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Amy Tobey, Senior Principal Engineer at Equinix joins Corey to dive into the controversial idea of cloud repatriation and the complexity of running data centers. Amy explains how communication matters in regards to affecting change at a macro level, and the reasoning behind her position that building something from scratch should almost always take place in the cloud. Amy gives some details about Equinix Metal, Equinix’s bare metal service provider, and Corey and Amy discuss the power of storytelling in the context of building and working with tech.
Shinji Kim, CEO and Co-Founder of Select Star, joins Corey to talk about the fast-growing world of data discovery. Shinji presents the question that Select Star answers, “How discoverable is your data?” and explains how Select Star is differentiating itself in a space where new players are appearing all the time. Corey and Shinji talk about the needs of data discovery clients ranging from “I need a database” to “I have too many databases”, and how vital it is to understand what data is actually being used to avoid overpaying for data storage or worse - deleting data that’s vital to your organization. Listen in to find out why data discovery is becoming more essential and the impact of making better use of your data.
Corey is joined by Scott Sellers, CEO & Co-Founder of Azul, to discuss the current state of the Java ecosystem and how Java is changing to adapt to a cloud-native world. Scott describes how he transitioned from hardware to the world of Java software, Java’s proprietary-to-open-source origin story, and why Java continues to be fundamental among newer programming languages. Scott explains how Azul is creating business value in an open source environment by “creating a better Java”, and also describes how Azul is helping customers address The Cloud Paradox, where the cost of operating in the cloud can be almost as plentiful as the benefit.
Today Corey is chatting with Allen Helton, a cloud architect at Tyler Technologies by day and prolific technical content creator by night. Corey and Allen dive right into discussing how the public sector is adopting new technology and how to balance technological innovation with security. Allen explains how the fiery opinions he shares online evolve, the benefit of learning from experience, and his current views on API design. Corey and Allen discuss how AWS gets API-first development “astonishingly right” and why companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Google navigate deprecating APIs to varying degrees of success. Lastly, Allen answers the question, “What does the Future Hold for Serverless?”
Corey interviews Ian Smith, Field CTO at Chronosphere and the two dive into the world of observability software and how it differs from legacy monitoring solutions. Ian covers the three pillars of observability and how the right data solution can make engineering teams more effective. Corey and Ian then discuss how the move to SaaS has impacted the observability industry, leading to unexpectedly high bills and “the dreaded platform play”. Ian even reveals how you can gain more control over your data and costs using Chronosphere.
Should you roll your own authentication? According to Corey and Dan Moore, head of DevRel at FusionAuth, the answer is a resounding no. Corey and Dan discuss the critical role of authentication in apps, as well as how FusionAuth has managed to differentiate itself in a space that doesn’t need re-invention. Authentication is more important than ever in a post-pandemic world where people’s lives are mostly online, and Dan explains why outsourcing it to an expert is the best move for the world we live in today.
Corey interviews Anaïs Urlichs, an open source developer advocate at Aqua Security with a unique background - she’s never had to work with AWS. Anaïs explains how this is possible in the world of cloud and her career path from developer advocacy to computer engineering. Corey and Anaïs chat about Trivy, Aqua Security’s main open source project, an all-in-one cloud-native security scanner, and how it differentiates itself from similar offerings. Anaïs walks us through how to solve for security vulnerability fatigue with Trivy, her ultimate career journey back to developer advocacy, and concludes by explaining how Trivy is leading her to AWS after all.
Alex Marshall, Chief Product Officer at Twingate, joins Corey to explain what Twingate does, how it differs from a VPN, and how the product ensures that employees of companies running Twingate can work securely from anywhere. They also discuss how Twingate differs from other companies with zero-trust offerings, at what point in scale Twingate is most effective, how Alex expects the security landscape to change, and more.
Should companies build their own cloud infrastructure or go with the Big Three? This is the new cloud war Martin Casado explores in “The Cost of Cloud, a Trillion Dollar Paradox,” a report he wrote with his colleague Sarah Wang at Andreessen Horowitz. Martin joins Corey to elaborate on their findings, the public reactions, and what’s next in cloud infrastructure.
Corey sits down with Matt Coulter, a senior architect at Liberty Mutual. Matt defines CDK and explains CDK’s supported languages. They discuss Corey’s experience using CDK with his twitter client lasttweetinaws.com and his issues with Cloud Formation. Matt talks about the 6 pillars of the “Well-Architected Framework,” the updated serverless portion of the Well-Architected Tool, and Corey and Matt discuss the results of the community CDK quarterly survey.
Adam Elmore joins Corey to chat about all things AWS, including a course he’s creating for developers to help them learn how to leverage AWS for their businesses. Adam explains how his skills and thirst for knowledge led him to complete every certification that AWS offers in a mere six weeks, how he started contributing to the AWS CDK, and how he hopes to continue helping developers with AWS in the future.
Alex Rasmussen, data engineering consultant at Bits on Disk, returning guest, and a former Principal Cloud Economist for the Duckbill Group, joins Corey to reminisce about working on AWS bills and larger data/infrastructure questions. They compare the value of their opposite areas of expertise and how they complemented one another. They also explore some of the ingenious data solutions Alex came up with in his time at Duckbill and discuss the value of human consulting in an automated industry.