On Cloud

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Reimagine what cloud can do for your business. The On Cloud Podcast decodes the state of cloud computing in the enterprise today with leading practices, real-world examples, and candid advice from industry leaders and specialists. Hosted by David Linthicum, chief cloud strategy officer, and Mike Kavis, managing director, Deloitte Consulting, LLP. Visit www.deloitte.com/us/cloud-podcast to find out more about the On Cloud Podcast.

Episode Date
Managed service providers and SAP—a match made in heaven

Moving SAP deployments to the cloud can be challenging. MSPs can help. By handling cloud management and strategy, MSPs can free up organizations to focus on running the business, not cloud management.

May 22, 2019
Strategies and Tools for Successful Cloud Migration

Most organizations now realize that migrating to the cloud is a crucial decision but significant technical and cost barriers often make for a difficult move. However, with the right strategies and tools, those barriers can be overcome to enable migration success.

May 14, 2019
Banks embrace the cloud with Google and Hadoop

Once reluctant to fully embrace the cloud, banks are now finding big benefits to cloud computing. Among them are typically scalability, agility, and improved compliance. For many banks, Google Cloud and Hadoop play a critical role in their transition.

May 07, 2019
Debunking cloud security myths

Cloud security myths are persistent, but often based more in anxiety than fact. In reality, companies that take a risk-based approach to cloud migration and address security risks head on often find a great deal of success.

May 01, 2019
Automate enterprise transformation with ATADATA™

Cloud migration can be a manual, costly process, and it often results in significant downtime. Deloitte's ATADATA™ can help automate the migration process, speed enterprise transformation, and deliver value quickly, with little to no business disruption.

Apr 23, 2019
The hybrid cloud conundrum

As companies assess their cloud options, it is important to understand the tradeoffs of cloud lock-in while optimizing for agility and experience.

Apr 18, 2019
The Download on Google Cloud Next 2019

After three exciting days in San Francisco, the cloud world is abuzz with talk about the latest innovations in cloud computing. Learn how the announcements made this week add up to new opportunities for organizations to maximize the value of cloud.

Apr 12, 2019
Live from GCN 2019: Google's take on hybrid and multi-cloud models

Hybrid clouds are the solution when companies don't want to--or can't--commit to going cloud native. The right strategy is a key enabler but there are typically tradeoffs that must be made. Google's latest product, Anthos, a platform to enable easier evolution to a hybrid, multi-cloud environment could just be the game changer many companies are looking for.

Apr 11, 2019
Live from GCN2019: The changing role of cloud economics

Determining the value of cloud is complex, but communicating a compelling message to key decision makers about its future impact is essential.

Apr 10, 2019
Live from GCN 2019: Tune in for the scoop on Day 1

Google Cloud Next 2019 is here, and the brightest minds in IT are meeting to present their ideas on how to make the cloud more effective and accessible for everyone. Join David Linthicum and guests Jacques de Villiers and Tom Galizia from Deloitte, and Snehanshu Shah from Google as they discuss the latest announcements from the keynote speech and highlights from the conference.

Apr 09, 2019
Outcome Matters: DevOps Success Strategies

DevOps can be challenging, and the results sometimes don’t live up to the high expectations. Why? Because companies often focus on the technology and not the outcome. Further, tools like value-stream mapping only go so far in helping achieve your goals if you don’t understand where you’re starting from. For true DevOps success, it’s essential to go beyond the tools and take a critical look in the mirror, challenge your ideas, and enthusiastically embrace change. In this week's episode, Deloitte's Michelle Shuttleworth shares her insights on ways companies can do DevOps better by looking at their organization holistically, changing their culture, and defining clear outcomes.

Apr 02, 2019
Retail logistics in the age of Cloud

In this episode, David Linthicum and Deloitte’s Bill Kammerer discuss how supply chain and retail operations have been changed by disruption over the past decade, and how smart retailers are turning to the cloud for solutions to their logistics problems. They tackle key logistics issues and look at how companies are leveraging the cloud to help create digital supply networks that enable them to compete in an increasingly disruptive market where anyone can set up a digital store and thrive, and old-guard retailers must learn to play by new rules.

Mar 27, 2019
Edge, cloud, or both?

The cloud has revolutionized IT and analytics, but it's not always the best choice when predictive analysis and action has to occur quickly and close to the event. In those cases, edge computing is sometimes the right way to go. However, companies may need both architectures long-term.

Mar 20, 2019
Cloud migration with containers and Kubernetes

Cloud migration is never straightforward, but standardizing the process by using containers and Kubernetes has quickly become a method to overcome many of the challenges, move legacy apps to the cloud, and realize ROI.

Mar 15, 2019
Key success factors for managing cloud security

Join host David Linthicum and guest Lori MacVittie, CTO at F5 Networks, as they discuss security in the cloud. Lori provides her perspective on problems organizations face with security, and how teamwork plays a more critical role than technology in fixing problems—and making sure they’re discovered before they become catastrophic. Lori and David also discuss the future of security in the cloud and what CIOs can do to start moving toward that future right now.

Mar 06, 2019
DevOps and the Enterprise Value Stream

Join host Mike Kavis as he sits down with Jayne Groll, co-founder and CEO of the DevOps Institute, to talk about DevOps--what it is and isn't--and the critical skillsets needed for success. Mike and Jayne also discuss change management, and how the human element plays a crucial role in helping companies use DevOps to transform both IT and the enterprise value stream. Finally, they engage in a lively debate about what a DevOps Engineer is--or whether they even exist.

Feb 26, 2019
Serverless and NoOps: present, future, and keys to success

In this week's episode, David Linthicum chats with Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Ken Corless and Gary Arora about all things serverless: how it relates to NoOps, upsides, downsides, and the human element. In a wide-ranging discussion, they tackle what serverless is, and isn't, and how it’s moving towards NoOps. They also discuss hybrid environments, security, automation, and the bright future for serverless. “Disclaimer: As referenced in this podcast, “Google” refers to Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Feb 20, 2019
Utilize observability for more effective DevOps

Join host Mike Kavis and guest Charity Majors of Honeycomb as they talk about the control theory concept of observability--what it is and how to use it to make developing and monitoring massively complex, cloud-based systems more efficient and effective. They discuss how observability relies on collaboration and shared responsibility--as well as an "all-hands-on-deck" attitude to get things done, and done right. Charity also gives her perspective on chaos engineering and why you don't need to practice it until you know what you're doing without it.

Feb 13, 2019
Advances in Google's cloud tech help solve global problems

In this episode, host David Linthicum and guest Lisa Noon, managing director at Deloitte Consulting LLP, discuss how cloud providers are using advances in business cloud technology to help solve some of the world’s most intractable problems such as water management and conservation, drug addiction, and disease research. They also talk about the role Google Cloud is playing in addressing these problems and how Google is leveraging innovations in its own security management to help make the cloud space more secure.

Feb 05, 2019
VMware on AWS: a match made in cloud heaven

Join host David Linthicum and guest Duncan Epping, Chief Technologist at VMware, as they discuss how running VMware on AWS can help organizations meet the challenges of managing cloud workloads more efficiently while enhancing security and agility. They also discuss how VMware can help deliver the consistency that companies need to manage their cross-cloud environments to meet their IT and business goals.

Jan 30, 2019
Managing a multi-cloud environment

Join David and guest Vasa Vishveshwara as they discuss the challenges and opportunities of operating in a multi-cloud environment. Vasa provides his take on how organizations can manage multi-cloud complexity and successfully navigate operations, automation, security, and provisioning to take advantage of the flexibility and power multi-cloud environments provide. He also discusses the need to develop a sound migration strategy and team-based management practices to help multi-cloud implementations fulfill their promise and provide an agile, powerful infrastructure.


Disclaimer: As referenced in this podcast, “Amazon” refers to AWS (Amazon Web Services), and “Google” refers to GCP (Google Cloud Platform).

Jan 22, 2019
How is the cloud accelerating the adoption of AI?

Join host David Linthicum and guest Tom Davenport, a well-known thought leader in analytics and AI, as they discuss the evolution of artificial intelligence and how cloud computing is helping to accelerate the practical application of AI technologies. You’ll also hear Davenport’s perspective on the most surprising findings from Deloitte’s 2018 State of AI Survey, plus highlights from his new book on how enterprises are winning with AI today and what to expect in the near future.

Jan 15, 2019
Smarter, faster decision-making in retail enabled by cloud

Join host David Linthicum and guest Jeff Simpson, Managing Director in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Retail practice, as they discuss how cloud is helping retail organizations leverage emerging technologies like AI and machine learning to help them accelerate the decision-making process, optimize product development, and make deeper, more personalized consumer connections.

Jan 09, 2019
An inside look at disruptive outsourcing, enabled by cloud

Join host David Linthicum and Doug Plotkin, Managing Director at Deloitte Consulting LLP, as they discuss how outsourcing has evolved from being simply a way to reduce costs to its new role as a strategic enabler. Organizations now look to outsourcing as a way to help increase agility, flexibility, creativity, performance, and more. Learn how cloud is playing a leading role in disruptive outsourcing, and hear insights from the 2018 Deloitte Global Outsourcing Survey.

Dec 18, 2018
Going to the Edge: How is Edge Computing helping shape the future of IT?

Join host Mike Kavis and guest Rob Hirschfeld, founder and CEO of RackN, as they discuss Edge computing—taking a deep dive into how edge computing works, applications of Edge technologies for business issues, how it’s changing the IT infrastructure and how it’s complementing the cloud computing landscape. They also take a look at the future of Edge computing and how it will revolutionize both IT and industry.

Dec 11, 2018
The skinny on the announcements coming out of AWS re:Invent 2018

Tune in to David Linthicum and Mike Kavis as they deep dive into the announcements from re:Invent such as AWS Quantam Ledger DB, Timestream, Managed Blockchain, Security hub, and Outposts and many more and what these solutions can mean for the Enterprise. Learn more about the pros and cons of private vs. public vs. hybrid cloud solutions, what Enterprises should be thinking about when assessing cloud solutions, and what role AWS may play in this space.

Disclaimer: As referenced in this podcast, “Amazon” refers to AWS (Amazon Web Services).

Dec 04, 2018
2018 AWS re:Invent Special

Join host Mike Kavis and guest Jeff Dowds, Chief Technology Officer at Vanguard, as they discuss how cloud enables innovation and continuous delivery of value to customers, and Vanguard’s own journey to the cloud.  Organizations can also learn more about having the right operating model in place and the importance of continuous mission alignment.

Nov 28, 2018
2018 AWS re:Invent Special: Debrief of Day 1 & What’s Coming

Join David Linthicum and Mike Kavis with Deloitte luminaries, Bill Briggs and Ken Corless, as they recap the first day announcements and sessions from the 2018 AWS re:Invent conference. Learn more about the latest predictions in cloud computing, trends that organizations should pay attention to, and how they relate to the announcements coming out of the event.

Disclaimer: As referenced in this podcast, “Amazon” refers to AWS (Amazon Web Services).

Nov 27, 2018
The Five Dirty Words of Continuous Improvement

Tune in to host Mike Kavis as he discusses the five “dirty words” of continuous improvement with guest J Paul Reed. Learn more about how these five words – Root Cause Analysis, The Five Whys, Human Error, Counterfactuals, and Best Practice – can be counterproductive to CI/CD and ways enterprises can think about these things differently on their continuous journey of learning and improvement.

Nov 20, 2018
How can SRE help organizations achieve better and faster results?

Tune in to host Mike Kavis and guest Damon Edwards as they discuss how Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) works, some of the common benefits, and why it is important to define an SRE model specific to your organization. Learn how SRE’s shared responsibility model and feedback mechanisms can help organizations gain control and enable the operations, development, and business teams to work together.

Nov 13, 2018
Architecting the Cloud: Episode four: NewOps – The new way of DevOps

Join host Mike Kavis and guest Andi Mann to learn more about NewOps and how it optimizes on the existing DevOps model. Understand how observability, metrics, and visualization techniques can help identity patterns and detect anomalies that development and operations teams can use to solve problems quickly.

Nov 06, 2018
For Cloud Professionals Episode five: Enterprise Blockchain - what tools exist today, what impact will it have on the future enterprise and how will it evolve?

Join host David Linthicum and guest Val Bercovici, founder of PencilData, as they discuss the current state of enterprise blockchain and cloud, potential future evolutions, and the value blockchain tools and technologies can provide enterprises.

Oct 30, 2018
Architecting The Cloud: Episode three : DOES Special: The importance of metrics, SRE, and human capital management in DevOps

Join host Mike Kavis and guest Anders Wallgren as they discuss the importance of metrics and how high performing organizations embrace the use of this data to avoid future pitfalls. Learn more about the role SRE, human capital management and organizational change management can have in creating a healthy organization and ultimately a successful product.

Oct 23, 2018
What is Istio and will it increase or decrease the complexity of how microservices are managed and deployed?

Tune in to David Linthicum and guest Vasa Vishveshwara to learn about Istio, its role in managing microservices and how it can help manage the complexity of service mesh. Understand potential use cases and implementation considerations for enterprises exploring Istio.

Sep 18, 2018
What is your approach to integrating the latest technologies available in the ever-evolving cloud toolkit?

Join host Mike Kavis and guest Brian Gracely as they discuss the evolving cloud technology landscape as we come out of GoogleNext 18. Learn how organizations can choose the right technologies based on enterprise needs while balancing the need to co-exist with their legacy systems / investments.

Sep 12, 2018
What is the role of Edge and Cloud Computing as Enterprise technology consumption increases?

Tune in to host Mike Kavis and guest Mark Thiele as they discuss the role of Edge Computing and how it can be leveraged in conjunction with the Cloud. Learn how Enterprise technology consumption is poised to increase by 2022 and the importance of the human equation when considering new technologies in relation to the Cloud.

Sep 05, 2018
DevOps - automate now or pay later?

Join host David Linthicum and Lori MacVittie as they discuss the pros and cons about the different approaches to DevOps in the Network and the impact that a declarative (automated) vs. imperative (manual) methodology can have on an organization’s speed and ability to deliver.  Learn how companies should think strategically, prioritize, and attain talent as they look to shift to a more agile approach to DevOps.           

Aug 08, 2018
How will cloud impact your business?

Tune in as host David Linthicum speaks with guest Bernard Golden about the evolution of cloud computing over the past 10 years.  Understand the impact that the latest cloud technologies and capabilities can have on an organization and the need to rethink business models, product offerings, and processes in order to keep up with the changing market dynamics and customer standards.

Aug 01, 2018
Architecting the Cloud at Google Cloud Next 2018: The past, present, and future of BigQuery

Join host Mike Kavis as he speaks with Tino Tereshko, Product Manager for BigQuery at Google Cloud, as they discuss the latest happenings around BigQuery. Learn about use cases, success stories and the anticipated evolution of BigQuery tools and technologies.

Jul 26, 2018
On Cloud at Google Cloud Next 2018: What’s behind the scenes of Day 1?

Tune in as host David Linthicum connects with Chen Goldberg, Director of Engineering for Google Cloud, as they delve in to the latest announcements from the event. Learn about new tools and technologies, including Kubernetes and Istio, and how companies can leverage them as they think about their future in Cloud.

Jul 25, 2018
Do you have a strategy for your journey to the cloud?

Join host David Linthicum as he speaks with Dana Gardner to understand how organizations are approaching their journey to the cloud. Learn how companies are establishing Cloud Business Offices to think holistically about their Cloud strategy including use cases, procurement and implementation to meet long term business objectives.

Jul 17, 2018
Preview of Cloud Professionals

Hosted by David Linthicum and designed for cloud professionals, this podcast gives you the straight talk on cloud computing. From what’s going on in the industry, the impact of cloud in the enterprise to how it can enable business transformation – it’s all covered here.

Jun 29, 2018
Preview of On Cloud Architecting

Get real about cloud technology with Mike Kavis on the Architecting the Cloud podcast. We’re talking about what’s new in cloud, how to use it, and why with people in the field who have done the work.

Jun 29, 2018