, which has Cloud issues of its own, and helps its customers with their…
13: Serverlessly Storing my Dad Jokes in a Dadabase
Jun 5, 2018 • 33 min
Aurora, from Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a MySQL-compatible service for complex database structures. It offers capabilities and opportunities. But with Aurora, you’re putting a lot of trust in AWS to “just work” in ways not traditional to relational…
12: Like Normal Cloud Services, but More Depressing
May 30, 2018 • 35 min
Does your job challenge and motivate you? Does it utilize your skills? Or, are you ready to go job hunting? Do you want an awesome job that is a resume booster? Companies should be supportive of their employees finding a job that matches their skills and…
11: Hickory Dickory Docker
May 22, 2018 • 45 min
Docker went from being a small startup to an enterprise company that changed the way people think about their infrastructure to now, where its relevance is somewhat minimal. The conversation is no longer around the container level. Docker has become…
10: Education is Not Ready for Teacherless
May 16, 2018 • 43 min
Like migrating caribou, you tend to follow the trends of what clients are doing, which dictates what you work on as a consultant. Today, we’re talking to Lynn Langit, an independent Cloud architect. She is an AWS Community Hero, Google Cloud developer…
9: Cloud Coreyography
May 9, 2018 • 39 min
Microsoft has experienced a renaissance. By everything that we’ve seen coming out of Microsoft over the past few years, it feels like the company is really walking the walk. Instead of just talking about how it’s innovative, it’s demonstrating that.…
8: A Corporate Prisoner’s Dilemma
May 2, 2018 • 29 min
Have you dabbled with IT infrastructure in AWS? Have you been through the process of AWS partnership? Does being an AWS partner add value? Amazon seeks partners that helps drive its business, goals, and value. Today, we’re talking to Justin Brodley, the…
7: The Exact Opposite of a Job Creator
Apr 24, 2018 • 35 min
Monitoring in the entire technical world is terrible and continues to be a giant, confusing mess. How do you monitor? Are you monitoring things the wrong way? Why not hire a monitoring consultant! Today, we’re talking to monitoring consultant Mike Julian,…
6: The Robot Uprising Will Have Very Clean Floors
Apr 18, 2018 • 40 min
How many of you are considered heroes? Specifically, in the serverless Cloud, Twitter, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) communities? Well, Ben Kehoe is a hero. Ben is a Cloud robotics research scientist who makes serverless Roombas at iRobot. He was named an…
5: The Last Mainframe with a Kickstart and a Double Clutch
Apr 11, 2018 • 34 min
How are companies evolving in a world where Cloud is on the rise? Where Cloud providers are bought out and absorbed into other companies? Today, we’re talking to Nell Shamrell-Harrington about Cloud infrastructure. She is a senior software engineer at…
4: It’s a Data Lake, not a Data Public Swimming Pool
Apr 4, 2018 • 34 min
Open source activism tends to focus on running on hardware you can trust and avoiding Cloud computing. The problem with some Cloud providers has to do with a conflict of interest between serving customers and how they generate revenue. It’s important for…
3: Turning Off Someone Else’s Site as a Service
Mar 27, 2018 • 34 min
How do you encourage businesses to pick Google Cloud over Amazon and other providers? How do you advocate for selecting Google Cloud to be successful on that platform? Google Cloud is not just a toy with fun features, but is a a capable Cloud service.…
2: Shoving a SAN into us-east-1
Mar 20, 2018 • 35 min
When companies migrate to the Cloud, they are literally changing how they do everything in their IT department. If lots of customers exclusively rely on a service, like us-east-1, then they are directly impacted by outages. There is safety in a herd and…
1: Feature Flags with Heidi Waterhouse of LaunchDarkly
Mar 19, 2018 • 28 min
This podcast features people doing interesting work in the world of Cloud. What is the state of the technical world? Let’s first focus on the up or down, on or off function of feature flags. Today, we’re talking to Heidi Waterhouse, a technical writer…