Author Archives: Ned Bellavance
Author Archives: Ned Bellavance
Today on the Tech Bytes podcast we talk with sponsor Singtel, a global provider of network services. We dive into the services Singtel provides, including Internet, MPLS, IP transit 4G/5G, and why you might want to consider Singtel for cloud connectivity. Our guest is Mark Seabrook, Global Solutions Manager at Singtel.
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On today's Day Two Cloud we have a career conversation with Angela Andrews, a Solution Architect at Red Hat. Angela provides an introduction to OpenShift, a cloud-based offering for running and orchestrating Kubernetes containers in public clouds and on premises from Red Hat. We also discuss how to integrate communication skills with technical knowledge, the role of a Solution Architect, how to stay on top of new and changing technologies, and more.
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Today is a deeply technical episode on DevOps, Azure, Docker, Terraform, and more. Our guest is Kyler Middleton, Principal DevOps Network Architect. Kyler is also a Pluralsight author and blogger.
On today's Day Two Cloud, we dig into Azure Arc and the construction of hybrid clouds with guest Ben Weissman, a consultant, author, and Pluralsight creator.
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It's always better to catch misconfigurations and security issues earlier in your pipeline rather than later. That's especially true for cloud services where a simple configuration error can expose sensitive assets to the entire Internet. On today's Day Two Cloud podcast we discuss how to incorporate security checks into your Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) workflows. Our guest is Christophe Tafani-Dereeper, a cloud security engineer.
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On today's Day Two Cloud we talk trends and predictions in cloud computing, including emerging technologies such as Web assembly, rivals to Kubernetes, and the role of GitOps in infrastructure as code. Our guest is Adrian Mouat, Chief Scientist at Container Solutions. His blog post "10 Predictions for the Future of Computing or; the Inane Ramblings of our Chief Scientist" inspired this episode.
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Guest Shelley Benhoff stops by the Day Two Cloud podcast to discuss essential skills for moving into tech management, and how to decide if management is the right career path for you. Shelley has twenty years' experience in IT as a developer and manager, runs a tech training company, and is a Pluralsight instructor.
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Today's Day Two Cloud podcast topic is about moving from a tech role into management. Is it a good idea? Why might you want to make the change? How can you do it successfully? We speak with two guests who've made the leap.
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Kris Nóva, Senior Principal Software Engineer at Twilio, claims that managing infrastructure using tools like Terraform isn't that far away from just writing your own code to do the job yourself. Kris joins co-hosts Ned Bellavance and Ethan Banks to challenge the notion that ops folks can't become developers. Kris says they can.
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Today's Day Two Cloud podcast dives into Cloud Development Kits (CDKs). How do CDKs differ from tools such as Terraform? What are the selling points for CDKs for infrastructure and development professionals? Our guest is Michael Levan, Researcher and Consultant at GigaOM.
On today's Day Two Cloud we discuss the notion of open cloud. The premise is about reducing or minimizing costs of migrating from a public cloud. In theory, open cloud lets organizations keep their options open to make changes and reduces lock-in. But is open cloud even feasible? Our guest is Chris Psaltis, co-founder and CEO of Mist.io, a startup building an open-source, multi-cloud management platform.
IT and business leaders need to be more nuanced in their approach to the cloud. On today's Day Two Cloud podcast, guest Melissa Palmer discusses why cloud hype is a problem for organizations, the need to understand why you'd use cloud, what problems you're trying to solve, and why poor operational processes on prem won't magically vanish by moving to the cloud.
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On today's Day Two Cloud podcast we talk storage with sponsor Scality about its ARTESCA platform, cloud-native object storage for modern workloads. It integrates with Kubernetes, serves as storage for your public cloud, and more. We dive into the product architecture, use cases, and hardware options via Scality's partnership with HPE.
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Crossplane is an open-source project that plugs into Kubernetes to serve as a control plane that can run across multiple private and public clouds. It allows infrastructure teams to compose infrastructure with all the required policies, permissions, and guardrails, while also providing APIs for developer self-service. Today's Day Two Cloud podcast dives into Crossplane and how it works with maintainer Daniel Mangum.
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We're a good ten years into public cloud as an industry, and cloud operations don't seem to be getting any simpler. Why is that? Is it a problem? If so, can clouds become simpler? Guest Brian Gracely stops by the Day Two Cloud podcast to wrestle with these questions.
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Today's Day Two Cloud podcast explores essential networking capabilities in Azure, including Virtual WAN, VPN gateways, availability zones, SSL termination options, connecting premises and branch offices to the cloud, and more. Our guest is Pierre Roman, Sr Cloud Ops Advocate at Microsoft. This is not a sponsored episode.
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Today on Day Two Cloud we get into a whole lot of things. For example, what is IT's value in the age of cloud? How can IT figure out what's actually providing value to the business vs. undifferentiated heavy lifting? How companies built on open-source software make their money? Our guest is Stu Miniman, Director of Market Insights at Red Hat.
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Today's Day Two Cloud episode aims to pick apart the marketing fluff around Zero Trust (there's a lot of it) to uncover a workable definition, discuss the rationale for this approach, and develop a framework for how to think about zero trust.
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On today's Day Two Cloud, Ethan Banks and Ned Bellavance dive into essentials about BGP including why it's so widely used, concepts such as the Autonomous System (AS), the AS number, loop prevention, BGP communities, IBGP, EBGP, and more.
Our guest is Taylor Desseyn, Sr. Recruiter Advocate at Vaco. Taylor knows tech recruiting forwards and backwards. He gives us an insider's view of how recruiters look at you and how you should look at them to maximize the benefit of the relationship. Because it IS a relationship. And like any relationship, you need to work at it.
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